Montréal at a glance
At the confluence of North America and Europe, Montréal is where the world comes to meet and exchange ideas in a friendly, and easy to navigate environment. Visitors to Montréal enjoy a warm welcome and enjoy vibrant neighbourhoods in an international setting. The city’s population of 3.8 million comprises 120 different cultural groups who speak not only French and English, but many other languages as well.
Montréal is also an important centre of media and communications innovation and ingenuity. The city is also home to 11 universities and institutions of higher learning, including McGill University, Concordia University, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The city ranks first in North America for the number of university students per capita, and first in Canada for university research, with 210 study centres in the metropolitan area.
The city also enjoys an outstanding reputation for its artistic creativity and its culinary excellence. Meet Montréal, a destination that deftly combines joie de vivre and business savvy, French and English cultures as well as a fascinating history and a truly forward-thinking vision. Montrealers love to greet visitors and show off their city’s charms, so expect a very warm welcome.