Across the city, French and English mingle and co-exist (often even in the same conversation!). Why not take the opportunity to discover a new culture and master another language while you’re here?
2. There's stuff to do in every season
Summers are hot and winters are snowy, but the weather never slows us down. We love to get outside, whether that’s playing sports in winter, or hanging out on terrasses and picnicking in parks when the weather warms up.
3. It’s a safe, affordable place to live
We are a progressive city in one of the safest countries in the world. This is a friendly and welcoming place for all. And Montreal has some of the lowest rent prices in Canada – no wonder we’re a top student city!
4. It’s really easy to get around
You can bike across the city on spacious bike lanes, or take the metro for an even faster trip. Being a student makes these eco-friendly travel options even sweeter. We have great student rates for public transit and bike shares!
5. Culture and nightlife is top-notch
We’re home to some of the best-rated restaurants in the world, and over 100 festivals pass through the city each year. Our arts, music and theatre scenes are vibrant and lively. Whatever you're into, you'll be engaged and inspired here.
6. This city sparks innovation
Montreal is a global leader in aerospace, tech, artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals, video game development and more. No matter what sector you're interested in, this is the perfect place to explore and thrive.
7. It's historic, diverse and multicultural
Montreal is in the traditional territory of the Anishinabeg and Haudenosaunee nations. It has been a meeting place for different Indigenous groups and settlers for centuries. You’ll find a rich history across the city, and hear Montrealers speaking all kinds of languages, from Inuktitut and Spanish to Creole and Chinese.
Montreal's diverse vibe shines through in the unique, colourful neighborhoods that make up this iconic city.