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Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Montreal, Quebec H3A-2R6

Summer Activities in Montreal

Discover Montreal this Summer

Put a spring in your step as Montréal warms up. Visit our city and immerse yourself in our history, heritage and culture. Be a part of Montréal's Summer adventures and create lasting memories.

Uncover all there is to do during summer in Montréal:

  • Gardens of the Way of the Cross – St. Joseph's Oratory: The outdoor Garden of the Way of the Cross is one of Saint Joseph’s Oratory’s best kept secrets. Located to the east of the basilica, the garden shelters a magnificent Way of the Cross made of towering sculptures, which unfold amidst an artfully landscaped terrain. It is an exceptional space to meditate in communion with nature.

  • Aura – A Luminous Experience in the Heart of Notre Dame Basilica: Light unveils the richness of the Notre Dame Basilica’s heritage and invites us to celebrate its beauty. The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica’s wealth of exquisite works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of Notre Dame. Then, light, orchestral music and grandiose architecture combine to create a unique, three-act multimedia spectacle.

  • Fleuve-Montagne Promenade: The 3.8 km (2.6 mile) urban trail connects the St Lawrence River to the foot of Mont-Royal showcasing Montréal’s culture, history, heritage and landscapes.

  • La Grande Roue (The Observation Wheel): At 60 meters in height (20 stories high) this new instillation will offer year round panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas.

  • Lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge: The Jacques Cartier Bridge comes to life nightly capturing the pulse of Montréal in real time, reflecting its energy, social media conversations and mood (#illuminationMtl). The luminous movements are a tribute to the days hottest media topics.

  • Cité Mémoire, Montreal en History: Montreal’s unique evolution is brought to life through a host of video’s projected on walls and buildings at dusk.
  • Le FIFA – The International Festival of Films on Art: Recognized as the only festival in the Americas specializing in the niche of films on art, and as the largest of its kind in the world, the International Festival of Films on Art has become a leader on the international cultural scene. A rich and distinctive program of films on art and media arts from around the world, a series of special events, and the participation of celebrities as honorary president, spokespersons, members of jury and guest artists have made it one of Montreal’s greatest cultural events.

  • Vues d'Afrique: This festival, internationally renowned as the most prestigious of its kind in North America, is celebrating its 34th year. Here you can share in and discover the real and imaginary side of the African and Caribbean countries.

  • La Grande Rencontre Folk Fest: The 27th edition of the traditional dance festival and 6th edition of the Montréal Trad Conference will feature concerts, dance evenings, jam sessions, master classes, artist workshops, roundtables and the Place du Marché, where more than 60 artists, agents and presenters from Québec, Canada, the United States and Europe will gather.

  • Festival TransAmérique: This international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming.

  • Mondial de la Bière: The 25th anniversary of this unique and friendly festival features over 500 of the best beers from Québec and around the world. This event will not only satisfy the curious, but all beer lovers, from the neophyte to the epicure to the most discriminating of connoisseurs! 

  • Mural – Public Art Festival: International public art festival whose mission is to celebrate creativity and the democratization of urban art. During the week-long event, Boulevard Saint-Laurent is transformed into an open-air museum where local and international artists can showcase their creative talents.

  • Grand Prix Weekend: It's not just about the race. It's about a whole city coming alive with excitement! People arriving to Montreal from every part of the globe with one common objective - to get the most out of their 72 hours! Grand Prix Week with the Jet Set in Montreal is where it all begins.

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