Top things to do in Montreal for Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Ever year, Montrealers look forward to June 24! Although most places are closed to observe the holiday, there are still loads of things to do in the city. Here’s a list of some of awesome things to keep you busy this Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Fête National du Québec à Montréal

82 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H1X 1X3

Ever year, the parade through the streets of downtown Montreal is a must-see event on June 24. Visit the city’s website to check out the parade route for this year so you can be sure to join in on the fun.

Casino de Montréal

1, ave du Casino, Montréal, QC H3C 4W7

No matter what day of the year or what time of day, the casino is always open! If you’re not sure where to head on June 24, since most establishments are closed, you can always stop in for dinner, roulette, and drinks at the casino.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1K3

With most major establishments being closed, you may be running low on ideas. If outdoor festivities are not for you, you can definitely enjoy a day at the museum. Known for showing some of the finest artwork in the world, our local museum is open on June 24 for your viewing pleasure.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, QC H3C 1A9

It’s hard to believe but Montreal does have its own beaches – yes, more than one! One June 24, if the weather is cooperating, you can spend a day at this Parc Jean Drapeau beach. It’s no resort in Mexico but it’s as close as you can get without actually leaving the city! Have a picnic, go dragon boating or kayaking, take a swim, or just sit back and enjoy the rays.

Biodôme de Montréal

4777 Av Pierre-De-Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 1B3

If you’re looking for an educational and fun activity for the whole family, a visit to this Olympic Park indoor zoo is a must. You’ll see loads of different animals from all over the world, and experience the climate they live in as you enter each simulated habitat. You can also watch the penguin feeding at 2:45 p.m.

Old Port of Montreal

333, rue de la Commune Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 2E2

Enjoy a day on the water in the Old City at your leisure. You can cruise the harbour area, take in the sights, and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather we can only hope to get on June 24! There’s no better way to spend your day off. Plus, you can always cross the street when you’re done to indulge in the city’s famous Beaver Tail desserts!

Montreal Science Centre

2, rue De la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E2

If you’re looking for a truly incredible way to spend your day off this St. Jean, check out the Body World exhibition. This year, you’ll get to see what over 50 different animals look like on the inside – perfectly preserved. You’ve definitely never seen anything quite like this before.

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