Feel fabulous in Montréal all summer long

The city explodes into action in summer, stirring up a non-stop international-level joyride of live music, comedy, art, cultural activities and fabulous food. The hot outdoors is the place to be in summertime, whether dancing with a sea of festival-goers, gasping at acrobatic circus performers, savouring gourmet fare from a food truck, kicking back on a restaurant's sunny terrace with a drink or picnicking alongside happy Montrealers in the park. And if you really want to heat up a conversation with Montrealers, ask them which season is the best – everyone's got a favourite, but summer might just have the leading edge.

Warm-weather essentials

Experience Montréal's famed festivals for yourself this summer, from outdoor music extravaganzas to high-speed F1 racing and an international fireworks competition. Balance all that activity out with art-filled walks through the city's quaint neighbourhoods and memorable dinners out on the town.

  1. Join cheering music lovers under the setting sun for the Montréal International Jazz Festival's massive opening show at downtown's Place des Festivals
  2. Grab your sunglasses and get ready for anything as over a hundred indie-rock, hip hop and electronic acts thrill music fans at three-day festival Osheaga in beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau
  3. Laugh along with the clowns and let your jaw drop at the incredible acrobatics of MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE's astounding shows
  4. Dance your heart out at Piknic Electronik every Sunday afternoon and at the MUTEK festival in August, both featuring some of the best electronic producers and DJs in the world
  5. See artists create wall-sized new art before your eyes as you walk up traffic-free Saint-Laurent Boulevard during MURAL Fest
  6. From stunning skylines to history nuggets to romantic dinners, Montréal has a boatload of fun for you!