Reasons to study in Montreal

Trebas Institute Quebec Inc. is located in the heart of Montreal, a cultural metropolis in North America. 

Surrounded by shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, students can conveniently get around by car, bus, and even bicycle - with the award-winning Bixi bike-sharing system.

What’s more, Montreal has an extensive public transportation system that includes an underground subway (metro), buses, and a train system that can take you to the city’s various suburbs. Getting around the city is fast and affordable, and McGill subway station is literally across the street from the campus.

Trebas Institute Quebec Inc. students will also benefit from Montreal being an international hub for video game design (many large game developers such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, A2M, etc. have offices here) and the city is also known for being the filming location for several blockbuster Hollywood films.


Montreal is one of the most exciting and culturally vibrant cities in the world. 

The city is host to numerous internationally renowned events, is a choice filming location for blockbuster Hollywood films as well as an international hub for video game design.

Trebas Institute Quebec Inc. campus is located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown area surrounded by restaurants, museums, malls, the Place des Spectacles and Centre Bell, home of the Montreal Canadiens’ hockey team.

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Other activities and places to visit:

Internationally renowned events for all tastes

Like Osheaga, Just for Laughs, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and Formula One



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Other activities and places to visit:

Climb Mount Royal

200 hectar park with the highest point in Montreal city



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Other places of significance to visit are:


Canada’s capital city is 2.5 hours away by bus and train



Things to do

Montréal is a big, busy, exhilarating city, with so much to see and do. To give you some ideas and inspiration for your next trip to Montréal, you should check out:

Old Montreal:

The oldest neighborhood in the city which contains the site where Montreal was first established in 1642.

People stream into this area to walk, bike, and catch boats or stroll across the beautiful waterfront (known as old Port) during the day, and drink and dine at its restaurants at night.

  • In late January, thousands of people don snowsuits and fill the harbor for ‘Igloofest’ as well as other outdoor electronic music festivals.

Mount Royal:

A mountain located right in the heart of downtown Montreal.

Climb to the lookout point at the top, visit the giant cross and look over the entire city of Montreal.

Visit on Sundays for Mount Royal’s biggest draw -  tam-tams - a weekly gathering of drummers, dancers, vendors and more. It’s a lively outdoor party and you’re invited!

Saint Catherine Street:

The shopping hub of Montreal: You could walk around for hours and still not finish!

Restaurants, bars and cafes line the street and this area is easily accessible by bus or metro (subway).


The Montreal Forum:

Former home of the legendary Montreal Canadian ice hockey team, and major venue, Place-des-Arts are both located here.

The best time to visit is in the summer when the streets come alive as sidewalks are eaten up by patios where you can enjoy a drink and a meal outdoors.

Musee Des Beaux Arts:

One of Canada’s most visited museums and the eighth-most visited museum in North America, boasting more than 1.3 million visitors.

Place des Festivals:

In the heart of downtown Montreal is an entertainment district known as the Quartier des spectacles.

The place is essentially an outdoor public square built to host huge festivals and crowds. The ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and a number of other events make use of this space to host free shows and concerts year-round.

The largest interactive fountain in Canada: 

With 235 water jets, sits inside this square, as do four huge light towers and two glass-encased restaurants.

No matter what you’re into, Place des Festivals will have something worth checking out.



Every winter, thousands of electronic music lovers dance under the stars at the Quays of the Old Port, drawing from the best local and international DJs, an igloo village, and the ‘Iglooswag’ snowsuit contest.


Music and Arts Festival

The Osheaga Festival has been rocking Montréal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau every year in August, filling Montréal’s lush urban island oasis with eye and ear candy for five days of pure festival fun.

With the cream of the crop from home and around the globe in pop, rock, indie, electro, Osheaga is the hottest ticket in town!

Montréal en lumière

Head to Quartier des spectacles for a three-tiered winter festival celebrating the performing arts, light, and fine dining.

Canadian Grand Prix

The racing comes alive at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau as Formula 1 drivers come to Montréal.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Taking place at Quartier des spectacles, this annual rendezvous for fans of jazz and other music genres, has more than 800 concerts on the agenda – something for everyone!

Just for Laughs

Theater shows, galas and street performances are on the menu at the world’s largest international comedy festival.

Montréal Canadiens Hockey Club

The Montréal Canadiens, with a record 24 Stanley Cup championships play in the National Hockey League. Their games are held at the Bell Centre, which also offers guided tours.

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The nightlife in Montreal makes this city the party capital of Canada, bar none. The quality of clubs, bars and performance venues here are among the best things to do in Montreal (and not just because we have an 18+ legal drinking age or an unquenchable after-hours scene).

Some of the best bars here double their worth with amazing DJ programs, while our supper clubs are an international destination of choice.

Montreal has a rich foodie landscape all its own. Students here take advantage of the city’s iconic dishes, from Montreal breakfast bagels to late night poutines.

There’s truly no better place to be. Our campus is in the heart of downtown, surrounding students with various seasonal festivals, world-class museums and galleries, and the city’s vibrant nightlife. Food, art, and fun abound!




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