Spring in Montreal is the best season to get to know the city better. It’s not that cold and not that hot, so you can enjoy all the events the city has to offer without suffering from the extremes. One of the many things we love about our work here at Corporate Stays is finding out what our travellers are doing. Why are they staying with us? What brings them to the area? What we often find is that along with business, many of our travellers want to discover the city and the events happening in Montreal.
Whether you’re planning on heading to Montreal soon, or you’re here on business, why not take advantage of all the city has to offer? Montreal has an action-packed spring calendar in store, so turn your business trip into a “bleisure” one.
For the History Aficionado
If you love learning about history, art, and beautiful artifacts from days gone by, then Montreal’s Museum Day is going to appeal to you. On Sunday, May 26, almost all museums and galleries in Montreal will be free to visit.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, and even the McCord Museum, among many others, won’t cost a dime to enjoy. Here, you can soak up the history, fun things to do for kids and many exhibitions that take place during this time.
For the Music Lover
If you can’t help but tap your feet to a tune, then make sure you attend the Pouzza Fest from May 17 to 19, in the Quartier des Spectacles while you’re in Montreal. This Punk Rock Music Festival boasts outdoor shows, food trucks and barbecues. All bands are within walking distance of each other and tickets are as little as $40 through to $100.
But if you are more of a classical music type of person, The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is sure to suit you. It celebrates the intimate art of chamber music in all its forms, presenting outstanding performers in concert and uniting established artists with emerging talent from around the world. From June 7th to 16th.
For the Foodie
Are you a foodie who loves to try something new in every city you visit? Then once you check into your premium Montreal accommodation, you can loosen your pants for the Fete du Croissant. This event happens every May and includes over 75 bakeries offering discounted and delicious croissants. Once you’ve had your fill, you’re probably going to need a long nap!
Luring in the Wordsmith
If you’re a bit of a literary genius, or you adore nothing more than settling down with a book, then make sure you’re in Montreal during late April and early May. During this time, The Blue Metropolis Literary Festival is in full swing.
The Festival brings authors, publishers, illustrators, and more from all around the world, and it’s a not-to-be-missed experience. This year, there will also be over 200 events throughout Montreal to celebrate literature and everything about it.
For The Two-Wheel Enthusiasts
Bicycle fever takes over the city for a few days in May and June as the Go Bike Montreal Festival takes place with an exciting series of much-anticipated events, including the Tour la Nuit and the Tour de l’Île de Montréal.
Getting together, having fun, creating memories – that’s what it’s all about! These popular event is a great opportunity to bike stress-free along an untimed route, in the company of thousands of other two-wheel enthusiasts.
Appealing to the Arts Lover
A stroll up Saint-Laurent Boulevard any time is colourful, but even more so during MURAL Festival in mid-June, when you can watch artists paint new works on buildings’ walls – and don’t miss spotting Montreal’s murals of Leonard Cohen on Crescent Street near the Sir Winston Churchill Pub and on Saint-Laurent Boulevard at Napoleon Street not far from Schwartz’s.
Getting the Motor Enthusiast Purring
The Canada Grand Prix, on a technicality, is a spring event, but it also marks the beginning of summer with a bang. If you’re a motor enthusiast, this is an event you won’t want to miss. What’s more, as it brings over half a million people to Montreal, you’ll need to book accommodation months in advance. The Canada Grand Prix is from June 6 to 9 and offers an atmosphere like you’d never believe.
It doesn’t matter if business brings you to Montreal this spring, you can turn it into a pleasant time with minimal effort. Montreal comes to life in spring, with a range of activities and events that help you to blend in like one of the locals. There’s no better time than now to arrange your accommodation and set your sights on the beautiful french Canadian city of Montreal.