Beautiful Montreal!

So much to do in Montreal!

Festival international de jazz de Montréal

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/ « Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for nearly 40 years. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site designed to meet festival goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz! »

Montréal complètement cirque

https://montrealcompletementcirque.com/en/   « MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a Festival that brings people together across the city every July with a stunning circus program. For 11 days, Montreal moves to the rhythm of circus arts. Its venues, streets, parks, and sidewalks become stages to showcase colourful, high-flying performances from here and around the world. An event not to be missed, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE presents diversity in all its forms and expressions by creating moments where the most talented artists from the circus world come together to perform. Created in 2010, it is the result of a collective dream that brings together TOHU—the project’s driving force—along with the support of Cirque Éloize, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, and En Piste. Together, they pooled their expertise, resources and will to create the first North American international festival dedicated to circus arts. »   

Football (soccer) Impact de Montréal

http://impactsoccer.com/calend.php

Fête du Canada / Canada Day

http://www.canadadaymontreal.org/activities.html 

 https://www.tripsavvy.com/canada-day-montreal-parade-events-2391773 

Contemporary art museum of Montreal / Musée d’art contemporain

http://macm.org/en/  « Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. Through its exhibitions, artistic performances and festive events, the MAC provides a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that spread the reach of art throughout the city and beyond. »  

Montreal museum of fine arts

https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/  

Espace pour la vie / space for life

http://espacepourlavie.ca/en  

Biodôme

 http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/biodome

  « An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas:

  • - the lush and humid Tropical Rainforest, warm even in the depths of a Montréal winter;
  • - the Laurentian Maple Forest, changing with the seasons;
  • - the Gulf of St. Lawrence;
  • - and the Subpolar Regions of the Americas: Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands.
The Biodôme, whose name means “house of life,” shows visitors the “true nature” of the Americas, by offering up their loveliest and most amazing ecosystems. When the Biodôme opened in 1992, its “ecosystem” concept was a world first. Twenty years later, this systemic approach still has no equal in the faithful and complex way in which it represents the natural environment (its “rocks,” climates, lighting, etc.) and how both the animal species themselves and the animal and plant species interact. »  

Insectarium

 http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/insectarium

« When you visit the Insectarium, you’ll plunge into an unknown and fascinating universe. Whatever your age, you’ll be astounded by the incomparable adaptations and surprising behaviour of insects, the champions of nature. The Montréal Insectarium, which is considered one of the largest insect museums in North America, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010. A favourite of children, the museum is home to some 250,000 specimens of living and naturalized insects, an anthill and many other exciting vivariums. Meet entomologist/facilitators who are passionate about their work and discover the fantastic diversity of these champions of nature. Do you have some extra time on a pretty day? Your young children won’t want to miss our play and discovery area, the BuzzGround. Welcome to the Montréal Insectarium! »  

Botanical garden

http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden

« The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe. Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects. Have a nice visit! »

Planetarium

 http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/planetarium

« For over 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium shared its passion for the sky and stars with its visitors, young and old. Today, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. Its arrival marks a defining moment in the consolidation of the Space for Life, the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada. With its bold design, the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey. A true pioneer in the field, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy. Get ready for an unforgettable experience! »  

Montreal Science Center

http://www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com/

« An institution totally dedicated to science and technology, the Montréal Science Centre is known for its widely accessible, interactive approach and its focus on innovation and local talent, in a setting that is both educational and fun. Located in the Old Port of Montréal and managed by a Canadian Crown corporation*, the Science Centre is the second largest complex of its kind in the country, with more than 700,000 visitors annually. Recognized for its educational programs, the Science Centre has helped introduce more than 2 million school children to the world of science and has collaborated with teachers tasked with transmitting knowledge. In addition to its exhibitions and educational programs, the Science Centre presents the latest, biggest IMAX® movies in its seven-storey IMAX®TELUS theatre. »  

La Grande Bibliothèque

http://www.banq.qc.ca/a_propos_banq/informations_pratiques/grande_bibliotheque/index.html?language_id=1

« The Grande Bibliothèque, a vast public space of 33,000 square metres in the heart of Québec's largest city, is an exceptional cultural venue providing open and free access to more than four million items, including two million books. Essentially, all collections are part of two major ones: a Universal Circulating Collection and the National Collection. In addition, the Grande Bibliothèque provides specialized services for, among other groups, children ages 0 to 13, teenagers, business people, newcomers to Québec, members of cultural communities and persons with visual or other impairments. »  

La Cinémathèque québécoise

http://www.cinematheque.qc.ca/en « The Cinémathèque québécoise is Montreal’s museum of moving images. Its mission is to preserve and promote the world’s audiovisual heritage, with an emphasis on Quebec and Canadian works as well as international animation, and to make it available for cultural and educational purposes. »

Mount Royal / Le Mont Royal

http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/siteofficieldumontroyal/front  

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

https://www.saint-joseph.org/en/  

La ronde (amusement park)

https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen