The largest city in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Montreal is also the second-largest city in Canada.
Some of the universities in Montreal are McGill University, Université de Montréal, Concordia University and Universite du Quebec.
Widely cited as the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal boasts a unique combination of European sophistication and American pizzazz, which gives it a buzz few other places can match. As a student, you’ll certainly never be at a loss for things to do, with plenty of theater, music, dance and visual arts to explore, including the annual Just for Laughs comedy festival, the world’s largest of its kind. And don’t miss the Montreal Fireworks Festival, frequently hailed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world.
The provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada, Toronto is known for being one of the world’s most multicultural cities, with around half of its 2.6 million-strong population hailing from outside of the city. Accordingly, it is an exciting and diverse place to live in, with its residents’ heterogeneity reflected in the city’s culture and cuisine.
Some of the universities in Toronto include University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University.
Home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and the country’s five largest banks, Toronto is Canada’s leading financial center – while also being known as a world leading hub for the entertainment, media and creative industries.
Toronto’s collection of museums and galleries is impressive. The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the world’s biggest, and the city’s live music scene is celebrated by locals and visitors alike.
A relatively young city on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver is the perfect destination for those who want to combine city living with easy access to the great outdoors. The landscape surrounding Vancouver is truly spectacular, ranging from lush green forests and stunning lakes, to the rugged magnificence of the Canadian Rockies.
Some of the universities in Vancouver include University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University.
Canada’s third-largest metropolis, Vancouver consistently features in lists of the world’s most livable cities – and has become one of Canada’s best- known and most-visited cities. Cultural offerings include three prominent theater companies, the Vancouver International Film Festival, and a vibrant and diverse music scene. And for those who are not keen on cold weather, Vancouver might suit you, as it’s one of the country’s warmest cities during winter.
Quebec city is the capital of the province with which it shares its name. Its Old Town, with pretty cobbled streets surrounding the striking Château Frontenac and the only preserved city ramparts in North America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Quebec as a whole is full of historic and architectural interest. In fact, there are 37 National Historic Sites of Canada in Quebec City and its enclaves.
Some of the universities in Quebec City includes Laval University and Université du Quebec.
There’s no shortage of things to do here, in terms of both nightlife and culture, and the city is especially known for its colorful Winter Carnival, lively gay scene, and intimate live music venues.