We’re already half way in March and we all know what that means: St-Patrick’s Day. Whether or not you’re Irish, we know you just can’t wait to put on your green shirt that says “Kiss me I’m Irish”. And you’re probably planning on going to one of Montreal’s many Irish Pubs to truly celebrate the day! St-Patrick’s day brings out the Irish in everyone. Montreal is off course famous for it’s St-Patrick’s Day Parade. Closing off most of the streets downtown so we can see the flying Leprechaun that’s over 15-feet tall is something everyone wants to see. So, here’s all the 4-1-1 on one of the most popular parades in town! Make sure to note down all the info because this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
When is it happening?
Sunday March 17th 2019. Parade begins at noon
Where will it start?
The parade will start off at the corner of Fort Street at noon and head east all the way towards Metcalfe Street.
How much does it cost?
Like all parades in Montreal, it’s free admission. The parade is open to the public so they can gather up and enjoy the event together.
What route is it taking?
The St-Paddy’s parade will stay on St-Catherine. Starting from the corner of Fort Street, it will stay on St-Catherine all the way until it reaches Metcalfe where the parade will end.
How long is the parade expected to last?
It should last all in all anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes
Will there be parking available on site?
Seeing as the Parade is taking place downtown, no not really. Parking is available on the streets but make sure to come early if you’re planning on driving so you can find parking as it will be crowded. We suggest public transport.
What is the best metro closest to the Parade?
Downtown has many available metros, but if you want to be in the heart of the parade, we suggest the following metro stations:
Is it kid friendly?
Definitely! Kids will have a blast from all the entertainment.
Is it dog friendly?
Double yes! Bring your fur friends! Just make sure that they’re on a leash and that they don’t do their business in the street, and you’re good to go!
Is there a dress code?
Nope, but we prefer you were green to honour the Irish
Will there be food and drinks provided?
No food or drinks provided, but like every year there are the standard vendors that walk around selling snacks and drinks. Make sure to have cash on you since they usually only accept cash. Our advice? They tend to overprice so come prepared with your own snacks and drinks.