Cobblestone streets in Montreal


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Montreal summers boast humid average highs of 26 C, while winters are on the opposite end of the spectrum. Snow, wind and ice are commonplace here, with average winter highs around -5 C. Spring and fall are often mild, but atypically warm falls and cold springs are also common. Dress appropriately for the season and you can't go wrong.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Montreal

Montreal has a rich history, gorgeous architecture and – of course – two languages. When you visit, you'll immediately see the city's unique cultural mix, at once classic and contemporary, bold and subdued.

The cuisine here is a mix of the best of France and the best of Canada. Downtown, you'll find elegant French bistros across the street from poutine stands. You'll also find some of the most delicious desserts and sweets in the country, along with honey-coloured maple syrup.

But Montreal's culture runs even deeper. The history here is visible around every corner. The old buildings still standing (and in use) downtown remain like a moment out of a turn-of-the-century postcard. Old warehouses here are repurposed as luxurious condo buildings. And museums, art shows and festivals regularly keep the streets alive with activity all hours of the day and night.

Just outside of the city, you'll find plenty of beautiful mountains to explore and ski chalets where you can rest your feet. Mont Tremblant offers a picturesque view, reminiscent of the famous French Alps. Not to mention, the incredible powder snow is perfect for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter. In the summer, visitors can hike, kayak and relax in the sun.

Regardless of what you do during your stay in Montreal, you're sure to leave smiling – perhaps thinking to yourself, "Montreal, je t'aime."

Montreal Hotels

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
For 90 years, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello has been known for its rustic charm, unique architecture and beautiful...
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
In the heart of Montreal's thriving shopping and business district you will find Fairmont...
Fairmont Tremblant
Spectacular by nature, Tremblant’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel provides the best setting for a perfect alpine...
Homewood Suites by Hilton Mont-Tremblant
Located in Mont-Tremblant, Homewood Suites by Hilton Mont-Tremblant Resort...