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5 Things to Do in Montreal This June

From music and art festivals to an urban beach, discover the top activities in Montreal this month.



Photo: Mickael Bandassak

Chic Eats

At Dandy, a new spot in the Old Port that runs from breakfast to lunch, graceful arches and mobile-like light fixtures provide a pretty backdrop for ricotta pancakes, fresh pasta and natural wines.


Les Francos de Montréal

Photo: Benoit Rousseau

Les Francos de Montréal

Coeur de pirate, Pierre Lapointe and more Québécois stars are joined by francophones and -philes like reggae ace Tiken Jah Fakoly for a celebration of music en français.

June 14–22,


Eureka! Festival

Photo: Roland Lorente

Eureka! Festival

Budding Bill Nyes, Marie Curies and Albert Einsteins will geek out over the interactive demonstrations, games and projects at this alfresco science fest in the Old Port.

June 7–9,


The Mural Festival

Photo: Davi Tohinnou

The Mural Festival

Proof that some of the world’s masterpieces are found beyond the confines of traditional galleries, this fest reimagines Boulevard Saint-Laurent as an “open-air museum,” where street art is created and installed.

June 9–16,


Village au Pied-du-Courant beach

Photo: Jean-Michael Seminaro

Beachy Keen

A balmy getaway inside the city limits, the Village au Pied-du-Courant cleverly creates a virtual resort area – complete with sandy expanses, loungers, adorable cabanas and kiosks serving frosty beverages – near the Papineau metro station, just a hop, skip and jump from the gentle waves of the St. Lawrence River.