Culture is everybody's business
You can’t turn a corner in Montréal without hitting a cozy café, bustling restaurant, food truck or farmer’s market. With endless options for local and international cuisine, from cheap eats to fine dining, the only challenge is finding the time to explore all of them!
The city’s lineup of festivals is so long, you’ll have a hard time fitting them all in. From jazz and cinema to food, fireworks and comedy, you can take your pick of fun and diverse festivals like Les Week-ends du monde, the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique and Haïti en Folie, to name just a few.
Have you heard of Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles? Located in the heart of downtown, it’s the heartbeat of the city’s cultural scene. With the highest concentration of entertainment venues in North America, the district is a must-see when you come to town. Greater Montréal is home to over 200 venues offering entertainment of every kind. Enjoy the show!
It’s always a good time to expand your cultural horizons. The city is home to over 60 museums ranging from historical and scientific to social and artistic, not to mention countless public artworks and cultural tours to keep you curious. You can find more than 1,000 works of public art scattered around the island.
Cirque du Soleil put Montréal on the map and paved the way for local circus performers, with troops like Les 7 doigts de la main and Cirque Eloize, following in its footsteps. Like the festival says, Montréal is Complètement Cirque!
If you’re passionate about art and design, Montréal is the city for you! With inspiration at every turn, the city is home to a host of events aimed at artists and innovators—C2 Montréal, Digital Spring, Startup Fest, Mural Fest, the Fashion & Design Festival and a whole lot more. Never a city to sit still, Montréal is constantly adding its unique twist to creativity, design and innovation.