👥 Population: 1.8 million

🕑 Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (EST): UTC -5

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Montreal is the largest city of the majority French speaking province of Quebec, and the second largest in all of Canada. Aesthetically it effortlessly blends North America and Europe.


Climate in Montreal is humid continental featuring hot, humid summers and dry, cold, as well as windy winters. Average summer temperatures are 18°C and in winter it is an average of -9°C.

Getting around

Uber available

✅ yes as well as Blacklane, Car2Go, and local taxis

From airport

Montréal–Trudeau International Airport

Bus: With Société de transport de Montréal it takes 30 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at C$10.

Train: With VIA Rail it takes 20 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at C$12.

Car rentals: Car rental options


Société de transport de Montréal

Methods: Bus, Metro, Train

Where to live

Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal): Has many attractions and is popular with tourists. Good for budget travellers.

The Village: Good for nightlife.

Plateau Mont-Royal: Very hipstery & artsy. Many coffee shops and boutique shops. Good for families.

Temporary accommodation



A 1 bedroom place typically costs between C$800 and C$2,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between C$1,900 and C$3,000 per month.



Jean-Talon Market

Maisonneuve Market

Atwater Market





Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space


Prices are from C$20 per day.