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Montréal is Ready to Welcome Visitors Back

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Montréal is ready to welcome visitors back to the city with a hearty Bienvenue

As of September 1, 2021, Québec public health authorities have introduced a mandatory vaccination passport for individuals age 13 and over. This passport gives fully vaccinated residents and visitors access to non-essential activities and businesses such as restaurants, bars, attractions, festivals and events. Click here for more information about Montréal’s current COVID-19 protocols.

Montréal’s can’t-miss autumn festivals

Montréal’s fall calendar is bursting with returning fall festivals and exciting new events. Throughout the city, open-air spaces and venues are readying to welcome the return of shared live experiences this season.

  • Gardens of Light (September 3 to October 31): Hundreds of colourful silk lanterns create evenings of pure enchantment at the Botanical Garden this fall as the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations gardens glow with light and magic. Much more than an illuminated path, Gardens of Light is an authentic gateway to three fascinating cultures with glittering lanterns delighting the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the annual outdoor spectacle.
  • MOMENTA Biennale de l’image (September 8 to October 24): For its 17th edition, Montréal’s contemporary art biennale MOMENTA explores the two-way relationship between artist and nature. The biennale joins forces with key venues in the city’s art community to offer public exhibitions on the 2021 theme “Sensing Nature” with works from 51 artists on display.
  • OSHEAGA Get Together (October 1 to 3): Local talent will be in the spotlight at this special mini edition of the OSHEAGA music festival. The three-day program includes Canadian and Québec musicians performing on two outdoor stages at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène. Alongside headliners Half Moon Run, Jessie Reyez and Charlotte Cardin, this year’s lineup offers a glimpse at some of the top emerging artists on the Canadian music scene.
  • Montréal Beer Fest (October 7 to 10): Featuring more than 500 products by 90 breweries, the Montréal Beer Fest promises another hopping event over four days of tastings, music, guided tours and craft-beer focused workshops at the city’s iconic Windsor Station.
  • Montréal International Documentary Festival (November 10 to 21): Bringing together the world’s top documentary filmmakers and fans, the Montréal International Documentary Festival marks its 23rd edition this year with a stellar roster of more than 100 screenings, seminars and virtual reality installations.