From: Saturday, June 29, 2024
To: Saturday, August 10, 2024
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec 2024
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, also known as the Montreal Fireworks Festival, is the largest and most prestigious fireworks competition in the world. It has been held yearly in La Ronde over the Dolphins lake, since 1985. Note, this event takes place each Wed and Sun from the 29th of June to the 10th of August.
- Visiting Montreal? Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites, is a 4 star hotel rated “Superb” by guests and offering great rates, spacious rooms and a pool. It is located close to the gay village and the firework displays.
Where to watch the fireworks?
- Countries from around the world compete to be crowned champions of the International Fireworks Competition in Montreal each year. This jaw-dropping competition between international pyrotechnicians transforms Montréal’s skies.
- BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT IN ADVANCE.
- The fireworks are launched from inside Six Flags amusement park La Ronde (situated on Île Sainte-Hélène across from the historic Old Port of Montréal) and explode over the St. Lawrence River right beside the spectacular Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
- On the Wednesday and Saturday evenings, the Jacques Cartier Bridge turns pedestrian, making it a great spot for a landmark view of the pyrotechnics. The competition marries music to the ancient fiery art of fireworks, in a percussive, “pyromusical” display that can be seen and heard right across the city.
- To hear the explosions timed to musical crescendos, the grandstands at La Ronde amusement park are the best bet. You’ll need tickets, but they’ll get you admission to the rest of the park, too.
- Check out the top hotels located closest to the park
- Reserve a comfy Adirondack chair for one of the eight “Grands Feux Loto-Québec” fireworks events in Quebec’s Place des Canotiers park on the St. Lawrence river. Enjoy two drinks with your ticket.
Where to stay in Gay Montreal
- Montreal has a compact Gay Village with an upbeat vibe and a lively club scene. In summer, the main drag, Rue Sainte-Catherine, is pedestrian-only and strung with pink decorations, and bars and eateries spill onto terraces in the street.
The following hotels are close to all the gay bars and are just a short taxi ride away from the Firework displays.
Gay Map of Montreal
Montreal has one of the largest gay villages in the world. Trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs lined from St-Hubert Street to De Lorimier Street on Saint Catherine Street, and between Sherbrooke Street and René Lévesque Boulevard on Amherst Street, a distance of nearly two kilometres,
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5 Star, Location
- 5 Star, Location; Terrace, Restaurant Henri Brasserie
- Close to the gay district
- Desk, flat-screen TV
- Downtown Montreal with city view rooms, some featuring claw-foot bath & fireplace
5 Star, Luxury
- 5 Star, Luxury; In historic Golden Square Mile
- A short walk to the gay bars
- Contemporary sophistication
- Prime location near art galleries, museums, and vibrant nightlife with exceptional service
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites
4 Star, Readers Choice
- 4 Star, Readers Choice; Rooftop swimming pool
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars
- Spacious, microwave, refrigerator
- Spacious rooms with kitchenettes near McGill University and a rooftop pool
Le St-Martin Hotel
4 Star, Great Value
- 4 Star, Great Value; Outdoor pool, Underground City access
- A short walk to the gay bars
- 55-inch flat-screen TV, minibar
- Offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and modern rooms with a 55-inch flat-screen TV
Video of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec
Montreal International Fireworks Competition
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Montreal
From its iconic Gay Village—a symbol of community and celebration—to its myriad of queer events, inclusive bars, and welcoming neighbourhoods, the city masterfully blends its rich cultural heritage with a progressive and accepting vibe.
The Gay Village | Saint Catherine Street
- Stretching along Saint Catherine Street East, Montreal’s Gay Village (often simply “The Village”) is a vibrant and welcoming hub of LGBTQ+ culture and life.
- The Village is known for its summer pedestrian-only zone, where countless colourful balls create a rainbow canopy overhead, and the Beaudry Metro Station with its iconic rainbow pillars.
- Saint Catherine Street hosts street parties throughout the Summer, especially during the Montreal Pride celebrations.
- Discover the best things to see and do in the Montreal.
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Centre-Ville with high-rises, shopping malls, restaurants, museums & the shops of the underground city.