1. Montréal lights up
Kicking off 375 days of celebrations in December 2016, Montréal buildings, neighbourhoods and public spaces are sparkling with light to heighten the magic of the season.
2. Montréal gets moving
Time to get out and play! Montréal’s Nordic energy is the inspiration for an eclectic array of outdoor competitions, sports and recreational activities over four weekends. Great memories and rosy cheeks guaranteed!
3. Montréal ignites
Festival season is sizzling in 2017 as Montréal ignites into celebrations of history, art, music and culture to express our city’s civic pride and rich diversity. From downtown and Old Montréal to neighbourhoods across the island, everyone is invited to take part in free activities, tastings, guided tours and much, much more. Oh, and save some space for birthday cake on the official anniversary of the founding of Montréal on May 17!
4. Montréal reinvents
As an action-packed year draws to a close, Montréal’s gaze is shifting toward the future and to imagining and reinventing the city over the next 25 years. Buoyed by the momentum of the many innovative projects and events created over the year, the 375th anniversary leaves a tangible and lasting legacy for generations to come.
More major milestones to celebrate
While Montréal’s year-long birthday party is creating a big buzz in 2017, the city is also marking two other major milestones: The 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World’s Fair in Montréal, Expo67.