Even though the Habs won’t be making the playoffs this year, Montreal is still being recognized as a great sports city.
In fact, Montreal has just been named Canada’s top-ranking city for hosting sports events. The ranking comes from the Global Sport Impact (GSI) Canada Index, which aims to assess the performance of cities that host national and international sports events.
“This is great news for Montréal,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal, in a statement.
Montreal will be hosting several noteworthy sports events in the coming months including the Rogers Cup, the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, and the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
“Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada and around the world. Tourisme Montréal will continue working to build a portfolio of high-calibre events that reflects the city’s potential,” said Lalumière.
“We believe that major sporting events are an excellent way of promoting Montréal and result in significant economic, tourism and media benefits—all of which are important for the city’s future.”