In just one short month, the Montreal skies will be lit up with fireworks from around the world.\nThe Loto-Quebec sponsored International Fireworks competition goes on every summer, and draws huge crowds all along the water and over on Parc Jean Drapeau.\nFireworks in Montreal are a summer staple. I think its safe to say that every local attends this event once a year - or has done so in the past. The one thing that can make it tedious is dealing with the crowds and finding the best vantage point to take in all the colourful explosive splendor.\nREAD ALSO: MURAL Fest Is Throwing A Massive Free Party For F1 This Weekend\nFor every show, the crowds in Montreal are intense! Montreal's summer beach village is the optimal space to watch the fireworks from, aside from the bleachers at La Ronde, or along the Jacques-Cartier bridge. But there is another option if you're willing to spend some dollars.\n@croisieres_amlembedded via\nCroisières AML is the best option to watch the fireworks shows over the St. Lawrence River in Montreal - hands down.\nThis is the same company who offers short cruise getaways throughout Quebec - they really have a ton of great packages that you should absolutely keep in mind.\nRight now, though, I want to make you aware of their Fireworks and Dinner packages. Yes, you can hop on their cruise ships, get yourself a good meal and have the best seat out of hundreds and hundreds of people for the show - directly on the water!\nCroisières AML has 4 pretty amazing fireworks cruise packages available for ya.\nFireworks cruise - $80/person:\nDeparts 6 p.m. from Grand Quai\nFireworks show at 10 p.m.\nReturns at 11:15 p.m.\nFireworks and buffet dinner - $140/person:\nDeparts 6 p.m. from Grand Quai\nIncludes dinner buffet and show\nReturns 11:15 p.m.\nFireworks and a 5-course meal -$150/person:\nDeparts at 6 p.m. from Grand Quai\nIncludes 5-course dinner and show\nReturns 11:15 p.m.\nFireworks and Smoked Meat (the most "Montreal"!) - $85/person:\nDeparts 6 p.m. from Grand Quai \nIncludes a Smoked Meat sandwich dinner and show\nReturns 11:15 p.m.\nVia croisieresaml\nNow, as I said these packages will cost ya a little bit - but I think its worth it, at least once! I mean, let's be honest - you will likely ending up spending this money at a bar, or another restaurant anyways!\nThe fireworks competition is always some of the most impressive displays of explosions in the city - maybe even in the country.\nTo have an opportunity to watch them directly from the water is totally worth the money, even if only once!\nThere are 2 different cruise ships being sent out to the water for each of the scheduled fireworks festivals shows throughout the month of July, starting on July 7th!\nIf this experience is something you just can't pass up, I'd suggest making your reservations soon as these cruise experiences are sure to sell out (some of them are starting to, already!).\nYou can find more information on all available packages right here, and don't forget to check out the official Fireworks 2018 competition schedule right here.