10 Reasons Why Montreal Should be Your First Choice this Summer!

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1.  Hot and Sunny Weather!

Montreal has tropical weather during the summer months.  With the wonderful heat we can enjoy swimming, outdoor dining and glorious beach days!

2. Festivals Galore!

Montreal is host hundreds of festivals including one of the largest jazz festivals in the world!  There are new festivals introduced every year but among the most popular are Osheaga, Ile Sonique, Just for Laughs and so much more.

3.  The Food Scene!

Towne and Country has named Montreal the Gastronomy Capital of North America. If you consider yourself a foodie, you will fall in love with all the restaurant choices in Montreal!


4.  La Ronde!

Montreal’s amusement park is called La ronde.  It has one of the biggest roller coasters in Canada and so many exciting rides.  The park is located off the island of Montreal but still accessible by public transportation on the yellow line.  La ronde is where you can watch the fireworks competition from every Wednesday and Saturday night.

5.  The Peak of the city – Mount-Royal Park!

Mount-Royal offers the most majestic view of the city from the peak.  It has beautiful nature trails and a man-made lake where you can go boating or take a stroll around. Mount-Royal park is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny, warm day.

6.  The Beaches

As Montreal is an island, we are surrounded by water on all sides.  The Parc Jean-Drapeau beach as well as the Clock Tower beach are wonderful hang out spots for everyone during the hot and humid weekend days!


7.  Shop ’till you drop!

Montreal is known for its shops; from high fashion to flea markets, there really is something for everyone!  The underground has a string of shopping malls and we have outlet malls in the more residential areas of the city. In addition, during the summer months, the more popular streets become pedestrian friendly and are closed off to host sidewalk sales.


8.  A piece of Italy in Montreal!

Montreal has a neighborhood called Little Italy.  It comes to life during the summer months with the restaurant patios and gelato shops!  For 10 days in August, Little Italy hosts Italian Week, with outdoor music performances, food vendors, fashion shows and an opera performance on the closing night.

9. On the water!

A boating company called AML offers different boating experiences from Spring to Fall.  There are sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises and the more wild party boat experiences!  There are even cruises that go from Montreal to Quebec City.  We recommend our EC Montreal students take the cruise on the evening of the annual international firework exhibition that takes place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings during the summer months.

10.  Nightlife!

Montreal is known for its nightlife!  Second to Las Vegas, Montreal hosts the most bachelor parties!  There are many great places for EC Montreal students to frequent if they enjoy clubbing.  There are many outdoor venues to enjoy during the summer months as well.  A really great one is the Terrasse Bonsecour in Old Montreal.  You can enjoy a view of the Saint Lawrence river while dancing the night away in a very trendy outdoor club!


Join our English classes in Montreal this summer and have the time of your life!