Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Montreal is a very safe city. It is ranked 17th on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There have been some pickpocket reports in Montreal, especially at restaurants and cafés. The strategy is always the same: grabbing wallets from coat pockets or from purse hanging off chairs. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pick pocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Montreal is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some urban areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are virtually no scammers in Montreal.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Montreal.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Floods in spring are the most frequent natural hazard as well as winter ice storms and blizzards during winter in Montreal.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Possible but unlikely.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Montreal is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
Ville-MarieMontreal is divided in 19 districts. The most popular one is Ville-Marie, which has sub-districts. Among the most visited:
- Downtown is an enjoyable and safe area of restaurants and shops. It includes most of the metropolis’ luxury hotels, museums, and businesses headquarters among others.
- The third largest Chinatown in Canada where you can find various restaurants and shops.
Plateau Mont-Royal & Mile-EndThis popular district is well known for its picturesque architecture, parks, theaters, restaurants, music venues, and for being the host of many summer festivals. One of its main attractions is Parc Lafontaine. If you are looking for shopping, eating and drinking spots, St-Denis and Mont-Royal are recommended.
Mile End is one of the sub-districts of this area. It is well known for its restaurants and bagel shops like Fairmount and St. Viateur, as well as its antique shops, cafés, bookstores, and don’t forget to check out the Rialto Theater, St. Michael and St. Andrew’s church.