If you want to watch the fireworks from the official spot on Île Sainte-Hélène, you need to get yourself some tickets, asap. Alternatively, the city offers so many great, easily accessible spots to cuddle up to a loved one or get together with friends and watch the fireworks.
1. Mount Royal Summit
Drive or walk up Mount Royal, find a good spot with a view of our beautiful city (there are so many!) and enjoy the show - simple as that!
2. Old Port
Whether you nab a spot at an Old Port bistro/cafe, or you just find a free spot of grass by the water, Old Montreal is one of the best places to watch the fireworks. Get there early though; it can really crowded, pretty quickly.
3. Clock Tower Beach
Another option, if you decide to head to Old Montreal, is to set yourself up at the Clock Tower beach. Sand, water, good company and fireworks? We're spoiled, Montreal.
4. Parc Jean Drapeau
Finding a spot at Parc Jean Drapeau will probably offer you the best view of the fireworks, aside from the one that ticket holders get. You're literally right next to the official fireworks stage; can't go wrong with that! Plan a picnic, bring some lawn chairs, make sure you know the rules when drinking in parks, and enjoy!
5. Jacques Cartier Bridge
Two hours before the fireworks start, the bridge is closed off to cars - but not to pedestrians! The view is absolutely incredible, but you will have to walk a while to get there. It's definitely worth it though!
6. Terrasse Sur L'Auberge
Delicious sangria, amazing food, a sprawling terrasse and an incredible view? The roof of the Auberge du Vieux-Port de Montreal is a prime spot for fireworks-watching.
7. Your Roof
If you live close to where the fireworks are being launched, you can pretty much just get on your balcony or roof and watch from there. How great is that? We definitely envy you.
8. Blvd44/2108 Club Terrace
Want to party while you watch? This terrace is always a good time and gives you the best of both worlds; fireworks and a fun night out.
9. Free Spot Under The Bridge
Standing or sitting, your choice, on de Lorimier at Viger and Notre Dame, its a win win if it rains as well.
Where are you planning to go to watch the fireworks?
In a Facebook post announcing festival dates for 2022, îLESONIQ also announced that it was expanding from two days to three days. That means festival-goers get a whole extra day of DJs and dancing this August.
The popular electronic music festival is set to take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 5 to 7, 2022.
Plus, there's also an "îLESONIQ EN VILLE" event scheduled for August 4.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.
Montreal is getting another beach. On Sunday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced a commitment to open the shore of the Promenade-Bellerive, a riverside park in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to swimming.
On its website, the city says the park "is the only physical and visual access point to the Saint Lawrence River" in the borough.
"Montreal is an island. And we want to take advantage of that," the mayor wrote on Facebook.
"The goal is to make our shorelines ever more accessible, keep our shorelines healthy, and celebrate our insularity."
She said a years-long water quality testing process has proven the site is safe for swimming.
At a press conference, the mayor and local city councillors said the beach would include supervised swimming hours.
The mayor aims to open the beach to swimming in 2022.
Residents of Montreal's east end have long pushed for more access to the river. Port activity and train tracks largely cut off neighbourhoods east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge from the Saint Lawrence.
Plante pointed out that her administration has already delivered Verdun Beach and increased access to the Vague à Guy, a popular surfing spot in LaSalle.