Getting a driver’s licence in Québec

In Québec, like everywhere else, there are laws to follow if you want to drive. If you have just arrived in Québec from another country or province and already have a driver’s licence, you just need to exchange it at the SAAQ or pass an exam. For more information about the exchange, read our [...]

Furnishing a house in Montréal

There are so many things to consider when buying or renting a house in Montréal, from choosing the neighborhood you like, to deciding on an apartment (otherwise called a "condo" in Canada), town house, or full-sized home...the choices are endless. This means that when it comes to furniture in Montréal, furnishing a house can [...]

From Montréal to New York

If you are settled in Montréal and are looking for a fun-filled weekend away with friends or family, New York is the perfect city break destination. The ‘Big Apple’ is bursting with life and energy; with its vibrant history and myriad cultures interwoven throughout the city there will always be new areas to explore, [...]

Hipster Heaven: Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Artists, hipsters, hippies, “bourgeois-bohème” (bobo)… This is the cultural diversity that explains the free spirit of Le Plateau Mont-Royal. This neighbourhood in Montréal is well-known as one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in North America! A combination of factors make Le Plateau Mont-Royal the place to be... Composed of a relatively young population (young families, [...]

Summer Festivals in Montréal

Montréal during the summertime is filled with people who have been waiting all year  to enjoy the few months of warmth that the province offers. The shorts and flip flops are dusted off, the trees and flowers bloom, the fairy lights are turned on, and the patios open, creating a colourful and inviting city both [...]

Skydiving and free-fall simulator in Montréal

Once you have taken the huge step of moving into a new country like Canada, you are ready for all kinds of adventures! And what's more exciting than skydiving? Gather all your courage and jump! There are two skydiving schools near Montréal: Nouvelair and Parachute Montréal. Both offer approximately the same services in a [...]

10 things to do in Montréal

Is it your first stay in Montréal? There are so many things to do in Montréal, so here is a short list of some places that you must see! Vieux-Montréal: The Vieux-Montréal is a historic district bordered by the impressive Saint Lawrence River. There are several important public places like the park Champ-de-Mars, Place [...]

Favourite Spring Activities In and Around Montréal

With the snow melted away and the flowers beginning to bloom, spring is the perfect time for Montréal newcomers to explore the amazing leisure activities the city has to offer. Montréal may have a reputation for being a playground for winter sports and activities, but in spring we love to trade our heavy winter coats [...]

Get To Know Montréal’s New AZUR Metro Cars

If you navigate Montréal via the STM metro, you may have caught a glimpse of a rare, shiny and new metro car whizzing through the tunnels. These are the first of the AZUR metro car trains that will soon be populating Montréal! The new state-of-the-art AZUR cars are replacing the current MR-63 cars, which have [...]

How to get Canadian citizenship

If you have been settled in Canada for a few years and feel a strong affinity to the country, you may wish to apply for Canadian citizenship. The process is not always straightforward, so you need to be properly prepared before you apply. Firstly, you need to determine if you are eligible to become [...]

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