Montréal city life
Montréal is often referred to as "Canada's Cultural Capital", because of its bustling cultural life and hundreds of museums, art galleries, historic sites, beautiful architectural constructions, events and festivals, and famous landmarks.
Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Montréal include: the Montréal Contemporary Art Museum, the Biodome, the Insectarium, Mount Royal Park, the Olympic Park, the Jaques-Cartier Bridge, the Old Port, the underground city, Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, the Museum of Civilization, La Ronde amusement park, Quartier des Spectacles, and more.
Montréal is also home to major sports teams including the National Hockey League team, the Canadian Football League team, and the Major League Soccer team.
A diverse city, Montréal has a high concentration of restaurants, with almost every single cuisine-culture represented. Some of the best shopping areas in Montreal are: Avenue Laurier, Avenue du Mont-Royal, Boulevard St-Laurent, the Jean-Talon Market and Boulevard Le Corbusier
With a gigantic student population, Montréal has a vibrant nightlife no matter what you’re into, from small pubs to electrifying clubs. You will find good places to party around the Crescent Street, St-Laurent and St-Denis streets, rue St. Catherine and rue St. Elisabeth.
International atmosphere in Montréal
Multiculturalism is a key element to the greatness of Montréal, and no matter where you come from, it will be hard to feel a stranger here. The city has one of the highest scores for student mix, a remarkable immigrant diversity and a growing number of tourists each year.
Illustrating this cosmopolite mosaic, Montréal is a city of two languages, French and English, but you will often hear other foreign languages, such as Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Vietnamese and Russian.
Montréal has a diverse climate, with hot and humid summers, and cold and snowy winters. July is the warmest month when average temperatures can reach 26°C (79 °F). The average temperature in January, which is the coldest month, dip to -9°C (79 °F) or lower. Like most places in Canada, Montréal’s weather can be quite changeable throughout the course of one day.