From: Thursday, August 1, 2024
To: Sunday, August 11, 2024
Montreal Gay Pride 2024 Sexy, Stylish and hot!
Each year, Montréal Pride hosts epic circuit parties, live shows, gay village pop-up parties and one of the most colorful Pride Parades in North America.
- Are you visiting for Montreal Pride? Stay in the Gay Village, home to Montreal’s bustling gay scene and host of some of the biggest events during the Pride week.
Pride in the Village
- August 1st to August 11th, 2024 – Each year Montreal’s gay neighbourhood, the Gay Village hosts a week long series of street parties and events. The gay bars located in the Village bring some of the world’s top drag performers, djs and artists to the city. Most of the events are held along Sainte-Catherine Street in the Village.
- Stay close to the village at the Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites, a 4 star hotel rated “Superb” by guests and offering great rates, spacious rooms and a pool.
Montreal Pride Parade
- Sunday, August 11th, 2024 –The Montreal Gay Pride Parade takes place on the final Sunday of the week long celebrations.
- Typically, the parade starts at 1 p.m. at the corner of St. Mathieu and René-Lévesque, moving east on René-Lévesque until it reaches Sanguinet.
- Expect the parade to last two to three hours. Crowds gather at the finale at the corner of Berri and Ste. Catherine, at Place Émilie-Gamelin where festivities will continue with an outdoor dance event: the MEGA T-DANCE.
The Pool Party
- Saturday August 10th, 2024 – La Piscine Pool Party Montreal – perhaps one of the most infamous pool parties in North America. Sexy and fun.
Montreal hosts some spectacular circuit parties during the pride festivities including:
Love Festival Montreal Circuit Weekend
- From Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August 2024 – Love Festival Montreal brings together some of the world’s biggest circuit DJs for an epic 4 nights of parties including famous events such as Locker Room, the main event by District Pride and a world famous Pride Closing event.
Olympic Park Esplanade
- Awaiting Dates – In order to improve the festival experience and in response to the growing popularity of the Festival, the Montréal Pride performances and shows will take place on the site of the Olympic Park Esplanade.
- The Esplanade is where cultural expression runs free in a slew of amazing shows featuring local 2SLGBTQI+ talent. Some 70% of the shows feature artists from Montréal and, in signature Montréal festival style, admission to the main site is free.
- Concerts start at 8pm. Note, the Olympic park is a 20 minute drive from the gay village.
- Check out the to 10 hotels close to the park.
Community Days on Saint Catherine Street East
- Awaiting Dates – Community Day draws over 90,000 visitors and is the perfect opportunity to meet local LGBTQ+ communities, organisations and support gay owned small businesses.
- For a unique experience, stay at “Le Mount Stephen” with a 9+ rating featuring luxurious decor and 5-star service, it won’t disappoint.
- Awaiting dates – Pleasure Dome Montreal – an immersive disco and house party under the Stratosphere dome featuring classic queer tracks from the ’70s and ’80s, house anthems and underground dance cuts.
- Occasionally Toronto’s two biggest party promoters, Pitbull and Prism hosts events including Pitbull Montreal and the PRISM Closing Party Montreal
- Other events held during the pride include everything from an official Pride Brunch to a Pride Run to the Party BYOL and Party Black & White.
The Montreal Gay Village
One of the largest in the world, Montréal’s Gay Village is a spectacular nucleus of creativity, activity and diversity.
- The Village is home to gay cafés, boutiques, antique shops and restaurants for all tastes nestled beside cozy B&Bs housed in century-old triplexes.
- Vibrant artistic talent is showcased in a variety of ways throughout the Summer months; and all this, enveloped in a laid-back, open urban vibe where pretty much anything goes.
- With Sainte-Catherine Street as its main artery, The Village extends from east to west around the Beaudry metro station (that proudly flaunts LGBT rainbow colours).
- This main drag is closed to vehicles from June to September, creating a sublime summertime pedestrian zone ripe with patios, sidewalk shops, art displays and a seemingly never-ending parade of street fashion. The street features specialty boutiques, a variety of bars and many restaurants representing multiple cuisines.
Gay bars and Clubs in Montreal
Bars in Montreal open until 3am, so many gay spaces blur the line between bar and club. Generally, “Clubs” open later than 3am with many hosting “After Hour” parties.
- Complexe Sky – Largest gay club in Canada with a restaurant on the ground floor, four other floors of music and a rooftop terrace with a pool and hot tub.
- Le Stud – Popular bear bar with larte outdoor patio and sister venue L’Antre BBQ + Grill serves delicious burgers and hot dogs all night long.
- Cabaret Chez Mado – Home to the biggest gay drag shows in the city, especially busy on Tuesdays and Saturdays when Mado Lamotte is in residence.
- Bar Le Cocktail – Legendary karaoke bar with bustling happy hour and friendly atmosphere and outside terrace.
- Black Eagle – Cruise and leather bar with different levels, very busy, especially at weekends.
- Club Unity – Gay complex with two dancefloors and a large rooftop terrace. Hosts regular theme nights and pride events.
- Bar Renard – Stylish gay bar with cute boys, delicious cocktails and restaurant by day.
- Stereo – House and Techno club with amazing light and sound. Open very late.
Where to stay during Montreal Pride?
With a lot of the streets being closed for pride in the gay area it is important to try and find a hotel close to all the festivities. The following Montreal hotels are all close to the city’s top attractions and the pride events:
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
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The Gay Village | Saint Catherine Street
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