About Montreal


Let's have a look around into background of Montreal
  • Province: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
  • Latitude: 45.5
  • Longitude: -73.583333
  • Time zone: America/Montreal
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Montreal

  • Climate: Humid Continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May and from September to November

Location

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the province of Quebec and the second-most populous in Canada. In the beginning, it was called Ville- Marie, or ‘City of Mary’. It is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is on the Island of Montreal, which also took its name from the same source as the city and a few smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.

Distance from Montreal center to Airport

  • Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport 
  • Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km
  • Driving Time: 27 minutes
  • Languages: French followed by English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (also known as Dorval Airport) 
  • Rail: Via Rail and Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 15-20% of the Bill

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2$ TO 20$
  • Housekeeper: 2$ TO 20$
  • Concierge: 2$ TO 20$ 

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 2$ TO 20$

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Longueuil
  • Laval 
  • Ottawa

Emergency Contact Numbers in Montreal city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Airport: Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (+1 514-394-7377)
  • Rail: Central Station (+1 888-842-7245)
  • Hospital: St John Ambulance ACT (+61 2 6282 2399)

Events

Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Montreal.

  • Montreal International Jazz Festival
  • Just for Laughs (largest comedy festival in the world)
  • Montreal World Film Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Mount Royal
  • Old Montreal
  • Parc Jean Drapeau

Theatre & Concerts

  • Place des Arts
  • IMAX Old Port
  • Centaur Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Montreal

  • Restaurant Chasse Galerie
  • Bonaparte
  • Verses Restaurant

 

Top Shopping Centers in Montreal

  • Underground City
  • Centre Eaton de Montreal
  • Complexe Desjardins

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Montreal Botanical Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Arepas- Arepera
  • Falafels- La Panthere Verte-The Green Panther
  • Tourtière- La Binerie Mont Royal

Sports Club

  • Montreal Impact- Professional soccer team
  • The Montreal Canadiens- Professional ice hockey team
  • The Montreal Expos- Professional baseball team

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 2.85 C$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 3.50 C$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,788.60 C$
  • Cheap meal: 15.00 C$
  • Gasoline: 1.17 C$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 60.00 C$
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