Taking a "stay-cation" instead of a vacation might be a big deal in other cities, but in Montreal it's pretty standard. That's because Montreal is so awesome there's no real reason to leave it in the first place. After all, there's no shortage of activities to take part in. In fact, there's a ton of them happening in the Old Port alone.
Here's a list of all the fun things you have to look forward to on your stay-cation in Montreal's Old Port for summer 2015.
1. Clock Tower Beach
From May 30th to September 7th 2015, come enjoy the beach right in your own backyard.
Rappel down Montreal's building facades.
3. Voiles en Voiles
Become a pirate on the inflatable playground aerial adventure paths.
4. Eureka! Festival
A celebration of science for kids and adults of all ages. Featuring more than 100 free activities.
5. Canada Day
The party will be going strong to celebrate our country's birthday. The event is expected to attract over 100,000 people.
6. Montreal International Reggae Festival
Celebrate the rhythms of Jamaica from August 14th to 16th.
7. International Percussion Festival
This year celebrates the 14th edition of the event and will focus on France.
8. Orientalys Festival
A celebration of Oriental culture through music, dance, and art. From July 23rd to the 26th.
9. A Taste of the Caribbean
Food, music, and arts of more than 20 Caribbean countries.
10. Montréal RibFest
50,000 fans of slowly grilled meat will be gathering at the Jacques Cartier Quay from June 27 to July 1.
Poutine deserves its own festival, that's just a given. Celebrate fries, gravy and cheese from July 3rd to 5th.
12. Festival YUL-EAT
Celebrate all Canadian food that isn't poutine. And since we're not exactly sure what that is, we'd better go.
13. Lolë White Tour
One of the largest gatherings of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate peace, mind, and the body.
14. Iron Open Mind
Cardiovascular activites along with yoga and meditation taking place on September 7th.
15. Food Trucks
Food trucks will be gathered on the promenade.
16. Lunch Cruises
The Cavalier Maxim, the Petit Navire, Croisière Absolü, and the Bateau-Mouche offer you 3 different river cruises.
17. Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau
Get pampered at the spa while being gently rocked by the waves.
18. Guided Tours
The Old Port also offers guided Sea-Doo outings, fishing excursions, romantic dinners and guided tours.
19. Game On
An interactive exhibition entirely dedicated to the video game industry.
20. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D
Presented by the IMAX Telus theatre, take part in a fascinating underwater adventure.