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Inaugurated on June 3 with a big public celebration that attracted 13,000 visitors, the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay is establishing itself as a unique public place in Montreal with varied and entertaining summer programming. Until early September, all kinds of events are available to the public for free!


Outdoor movie nights

Every Thursday (until September 6) at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Location: Commencement Square (at the end of the Grand Quay)

• August 2 — Miss Peregrine et les enfants particuliers
• August 9 — La Bolduc
• August 16 — Les Trolls
• August 23 — Bon cop, bad cop 2
• August 30 — Chiens sous enquête
• September 6 — Wonder Woman

All the movies are shown in French. Popcorn and candy for sale ($) on site. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Pavilion (at the “river” end of the green roof).

Tales and legends of seafarers

With Éric Michaud, Francis Désilets and Yoda Lefebvre
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoon (until September 2) at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Location: In front of the Grand Quay

The watery depths have always hidden tales and legends of all kinds. Stevedores to captains have all experienced or heard about memorable storms, terrible monsters or mythical creatures. Let yourself be swept away by tales of courage, betrayal or lost love… Our storytellers will transport you into these stories that leave a trace of salt water on the forehead, or on the cheeks…
For all ages. Each performance lasts 30 minutes, in French only. In case of rain the activity will take place at the Port Centre.

Introduction to swing dance

Every Saturday (until September 1), from 7 to 9 p.m.
Four 20-minute sessions
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

Studio 88 Swing explodes onto the green roof to get young and old up and dancing! Two costumed teachers perform acrobatic swing demonstrations followed by a short introduction class.
In the case of rain, the event will be postponed.

Yoga sessions

With Érika Gauvin
Every Sunday (until August 26) from 9 to 10 a.m.
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

In a calm welcoming setting, Érika Gauvin fosters discovery of the human body’s subtleties and its awakening to breath movement, as a way to develop freedom of movement. Her background in contemporary dance and yoga encourages her to explore the balance between sthira (effort/strength) and sukha (grace/gentleness) through breathing, space and consciousness.
Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat. In case of rain, the event will take at the Pavilion (at the “river” end of the green roof).

Vélopousse pedicab

Every Thursday (until 23 August)
Continuously from 2 to 10 p.m.
In the Grand Quay’s central alley

Two cycling tour guides bring visitors by pedicab to the site of the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay along a route that showcases the new port facilities.
In case of rain, the service will still be provided.

Port Centre

Opening hours extended for the summer
From Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the History of Ships exhibition provides insight into Montreal’s rich port history through model ships and a large multimedia mural.

Public piano

Continuously from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

This is an opportunity to give free rein to your creativity and talents as a pianist! A public piano painted in the Grand Quay colours is available to everyone.
The piano will be closed when the chance of rain is 40% or higher.

Cruise ships

Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)
The best place in town to see these giants of the sea when they visit Montreal! You’ll find their arrival and departure times on our website’s schedules page.

More to discover

Open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Commencement Square: green space on the water’s edge with Adirondack chairs to enjoy the river in peace and quiet.
Promenade d’Iberville: our green roof with thousands of flowers and aromatic plants in full summer bloom.

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