Welcome home to Montreal

Montreal Guide

The Desautels Montreal Guide is designed to help people new to the city get settled in & feel at home. See what makes Montreal so unique. Photo: Nidhi Puri

Student life

Life in Montreal

Montreal is a bilingual city (English and French) located in the heart of North America. Montreal offers students a unique and enriching cultural experience in addition to an exceptionally low cost of living. It is often referred to as the Paris of North America. As for climate, there are four seasons where the daytime high can reach as high as 32°C in mid-July to -20°C in mid-February. Visit Living in Montreal.


Living and studying at McGill

Master students traditionally live off campus in downtown Montreal. For detailed information on apartment sizes, location, lease laws, subletting and tips on searching for an apartment in Montreal, visit the McGill Student housing website.