What makes this meteor shower truly amazing is the fact that it is packed with up to 100 meteors per hour.
Normal meteor showers aren't visible from big cities, but some of the Perseid fireballs actually burn brighter than some stars, which means they will be visible even from the downtown core as long as building aren't in the way.
The meteor shower starts Tonight and lasts until August 14, but the peak of the event is supposed to take place on the night of August 12th.
The botanical garden's café terrasse has created intriguing summer treats to enjoy while lounging among flora and fauna — rhubarb ice cream, a sea buckthorn slushie — which tastes sort of tangy, tropical and tart — and wild carrots.
A tour of the Japanese Garden offers views of carp and turtles in nearby ponds, along with the Enchanting Botanical Printsexhibition by artist Sandrine de Borman.
The First Nations Garden is offering a photography exhibition, Kuugaaluk: Along the traces of our forefathers, by anthropologist and Inuit Arctic specialist Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk.
The planetarium's Origins exhibit is an interstellar selection of large-format photographs by Olivier Grunewald.
The planetarium is also offering the aurōrae screening, dissecting the aurora borealis from outer space to the Earth's core.
The new dome theatres are also showing a wide variety of films this summer.
At the biodome, the exhibition La preuve par l'image shows a series of photographs that illustrate scientific research of flora and fauna, taken by researchers — some from the insectarium in Montreal.
Every month, the biodome showcases one specific species or environment to discover in its ecosystems — this month, jellyfish are on display.
In July, the biodome will showcase the foreshore, which is the area between the low and high tide, and in August, it'll showcase flatfish.
The It's Time to Act exhibition at the exit of the biodome's ecosystems highlights concrete things that ordinary people, groups, businesses and governments across the world are doing to fight climate change and help the environment.
The Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak over Montreal between the night of October 8 and 9. And according to experts, the Draconids have been responsible for some of the most spectacular meteor showers in recorded history.
And in case you miss it...
Later in October there is also the Orionid meteor shower which is actually created by debris from Halley's Comet. At its peak, up to 20 shooting stars are visible every hour.
The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night between October 21 and 22.
And if you want to know the best place to watch the Eclipse, look no further than Montreal's Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. you're invited to join astronomers to observe the eclipse and you'll even be provided with free eclipse observation goggles.
This is the weekend many Montrealers have been waiting for!
The weather will be nice, the BIXI bikes will be free on Sunday and thanks to Montreal's Free Museum Day (Sunday, May 28th) and the Great Gardening Exhibit at the Botanical Gardens (Friday, May 26th), there are a ton of amazing activites you can take advantage of without spending a penny.