LGBT-friendly Montréal

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Montréal’s LGBT allure isn’t restricted to the Village, and neither are its visitors: gay-welcoming activities can be found city-wide!

Montréal is a fabulous destination for anyone to visit, but when it comes to open-minded hospitality, safety and high-flying LGBT events, it really shines. While the Village is one of the largest in the world, Montréal’s neighbourhoods are teeming with queer hangouts. Throw in the nightlife, sightseeing, shopping and dining for which Montréal is renowned, and you’ve got a city with it all.

Creative and welcoming, Montréal’s LGBT community is known the world over for its spectacular events, vibrant involvement and its colourful home, the Village. Symbolic of the city’s openness and joie de vivre, the Village is the preferred locale of LGBT visitors for its laid-back vibe and numerous entertainment possibilities. The cool, permissive surroundings are enhanced by the lively nightlife and trendy boutiques, not to mention the many bars and restaurants. Visit LGBT Montréal on Pinterest.

While much of Montréal’s gay scene takes place in the Village, there are many queer-friendly bars and clubs popping up throughout the Mile End, the city's most creative neighbourhood. Whether you're singing karaoke at a popular queer spot, attending a Beyoncé-themed party or knocking down pins at a bar with a bowling alley, Montréal's nightlife scene is always booming.

For ideas on how to get started, check out this 3-day, 3-neighbourhood LGBT itinerary. And of course, keep your finger on the pulse of Montréal LGBT happenings with the dedicated LGBT section of Tourisme Montréal’s blog—the best way to stay in the know of all goings-on in the Village and beyond.