Downtown Montreal Attractions & Events

montreal CasinoFabulous shopping, international and regional cuisines of every type, centuries-old historic sites, world-class museums and art galleries, vibrant night life, stunning parks and so much more are right outside for you to discover. Montreal is a city that has something for everyone to enjoy and embrace.

Best of all, Le Westin Montréal hotel places you in the centre of everything that Montreal has to offer.

Shopping in Montreal has to be experienced to be truly appreciated -including the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Old Montreal, shops and boutiques of St. Catherine Street, and the Underground City - thousands of stores linked beneath the city streets. Discover block after block of Antique Shops on Notre Dame Street

Montreal nightlifeDining, Entertainment & Nightlife

Le Westin Montréal is in Old Montreal, an incredibly vibrant and captivating area for a night on the town. A short walk brings you to bistros, clubs and every kind of restaurant imaginable on the nearby streets of Notre Dame, Saint-Antoine, Saint Jacques and by the waterfront.

Attractions

Montreal jazz festivalMontreal Is A City That Loves Festivals

Montreal offers celebratory festivals virtually every month of the year bringing visitors from all over. Montreal festivals run the gamut from jazz, classical, folk and reggae music to comedy, film, arts, design and cultural. World-renowned festivals and events include the Just for Laughs comedy festival, Montréal International Jazz Festival and Cirque du Soleil performances.

Performers and visitors from all over the world come to be part of the special atmosphere and vibrancy that is a festival in Montreal. Discover special festival and event packages at Le Westin Montréal.

Take a look at the list below of what is happening when or, click here for more information on Montréal Festivals.

January

Salon de l'Auto / The Auto Show
Fête des neiges /Winter Festival

February

Festival Voix des Amériques / Voices of the Americas festival
The 27th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques
Festival Montréal en Lumière – High Lights Festival

March

Port Symphonies
Under The Snow Indie Music Fest
International Film Festival on Art March
Festivalissimo Iberian-Latin American festival
Annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade Sunday

April

Vue sur la rélève performance art festival
Vues d’Afrique African and Creole film fest
Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

May

Montreal Chamber Music Festival
Montreal Underground Film Festival
Festival TransAmériques
Montreal Bike Fest (Féria du vélo)
Mutek music, sound and new tech festival
Montreal Museums Day

June

Suoni per il popolo
Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival
Nuit blanche sur tableau noir
St-Ambroise Fringe Festival
Terres En Vue/Land InSights first people’s festival
Annual International des feux Loto-Québec fireworks fest
The OFF Festival de Jazz
Fête nationale, June 23 and 24
Montreal Baroque Festival

July

Canada Day July 1 – parade and events
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Fantasia Film Fest
Festival international de Lanaudière classical music
Comedy Festival Just for laughs/Juste pour rire
Montreal Reggae Festival
Dragon Boat Race Festival
Divers/Cité Gay and Lesbian Pride days
Les FrancoFolies
Otakuthon anime festival

August

NASCAR Busch Series race
Osheaga music & arts festival
Montreal Highland Games
Italian Week
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival
FestiBlues
Fête des enfants/Children’s Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
18th-century public market

September

Mois de la Photo biennial
La Magie des Lanternes
Montreal Marathon
Journées de la culture Quebec-wide culture fest
10th Orgue et couleurs organ music fest

October

Pop Montreal music (and art and film) festival
Festival du nouveau cinéma October 8-19, 2008

November

Cinemania French films subtitled in English
Rencontres internationales du documentaire
Salon du Livre
M for Montreal music showcase
Image+Nation LGBT film fest
Expozine small press fair

December

Salon des métiers d'art