Moving to Montreal and don't know what the hell you've gotten yourself into?\nDon't worry, the construction never seems as bad as the first drive in.\nHere are 10 Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind if Montreal is your nouvelle ville.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nEvery year, herds of students flock to Montreal to attend our schools, party at our clubs, eat our foods and smoke our weed. This city is one of the best places in the country to go to school because there is so much to offer. Not only will you get a good education but you will be living in a city that loves to live, which is pretty special.\nMoving to a foreign city is always new and exciting but of course, it is nerve-racking. Not knowing what to do, where to go or what to say can sometimes be intimidating.\nMontreal is known to be a very welcoming city but it still has its quirks.\nAs you are planning your move to Montreal, there are a few little details you should know about. Take this as a little preview, or even a warning, these are the do’s and don’ts when heading to live in the 514.\nGood luck new-comers, you’re going to love it!\nDo: Start Watching Hockey\nView this post on Instagram 🇫🇮😍 A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Jul 12, 2019 at 7:57am PDT\nMontreal locals love watching hockey and being a Habs fan is part of our culture. The reality is that even if you don’t follow the game, you will just know what is going on after living in Montreal.\nCome October, this city turns into Habs town and everyone in the city is watching the games and talking about the players. It is also a great go-to conversation starter in pretty much any setting.\nIf you want to be ahead of the game before the season starts, freshen up on your hockey knowledge.\nDon’t: Panic About Where To Find Beer and Weed\nView this post on Instagram Suivez nous pour toutes informations!#montreal #sqdc #cannabis #canada #quebec A post shared by Société Québécoise du Cannabis (@la.sqdc) on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:58am PDT\nHere is the deal with booze: the SAQ sells hard liquor, beer, wine and everything in between but you can usually find a bigger beer selection at the deps (depanneurs) and gas stations until 11 p.m, as long as you are over eighteen.\nYou can also find your weed at the SQDC, which are easy to locate, so do not panic, everything is going to be okay when it comes to party supplies.\nDo: Be Aware That There Is Always Construction\nView this post on Instagram Summer full of construction #southwestlove #sainthenri #h4c #roadconstruction #mtlroads A post shared by Tracy Roughton (@tracy_roughton) on Sep 6, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT\nThe rumours are true, Montreal is a full-blown constant construction zone. You will be amazed at the amount of work being done and of course, traffic is always a nightmare.\nMy advice is to take the metro, but if you insist on driving, always leave way in advance because you really never know when or where Montreal traffic will appear.\nDon’t: Expect to Find Parking\nView this post on Instagram Gloomy Wednesday ☁️ . . . Mercredi gris ☁️ . . . #therehastobeabetterway #mtlparking #Montreal #mtlparkingproblems #Parking #thestruggleisreal #stationnement #514 #tickets #parkingtickets #parkingmeter #signsonsignsonsigns #gloomy #cloud #grey #city A post shared by MTL Parking Problems (@mtlparkingproblems) on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:06am PST\nIf you do take your car, don’t expect to find parking downtown, it’s not a thing. Since there is constant construction in Montreal the city minimizes parking spots, making it a dreadful looking for somewhere to leave your car.\nIf you are lucky enough to find parking, you can only pay the meter for 3 hours at a time, so make sure to download the P$ Mobile Service app, that way you can keep paying directly from your phone and avoid getting a ticket. You’re welcome.\nAlso, beware, the signs indicating free parking can sometimes be very confusing. But there are apps for that, too.\nDo: Get Really Prepared for Winter\nView this post on Instagram All white everythang ⚪️ A post shared by MTL LENS (@mtllens) on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:31am PST\nWinters are seriously not a joke in Montreal. It's not only the fact that the city hits ridiculously low temperatures, but when there is a snowstorm, it looks like the world is about to end.\nPersonally, the craziest thing about Montreal winters is that everything keeps moving, people drive on highways; schools are open and everyone just keeps living. It's pretty crazy to witness, but then again, that's Montreal.\nDon’t: Turn Right on Red\nView this post on Instagram #WorthALookWednesday || While red light camera tickets are very hard to beat, it is not impossible. It might be worth taking a look at the video to closely examine whether there was in fact a traffic violation. It may also be worth it to show a judge the video to see what they think! || Just this past week #AJS took a red light camera ticket to trial, showed the judge the video because it was #WorthALook . . . and the verdict was NOT LIABLE!!! . . . #RedLightTicket #VTL #Attorney #AttorneyAdvertisement #NoRightOnRed #RightOnRed #Traffic #TrafficCamera #RedLightCamera #RedLightCameraTicket #PleaseDriveResponsibly #VehicleAndTrafficLaw #NotLiable #win #winning #AJSLaw 🚦⚖️ A post shared by @ ajslaw on Sep 13, 2017 at 2:35pm PDT\nMost places in North America allow you to turn right on red light, but not on the island of Montreal. This is something a lot of tourist and newcomers don’t realize and they end up getting a ticket!\nSave yourself the money and the headache just don’t turn right on a red light, unless you are in Laval because then you are off the island!\nDo: Eat as Much as You Can\nView this post on Instagram Pizza & Pinot Grigio on the terrace are summer goals 🌸☀️ #pizza #pizzatime #pizzadate #wine #whitewine #pinot #pinotgrigio #cheers #summer #sun #hot #summertime #summervibes #terrace #terrasse #centropolis #laval #monza #eat #eatstagram #instagram #follow #mtlfoodiescentral #july #rucola #taste #tastemontreal #lovelivelaugheat A post shared by Montreal Foodies Central™️ (@mtlfoodiescentral) on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:06am PDT\nMontreal has such amazing food it would be a shame to not try and eat your way through our city.\nFrom every ethnicity to every price range, Montreal has some incredible places to eat so do not come here expecting to cook every night, you are going to want to experience this city and part of the experience is eating.\nWondering where to start? Take a scroll through our Eat & Drink section for a little inspiration.\nDon’t: Stay Home All The Time\nView this post on Instagram Great weekend ahead 🍾🥂 Who wants a VIP table? A post shared by @ mtl_nightlifee on Mar 23, 2018 at 1:41pm PDT\nIn a city that has so much to offer, it would be a shame to stay home all the time. The people that live in Montreal have a certain “joie de vivre” that is unmatched and you should be part of that electricity.\nFrom numerous festivals of all kinds, to great clubs and bars and incredibly scenic views, if you are moving to this city you should take all of this in because it is not everywhere that you find a place that is as lovely as our Montreal.\nREAD ALSO: Help Save The Amazon In Montreal This Weekend\nDo: Try To Speak French\nView this post on Instagram 🇨🇦🇲🇶📚 . . #bibliotheque #bibliothèque #tmr #vmr #townofmountroyal #villemontroyal #montroyal #mountroyal #montreal #quebec #canada #canadianblogger #library #winter #january #snow #mtlmoments #mtlblogger #narcitymontreal #livemtl #livemontreal #514shots #somontreal A post shared by M A J É D (@dimashque) on Jan 27, 2019 at 10:47am PST\nLearning a new language is super difficult and very intimidating but I do think it is important to learn a few things, like merci and bonjour. Learning a few words is both important and respectful to the culture and I believe that this little effort really does go a long way.\nWondering where you can freshen up your français on a dime? Here are 6 cheap options for learning and practicing French in Montreal.\nDon’t: Compare Us To Toronto\nView this post on Instagram Lets go boys!! #gohabsgo #mtlvstoronto #gameday #hockey #habsgirl #habsfan #montrealcanadiens #saturdaynight #tml #leafs A post shared by Chelsea (@chelsanatrix) on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:51pm PST\nWhatever you do, whatever you say, do not compare Montreal to Toronto. This rivalry is a tale as old as time and with Toronto thriving right now and Montreal looking like a war zone, we are a little bitter.\nRegardless of how good Toronto is looking on the surface, when you dig deep, they just don’t have the same flair and je ne sais quoi that us Montreal folk have.\nSo don't even try to compare us.\nYou are now ready to face your new life in Montreal with some expert advice from a local native.\nBonne chance!