Whether you want to be surrounded by tons of people on the island or you want something a little bit more secluded, Montreal and its surrounding neighbourhoods have a bunch of great firework viewing spots for you and your family to choose from.
You’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy them too since a firework competition will take over the Old Port’s sky this summer as part of the 37th edition of the l’International des Feux Loto-Québec. Each week’s show will also feature a different theme.
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You can catch them in the following spots at 10 pm every Saturday until August 10.
Acting as the spectacle’s launch pad, Old Montreal puts on a pretty impressive show, displaying the fireworks right over the Saint Lawrence River. Gather at any of the Old Port’s spectacular restaurants, bars, or cafes, or find a spot on the pier and join thousands of people gawking at the fireworks.
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
When: Open all day
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Montreal’s urban beachside village is a trendy and entertaining spot to catch the fireworks. It offers a breathtaking view of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and part of the Saint Lawrence River. Head to the man-made beach town and enjoy food trucks, bar kiosks, an art gallery, and a garden while the fireworks decorate the night sky right above you.
Where: 2100 Rue Notre-Dame Est
When: 3 pm – 12 am
Experience a local favourite with a gorgeous vantage point view of the fireworks on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The bridge is completely closed off to vehicular traffic from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm and invites you to dangle your feet off Canada’s third-busiest bridge while taking in the fireworks.
Where: 134 Jacques-Cartier Bridge
When: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Get your fireworks right from the source and experience the shows from as close as you can possibly be. La Ronde offers waterfront seats (and food and drinks) at the La Ronde bistro, where you can see the fireworks from the launching pad across the water. The synchronized music that accompanies the fireworks plays through La Ronde’s house speakers.
It costs money to get into La Ronde but once you’re there, you’re in prime territory. Battle the Goliath during the day and relax to first-hand fireworks at night.
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: 11 am – 11:30 pm
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You don’t need to get a close-up of the fireworks to enjoy them. Mont Royal Belvédère Kondiaronk Park is a nice alternative if you don’t mind a bit of a hike and a lengthy view of the fireworks. Plus, you get to see the entire city lit up, especially in gorgeous weather. A 15-minute hike will totally be worth it.
Where: 1196 Voie Camillien-Houde
When: 6 am – 12 am