Awesome apps to use when visiting Montréal
Whether you’re in Montréal for a quick weekend getaway or a twelve-month residency, these popular apps will help you navigate the city.
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
As Montréal’s official public transit app, app users can consult bus and métro timetables, find fare information, obtain the fastest travel route using its trip calculator and more. Plus, the app is updated for events and service disruptions, so it’s often a more reliable choice than Google maps.
An alternative option to the STM app, users can source public transit options and also alternative options, such as BIXI (bike share) information and Uber drivers in the area. Developed in Montréal, Transit works in 114 metropolitan areas!
BIXI is the official application of the bike sharing system in Montréal. This free application lets you know, in real time, the number of bikes and docking points available at each station while also providing handy maps.
P$ Mobile Service
Driving a car around Montréal? This app enables you to pay for your parking space with your smartphone from wherever you happen to be.
This app enables drivers to efficiently find and reserve a parking space close to their destination. Prices and characteristics are easy to read and help users choose the parking lot that is suited to their needs.
Order a taxi in just three clicks from Montréal’s largest taxi provider, and pay your fare in whatever way suits you best, either via the application or to the driver directly (cash, debit, coupons or credit card).
Mon RésoVélo can record your bicycle trips, average speed, distance and route using your smartphone’s GPS function. Plus, you can also use the map of cycling paths of Montréal to better plan your trips.
Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
With the SAQ app, you can access tons of practical information about the state-owned liquor and wine stores: current promotions, product searches (and availability in stores), locate the nearest SAQ store and more.
Get a free WiFi
This application allows you to know the free access points WiFi of Ile Sans Fil (ISF) and ZAP Quebec. The access points are available on a map that you’re connected to the internet or not.
A fun weather app where users can add pictures as they travel. It’s the #1 Weather app in the USA—and it works splendidly in Montréal.
Streetfood Quest helps foodies locate food trucks & street food locations in cities—including Montréal—where the street food culture is strong. Bon appétit!
Adbeus is an independent coffeeshop locator that helps find the best cafés cities have to offer.
Currently available in Montréal, Toronto, New York City and Paris.
Breather is a network of beautiful, private on-demand spaces that are perfect for getting work done, hosting meetings or simply as a personal space to relax in. Book a Breather on the go, whenever you need it — for 30 minutes, a few hours or an entire day.
Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) has unveiled a free mobile application designed to assist travellers as they navigate the Montréal–Trudeau airport. “YULi” is essentially like having access to an airport-savvy personal assistant.
Daniel Baylis, blogger
Daniel Baylis is a writer and adventurer. Born in British Columbia, Daniel came to Montréal with the kooky bohemian notion that he would write poetry, learn to speak French and fall in love. Having achieved various levels of success in said domains, he now focuses his energy on a new hobby: artisanal pickling.
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