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Montreal Tourist information

Montréal Infotouriste Centre

1255 Peel Street | Suite 100 Ç Peel | 514 873-2015

1 877 BONJOUR (266-5687)

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Tourism information about Montréal and other Québec regions. Tourist bus and transit fares, guided tours and cruises. Open yearround, limited hours in the winter season.

Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal

174 Notre-Dame Street East


Tourism information about Montréal.

Tourist bus & transit fares and Passeport MTL. May 1 to June 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July 1 to September 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; October 1 to December 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on December 25); January 2 to April 30, Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mobile Tourist Welcome Office

The Mobile Tourism Services Team scours the central districts on foot or on an electric scooter. May 1 to September 30: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather and events permitting

Practical information

To learn about the health measures in effect, consult the following sources: travel-confidence



Consult the network map of free Wi-Fi public access areas.


Montréal Museums Pass

514 845-6873 |

The Montréal Museums Pass opens the doors to some 50 museums throughout Greater Montréal. It’s available in a digital format for a period of 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days, depending on the package chosen. A family version is also available. MTL Museums invites you to discover Mes balados Montréal Ma muse, a podcast series (available in French only) that takes a look at select neighbourhoods and the links between them and the museums in each community.

Passeport MTL

1 844 685-3544 |

The Passeport MTL allows you to discover 5 must-visit attractions at a reduced price, and to get extra discounts on admission to other cool attractions

Points of sale: Online, the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal and at some participating hotels.


800 René-Lévesque Blvd. West Bonaventure | 1 866 607-6301

There are also lots of postal outlets located within other businesses, like pharmacies


Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Smaller coins are 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces as well as of 1 and 2 dollars. Banking and credit cards are also welcome almost everywhere.


According to the law, you must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume cannabis (be prepared to show ID if asked). The legislation also includes other measures, such as prohibiting drug use (cannabis or any other drug) in a road vehicle, on an off-road vehicle or on a bicycle.


It’s easy to get to Montréal by car: it’s just 75 kilometres (46 miles) from the U.S. Border. Access to the Island is via one of the major bridges — Samuel-de-Champlain, Jacques-Cartier or Victoria — or the Louis-HippolyteLa Fontaine bridge-tunnel to head downtown. Drivers should note that Montréal is undergoing a major renaissance, with many ongoing construction and infrastructure projects; there will be orange cones and possible detours in different neighbourhoods. The best way to get around once in the city? Walk, use public transit or take a taxi.

Metric system

Québec uses the metric system, so speeds are indicated in kilometres (100 km/h = 62 mph) and gas is sold in litres (1 US gallon = 3 3/4 litres).

Right turn

Although turning right on a red light is authorized across Québec (except at intersections where a sign indicates this is not permitted), rights on reds are strictly prohibited on the island of Montréal.

Cell phone

Use of a hand-held cell phone that does not have a hands-free function is prohibited while driving. Cell phones must be fixed to a mount attached to the vehicle.


There are many paid parking lots and automatic pay stations.

Electric vehicle

Electric charging stations are available at the following locations: find-a-station.


Info-Santé: 811

In case of emergency: 911

Québec Poison Control Centre: 1 800 463-5060


Concordia University

1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West Ç Guy-Concordia | 514 848-2424

EC Montréal

1610 Sainte-Catherine Street West Suite 401 | Ç Guy-Concordia 514 939-9911 |

LaSalle College

2000 Sainte-Catherine Street West Ç Atwater | 514 939-2006

Université de Montréal

2900 Édouard-Montpetit Blvd. Ç Université-de-Montréal 514 343-6030 |

UQAM – Non-Credit Language Courses

209 Sainte-Catherine Street East Local V-4105 | Ç Berri-UQAM 514 987-3000 |


If you wish to comment on or are dissatisfied with the tourism services you received in Québec, please contact:

Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec

1 877 686-8358, option 7


Arthur Majordome

514 397-2667 |

A modern concierge company that leverages the power of modern technology to help reinvent lifestyle and travel management in our busy world.


438 793-4520 |

Enjoy peace of mind and freedom to roam for a few hours or days, knowing that your bags are safe and sound with their very own nanny!


Book online, stash your stuff and explore the city luggage-free with this secure, affordable and convenient storage service.


There are two applicable taxes in Québec: a federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% and a Québec provincial tax (TVQ) of 9.975%. A 3.5% accommodation tax is also in effect in Montréal.


It is customary to tip restaurant waiters, taxi drivers and hairdressers 15% of the bill, before taxes. Bellhops, porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $2 per suitcase or per service rendered. Coffee and food counters often have a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.



YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

Map p. 97 514 394-7377 |

The airport offers full ground transportation and features five parking lots, a hotel accessible from inside the complex, four VIP lounges in the international terminal, as well as over 90 shops and restaurants. Self-service check-in is available for all flights.

Air Canada

514 393-3333 |

Air Transat

514 636-3630 |

WestJet Airlines

1 888 937-8538 |


747 YUL Aéroport Montreal-Trudeau/ Downtown shuttle

Berri-UQAM | 514 786-4636

Featuring 24-hour service, 365 days a year. One-stop route, terminus at LionelGroulx métro station, or downtown route including 11 stops in each direction, terminus at Gare d’autocars de Montréal, Berri-UQAM métro station.


BIXI Montreal

514 789-2494 |

From April to November, this service enables citizens and tourists to borrow a bike from one station and re-dock the bike at another station close to their destination (800 stations, providing 9,500 bikes including 2,200 electric bikes).


Autobus Galland

1717 Berri Street | Ç Berri-UQAM 514 842-2281 |

Enjoy comfortable and reliable bus service with a flexible daily schedule offering a number of stops between Montréal and Mont-Laurier.

Gare d’autocars de Montréal

1717 Berri Street | Berri-UQAM 514 842-2281 |

Montréal’s Bus Central Station welcomes regional, national, and transborder travellers. It is the terminus for the airport shuttle.

Keolis Canada

514 395-4000 |

Providing travellers with safe and reliable transport services across the Québec and Ontario region, all in a sustainable manner.


Autobus Limo

514 363-6035 |

A wide range of cars that can suit all types of events.


Phénix Limousine 514 875-8715 |

Limousines, minibuses, luxury cars and more which can accommodate anywhere from 1 to 57 passengers.

Limousine MontRoyal

514 363-6360 |

A fleet of cars, minibuses and buses that can accommodate between 3 and 55 passengers.


Taxelco Ad

514 273-6331 |

Next time you hail a cab, go green and enjoy an eco-urban transportation experience like no other!


Central Station

895 De La Gauchetière Street West Bonaventure | 514 989-2626

Central Station links Montréal to over 450 Canadian towns and to many American destinations.

VIA Rail Canada

895 De La Gauchetière Street West Bonaventure | 514 989-2626

The Canadian intercity rail transporter. VIA Rail brings you directly to downtown Montréal.


Grand Quay – Cruise Terminal

Grand Quai du Port de Montréal Old Port of Montréal Place-d’Armes | 514 283-7011

The port of Montréal welcomes thousands of cruise ship passengers each year.

Maritime Shuttles

Jacques-Cartier Pier Old Port of Montréal Champ-de-Mars | 514 281-8000

From mid-May to midOctober, this river shuttle service for pedestrians and cyclists links the Old Port to Parc Jean-Drapeau and Longueuil.


514 871-8356 |

Navark provides a shuttle service between different points along the island of Montréal and on both shores.

Public Transit

Société de transport de Montréal

(STM) 514 786-4636 |

The STM offers tourists a variety of transit passes valid for one day, three days, evening or unlimited weekend, allowing them to use its network (bus and metro) as often as desired. Move quickly and with carefree ease from Montréal’s underground galleries to the summit of Mount Royal or stop by the Old Port and then head to the Olympic Stadium, all in the same afternoon. The metro and buses get you to where you want to be, day and night.


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