Come study English or French in a city
where both languages cohabit in harmony. Montreal is Canada’s
only truly bilingual city; it is Canada’s second largest,
and oldest, metropolis; it is also the biggest French-language
city in the world after Paris.
Montreal is a north-American city with a rich history. Bilingual,
diverse, vibrant, it is a thriving, modern and internation
city that celebrates artists from all around the world during
its many festivals. From late June to early September, the
city welcomes a variety of music, theatre and film festivals;
it also celebrates both Quebec’s national festivities,
and Canada day.
Montreal is an underground city, with a network of tunnels
that connects nearly all of downtown with several buildings
and shopping centres. Here, one can find hundreds of boutiques,
restaurants, movie theatres, hotels, a train station, universities
and numerous other services.
Montreal is home to several museums : the Redpath museum
(natural sciences), McCord museum (Montreal history), the
Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Architecture
Museum, and can boast to have the only humor museum in the
world! These fine establishements all have permanent collections,
and present traveling exhibitions of international standing.
Montreal is home to four prestigious universities : McGill
university, Concordia university, Universite de Montreal and
Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM). It is also a highly
industrialized city; numerous corporations working in telecommunications,
multimedia, aeronautics, biotechnologies and industrial consultation
have settled there.
Montreal is considered one of Canada’s safest cities.
Its quality of life is exceptional. – Bilingual, diverse,
animated, safe, it’s an extraordinary city where newcomers
feel at home, in winter and summer!
en direct : Réseau de caméras en
direct du Grand Montréal qui permet de découvrir
dix points de vue touristiques du Montréal métropolitain,
captés en temps réel 24 heures par jour, sept
jours par semaine, par des caméras reliées à
Montreal’s main attractions :
- Old Montreal and the old port
- The underground city and shopping malls
- The Olympic stadium
- The botanical garden and the Chinese garden
- Sainte-Helen’s and Notre-Dame islands
- Museums of history, art, architecture, archeology and humor
- Montreal’s International Jazz festival
- The Francofolies festival (french-language music)
- The Just for Laughs festival (humor festival)
- The World Film Festival
- Mt-Royal park and St-Joseph Oratory
- The International Fireworks festival
- The Canadian Grand-Prix (F1 racing)
- The Montreal Casino, the Imax theatres and La Ronde amusement
Montreal has four seasons, all very different from one another.
During the summer, temperatures vary between 16c et 30c (60F
et 86F). During the winter, temperatures vary between +4c
and –25c (+40F and -13F). During spring and automn,
thermometers indicate temperatures between 5c et 18c (40F
Light cotton clothing is recommended during the summer. But
we advise to bring sweaters and a raincoat for the spring
and automn seasons. During the winter, a thick, waterproof
winter jacket is essential, along with gloves and waterproof