Montréal at a glance

MONTRÉAL, 2nd French-speaking city after Paris

With its past deeply rooted in French and British cultures, Montreal, a mosaic of more than 80 cultural communities, is a warm and tolerant city resolutely looking toward the future. Montreal awaits you in October 2017 and will pulse in synch with the high performance athletes who will participate to the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

portrait1 On the occasion of the 375th anniversary of its foundation, the city of Montreal has undergone major transformations to become even more attractive and welcoming. An impressive program of year-round activities and celebrations will showcase the Montreal know-how and creativity. Please join us and celebrate with us!


Designed by French architect, Roger Taillibert, the Olympic Stadium, main site of the 1976 Summer Olympics, is Montréal’s iconic building. Its 45° 165-metre slanted tower is the tallest of its kind in the world. A 50-passenger glass funicular will take you to the top of the Tower.

It is here that Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, wrote a page in history when she became the first gymnast to obtain a perfect score at the Olympics.



MONTRÉAL, City of History, Vibrant and Dynamic

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, erected on the site of Montréal’s foundation, and the Centre d’histoire de Montréal, both located in Old Montréal, will inform you about the history of our city that was previously known as Ville-Marie.

Historical buildings, art galleries, artists’ studios, fashion boutiques, trendy restaurants and cafés abound in Old Montréal. Stroll in the Old Port, stop at the Montréal Science Centre or, visit Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame Islands, site of the universal exposition, Expo 1967.



Portrait4 Montrealers are dynamic and sympathetic and the city vibrates to the seasons change and its talented citizens who represent Montréal’s greatest wealth. Lively neighborhoods where intimate concert halls, theatres, sports venues, small and large museums, and restaurants featuring flavors from here and elsewhere, are more ingredients to encourage you to come back in the future.

The streets of the Plateau showcase the wrought iron twisted staircases so typical of Montréal and take you to the green oasis that is La Fontaine Park.


MONTRÉAL, City of History, Vibrant and Dynamic

At the end of September, Montréal slips into its autumnal costume with shimmering reflections. Take a stroll on the Mont-Royal and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Fall is also the beginning of the hockey season, our national sport. Bell Centre is the home of the Montréal Canadiens, the National Hockey League’s most successful team.

Montréal’s Botanical Garden, 2nd largest in the world, offers thirty thematic gardens.  The Garden of Lights feature hundreds of colorful lanterns and the Great Pumpkin Ball are a must.

2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships


2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships For the launch of the cultural season, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Place des Arts, the Opéra de Montréal and many cultural venues offer a programming with something for everyone and every purse.

Experience the 18th OFF Jazz Festival. Move to the sounds of rhythmical music. Enjoy high quality performances, discover original musical pieces and the APÉROFFs combining succulent appetizers with modern jazz and talented artists (children are welcome).

Please refer to Tourism Montréal’s Calendar of events to find about Montréal and its activities which will take place during your stay. Log on to