Nautical picnics

THE new event of the summer at the Grand Quay! On two Sundays, July 14 and August 25, the Grand Quay is hosting two full days of marine-themed activities with something for everyone. All for free!

Commencement Square (end of the wharf), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
200, De la Commune Street West

Mobile sailing

In Alexandra Basin, the Voile Québec sailing program will offer introductory sailing workshops for adults and children. For the occasion, the Mobile squad will be there with six Outsider™ sailboats, small dinghies designed to be stable, safe and easy for the general public to use. A great opportunity to discover this sport!

Mobile sailing provides almost everything you need for your lesson. However, you will need to bring some essential items:

  • Clothing to go in the water (swimsuit, t-shirt, etc.)
  • Spare clothes
  • Towel
  • Closed shoes that can go to the water. Sandals are to be avoided since they do not protect the toes.

The following items should be avoided, as much as possible:

  • Cotton clothing
  • Rubber boots (cause too much movement)

Learn more:

Yo ho ho young and old

Be a pirate for a day. Families are invited to experience a fun, playful, even zany pirating adventure. 

Fun family activities

Balloon sculpting, marine-themed children’s makeup, inflatable games and other special discoveries for each and every taste are all there.

Tricks of the trade    

Port of Montreal mariners and Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, 188 Trafalgar, are on site to lead fun activities related to the world of navigation: knotting workshops, a collective work and much more.

Tales, legends and songs of seafarers

Stories of pirates, sea monsters, sunken islands and hidden treasures... The watery depths are full of a thousand and one fascinating stories! Young and old alike are invited to embark on a journey to the ends of imagination.

Tales and legends:
1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
July 14 : Marc-André Forget
August 25 : Yoda Lefebvre

Songs of seafarers :
August 25 at 10:30 a.m. and noon

Port in the City

Our Port in the City container, made to familiarize the public with our port operations, is at the Grand Quay! You’ll find a game, a load of free snacks and tons of information on the Port of Montreal and its activities

In addition, foodtrucks and kiosks will be on site and many draws will be held for various activities in the Old Port. To be won: AML cruises, tickets to Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, SOS Labyrinthe, Voiles en voiles and more!