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Escape to the Old Port where summer has arrived

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Quebec’s favourite vacation destination is launching its summer season with a host of activities for a family excursion, a romantic date, relaxation with friends or just cutting loose. With its green spaces and magnificent views, the Old Port belongs to Montrealers, and they are invited to claim it while encouraging more than thirty local businesses. Whether on land, on the water or in the air, you don’t have to go far to get away from it all this summer.

A number of activities are already open:

Recreational tourism activities

La Grande Roue de Montréal

La Grande Roue de Montréal brings you an unforgettable experience, in the comfort of a climate-controlled gondola which is air-conditioned in the summer and tempered in the winter. A unique activity in the picturesque setting of Old Montréal, on the shore of the Saint-Lawrence River.

Location
362, rue de la Commune Est, Montréal
La Grande Roue de Montréal

MTL Zipline

This company offers you a thrilling experience while flying over Bonsecours Island in the Old Port of Montréal. Enjoy a safe and unique zipline experience while taking in a spectacular view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. A must for the whole family!

Hangar 16 - Vieux Port de Montréal
360, rue de la commune E., Montréal
MTL Zipline

Voiles en Voiles

This family adventure park transports you to the world of royal and pirate ships in the Old Port of Montréal. Tackle the aerial courses, climb the wall of the enemy’s ship, challenge yourself to the escape missions, practice archery and do discover many more activities for an unforgettable summer.

Location
Place des Vestiges Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
Voiles en Voiles

SOS Labyrinthe

With your mission card in hand, seek out four new treasures in a 2-km (1.2 mi.) maze. Count on our staff on inline skates to help you lose your way. Discover amazing stories about the Port of Montréal, with many unexpected traps and surprises that will keep you laughing.

Location
Hangar 16, Quai de l'Horloge Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
SOS Labyrinthe

Écorécréo (Vieux-Port de Montréal)

Ride with family or friends on a European inspired multi-place vehicule to explore the Old Port of Montreal’s nooks and crannies in a dynamic way. Then, take a break on the Bonsecours Basin by renting an eco-friendly pedal boat! Despite being so close to downtown, you’ll feel far, far away.

Location
Vieux-Port de Montréal Quai Jacques-Cartier, Montréal
Écorécréo (Vieux-Port de Montréal)

See also:

  • Éco Tours Montreal – Segway Tours
  • Bota Bota Spa
  • Summer shops
  • Clock Tower Beach (opening June 19)

Water activities

Aventures Wet Set Mtl

Guided jet-ski rentals and boat tour with captain to discover Montréal and surroundings. Get to know the city and its majestic St. Lawrence River from a different perspective’an exhilarating jet-ski excursion! This activity is accessible to anyone looking to have an out-of this-world.

Summer
Quai Jacques-Cartier, Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
Winter
75, Rang du Lac St-Pierre E., Louiseville
Aventures Wet Set Mtl

The Old Port Tour Cruise

LE PETIT NAVIRE AU VIEUX-PORT DE MONTRÉAL Board the 38-passenger Le Petit Navire or the 28-passenger Le Petit Navire II to explore the Old Port . This tour is a must if you plan to visit Old Montréal. The captain, will tell you about the Old Port and its history.

Old Port of Montréal, Jacques-Cartier Pier
Montréal
The Old Port Tour Cruise

Cruise aboard the Bateau-Mouche au Vieux-Port de Montréal (60-minute)

BATEAU-MOUCHE AU VIEUX-PORT DE MONTRÉAL Enjoy the fresh air out on deck as you take in the St. Lawrence River in all its summertime glory on this 60-minute cruise showcasing Montréal and its islands.

Jacques-Cartier Pier
Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
Cruise aboard the Bateau-Mouche au Vieux-Port de Montréal (60-minute)

Cruise aboard the Bateau-Mouche au Vieux-Port de Montréal (90 minutes)

BATEAU-MOUCHE AU VIEUX-PORT DE MONTRÉAL Enjoy the fresh air out on deck as you take in the St. Lawrence River in all its summertime glory on this 90-minute cruise showcasing Montréal and its islands.

Jacques-Cartier Pier
Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
Cruise aboard the Bateau-Mouche au Vieux-Port de Montréal (90 minutes)

Dinner Cruise on the Bateau-Mouche Montréal

BATEAU-MOUCHE AU VIEUX-PORT DE MONTRÉAL Enjoy a unique Bateau-Mouche experience on the St. Lawrence River, featuring delicious local cuisine, breathtaking views of the Montréal skyline, and a Music + Light presentation to cap off the fabulous night-time odyssey.

Vieux-Port of Montréal, Jacques-Cartier Pier
55, Quai d'accostage Vieux-Port de Montréal, Montréal
Dinner Cruise on the Bateau-Mouche Montréal

Food

  • A dozen food trucks including two new additions: Ice Cream glacée and a brand new Smokies specializing in grilled cheese
  • The Marché des Éclusiers farmer’s market (Saturdays)

Passports for attractions at bargain prices

Several Old Port businesses have joined forces to participate in Attraits d’Événements Attractions Québec passports, which let visitors enjoy some popular activities at up to 40% off the regular prices.

More to come

The popular Old Port terraces (Marché des Éclusiers, Terrasses Bonsecours, and Scena) as well as some boating activities (Saute moutons and Croisières Absolü) will be opening soon, following the May 18 announcement by the Québec government. We welcome this announcement as it will allow gatherings and outdoor events, essential features of the Old Port.

Sanitary measures for visitor safety

Visitor safety is a priority at the Old Port, and its tenants have implemented sanitary measures in accordance with Public Health guidelines: installations promoting physical distancing, hand-sanitizing stations, alcohol gel, etc. To find out more about our preventive measures, click here.

About the Old Port of Montréal

The Old Port of Montréal, a division of the Canada Lands Company, has offered a variety of interactive, cultural and recreational activities for more than 25 years. As home to the Montréal Science Centre, the second most visited science center in the country, it also offers many opportunities for scientific discovery. Bordering a 2.5-kilometre stretch of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port of Montréal is the most popular recreational  tourism site in Quebec, with more than six million visitors annually.

Old Port of Montréal

The Old Port is full of activities for all tastes and offers unique views of the river and the city. Features terraces, beach access, relaxation, discoveries and fun for couples, families and groups of friends.

Location
333 rue le la Commune O., Montréal
Old Port of Montréal