January 9, 2015 — The flagship event of Montréal en lumière, the Nuit blanche, is exceptional in more ways than one . Until dawn on February 28, 2015, no fewer than 180 activities — usually free — are available in a multitude of areas, from visual arts to dance to music, poetry and film. Discover an unusual and unique cultural frenzy, which takes you on a journey to the end of the night!
Night owls revel in discovery circuits organized by neighbourhood, showcasing many major museums exceptionally open in the evening, such as the Musée d’art contemporain and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, but also cafés and boutiques, not to mention art galleries and the Biodôme which hosts a Moonlit Evening where the penguins are allowed outside. The métro is open throughout the night for the occasion and free shuttle buses travel from one activity to another.
At the same time, the famous Art Souterrain tour puts the spotlight on contemporary art in the underground city. Rush in to contemplate the art that becomes part of daily life for passersby. The STM, shopping malls, Central Station, the World Trade Centre Montréal, and the Palais des congrès (Convention Centre) are chock full of performances, installations and multimedia works, some of them being created live.