While French is the official language of Quebec, English is widely spoken in Montreal. You will hear and you can use both languages on the street and during service (e.g. restaurants, hotels, etc.).
You must have a valid passport, and in some cases, you may need a visa. To find out more, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site. If you are an American citizen, please note that there are new requirements in effect for all United States nationals returning home. For more information, consult the U.S. Department of State Web site. For details on what you are allowed to bring in your baggage (gifts, merchandise, etc.), go to: Canada Border Services Agency.
June is one the most beautiful months to be in Montreal. The average June temperature in Montreal is 19.3ºC / 67ºF The last days of June in Montreal are known to be humid, and on those days it can feel more like 40ºC (104ºF).
911 is the emergency number in Montreal, free from pay phones, and available in both French and English.
Poison Control Center: 1-800-463-5060
Info-Sante (non-urgent health professionals): 811
Canada uses 120 volts/60 cycles (same as the US).
Montreal uses Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on the second Sunday of March and returns to Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the first Sunday of November.
Canada uses the Canadian dollar (CDN). You can access the Bank of Canada’s daily currency converter at this page.
Since 2016, it is prohibited to smoke in all public areas.