We’re delighted to welcome you to our city. A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montreal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining. Today, 120 distinct ethnic communities are represented in its population of more than 4 million, making Montreal a veritable mosaic of cultures and traditions. The world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, it merits the moniker ‘international’ city, a cosmopolitan centre with proud roots in the past that enthusiastically embraces the future. A world leader in such industries as aeronautics, information technology and biotechnology, the city has also made significant innovations in medicine, multimedia, the arts and urban planning. Its avant-garde spirit has not gone unnoticed: in 2006, Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design. When one considers the urban landscape and its inhabitants, this resulting passion seems only natural.
We’ve grouped together all the information you’ll need to help you plan your stay. You’ll find general information about Montreal, ideas for fun free-time activities, plus tips on getting here and getting around. Best of all, you’ll find exclusive offers just for you! More information on Tourisme Montréal website.
YUL, Montreal-Trudeau International
Montreal airport is accessible and Efficient. Located 20 km from downtown Montreal, the YUL, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport is connected via direct flight to some 150 destinations offered by 30 carriers and welcomes over 18 million passengers annually.
STM, Public Transport Agency
The STM’s 747 shuttle bus from the airport to downtown Montreal is an economical choice at just $10 per person. For more details on the bus and metro (subway) network, visit the STM website. Get more information on public transportation here.
Taxis are an inexpensive and comfortable way to get around. For more details on taxis visit the Airport website.
VISAS AND PASSPORTS
The Government of Canada requires that all people travelling to Canada hold a valid passport. The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is mandatory for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada, except U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. The eTA is electronically linked to one’s passport and is valid for five years or until the passport expires. Applying for an eTA is a simple and inexpensive online process that takes just a few minutes. Please note that citizens of certain countries require a visa to visit or transit through Canada.