Heading to Montreal in Canada on business soon? Exciting times! Montreal is a vibrant city that is known to be Canada's cultural hub. If you're fortunate enough to venture here to sign on a dotted line, meet prospective new clients or attend a conference, you simply have to make time to drink in the city's contemporary design, inspiring foodie scene, exceptional green spaces and more.
As a corporate travel agency, we've arranged business trips to and from Montreal for many local and international business folk, so we have the inside track when it comes to tailoring Canadian business journeys that tick all those must-have boxes.
Here are a few tips for forward-thinking travellers who want to make the most of their time in Montreal, Canada:
If you’re headed to Montreal, you’re quite likely to encounter French-speaking nationals during the course of your business trip. Brush up on a few basic phrases (i.e. good day, good evening, thank you, I only speak a little French, do you speak English, etc.) and install a good translation app to assist in situations where you have to make yourself understood fairly quickly.
If at all possible, make some time to see a few of the city’s top attractions during your stay. This includes the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Port; the historic Old Montreal neighbourhood; St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal - the largest church in Canada; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts that was founded in 1860; as well as Sainte Catherine Street - the city's shopping hub.
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Montreal is a great city for walking, and it also allows you to get up close and personal with the city’s attractions, the locals and their way of living. If your business travel destinations are quite close together, make a point of walking when you can. As always, be aware of your surroundings and don’t stroll around alone at night, but enjoy the fresh air and feel free to ask passersby for directions if you get turned around - the Canadian’s really are as friendly and courteous as their reputation implies.
Following these guidelines on your visit to Montreal, Canada will smooth the way for a rewarding business trip at every turn. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more insider info on making the most of your corporate journeys in some of the world’s foremost global destinations. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our team of expert corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our corporate travel management services. Our innovative crew is on hand to assist you in tailoring business trips that make the most of your time in the exciting cities you visit to represent your company.