A university city par excellence!

The British firm QS has just posted its annual Best Student Cities 2017 ranking of the world’s leading cities for university students, and Montréal placed 1st worldwide. Montréal is thus the top student city in the world, overtaking Paris and London! QS describes Montréal as Canada’s cultural capital, a fine way to portray the city.

Learn more about this vibrant city through our blog articles.

Discover Montreal

A city of a thousand languages

Neither fully American nor European, Montréal is a city of contrasts with a personality like no other. Its melting pot of cultures and languages is what gives Montréal its particular cachet.

  

An affordable city

Housing is very affordable here compared to other North American cities. In fact, apartments in Montréal are approximately 30% cheaper than in the Greater Toronto and the Greater Vancouver areas.

A city of gourmet delights

In what other city can you enjoy lunch on a sun-filled terrace, relax the afternoon away in an upscale bar, tantalize your taste buds at a bring-your-own-wine establishment, and finish your day with a fresh-from-the-oven bagel or a generous helping of poutine? And you have to try one of Montréal’s famous smoked meat sandwiches—available day and night!

A city of festivals

In summer and winter alike, Montréalers know how to throw a party. Montréal is known around the world for its amazing festivals (second out of the top ten festive cities according to Reader's Digest), and over 130 major events are held throughout the year. The secret to this festive success? Montréalers’ unquenchable thirst for fun!

One of North America’s safest cities

Greater Montréal is a safe place where you’ll have no trouble getting around. Day and night, local neighbourhoods are filled with music lovers, gourmet groupies, sports fans and movie buffs. Montréal’s crime rate, which is already very low for a major city, has been steadily decreasing since 1990. In fact, according to Statistics Canada and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Montréal’s homicide rate is the lowest in North America.

A city of expansive green

Montréal is filled with parks and green space. In fact, its 17 major urban parks take up 6% of the city’s territory, for a total area of nearly 20 square kilometers.