Montréal is located in the Quebec Province of Canada and is the largest city within the province. It's home to millions of French- and English-speaking residents. To conveniently get around the Montréal area, the ideal option is a rental car through a Skyscanner online search.
Finding Rental Car Companies
All rental car companies are located at a designated area inside the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Enterprise have their own counters. Globe Car & Truck Rental is located in the downtown Montréal area and offers insurance liability coverage and free roadside assistance.
Driving in the City
The native language in Montréal is French, so many of the road signs are in French. For example, if visitors want to take an exit, they should look for the sign that reads "sortie" and to find the expressway. Then they must look out for a sign that reads, "Expy." Throughout the city of Montréal, there are a lot of one-way streets. Most of the exit ramps are located on the left. Travelers are not allowed to make a right turn on red. Be careful of pedestrians in the downtown area; they own the road.
Things to Do in Montréal
New to Montréal? Start the journey at Mont Royal and check out the Belvedere observatory with its fantastic view of downtown — it's an ideal spot to take some selfies. Get up early and watch the sunrise from Mont Royal. It is a beautiful and jaw-dropping experience.
Museum of Fine Arts
Catch a glimpse of the permanent art collections in the Museum of Fine Arts and learn as much as possible about Canada's art history. Look at the temporary exhibits, which usually steal the show with work from some big-name artists.
Visit the Jardin Botanique and browse the Chinese and Japanese garden, which feature beautiful displays of bonsai trees and orchids, along with extraordinary glasshouses. Check out the ponds with their assortment of birds. Visitors are often drawn to the large arboretum and fascinating insectarium.
Travelers love to hang out at Place Jacques-Cartier. This is a lively tourist spot that is surrounded by restaurants, public services, beautiful gardens, and historic buildings. Drive to the uphill area and check out the striking Montréal City Hall and Nelson's Column.
Rue St-Denis makes shopping and dining easier for tourists. It is one of the coolest arts, dining, and shopping streets located in Montréal. The historic buildings were converted to bistros, boutiques, and cafes. Head west to visit the hip Plateau area that is filled with amazing restaurants.
With the convenience of a rental car, travelers will be able to visit more amazing attractions in and outside of the city. Take a three-hour day trip drive to Thousand Islands to visit the Coyote Moon Vineyards or Avonmore Berry Farm, a local produce heaven. Visitors planning to attend the International Jazz Festival during the summer should book their rental car in advance.
Have a great time in Montréal!