In the summer something amazing happens in Montreal Canada and if you’re lucky enough to find time to get there, I recommend it. It’s called the Montreal International Fireworks Festival and it is amazing. Countries from literally all over the world participate in this month long festival.
Where and When
It usually starts in July and goes through the beginning of August. It’s located on the Jacques‑Carter Bridge — there is a bunch if spots in the parks to view the festivities.
What exactly happens
The festival features a different country each weekend night. It usually has a theme and the fireworks play to the music accompanying it. This isn’t like normal fireworks, I promise you that. The fireworks seems to keep tempo with each beat in the songs and it’s really a magical experience.
Where to Watch
We were lucky to find this awesome little beach away from the bridge that offered the perfect view for the fireworks. The “cover” was that you had to buy drinks, which, don’t worry wasn’t a problem for us — hello margaritas all around! Not only was it this beach but because it was also a bar with some snacks they had comfy chairs and they had a limit to how many people could be admitted so it never felt crowded before the event. It was the perfect location but make sure you get there early before there aren’t any seats left!
What To Do Before
There is so much to do in Montreal that there is plenty to do while you wait. Walk around Old Montreal, head to central Montreal and get an ice cream (from Ben and Jerry’s no less) go shopping or head to Mount Royal park for a picnic and a nice little walk to see the city from a birds eye view.
Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the fireworks. This is another one of those throwback posts so it was before I had a fancy camera with the capabilities to take some awesome firework shots but trust me when I say it was amazing. I would get back again and again and again.