The Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay

New public spaces unique to Montreal for Montrealers, cruise passengers and tourists

Ideally located on the St. Lawrence River, the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay is now open to the public. After an amazing makeover, the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal is now offering contemporary marine infrastructures on par with the city’s international reputation, along with free public spaces with spectacular views of the river and the city.    

200 de la Commune Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2

Opening hours of public spaces:
Until September 3: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
From September 4: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Our free summer programming


Outdoor movie nights

Every Thursday (until September 6) at dusk (about 9 p.m.)
Location: Commencement Square (at the end of the Grand Quay)

  • August 2 — Miss Peregrine et les enfants particuliers
  • August 9 — La Bolduc
  • August 16 — Les Trolls
  • August 23 — Bon cop, bad cop 2
  • August 30 Chiens sous enquête
  • September 6 — Wonder Woman

All the movies are shown in French.
Popcorn and candy for sale ($) on site.
In case of rain, the event will take place at the Pavilion (at the “river” end of the green roof).
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Tales and legends of seafarers

With Éric Michaud, Francis Désilets and Yoda Lefebvre
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoon (until September 2) at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Location: In front of the Grand Quay

The watery depths have always hidden tales and legends of all kinds. Stevedores to captains have all experienced or heard about memorable storms, terrible monsters or mythical creatures. Let yourself be swept away by tales of courage, betrayal or lost love… Our storytellers will transport you into these stories that leave a trace of salt water on the forehead, or on the cheeks…

For all ages. Each performance lasts 30 minutes, in French only. In case of rain the activity will take place at the Port Centre.  

Introduction to swing dance

Every Saturday (until September 1), from 7 to 9 p.m.
Four 20-minute sessions
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

Studio 88 Swing explodes onto the green roof to get young and old up and dancing! Two costumed teachers perform acrobatic swing demonstrations followed by a short introduction class. 

In the case of rain, the event will be postponed.

Yoga sessions

With Érika Gauvin
Every Sunday (until August 26) from 9 to 10 a.m.
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

In a calm welcoming setting, Érika Gauvin fosters discovery of the human body’s subtleties and its awakening to breath movement, as a way to develop freedom of movement. Her background in contemporary dance and yoga encourages her to explore the balance between sthira (effort/strength) and sukha (grace/gentleness) through breathing, space and consciousness.   

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat. In case of rain, the event will take at the Pavilion (at the “river” end of the green roof).

Vélopousse pedicab

Every Thursday (until 23 August)
Continuously from 2 to 10 p.m.
In the Grand Quay’s central alley

Two cycling tour guides bring visitors by pedicab to the site of the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay along a route that showcases the new port facilities.  

In case of rain, the service will still be provided.

Public piano

Continuously from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

This is an opportunity to give free rein to your creativity and talents as a pianist! A public piano painted in the Grand Quay colours is available to everyone. 

The piano will be closed when the chance of rain is 40% or higher.

The Port Centre

A journey into the heart of Montreal’s port history

Sail back in time to relive the milestones in Montreal’s rich port history. The History of Ships exhibition makes it possible to explore and understand the maritime world.

Opening hours:
Until September 3: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From September 4: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 

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Cruise ships

Location: Promenade d’Iberville (the Grand Quay’s green roof)

The best place in town to see these giants of the sea when they visit Montreal! You’ll find their arrival and departure times on our website’s schedules page

More to discover

Promenade d’Iberville

A large green roof with an immense wooden terrace and more than 20,000 flowering and aromatic plants, including chives, oregano, monarda, yellow camomille, yarrow, daisy and blue grama.

Commencement Square

A vast lawn on the edge of the water that lets Montrealers and tourists to fully enjoy the river. A work of art honouring the pioneering women who helped found Montreal will be installed there in 2019.

AML Cruises

Discover the city from the river with guided cruises, brunch cruises and dinner cruises.  

For more information, visit the AML Cruises website:


Mariners’ House of Montreal

Mariners’ House of Montreal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to materially, socially and spiritually support seafarers from around the world whose vessels are temporarily docked at the Port of Montreal, regardless of their nationalities or their religious allegiances. 

Opening hours: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit the website of Mariners’ House of Montreal:

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