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EC Montreal Travel Guide and Activities

Beautiful, bilingual Montreal is where English and French cultures meet! Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Montreal is the largest fully bilingual city in the world, and a bit like a piece of Europe in North America. Montreal has recently been named a UNESCO City of Design and it is a safe city rich in culture and history.


Generally Canada enjoys four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures are typically 26°C, while winters may reach -5°C. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall.

  • Currency: Canadian dollar CAD$
  • Major credit card companies in Canada: American Express, Visa and Master Card.
  • Standard banking hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 until 16:30. Some banks and specific branches may be open later and even on Saturdays and Sundays.


2024 Public holidays on a weekday
1 Jan, 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 1 Apr, 27 May, 19 Jun, 24 Jun, 4 Jul, 2 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 27 Nov, 28 Nov, 25 Dec

5 things to see
  • Old Montreal
  • Notre-Dame Basilica
  • St.Joseph’s Oratory
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Cirque du Soleil
5 things to do
  • Hike up Mount-Royal
  • Shop in the underground city
  • Bike around Old Montreal
  • Visit any of the amazing festivals
  • Sugar Shack maple syrup visit


Telephone Country Code



110 V; 60Hz – 2 flat-pin plug.

Tap water

Tap water is safe unless there’s a sign to the contrary.

  • If you have a medical emergency, go to the emergency department of the hospital closest to you. Take some identification with you, and your insurance policy number. Some hospitals may ask you to pay a fee. Keep the receipt to send to your insurance company for payment. For Emergencies call 911.

    Go to a walk-in medical clinic for medical problems that are not emergencies. You do not need to make an appointment. You can simply go see a doctor. The closest walk-in clinics to EC Montreal is: 
    Clinique Medicale, 1253 rue Guy (corner of St. Catherine), Tel: 514-932-2122

    Health & Insurance Requirements – CAD$19 per week

    Public Transport Info

Useful Information

Driving Age

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Cost of Living

Coffee/Cappuccino (Starbucks) 


Bottle of water / soda (0.33 litre) 


Fast-Food combo meal 


Meal, inexpensive restaurant 

C$12.00- C$18.00

Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) 


Public transport (local transport) 


Public transport (monthly pass)