Montreal is one of the most notable cities in Canada when it comes to Canada Day celebrations. From the downtown core to the Old Port, there are multiple celebrations and events that draw many locals and tourists alike to celebrate our fine country. This year is no different, and the beautiful July weather only facilitates what is gearing up to be a festive day in honour of our belle country.
Montreal Canada Day Parade
Since 1978, Montreal has hosted a Canada Day Parade in honour of our country’s birthday. Starting at 11am, 24 cultural communities participating in the Montreal procession march down St. Catherine Street between Fort and Peel. The parade is culturally rich and worth a visit.
Old Port Celebration
For our country’s 144th birthday, celebrations will be extending into the wee hours of July 2nd. During the day, head under the big top at the Clock Tower Quay to watch acrobats, clowns and tightrope walkers perform.
In the evening, head to the Jacques Cartier pier to watch the fireworks and listen to bands from all over the world perform. The main concert event has Bruno Pelletier, Gino Vanneli, Jodie Resther, and Juno-winner Chantal Kreviazuk performing to help celebrate this special birthday.