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Home News New attractions for the entire family at the Old Port of Montréal

New attractions for the entire family at the Old Port of Montréal

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Montreal, May 29, 2013 ─ With the return of fair weather, the Old Port of Montréal offers more than a hundred exciting activities for the whole family, with several new activities added to the 2015 line-up. For example, SOS Labyrinthe, the world's largest indoor maze, will take over Hangar 16 at the Old Port. MTL Zipline, 24 metres high, will offer a wild 365-metre ride over the heart of Old Montreal. It will be possible to play Spiderman on the Conveyor's Dock Tower with Décalade or to become a pirate on the aerial courses and inflatable playground at Voiles en Voiles.

Thousands of visitors to the Old Port can bask in the sun on the Clock Tower Beach, go boating on the water, enjoy the many festivals and cultural events or marvel at breathtaking IMAX^® films on a seven-storey screen. Quebec's #1 tourist destination offers a line-up of new attractions and popular classics for all to enjoy.

My beach in the city – opening May 30



The Clock Tower Beach, with its 2000 m^2 of fine sand, its blue parasols and its stunning views of Montreal, is the perfect getaway for relaxing with friends or family. The Beach is open weekends from May 30, and seven days a week from June 20 through September 7. A new partner is coming to the Beach this year. Whether you're hungry or thirsty or both, the new L’horloge food concession offers a varied menu that is simple and refreshing, in a brand new setup on the beach. Another new addition: in the evening, the Beach will become a musical lounge, the perfect place to share a drink and escape it all, just steps from downtown.

Continuous summer programming

More than 25 delightful cultural and artistic events make the Old Port an even bigger draw on the beautiful days of summer. These events include the Eureka! Festival, the great outdoor celebration of science for curious minds of all ages, returning from June 12 to 14 with more than a hundred free activities. And Peur Dépôt, an original twist on the haunted house, will be back again this year from June 25 to November 2 with a new game where you are the hero: Virus.

The Old Port will also host several major musical events including the Canada Day celebrations, with a host of artists and activities expected to attract nearly 100,000 people. The popular Montreal International Reggae Festival will have visitors swaying to Jamaican rhythms from August 14 to 16; the International Percussion Festival will present its 14th edition from July 9 to 12 with a focus on France; and the big celebration of the Arab world, the Orientalys Festival, will transport the public to a veritable Oriental Medina, with music, dance and visual arts from three continents, July 23 to 26.

Other popular events will be added to the line-up, and there will be plenty of discoveries for foodies. From June 26 to 28, A Taste of the Caribbean will offer the food, music and arts of more than 20 Caribbean countries. The famous Montréal RibFest will attract over 50,000 fans of slowly grilled meat to the Jacques Cartier Quay from June 27 to July 1. For the first time in Montreal, Quebec's iconic PoutineFest is coming to the Old Port from July 3 to 5. The Festival YUL-EAT will showcase local gastronomy from September 5 to 7.

Not to be missed, the 4th edition of the Lolë White Tour yoga event will take place this year on August 8. This huge gathering symbolizing peace is a unique experience for mind and body. On September 7, Iron Open Mind will combine cardiovascular activities, yoga and meditation.

Culinary delights on the street, the terrace or the water

The Old Port offers a great variety of food options. Of course, the many food trucks are back on the promenade. See the Restaurants and Boutiques (http://www.oldportofmontreal.com/restaurants-boutiques) section of the Old Port of Montreal website for details.

The Cavalier Maxim, the Petit Navire, Croisière Absolü, and the Bateau-Mouche serve lunch every day of the week. Moored at the Jacques-Cartier Quay, they all run different river cruises, while the Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau offers clients a spa experience rocked by the waves. A brand new area with baths and a swimming pool will appeal to those seeking health and relaxation.

A cornucopia of exclusive events, discoveries and family activities, the Old Port also offers pleasure trips, guided Sea-Doo outings or fishing excursions on the river, romantic dinners or fast food at a variety of restaurants, trendy 5 à 7 happy hours, and a visit to the merchants on the promenade of summer boutiques to start off your evening.

Montreal advances to the next level with Game On

Game On, presented in collaboration with Ubisoft, is an interactive exhibition of more than 1000 m^2 entirely dedicated to the video game industry, which is flourishing here in Quebec. After visiting 23 cities across the globe, the exhibition is making its first stop in Montreal. In 5 distinct zones, it covers the process of creation from initial idea to final product, as well as the history of video games and their cultural influence around the world. Game On is also an opportunity to play more than 100 different games, from Pong to Destiny, not to mention legendary titles like Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy.

The IMAX^®TELUS Theatre at the Science Centre is presenting Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, which invites us to dive with him on a fascinating adventure and discover the amazing underwater world of the Bahamas and Fiji.
The Old Port of Montréal thanks its major partner the Government of Canada. It also wishes to thank its partners, Sleeman, Coca-Cola, ESKA and RedBull.

The Montréal Science Centre greatly appreciates the contribution of its partners VOLVO, Hydro-Québec and TELUS, title partner of the IMAX^®TELUS Theatre.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 11:02  

 

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