Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Welcome to Montréal
Montreal is lively urban hub and is also the province of Quebec’s largest city. The city is made up of 20 individual districts and was named after Mt. Royal. The cobblestone paths and the remnants of French colonial architecture are a touristic dream. The city provides excellent public transportation which will bring you to your choice of work, whether that is in a coffee shop, boutique, summer camp, or restaurant. Montreal jobs will also include a wide variety of opportunities to work with environmental organizations.
Accommodation is provided with your participation in the program. You will be staying in the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) residences.
Coming to Montréal by car is made easier by the various highways and bridges leading right into the city centre. Montréal is an island and it’s just 75 km from the U.S. Border and right on the Trans-Canada Highway. Depending on where you are coming from, you may take one of the major bridges—Champlain, Jacques-Cartier or Victoria—or the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge-tunnel to head downtown. *Reminder: You can’t turn right on red in Montréal or use a hand-held cell phone while driving.*
The two major airport in Montréal is the Airport Montreal-Trudeau and it is about a 25 minute drive from UQAM.
There is a train that connects Montréal and Québec City coming from Ontario.
The Montreal-Halifax route route travels through the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region three times a week.
The train station is located at 895 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 4G1.
There are a variety of buses that go in and out of Montréal daily. See the following for more information:
Road condition and Traffic information
Activities and Events
Being Quebec’s largest city/urban hub, Montréal never sleeps! There is always something to see and somewhere to explore. Here are some websites that provide information on events, festivals, and other interesting activities.
In Québec, you must be at least 18 years of age to:
- buy or consume alcohol;
- have a license to sell alcohol;
- consume Tobacco products;
- sell or buy tobacco products.
Medical Care and Clinics
Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service. Dialling 8-1-1 promptly puts you in contact with a nurse practitioner in case of a non-urgent health issue. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone living in Québec can call Info-Santé 8-1-1 for themselves or a family member.
If there is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.