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Montreal – Important Information

Local Currency

Canadian Dollar ($ or CAD)

Local Time 

GMT – 4

Official Language

French and English

Visa Information

Canada Visas

Power

In Canada the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Local Weather

Montreal has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a very cold winter. Winters in Montreal are severe. Snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 109 days each year compared with about 65 days in Toronto. Much greater depths of snow are also found in Montreal than Toronto. 

Tourism Website

Destination Canada

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Canada

Health Tips

Health Tips for Canada Travel

Hospitals

Montreal General Hospital

McGill University Health Centre

Family Services

Babysitting Services

SOS Sitter

My Best Helper

Nanny Services

Baby Gear Rentals

Sweet Pea Baby Rentals

Travel Buggy

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

Children must ride in a car seat until at least 40 lbs. Children must ride in a booster until age 7, or until 80 lbs AND 4’9”.

Driving

To legally drive a car in Canada, you’ll need a driver’s license issued by the government of your province or territory. You must have it with you whenever you’re driving.

Transportation Services

Taxis are available throughout Montreal. Trudeau Airport has many international car-rental firms, and there’s a host of smaller operators in Montréal. Commuter trains operated by Exo serve the suburbs of Montréal. More information on transportation in Niagara Falls can be found here.

Local Airlines

Air Canada flies nationally and internationally to more than 150 destinations. Other airlines offering domestic Canada flights include WestJet, Air Transat, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, and Porter Airlines.

Emergency Services

Police

911

Fire Department

911

Ambulance

911

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian restaurants. It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.

Important Holidays

Canada Public Holidays

Safety Issues

Montreal is considered a very safe city, but it is not the safest one in Canada. Tourists need to be watchful and pay attention to the suspicious people around them to avoid any kind of unpleasant situations while in Montreal.

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