5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 13

Sep 13 2017, 12:36 pm

Humpday is here, Montreal! From a new park to the Northern Lights, check out what is happening around town today.

Visit Montreal’s newest park 

Montreal’s Bonaventure park is officially open and a new urban boulevard has taken over the raised highway that was once there.

The $142 million project allows pedestrians to walk freely through a number of green spaces and has a number of very cool features that are worth checking out.

 Where: Between Duke and Robert-Bourassa St.
When: Anytime

Take in some urban art at the Station 16 Art Gallery

This contemporary art gallery located in the lower Plateau is certainly nothing like you’ll see hanging in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Influenced by graffiti, street art, pop culture, and design, Station 16 offers some of the most colourful, vibrant, and eye-popping art in the city.

When: Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, closed on Sundays
Where: 3523 Boulevard Saint Laurent, Montreal

Montreal Pizza Festival 

The festival showcases some of the best slices in the city. All you need to do is visit participating pizzerias. When you stop by for some pie you’ll receive a “Pizza Passport” for participating. The best part of it all is that for every “Pizza Passport” you collect, you get entered to win a trip to Naples, Italy.

Where: Participating pizzerias in Montreal. Click here for details.
When: September 11 to 17

Gardens of Light

Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.

When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Look for the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights could be making an appearance over Quebec’s skies this week. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a G2 moderate geometric storm has been issued for September 13.

This means that the Northern Lights should be visible in southern areas of the US. However, there is also a chance that the auroras could also appear over Quebec if skies are clear.

Where: The sky!
September 13 between 10 pm and 4 am local time

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