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Snow Festival

Known as La Fête des Neiges in French, this festival spans four consecutive weekends and celebrates wintertime in all its frosty glory. Highlights include ice sculpture shows, tube sliding, skating and more.

Date: 15 January 2022 - 06 February 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Parc Jean Drapeau.

Montreal In Light

Known as Montréal en Lumière in French, this event sees world-renown chefs and wine producers congregate in Montreal to wow foodies. Family-friendly outdoor festivities are also featured.

Date: 01 February 2022 - 01 March 2022
Venue: Various.
Website: https://www.montrealenlumiere.com/
Cost:

Various.


Montreal Fringe Festival

Fringe theatre, with some comedy, music and dance.

Date: 30 May 2022 - 19 June 2022
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Various.


Tour de l’Île de Montréal

Part of the Go Bike Montreal Festival, this event allows you to enjoy car-free streets and explore different neighborhoods.

Date: 05 June 2022 - 05 June 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Around Montreal.
Cost:

Free to watch.


Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix is held each year at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Notre Dame Island in Montreal.

Date: 19 June 2022 - 19 June 2022
Venue: Gilles Villeneuve.
Cost:

Various


La Fête Nationale du Québec

24 June marks the midsummer solstice and the religious feast day of Jean Baptiste (John the Baptist).

Date: 24 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
Venue: Various.

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Launched in 1980, this festival has grown to be an iconic event attracting millions of visitors – in fact, in 2004, the festival was crowned the world's largest jazz festival by the Guinness World Records.

Date: 30 June 2022 - 09 July 2022
Venue: Various.
Website: http://www.montrealjazzfest.com
Cost:

Various.


Montreal International Fireworks Competition

Known as L'International des Feux Loto-Quebec in French, this eye- and ear-popping competition among international pyrotechnicians light up the skies of Montreal, over the St Lawrence River right beside the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

Date: 05 July 2022 - 08 July 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.

Just for Laughs Festival

For a rib-tickling, hilarious time, Montreal is the place to be in every July when the Just For Laughs comedy festival is in full swing.

Date: 13 July 2022 - 31 July 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Various.


Festival International Nuits d'Afrique

This festival celebrates the glories of Africa, with artists from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America entertaining massive crowds.

Date: 14 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Various.


Fashion and Design Festival

Celebrating international and local high-fashion and design, this glamorous event features runway shows, pop-up boutiques and music performances.

Date: 01 August 2022 - 01 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Website: http://www.festivalmodedesign.com

Montreal First Peoples Festival

Artists from Indigenous communities all over the Americas gather to celebrate their rich cultures and histories.

Date: 09 August 2022 - 18 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.

Mutek

MUTEK aims to promote creativity in electronic music and audio-visual art.

Date: 23 August 2022 - 28 August 2022
Venue: Various.
Website: http://www.mutek.org/
Cost:

Various.


Black & Blue Festival

This festival celebrates the unique lifestyle and culture of the gay community. It also raises money for AIDS support organisations, as well as LGBTQ+ community groups in Montreal.

Date: 06 October 2022 - 10 October 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Cost:

Various


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Hotel Le Germain

This Montreal hotel has 101 designer rooms. Everything is eye pleasing from the minimalist furniture to the low-lit hallways. If you own an iPad and appreciate nice shoes this trendy hotel should tick your boxes. Rooms are loft style and have superior cotton sheets goose down duvets and – ladies will appreciate this - Aveda bathroom products.

Le Place D’Armes

Listed as a boutique hotel with 135 rooms, visitors often choose this hotel as it has lots of personality with its stylish interior design and Old Montreal location. Brick walls, walk-in rain showers, plush goose down duvets and pillows and contemporary decor make the rooms warm and interesting, plus the 3,000sq ft Rainspa featuring a traditional Middle Eastern hammam.

Le Relais Lyonnais

Clean, great location and with nicely decorated rooms, Le Relais is the perfect base for visitors looking for affordable accommodation. Rooms are simple and comfortable with modern interior design and reception staff are more than happy to hand out maps. The hotel is next to Berri-UQAM Metro station, which is extremely convenient for car-less tourists.

Hotel Quartier des Spectacles

Taking its name from the entertainment district where it's based, Hotel Quartier des Spectacles' exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and simple yet spaciously designed rooms makes it one of the most appealing budget options in the downtown area. Recently renovated, the four-story centennial building currently doesn't offer disabled access.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Due to reopen in June 2017 following a C$140 million refurbishment project, this Montreal landmark has hosted a fair few celebrities, and was the headquarters of John and Yoko’s famous ‘bed in’. Its central location and métro link up is ideal for disoriented travellers. Services are top of the range with a beauty parlour, health club and indoor pool.

InterContinental Montreal

Opposite the Palais des Congrès convention centre and perched on the edge of Old Montreal, the InterContinental Montreal is well situated for sightseeing and is linked to a stunning atrium. Its 357 rooms and suites are well-appointed and the turret suites offer great wraparound views. For relaxation, there is a fitness centre, sauna and pool.