The Best Spots To See Fireworks in Montreal
Fireworks are impressive and they'll be here all summer long in Montreal. You must see one of them! Mostly every Saturday night at 10 pm, they are thrown out in Ste-Hélène Island near La Ronde, so you have to choose your spot wisely if you want to fully enjoy it.We have selected for you the best places to see the best show. Let's go!
A little bit far from the festivities but still one of the best spots. The view is amazing you have both fireworks and all the city lights. You can go up by walking (more like climbing, yes) or for the lazy ones, the bus 11 will do it for you.
Jacques Cartier Bridge
The most popular place in Montreal to see fireworks. AND the bridge is closed to cars for the occasion. Avoid it if you don't like to be surrounded by people. Thousands of Montrealers come there, the bridge is crowded but it's worth the view!
Great spot with speakers for the music. Perfect place to chill and admire the fireworks by the same way. Far from the all the people at the Jacques Cartier bridge but still close from all the festivities, it's really a good spot!
The Old Port
At a coffee or restaurant's terasse, or simply at the canal sitting on the grass, eating ice cream or a beavertail, the old port is one of the widest spots to see the fireworks. You mustn't be afraid of the crowd who can get there very quickly.
Notre Dame street
Around 8 pm, the street is closed for cars, to let people enjoy the show with more space. This street by the St-Lawrence riverside gives you a panoramic view of the fireworks. From early in the afternoon you can already see its sidewalk getting full of chairs.
Jean Drapeau Park
To be the closest from where they pull the fireworks! Don't forget your picnic, a good chair, a blanket and let you get moved by the music you'll perfectly hear from the park.
To avoid the crowd and have a piece of quiet, the Concorde's bridge also gives you a direct view of the fireworks, but it's not as full of people as Jacques Cartier. You can go there by bike or with the subway (Jean Drapeau).