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25 Reasons To Travel To Montreal This Summer If You Have Not Already

A city full of excitement, fun activities, and good vibes in 2017.

Good news, guys. Montreal was recently named the best spot to travel to in 2017.

READ ALSO: 40 Cool Things Happening In Montreal In 2017

Those of us who live here know exactly why: Montreal is beautiful, full of history and culture, and there are tons and tons of things to do.

But some of us don't live here, and don't know just how awesome our city really can be. Plus, those of us lucky enough to call Montreal home? Well, we've been having a bit of a rough time lately, too.

Don't worry, though. There are all sorts of awesome things to look forward to going down in Montreal this year; and this summertime select itinerary is the perfect reminder about what we have in store (or the perfect reason why you need to get yourself to Montreal, ASAP).


1. Check out Montreal this summer for all the super fun 375th Anniversary festivities.


2. Check out Montreal this summer for the largest electric music street festival in Canada.


3. Check out Montreal this summer to see the brand new Old Port.


4. Check out Montreal this summer for the annual fireworks festival.


5. Check out Montreal this summer for the Tour De L'Ile/Tour La Nuit


6. Check out Montreal this summer for Osheaga.

warm days like today make me miss summer

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7. Check out Montreal this summer for NDG's Porchfest.


8. Check out Montreal this summer for Montreal Museums Day.

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9. Check out Montreal this summer for the Just For Laughs Festival.


10. Check out Montreal this summer for the open-air "beer garden", Jardins Gamelin.


11. Check out Montreal this summer to take a stroll under the pink balls.

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12. Check out Montreal this summer for Grand Prix Weekend.


13. Check out Montreal this summer to see the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier bridge.


14. Check out Montreal this summer for Montreal's Pride Week.

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15. Check out Montreal this summer for Verdun's brand new beach.


16. Check out Montreal this summer for the Carifiesta parade.


17. Check out Montreal this summer for the free outdoor EDM festival, Villa Paradizo.


18. Check out Montreal this summer for the Old Port's Clock Tower Beach.

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19. Check out Montreal this summer for the Fantasia International Film Festival.


20. Check out Montreal this summer and canoe across Mount Royal's Beaver Lake.

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21. Check out Montreal this summer for the Village au Pied-du-Courant.

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22. Check out Montreal this summer for Ile Soniq.


23. Check out Montreal this summer for the Canada Day celebrations.

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24. Check out Montreal this summer for the Fete Nationale celebrations.

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25. Check out Montreal this summer for free admission to any Canadian National Park.

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Helpful hint: the National Parks are located outside of the city, but the closest one (La Mauricie National Park) is only a 2 hour drive out. Perfect for a summer roadtrip, TBH.


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Miranda Cipolla Miranda was born and raised in Montreal, and has spent all of her free time exploring the city she loves so much. Her interests include tequila, food, and overusing the word “bae”. You can follow her adventures on Instagram (@ciaomiranda12) and Facebook.

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