Over the past couple of years, Montreal has become an annual tradition. The reason for that is because of the fact that there is always something to do no matter the time of the year! Staying a night at the snow village, taking a stroll down Saint Laurent, or enjoying one of the many festivals held in Montreal – the options are endless.
Although I have experienced one of Montreal’s hottest summers in over 30 years, I am still in love and find summers to be my favourite time to make the trip. Summer is also a bustling time filled with a galore of festivals and events. A must-go for me is the Festival de l’International des Feux Loto-Quebec, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition.
A Little History
The Montreal International Fireworks Competition began in 1985 at La Ronde. Due to the success of the event its first year, it soon became an annual event. Each year, about 8 or 9 fireworks companies from different countries put on a 30 minute show. Expect to see the sky light up on most Wednesdays and Saturdays in July.
Where to See It
There are multiple places to watch the event from. If you’re not up for the rush of crowds in the theme park, I’d recommend watching from the other side of the bridge. My personal recommendation is near the Vieux-Port Montreal. Get off at Beaudry or Station Papineau and walk towards the water to find a seat. If you get there early, finding a spot on the Jacques Cartier Bridge will give you a great view! Here’s a few snapshots of the show over the past couple of years.
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