Public transit is free today in honour of Montreal's 375th anniversary

May 17 2017, 12:57 pm

Free rides on the STM!

To mark Montreal’s 375th anniversary (the official date of which is May 17), the STM is offering free rides on metros and buses all day today!

In an effort to promote the day’s festivities, which include the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, a special speech by Prime Minister Trudeau at Montreal City Hall, and multimedia show AVUDO, all transit will be completely free between 5am on Wednesday, May 17 and 1am on Thursday, May 16.


No transit pass or fare card is required, Montrealers will simply be able to hop aboard!

Though this is a major benefit for all those who regularly commute to work via public transit, it also serves as a great incentive to head to Old Port and partake in the celebration.

Montreal Avudo is a spectacular water show created especially for the city’s anniversary. It will project life size images inspired by the city’s history onto the water and promises that “Young and old will be dazzled, moved and transported by the magic of images and scenes projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations.” Scenes will include archived images, city documents, 3D animations, and relevant illustrations. Sounds like a pretty cool way to celebrate the city!

For more information on the STM’s special 375th anniversary offer, click here.

Free STM

When: May 17, 5 am-1 am

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