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ATMs/Banks -- ATMs (guichet automatique) and banks are easy to find in all parts of the city. In Canada, some debit cards require a four-digit pin. If your card has a longer pin it might be declined.

Business Hours -- Most stores in the province are open from 9 or 10am until 5 or 6pm Monday through Wednesday, 9 or 10am to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, 9 or 10am to 5 or 6pm on Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.

Doctors & Hospitals -- Hospitals with emergency rooms include Hôpital Général de Montréal, 1650 rue Cedar (tel 514/934-1934), and Hôpital Royal Victoria, 687 av. des Pins ouest (tel 514/934-1934). Hôpital de Montréal pour Enfants, 2300 rue Tupper (tel 514/412-4400), is a children’s hospital. All three are associated with McGill University.

Emergencies -- Dial 911 for police, fire, or ambulance assistance.

Internet Access -- Most public spaces such as cafes now have free Wi-Fi. Some hotel lobbies still charge a daily rate.

Mail & Postage -- English-language services are offered at about one out of four post offices in the city, including 157 rue St-Antoine ouest in Vieux-Montréal and 800 René-Lévesque ouest in downtown.

Newspapers & Magazines -- “The Globe and Mail" (www.theglobeandmail.com) is Canada’s national English-language paper, and the “Montréal Gazette” (www.montrealgazette.com) is the city’s primary English-language paper.

Pharmacies -- A pharmacy is called a pharmacie; a drugstore is a droguerie. A large chain in Montréal is Pharmaprix (www.pharmaprix.ca; tel 800/746-7737).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.