25 activities for the long weekend

During this long weekend, some will move, others will celebrate Canada, others will be filled with music, art and nature …

Canada Day

On Monday we can celebrate at the Old Port, from 11:30 to 22:15: the official ceremony, 21 cannon shots, cake (until fatigue), various games and fireworks. To learn about different festive places, consult the site. Free.


In the OSM space

On Saturday, at 17:30 and 19:00, at the Espace OSM, located right next to the Maison Symphonique (1600, rue Saint-Urbain), artists Ariane Lajoie & Marie Lacasse, violin, Sofia Gentile, viola, Sylvain Murray, cello , will perform works by Gershwin, Copland and Barber.

The arts invite themselves In the garden

Plant Odyssey in the Botanical Garden

Photo courtesy, Mathieu Rivard

Plant Odyssey in the Botanical Garden

Until September 1, every Sunday, from 14:00 to 15:00, the Botanical Garden presents performances by musicians and singers. This Sunday singer Apple; July 7, Albin de la Simone; July 14, ilemile Proulx-Cloutier and so on. Bring a blanket or chair, water and your Montreal culture entry card, if you have one.



On Saturday, the opening of Les Feux will be under the theme Nostalgia 1985. In La Ronde you can see the lights of Hands Fireworks while listening to the big hits of David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Genesis etc. Other dates? South Korea (July 3), Italy (July 6), Portugal (July 10), USA (July 17), Canada (July 20), Australia (July 24), the All-Star final (July 27).

Montreal i Madh comics

At the “Playa St-Hubert” (in Ausgang Plaza), rain or shine, it is with the roll and foot in the sand that we will attend the various performances that will take place on Friday evening, Saturday, as well as 4 and 4 and July 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and other shows on site.

Montreal Festival in the arts

Montreal Arts Festival

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Montreal Arts Festival

As of July 1, the works of 160 young and professional artists can be seen on the Sainte-Catherine road between Papineau and Saint-Hubert. Various activities: creation of murals, festive evenings, exhibitions-sales, areas for children, etc.

In the Botanical Garden

We can live Plant Odyssey at the Botanical Garden. Throughout a fun course, children and adults discover the emergence of the plant world. Animation every day, from 11:00 to 18:00. Notice that the sheep are grazing on the Garden site. Some awards.

On Mount Royal

You can rent a rowing boat on Beaver Lake; Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last rentals at 19:00.

  • From $ 15 to $ 25, for 30 minutes, depending on the number of people.

The four-cycle in the old port

Every day, from 10 a.m. to midnight, you can visit the Old Port on a four-wheeler or take a water trip on a pedal boat.

On the farm of Cap Saint-Jacques

Pleasant with children, every day, from 9 am to 17:00, you can visit the animals in the barn and in the fields: sheep, cows, goats, horses, donkeys, rabbits, ponies, pigs, chickens, geese, etc. . It is a good place for picnic and walk.

  • We pay for parking.


Oka National Park

Photo courtesy, Stephane Audet

Oka National Park

If it is hot, some beaches can fill us with happiness around Montreal, including those of Cap-Saint-Jacques Natural Park, Doré Beach in Jean-Drapeau Park, Oka National Park, Saint-Zotique Beach, Récré -O-Parc of Sainte-Catherine, not forgetting the new urban beach of Verdun.


Spiders: By fear to the point of fascination

Spiders: From fear to fascination at the Science Center

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Spiders: From fear to fascination at the Science Center

Until September 2, the Montreal Science Center invites us to discover spiders, “these friendly creatures that deserve to be known”: interactive games, augmented reality, the presence of about fifteen living species, etc. You can also watch the movie 3D Super Dogs, these elite rescuers, at the Telus IMAX theater. Different prices.

In search of beneficial insects

On Saturday, at 3:00 p.m., at the Marie-Uguay Library, children ages 6 and up can observe insects in a vegetable garden and understand the importance of each.

CINEMA Cin’Hoche by Hochelaga

Until Friday, August 16, at the Dairy Queen in Hochelaga (4545, rue Sainte-Catherine Est), you can watch a movie outside. “The only thing you need to provide is a folding chair and a small comforter, if you like. You can also buy ice cream. This Friday we introduce you 1991next week, Asterix the secret of the magic medicine.

Cinema-Summer in Cinema Beaubien

Until September 1, the Beaubien cinema offers children’s movies on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:30. Tickets are offered at the cinema at 9:00. This weekend : Jungle Aces.

Cinema in Anzhu

On Sunday, 20:30, at the Parc de Talcy, and on Monday, 20:30, at the Parc du Bocage, we present to you Bumblebee, a science fiction film. Consult accessculture.com to learn about movies featured in Anjou parks this summer.

With family

From the theater to the park

Theater Trailer

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Theater Trailer

Until August 16, presents Theâtre de la Roulotte secretly for children from 6 to 12 years old in different places and parks of the city. Friday, at 19:00, at the Center d’histoire de Montréal (335, place d’Youville); Monday, at 19:00, at the Parc Ouellette (1407, rue Serre) in LaSalle. Consult LaVitrine.com to find out the date of their arrival in your area.

  • Please note that if it rains, the show can be canceled.


At the Dix30 Quarter, the BFLY butterfly aircraft now offers: a tree-climbing course, island climbing, a fantastic park, a crystal maze! Circuits are built on an approach that develops self-confidence, action, and perseverance.

  • Open daily. Different prices.

In the Gamelin gardens

Until Sunday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Family Matinees organized by Petits bonheurs offer reading and activities for children from infants to ten years old. This Sunday: My little cabin and Sauve-qui-peut in the summer. Also on Sundays, from 14:00 to 19:00, Randolph Games Club offers games for teens and adults.

Sailing on sails

Quad bikes in the Old Port

Photo courtesy, Thibault Carcon

Quad bikes in the Old Port

In Old Montreal, Voiles en voiles invites the whole family (from 3 years old) to air courses on pirate boats, of different heights and difficulties. Little one, we “get rid of the octopus”, a little older, perform a “Spy Mission” and sincerely, do the “Red Beard Mission”. There are also bounce games and a carousel. Book online to save 5%. See the FAQ section.

Sailing in Old Montreal

Photo courtesy, Thibault Caron

Sailing in Old Montreal


Yoko Ono

Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art presents Conquest of Freedom / Increase of Freedom, an exhibition by Yoko Ono. It is a rare opportunity to discover the work of this contemporary artist offered to us in the two Foundation buildings (451 and 465, rue Saint-Jean in Old Montreal): 1. The Instructions of Yoko Ono; 2. The Art of John and Yoko. Admission is free, from Wednesday to Sunday.

Museum of Fine Arts from Montreal

Omar Ba: shared vision at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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Omar Ba: shared vision at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Several exhibitions can be seen in the MBA, including Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, Montreal Couture, Omar Ba: shared vision and Alanis Obomsawin: Engraved works. The museum will be closed on Monday 1 July but open daily (including Monday)

McCord Museum

Haida at the McCord Museum

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Haida at the McCord Museum

The McCord Museum presents the exhibition Polaroid Project: Art and Technology, an opportunity to discover the creativity that this type of photography offers. Residence artist Hannah Claus poses Not in vain did we meet, arranged installations using objects from the museum collection. We can also see Haida: Supernatural stories, the artistic production of this people of the west coast of Canada. Different prices.

The Polaroid Project at the McCord Museum

Photo courtesy, Marilyn Aitken

The Polaroid Project at the McCord Museum

  • Open Monday, July 1st.

Michael Rabagliati

Until 18 August, in the Rivière-des-Prairies library (9001, boul. Perras), you can discover Paul’s universe and other small things. It is through the adventures of his famous character that Michel Rabagliati tells a part of his life and the history of Montreal. Closed on July 1.

Miro in Quebec and Gauguin in Ottawa

Until September 8, if you wish to take a walk, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec presents Miro in Mallorca at the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa presents Gauguin: Portraits.

  • Please note that these museums will be open on July 1st.

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