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The Top 5 Montreal Myths Exposed

The Top 5 Montreal Myths Exposed

Every time I host a bachelor party from the United States, I find myself having to debunk these Montreal myths:

1. There’s an Underground City

pictureOur clients always ask “where is the underground city?” or “it must not be so bad here in the winter since a lot of the city is underground.” THERE IS NO UNDERGROUND CITY. There is, however, a large shopping mall that is underground and connects to several metro (subway) stops and office buildings. It is still very cold and hard here in the winter. Unless you want to do some shopping, the “underground city” is something you should avoid.

2. No One Speaks English

pictureEveryone in downtown Montreal speaks English as the city is truly bilingual. Having lived in Montreal for several years, I speak little to no French (yeah I know, shame on me). You will have no problems speaking English. Travel outside of Montreal (cue banjo music) and it’s another story.

3. It Is Cold All Year Round in Montreal

pictureThe summer months (May to September) here are HOT and HUMID! Temperatures can reach the 90s. The winter here, however, is unbelievably cold. More on why the summer is great here.

4. Montrealers Dislike Americans

pictureMontrealers love Americans as long as you are respectful. Don’t act like a buffoon or give them something to take offense to (like chant “USA” when you are wasted) and you will be treated with the hospitality that Montreal is known for. A large portion of the Montreal economy is based on tourism from the U.S.

5. Drugs and Prostitution are Legal

pictureWrong again: both are illegal (That will soon change…) This is probably one of the biggest Montreal myths. However, Montreal has a far more liberal view on both activities. One stroll down St. Catherine Street and you will quickly realize this.

Our U.S. representative (Boston office: 617.849.4853). One of Montreal Nightlife’s most recognized faces, Oren AKA “BIG OH” has been hosting and partying longer than his liver would like. Standing at 6’4 and weighing in at 250lbs, and hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, the BIG OH is someone you definitely want in your corner. This American Import knows first-hand how to relate the Montreal experience to American tastes. A man who knows how to get things done, he’s been hosting nearly every weekend for the past 6 years. Chances are, if you or someone you know has been to Montreal, you’ve run into the BIG OH partying at Montreal’s finest venues or have had him host your group in the past. He takes pride in delivering the best experience possible and showing why Montreal is the best city to party in. Oren does whatever it takes to make our clients secure in the fact that they will be well taken care of in the city. He has traveled extensively worldwide and incorporates his experiences into tailoring a service that is enjoyable for all. A wealth of crazy bachelor party ideas. In his spare time he enjoys walking his dog Olive (Pit bull/Boxer mix) and SCUBA diving around the globe. View all posts by Oren

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