Photo cred - Michael Vesia
Montreal's International Fireworks Competition is in full swing!
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.