Area Codes for Montreal, Quebec

There are four area codes actively in use in the Montreal metropolitan area and surrounding areas: 438, 514, 450, 579. These area codes cover Montreal proper and all it's 19 boroughs as well as surrounding locations such as Boisbriand, Repentigny, Saint-Jerome, Terrebonne, and Varennes. See below for details.

In Montreal, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All Canada phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.

Montreal area code information:

Montreal area codes:
438, 514, 450, 579

Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in Canada are exactly 3-digits long.

In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas have 2 or more area codes.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Montreal landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.

If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.

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Area Codes Used In & Near Montreal, Quebec

There are several area codes used in Montreal and nearby suburbs.

Here are the area codes in use for greater Montreal metro area.

Montreal Area Codes

Area Codes Main Locations
Covers the city of Montreal proper (Island of Montreal) and all it's boroughs, including the small adjoining islands of Ile Perrot and Ile Bizard
 579 *
Covers off-island suburbs surrounding Montreal. Towns include Beloeil, Boisbriand, Chambly, Chateauguay, Granby, Hampstead, Joliette, La Prairie, Mascouche, Mirabel, Repentigny, Saint-Constant, Sainte-Julie, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jerome, Terrebonne, Varennes, and Vaudreuil-Dorion.

* 579 area code is a planned overlay for the 450 area code. Expected in service date is August 2010.

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Area Codes for Towns in Montreal Area

Here are the area codes for the 20 or so largest cities and towns in and around Montreal, Quebec (in alpha order).

LocationArea Code(s)
Beloeil area code 450 / 579
Boisbriand area code 450 / 579
Chambly area code 450 / 579
Chateauguay area code 450 / 579
Granby area code 450 / 579
Hampstead area code 450 / 579
Joliette area code 450 / 579
La Prairie area code 450 / 579
Mascouche area code 450 / 579
Mirabel area code 450 / 579
Montreal area code 514 / 438
Repentigny area code 450 / 579
Saint-Constant area code 450 / 579
Sainte-Julie area code 450 / 579
Saint-Hyacinthe area code 450 / 579
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu area code 450 / 579
Saint-Jerome area code 450 / 579
Terrebonne area code 450 / 579
Varennes area code 450 / 579
Vaudreuil-Dorion area code 450 / 579

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Montreal, Quebec Area Code Maps

The following map shows area codes for Montreal and the province of Quebec.

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City Codes vs. Area Codes

In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Montreal is MTR.

Other Area Code Information

* CNA is the Canadian Numbering Administrator. NANPA is the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. These are the official groups responsible for phone numbers in the US and Canada.

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