Airbnb hosts in Montreal have been welcoming guests into their homes since early 2009. Over the past five years, Montreal has grown into Airbnb’s largest destination in Canada, due in large part to the hospitality of local Montreal residents, and the rich Quebecois culture.

The following report examines the impacts of Airbnb and its community in Montreal. Economic, social, and environmental impacts have all been evaluated to understand how Airbnb fits into the city. The analysis is based on all travel to Montreal during the year-period from April 2013 to March 2014


Airbnb’s Host Community

Between April 2013 and March 2014, 2,900 Montreal hosts welcomed guests into their homes. These hosts reflect Montreal’s diverse community.


Airbnb’s Guest Community

In the previous year, 73,800 guests traveled to Montreal with Airbnb. The number of guests using Airbnb has grown steadily since 2009, with visitation doubling between 2012 and 2013. Many of these guests are looking for authentic local experiences.


Learn more about the Airbnb community’s positive impact in Montreal:

Economic Impact
Environmental Impact
Social Impact


Special thanks to Montreal-based illustrator, Julie McLaughlin, who used her knowledge of Montreal to illustrate the cover of the report.