“La joie de vivre” is ever-present in Montreal: in summer, there are numerous festivals through the paved streets of the old town, and in winter thousands of visitors enjoy the shopping and diverse leisure activities on offer in the gigantic “underground city”. Full of activity 24 hours a day, this city has many exciting surprises in store for you!
One city with two languages may have caused problems in other parts of the world, but not in Canada. Part of what makes the country as a whole, and Montreal in particular, such an attractive place to come and learn English is the easygoing and liberal nature of Canadians. This is a hip, liberal and creative city: head out any night of the week after your English course in Montreal and you can catch a great live band or DJ.
The fusion of languages and cultures goes beyond English and French; Montreal has long accepted newcomers from around the world. Apart from fuelling the creative scenes, this immigration has made Montreal one of the best places to eat in the whole of North America. Be sure to try the poutine. The charming Old Town and bustling downtown district reflect the meeting of old and new worlds: both are great for exploring on foot.
To get some fresh air, leave the city and you will quickly find yourself in the great Canadian countryside. There is excellent skiing in the winter at Mont Tremblant, while St Sauveur has the world’s largest concentration of lit runs for night-skiing. In the summer months, the hills are ideal for climbing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, horse riding and all kinds of healthy activities that seem a world away from the big city, but are somehow just a short drive away. Learn English in Montreal and enjoy 24 hour cultural life in the fresh, clean Quebec air.