Fun things to do in Montreal this summer

Summer is the time to get out and explore all that Montreal has to offer. When the weather turns warm, both tourists and locals come out in droves, looking for new ways to enjoy this great city. Here are some awesome events to look forward to throughout summer 2016!

Parc Six Flags Montréal Inc

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22, ch MacDonald, Montréal, QC H3C 6A3

A summer in Montreal just isn’t complete without a visit to this local theme park. A popular spot for young children and adults alike, you can choose between carnival games, the traditional Ferris wheel, bumper cars, roller coasters, and dozens of delicious local treats – like Beaver Tails!

Percival Molson Memorial Stadium

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475, av des Pins O, Montréal, QC H2W 1S4

From June through to October, you can spend some time enjoying the great atmosphere that a CFL game offers while supporting the Montreal Alouettes. A trip to the game gets even better if you join a tailgate party, visit the Happy Hour section, or indulge in an official Alouette poutine.

Le Théâtre L'Olympia De Montréal

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1004, rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2

If you’re looking for a laugh this summer, you might want to catch one of Sugar Sammy’s comedy shows. He does performances in English, French, and a bilingual version, as well. Poking fun at local issues, Sugar Sammy gives his shows a unique twist only a true Montrealer can appreciate.

Impact De Montréal

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4750, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1V 3S8

If you're a fan of the beautiful game, then don’t forget to swing by a soccer game this summer. You can cheer on our city’s MLS soccer team, kick back with a cold beer, and load up on delicious Quebec-style comfort foods. You can also make it a family event. Children three and under don’t require a ticket.

Tenniszon Stade IGA

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285 Rue Gary Carter, Montréal, QC H2R 2W1

From July 22nd to 31st, the top tennis players in the world set up shop in Montreal for the Rogers Cup – some of the best tennis you’ll ever see. The action takes place at Jarry Park, and catching a few matches is fast becoming a summer tradition for Montrealers.

Jean Doré Beach

Montréal, QC H3C 1A9

Montrealers spend so much time dreaming of the beach that we decided to go ahead and make our own! For the few short warm months this city experiences, you can enjoy a real beach experience right here on the island. Rent water gear, go for a swim, or even join in on some beach volleyball and you’ll feel like you’ve managed to sneak away on a mini vacation.

Montréal's International Fireworks Competition

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22, ch MacDonald, Montréal, QC H3C 6A3

Every year, our local theme park hosts a fireworks display in honour of various countries. Check the official Six Flags website for a list of dates. These amazing fireworks displays can be seen from various spots both on and off the island, including the Old Port and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Find your spot and enjoy the 32nd annual International Fireworks Festival this summer.

Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

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1028-1 place Ville Marie, Montréal, QC H3B 4S6

Discover Montreal from the Sommet Place Ville Marie Observation Deck, situated 185 metres above ground. The 360-degree observatory deck offers an unparalleled view of the city. Also worth observing: 12 information boards developed in collaboration with Heritage Montreal that highlight Greater Montreal’s human and natural heritage.

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