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:
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Nautical picnics

Sundays, July 14 and August 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Commencement Square

Two full days of marine-themed activities with something for everyone. All for free!

  • Mobile sailing: introductory sailing workshops
  • Yo ho ho young and old: be a pirate for a day
  • Fun family activities: inflatable games, knotting workshops, children’s makeup, and more.
  • Tales, legends and songs of seafarers
  • Port in the City container
  • Foodtrucks and kiosks
  • Many draws for various activities in the Old Port: AML cruises, tickets to Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, SOS Labyrinth, Voiles en voiles and more!

View the full program


Fireworks events

Commencement Square
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: live entertainment
10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.: fireworks and official music

  • July 3: South Korea
  • July 6: Italy
  • July 10: Portugal
  • July 17: United States
  • July 20: Canada
  • July 24: Australia
  • July 27: Casino de Montréal's All-Star Final

Port in the City

Sundays, July 14 and August 25 (Nautical picnics)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Commencement Square

Drop by our Port of Montreal container! You’ll find a game, lots of snacks and all kinds of information on our activities.

Learn more


Public piano

Continuously from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Promenade d’Iberville (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.

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.

Commencement Square will exceptionnally be closed on July 4 & 5 due to an irrigation project.

The Port Center

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: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Port Center will be open on Monday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find details at


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.

AML Cruises

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

For more information, visit the AML Cruises website:


Parking open 24/7

Daily rate: $25

Prices subject to change without notice. Taxes included.
Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, cash and Interac.

In case of discrepancy between the information provided on this website and at the gate, the information at the gate prevails. Disabled parking spaces and bicycle parking are available. Vehicles with trailers and motor-home type vehicles are not allowed on the site.

Monthly rate is available from December to Aprill: $200 per month (plus taxes).

Information : Security office (door 1)
514 283-1429
Rental contract (pdf)

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:



Space rental

If you seek a unique reception venue located in the heart of Old Montreal and right on the majestic St. Lawrence River, the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay is now at your disposal. It offers a range of spaces that combine multipurpose rooms, terraces, outdoor spaces, greenery and a promenade, suitable for all types of events.

Download our brochure.


A historic site
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