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Live like a local

This is a place busting with joie de vivre. A place where all the convenience, commerce and zip of North America meets the laid-back, cosmopolitan café culture of Paris. (Old Montreal is the closest you’ll get to France without actually going there).

But don’t come and live in Montreal if you’re looking for tranquillity and order. Montrealers are a passionate, lively lot, who know how to make the most of the countless bars and restaurants in their city. And there always seems to be at least one festival on, from world-famous jazz and comedy festivals to loads of smaller, but equally spirited, celebrations. Throw yourself in, go with the flow, and you’ll soon feel like you’ve been here all your life.


Develop your French at the same time as bar-hopping, hiking, skiing or skating. You won’t be able to help it in the biggest French-speaking city after Paris.



Quebec is a snowmobiler’s paradise. There are more snowmobile trails here than there are real roads – 33,500km of them. So come and enjoy this vast playground of snowy trails, frozen lakes and soaring mountains – punctuated by very good food.


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