Education need not only be about grades and studying. Everyone deserves a chance to experience life to the fullest – and there is no better city in which to have a truly unique experience than in Montreal!
As anyone who visits can attest, Montreal brims with creativity, culture, arts, and inspiration. Countless bilingual festivals highlight music, film, art, culture, food, comedy, literature, theatre, and more! Some of Montreal's most internationally renowned festivals include the Montreal Jazz Fest, the Just for Laughs Festival, the Montreal Highlights Festival, and the Fantasia Film Festival. There's something for everyone at any time of year.
Music in Montreal is a cultural staple, with award-winning artists such as Leonard Cohen, the Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, and Rufus Wainwright calling the city home. The independent music scene is constantly producing critically acclaimed new artists. With dozens of performance venues all over the city – including the newly renovated Place-des-Arts, which houses the Montreal Opera, Symphony, and Ballet – you will always find something to inspire you!
Visual artists in Montreal run the gamut; their art may be found in any of the city's remarkable art museums, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art – or in one of countless galleries dotting streets in virtually any neighbourhood. If visual art isn't your passion, countless other museums hold respected collections of items themed around history, architecture, ecology, science – even film or comedy! A solid library network serves both French and English patrons for literary types.
With countless exhibitions running throughout the year, and thanks to the many artists and cultural mavens who have made this city their home, Montreal is globally acknowledged to be one of the cultural capitals of the world. There is no better place to enjoy your education!