About Montreal

About Montreal… Fun facts

Montreal is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It’s the perfect destination for academic conferences, but also for fun and pleasure.  Montreal stands out worldwide for its creativity and innovation, its fashion industry, for its education system, and of course, its famous culinary scene!   Whether you come alone or with family, the city of Montreal has events and activities available for all tastes. In fact, in 2014, for the second consecutive year, Country and City rankings 2013 listed Montreal as the third best cities in North America and the 30th best city worldwide for hosting international association events.

Activities during your stay

Each year, Montreal hosts more than 2 million visitors to the Festival International de jazz de Montréal. The festival hosts some 30 countries, and features over 3000 musicians and public entertainers, and 1000 concerts and activities.

In addition to the Jazz festival, there is also the 33nd edition of Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition from July 2nd to 30th. On this occasion, representatives of countries from across the glove are invited to participate in this world-renown competition. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the magic of colours in the sky of Montreal!


To help you explore the city with ease, why not use the bus and metro? Indeed, the city’s public transportation system consists of five commuter train lines, four metro lines with 68 stations and 1,746 buses covering 220 routes, including 209 buses with wheelchair access.