5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 20

Sep 20 2017, 11:44 am

Humpday is here, Montreal! From a new park to Expo 67 Live, check out what’s happening around town today.


Montreal’s art scene is getting even better with the addition of KM3 (pronounced kilometre cube) a free participatory walking tour of art installations around the city.

This kilometre long public art trail is located at Quartier des Spectacles and is part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations.

Get up close and personal as you walk through the streets to view 22 works of public art created by artists in Quebec and all over the world.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 15, 2017

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

Expo 67 Live

Take a step back in time and relive Expo 67 at the Esplanade de la Place Des Arts.

Expo 67 is an interactive experience composed of colourful archival video footage projected onto giant screens. The installation was created by Karine Lanoie-Brien and will take visitors on a journey to relive the best moments from the Exposition.

The display will include 435 linear feet of screen space, 65 speakers, and thousands of clips from archives.

Where: Esplanade de la Place Des Arts
When: September 18 to 30, 2017. Nightly screenings at 8 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:15 pm.

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

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