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A Round-up of Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Even if you’re not Irish, there comes a day once a year when everyone sports their finest green and shamrocks in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Montréal is home to the longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade in Canada – 190 years and counting – that attracts locals and visitors alike to pack the parade route and enjoy the sights and sounds of Celtic pride. Whether it’s on the special day (March 17) itself or any other night of the week, Montréal is home to some awesome pubs that are sure to fill you with Irish spirit. McKibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street With three locations, McKibbin’s Irish Pub is for many the go-to place for the quintessential Irish experience. Their Bishop Street location is often the epicenter of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the heart of downtown Montréal with two floors to host green-clad patrons. Be sure to try their traditional Irish stew – tender lamb braised in a Guinness broth with potatoes and carrots – a recipe that has been a part of the McKibbin’s family since 1912. Hurley’s Irish Pub – 225 Crescent‎ Street If a more laid-back atmosphere is what you’re looking for, Hurley’s Irish… / Read More →

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montréal

[Updated on March 16, 2016] For a good green many in Montréal, St. Patrick’s Day is bigger than Christmas. At the very least, the parade is bigger… much bigger…


The middle of March in Montreal might be the perfect time to get our springtime engines revving, what with the city’s famed Saint Patrick’s Day parade (and associated celebrations), the height of sugaring-off season (mmm, maple syrup), and a new season of entertainment and live music in seemingly every venue in town…


Montreal’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations take it up a notch this year as the annual parade and general shenanigans happen to coincide with the real St-Pats this Sunday, March 17. Get in on the excitement – some of it family friendly, some of it less so – starting with the parade at noon on Sainte-Catherine Street at Fort and raucously moving east to Philips Square over the next three hours…