Photo cred - Shawn Kristofor Bennett Photography
Summer has officially arrived and we think it's time that you experience a real Montreal summer. Often, a whole summer will go by and you will not have done half of the things that Montreal has to offer. We’re here to make sure that this doesn’t end up happening again. We’ve created a Summer Guide which will cover any and everything happening in or around the island this summer. You can use this guide to ensure that you get the most out of our vibrant, beautiful city.
As our city gives us more to offer, we'll keep adding to this list - that way, whenever you need to know something, you'll know just where to go.
The amount of festivals happening in the city of Montreal is ridiculous and incredible. You can literally plan a whole, amazing summer around attending all of these festivals - in fact, we think that's exactly what you should be doing right now.
- Jazz Festival
- Just for Laughs Festival
- Piknik Electonik
- Mud Rocker
- Italian Week 2014
- Circus Festival
- Dragon Boat Festival
Although our dreams of having bars stay open until 6 am were brutally, viciously crushed, we're still planning to spend a lot of this summer in a kind of, a little bit tipsy state.
- 50 Things To Do This Summer
- Summer Pick Up Spots
- Comedy Nights
- 5 a 7 Spots
- Rooftop Terrasses
- Free & Fun Things To Do This Summer
- Things To Do With Your Significant Other
- Evening Activities For Couples
- ElectroDash At Parc Jean-Drapeau
We love food in Montreal and in the summer, it feels like we really get to explore everything the city has to offer. Here are some summery options you definitely have to check out - whether you just want to keep cool or you're really craving a mac n cheese hot dog!
Let's be honest with each other right now - we're a pretty strange city. We have a lot of weird, unique, creative and amazing things going on that really make up Montreal. From an oyster festival to a naked bike ride, our city - like its citizens - will try anything at least once. And if we love it? We'll keep doing it year after year. Take a look at some quintessentially Montreal events happening this summer.
- International Fireworks Competition
- Diner En Blanc
- Montreal Expos Day
- Urban Campground
- Free Outdoor Film Screenings
- Cat Cafe
- Mural Bike Tour
- Old Port Horror House
- Naked Bike Ride
- The Red Ball Project
It's really not fun to plan an afternoon with your friends and have it fall apart because you're not familiar with the rules and regulations of the city. We got your back. Everything you need to know about enjoying summer, legally, is right here, with a few not-so-legal additions to make sure you know about everything summer-related.
- Summer BBQ-ing in the Park
- Drinking in the Park
- Celebrities You'll See This Summer
- Scenic Summer Jogging Spots
- Summer Smoking Spots
- The Ultimate Summer Travelling Hack
The Great Outdoors
We only get about 5 seconds of summer (compared to a billion days of winter) in this city, so we need to spend as much time as humanly possible outside. Luckily, Montreal thrives in this department - explore the city and get your tan on while you're at it!
We don't mean to be a drag but, unless you've been extremely blessed in life, you're going to have to find some way to make a little money in order to enjoy summer in the city. Don't worry about it though - we've got you covered.
Getting Out of Town
As much as we love you, Montreal, sometime we just need to get out of town for a little while. We won't be gone long, and we won't wander too far (we couldn't do that to you!) - we just need to take a few days to ourselves. Luckily, the surrounding areas have just as much to offer as the city itself so we can stay close by, while still escaping the chaos of Montreal.