15 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, July 22

Jul 20 2018, 7:11 pm

It’s slated to rain today, July 22, and could be the catalyst to a week’s worth of thunderstorms. We probably deserve it after two weeks of heat. Regardless, there’s always fun things going on around the city. Here are 15 things to do in Montreal today.

Tam Tams

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You can’t mention things to do on a Sunday in the city without highlighting Tam Tams, it’s a landmark.

Tam Tams is a giant outdoor party with dancers, sports and drummers all gathered around the Sir George-Etienne Cartier monument. Head over to the mountain and enjoy a longstanding Montreal tradition and vibe. 420 friendly.

When: Sundays until September 30
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: Free

Film Noir on the Canal

Film Noir au Canal is showing free film noir classics at St-Patrick Square on the canal. Today’s showing is Jean Renoir’s 1936 black and white classic, Les Bas-Fonds. It’s screened in its original French version with English subtitles on a massive screen.

Montreal accordion player Laurence Sabourin will perform to open the film screening.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 7:30 pm – accordion introduction, 8:50 pm – film screening
Where: St-Patrick Square
Price: Free

The Nasty Show at Just for Laughs

The rawest, most shocking, foul, and filthy comedy show of the festival is happening today as Robert Kelly hosts The Nasty Show where no topic is off limits. The gala includes Brad Williams, Nikki Glaser, Mike Britt, Ms. Pat and Montreal-native Derek Seguin who will push all the comedic boundaries.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: MTELUS Theatre
Price: $45.92 – $62.52

Sean Paul at Beachclub



Beachclub claims to be the largest outdoor club in North America. Its name tells you exactly what it is: a club on a beach. If the weather holds up on Sunday, get your first pumping at the massive beach party, especially since it’s headlined by Sean Paul.

The club features a massive open-air dance floor, bars and restaurants and small beaches for guests wanting to escape the electronic dance music.

Sean Paul was here yesterday, but was completely sold out. Today’s your chance to catch Mr. Paul.

“Just gimme the light!”

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 701 Rue 38, Pointe-Calumet
Price: General admission – $25, VIP pass – $50

Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest

Westmount Park Sprinklers

As if Westmount Park isn’t enticing enough – the park’s sprinklers are sprinkling for the summer. There are three sprinklers for kids to splash around in and it’s equally refreshing for adults. It’s Westmount’s way of signifying that summer is in full swing.

When: From now until September 2
Time: 8 am – 8 pm
Where: Sherbrooke and Melville, Westmount Park
Price: Free

Restaurant Chez Grégoire

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Take a drive today and get the best poutine Montreal has to offer, it’s just not in Montreal.

It’s an easy 30-minute drive from the island and is worth every second. Grégoire’s has been dishing out poutines for decades. The casse-croute uses shredded cheese curds and an in-house gravy to make sure every bite of the poutine is as decadent as the last.

When: Grégoire’s is open year round
Time: 8 am to 11 pm
Where: 975 Boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Mercier
Price: $4.50-$13

Shakespeare in Westmount Park

The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare is happening at Wesmount Park tonight, rain or shine.  The long-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 30th year and takes on a Shakespearean classic this time around in the form of Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. It’s a contemporary, gender-bent take on the classic love story.

Guests are urged to bring their own chairs or may rent one on site for $5.

When: Every day in July
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Westmount Park, Westmount
Price: Free

Yanni at the Bell Centre

Yiannis Chryssomallis, known professionally as Yanni, is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer.

The 63-year-old is performing at the Bell Centre today.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre – 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Price: $73 – $144.50

High Score Con


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You can’t have a Comiccon exhibition and not include a video game convention. Thankfully, High Score Con has Montreal covered today. The convention features tons of video games and related merchandise. Indie game companies will be on site showcasing their latest creations and there will be a Q&A with video game testers and developers.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Hotel Ruby Foo’s – 7655 Boulevard Decarie
Price: $5

Vincent C at Just for Laughs

Vincent C is a comedy based illusionist. Or is he an illusion based comedian?

Regardless, the Quebec magician is a Just for Laughs veteran and he puts a hilarious twist on classic magic routines and douses it all in humour.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 9:15 pm
Where: Scene Principale – Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

La Grande Roue Flash Sale

The largest observation wheel in Canada, located in the Old Port, is having a sale on their tickets today. The gondola ride gives riders a unique panoramic view of the entire city, perfect to grab some Instagram likes.

When: Sunday, July 22
Time: 10 am – 11 pm
Where: Montreal’s Old Port – Bonsecour Basin
Price: $13 – $14.79 depending on age

iSaute Kirkland

Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you. iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing, and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do, and it’s actually a fantastic workout. If the rain has you restless today, jump around!

When: iSaute is open year round
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door.

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

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Nextdoor Pub & Grill is the place to be on Sundays to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at Nextdoor for as many caesars or mimosas you can handle and then relax by eating as many 29 cent wings as you can.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Atwater Market

Atwater Market is a farmers’ market located in the Saint-Henri area of Montreal. It’s been open every year since 1933. The interior market is home to butchers, bakers and dairy vendors. The outdoor (and covered market if it’s raining) is full of plant life and produce.

Another Montreal classic.

When: The market is open every day
Time: 7 am – 5 pm
Where: 138 Avenue Atwater

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