There is no city on earth like Montréal. Dynamic and modern, but respectful of its roots, Montréal successfully blends the old with the new. A stroll through the neighbourhood of Old Montréal provides a sense of the European atmosphere of yesteryear. Yet the city is anything but stuck in the past. Not only is it home to a bustling startup scene, it’s also a hotbed of innovation in sectors such as life sciences, artificial intelligence, and video gaming. You’ll notice that spirit of creativity throughout the city, ranging from modern architecture to larger-than-life murals to inventive cuisine.
Montréal loves to celebrate
Montréal is without a doubt the liveliest city in Canada and one of the loveliest on the continent. Over the years, the city has become synonymous with dazzling international festivals: jazz, film, comedy, fireworks, fine dining, sports and much more. When visiting for meetings or conventions, most business travellers tack on a few extra days simply to explore festivals and restaurants.
Montréal loves to eat
There is a joie de vivre (joy of living) that permeates the city and gives it a leisurely atmosphere that charms visitors. Rated by the AAA as North America’s gourmet capital, you can choose between some 4,900 restaurants, bistros, and sidewalk cafés. Additionally, Montréal counts no less than five farmers markets, including the iconic Jean-Talon Market, open year-round. Touring any one of these food meccas is a dream come true for any food lover.
Montréal has space to breathe
The Canadian city has natural beauty. Set in spectacular surroundings, between a majestic hill called Mount Royal and the mighty St. Lawrence River, Montréal is one of the greenest cities in North America. With a tremendous public transportation system (the metro) and hundreds of kilometres of pathways devoted to bicycles, moving around the city is a breeze.
Montréal is safe
Not only is Montréal considered one of the best student cities in the world, it’s also a really safe place to live and to visit. For several years, Montréal has ranked as the safest city in North America. As a global leader in life sciences and health technology, the city prioritizes public health and invests in the wellness of both its citizens