Safety or not, Montreal

25 Reviews

  • Safety or not
    by cjdewolf
  • Safety or not
    by Deus_ultima
  • A Montreal Police minivan
    A Montreal Police minivan
    by MDH

Know about this?

  • Montreal is one of the safest city in N. America

    by levoyageur Updated Mar 2, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Montreal is the safest city in North America so dont be afraid to walk alone in downtown during the night. All the district are safe in the city. The only warning I can give you is in the Centre-Sud district (South Downtown), a lot of prostitutes with homeless people and junkies

    Was this review helpful?

  • Montreal is a safe city to...

    by Montrealer.. Updated Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Montreal is a safe city to travel in.
    It doesn't matter what hour of the night you are up and wandering, the city is safe! If you are on a bus late at night they have special allowances for ladies to let you off on your actual street even if it is not a designated bus stop (as long as it is along the root).
    There is a very lively downtown night life in Montreal as well. Nothing too scary in this city that you should be warned about. We are one of the safest cities in North America!

    Was this review helpful?

  • LeighAnne's Profile Photo

    I would not recommend a person...

    by LeighAnne Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I would not recommend a person walking after 9pm at night alone downtown. Remember Montreal is very diverse and there are millions of people. The more people the more your chances are for finding trouble.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Deus_ultima's Profile Photo

    Lower in town (Ontario street)...

    by Deus_ultima Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lower in town (Ontario street) is a seedier part of town. Drug-addicted prostitutes, heroin addicts etc. I would not go in the bars on this street at night as sometimes bikers blow them up. During the day, it's safer, but you can still feel and see a bit of poverty and prostitutes in a very bad shape. also, don't do like me and troll your hand on window stills as one day I almost had a seringue plucked in my hand!!

    At night, I don't even think about coming here. No gangs or things like that..but it's just a bad part of town..

    At night, also avoid Montreal-North (East of PIE-IX street, north of Sherbrooke street AND keep off Pascal street.) because there are gang wars.)Taxis won't even bring you there anyways...or pick you up!

    Oh..and the Parc-Extention district too..

    Was this review helpful?

  • BEETLE_VERTE's Profile Photo

    For a North America major...

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    For a North America major city, Montreal is fairly safe. Obvious dark corners can be easily skiped at night, but the overhall feeling is very safe and you can usually walk alone at night in the streets and not be bother.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Canada in general is a very...

    by Appleman Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Canada in general is a very safe place but like everywhere else we have our crime problems.If you use your common sense you should have no problems but try to avoid the far east end of the city if possible (especially at night). Laso turning on a red light is against the law here so for your own safety and those of the crazy pedestrians please don't.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Montréal, like almost every...

    by VincenZzo Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Montréal, like almost every places in Québec, is a very safe city. There's some spot you don't want to go at 3:00 am in the morning, like St-Henri or Montréal-Nord, but you dont want to go there in the day anyway because there's nothing to see except some dirty poor places with no attractions at all.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Walking through an area called...

    by kaiyal Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Walking through an area called the 'McGill Ghetto' is not advisable late at night for lone females or gay men. Although it is not a terrifying experience, many of my friends have had unpleasant experiences with druken frat boys. The ghetto is the area east of McGill campus up until about Park Avenue.

    Was this review helpful?

  • cjdewolf's Profile Photo

    If I were you, I wouldn't...

    by cjdewolf Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If I were you, I wouldn't wander in the Centre-Sud neighbourhood at night. It's pretty grim along parts of rue Ontario, especially east of avenue Papineau; the abandoned warehouses and factories were pretty disconcerting. Some of southwest Montréal isn't great at night, either, such as St-Charles and parts of Verdun.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Pierre_Rouss's Profile Photo

    I believe that Montreal is one of safest city

    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I believe that Montreal is one of the safest big city in North America. Women could almost walk around by themselves at 3 AM without too much trouble.
    Avoid unlit parking lot and city area (southeast), but if it is lit, you are probably ok. Montreal has purse snatcher, gang violence, poverty, bad neighborhood, etc...
    Bottom line : act intelligently but enjoy Montreal without fear.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Montreal

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

22 travelers online now


View all Montreal hotels