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Top 5 reasons to visit Montreal this summer

  • June 21, 2022

With the curfews and COVID-19 restrictions lifted it’s the perfect time to discover Montréal.

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Montreal is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Known for it’s cuisine, nightlife, festivals, sunny terraces, and cultural diversity it’s a city that begs to be explored.  Here are five reasons to visit this summer.

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1) The Draft Party

Montréal loves it’s hockey and this year the National Hockey League draft of the best young hockey players takes place at the Bell Centre July 7 and 8.  And The Canadiens have the No. 1 pick. NHL executives, scouts and coaches will be present and thousands of fans are expected to attend.

The National Hockey League draft takes place in Montreal at The Bell Centre July 7 and 8.
The National Hockey League draft takes place in Montreal at The Bell Centre July 7 and 8. Photo by FRANCOIS LACASSE/NHLI VIA GETTY IMAGES FILES

2) Festivals

Montréal is known as a festival city—and this summer there are lots to choose from:

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Every summer, music lovers from around the world flock to downtown Montréal for the incomparable Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. 2022 offers opportunities to experience the likes of Jean-Michel Blais, Woodkid, Bebel Gilberto, Gregory Porter, Jesse Cook, Ôlafur Arnalds, Pat Metheny, Alicia Moffet and George Thorogood & the Destroyers.

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Francos de Montréal
Bringing the best in French-language music to Montréal’s core, Francos de Montréal boasts over 250 performances in ten song-filled

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