Discover Montreal

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Take a tour of the city and find out why Montreal ranks no. 1 in Canada and sixth in the world on the 2019 QS Best Student Cities index.

7 reasons why you’ll love studying in Montreal.

1. You don’t need to speak French

Across the city, you’ll get by easily speaking English. And once you’re here, why not pick up some French? Living in Montreal is a great way to immerse yourself in a new language and culture.

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!

Students in a park; architecture in the Montreal metro (subway); a mural of Leonard Cohen

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. 

 

McGill student holding a bagel

Eclectic districts

Montreal's diverse vibe shines through in the unique, colourful neighborhoods that make up this iconic city.

People having street food

The best restaurants

Montreal has a world-class food scene. Experience cuisines from 120+ countries, eat sustainably and dine on a dime.

Circus in the park

Never a dull moment

In the ‘City of Festivals’ you’ll never get bored. A lively music scene in a city bursting with culture and nightlife.

Explore our downtown campus

McGill's downtown campus is a peaceful retreat from the buzz and hustle of the city. Discover why it’s a perfect place to relax, hang out and study.

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