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What do to in Montreal? (pdf): activities in Montreal during the Summer Institute.

Special Activities


Sports Centre

Centre sportifFor 10$CAN, you may use the University’s Sports Centre during the ten days of the Summer Institute. The sports and fitness centres are open from 9 AM to 9 PM. The gymnasium is accessible after 4:30 PM. The pool is open for swimming from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, and 4 PM to 6:30 PM.

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Festival de JazzThe Montreal International Jazz Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Two thousand musicians from some 20 countries gather to celebrate jazz, blues, gospel, Latin music, among many others. The Festival, launched at the end of June, hosts over 500 concerts, many of which are free and outdoors.

Fireworks: L'international des feux Loto-Québec SAQ

Feux d'artificeThe Montreal International Fireworks Competition is held from late June to early August. Ten teams, each representing their country, take part in one of the most prestigious and impressive contests worldwide.

Visiting Montreal

MontréalThe above link will take you to all the information related to tourism in Montreal, including its main attractions (Old-Montreal, the Old Port, Downtown, museums, parks, etc.).

Restaurants and Shopping

Restaurants et magasinageVisit this Website to obtain information on Montreal’s best restaurants, to select a concert and buy tickets on line, and to find out about the city’s nicest boutiques.

Visiting Quebec City

QuébecThis complete city guide provides information on attractions, accommodations, and restaurants in Quebec’s capital city.

Festival d'été de Québec

Festvial d'été de QuébecOver 400 artists from 20 countries get together in Quebec’s historic capital to present musical trends and traditions from around the globe. Quebec City’s Summer Festival takes place in July, usually around the 5th to the 15th. The Festival offers great opportunities to explore French and world music.


UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal  ›  Updated : July 11, 2011