Montréal at Night

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A shop on rue Saint-Denis in the Plateau

Montréal is a truly beautiful city in the summer. In the winter? Well, the city becomes endowed with a damning amount of snow so we make most of what we’ve got during these gloomy months. But let’s get back to the summer season. Even though the daytime sun shows off European-inspired architecture and the well-kept gardens dotting the city, some might argue that Montréal becomes even more alive at night. And I’m not just pointing to the city’s famous adult entertainment — the city is so much more than being just the default Canadian getaway city for those celebrating the last of their bachelor(ette) days.

Some cases in point follow. An evening stroll reveals picturesque silhouettes of numerous steeples, vestiges of the city’s strong religious past. The city with the most number of restaurants per capita in Canada (and second in North America) brings fierce competition for diners, serving up excellent culinary experiences into the night. And of course the ongoing array of events jam-packed in the summer, such as Just for Laughs and Montréal Jazz Festival, keeps the city partying past your usual bedtime. It just happens that we took a few photos here and there during these warm months between sips of cocktails on a terrace. Here are a few images of some of the city’s summer evenings thus far, a small snapshot into the bustling summer nights in Montréal.

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Changing lights on the façade of Pavilion Judith-Jasmin at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

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A Just For Laughs (Juste pour rire) comedy festival show on rue Sainte-Catherine

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Ta Chido Snack-bar mexicain in the Mile End

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Early evening at the Place des Arts grounds during the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

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Pedestrian-only road in the Latin Quarter

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A Montreal Impact soccer match at Parc olympique de Montréal (Montreal Olympic Stadium)

Posts on Summer Events in Montréal:
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
Montréal Jazz Festival
Neighbourhood Street Sale, Plateau, Montréal

Posts on Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Planning in Montréal:
The Montréal Bachelor(ette) Party Planning Guide by flashbracket

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