On the top of all the activities we organize, you might want to explore on your own.
Here’s a list of unavoidable things to do in Montreal and near Montreal.
Our very favorite ones are in bold.
The traditional activities
Whale watching cruises in Tadoussac
The Happy Hours (5@7) of PolyExplore, keep an eye on our calendar!
Le Pub (every Friday at “la Rotonde”, the site’s only in French)
Les Houblonneries, a beer tasting event, where you’ll have the chance to taste beers from microbreweries from Quebec (the site’s only in French too)
Poly’s Beach Party, more than 36 tons of sand are poured on the cafeteria’s ground, a water slide is installed, the setting’s amazing, alltogether it’s epic!
The parties of PolyParty
Keep an eye on the bulletin boards at school for other events!
Events and festivals
With more than 700 festivals organized in Montreal every year, it’s impossible for you to get bored!
Montreal’s Auto Show (January)
Fête des Neiges (January – February)
Carnival in Québec City (first 2 weeks of February in Quebec City)
Igloofest (4 weekends, January-February)
Montreal Fashion Week (February/September)
Montréal en lumière (February- March)
La Nuit blanche (February, during “Montréal en lumière”)
St Patrick’s Day (March 17th, better in Boston)
Bal en Blanc (April- May)
Color Me Rad run (May)
Mutek (May – June)
Piknic Électronik (every Sunday, from May to September)
Les FrancoFolies (June)
Fête nationale (National Holiday of Quebec) (St Jean-Baptiste/Saint John the Baptist, June 24th)
Canada Day (July 1st, better in Ottawa)
L’international des Feux Loto-Québec (Fireworks competition) (all summer long)
International Jazz Festival (June- July)
Just for Laughs Festival (July)
Heavy Mtl (end of July – beginning of August)
Divers/Cité (July – August) and Gay Pride (August)
Osheaga (Summer, usually in August)
Hot-air baloon festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (middle August)
Hot-air baloon festival of Gatineau (end of August)
Festival Western of St-Tite (September)
Concert at the Métropolis/Corona Theater/New City Gas/…
LNI Match (National Improvisation League, the website’s only in French)
The Cirque du Soleil
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
The Grands Ballets Canadiens
Montreal’s Science Center
Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts
Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal
Redpath Museum (in the McGill campus)
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa)
Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa)
Canadian Museum of History (Ottawa)
Upper Canada Village (Ontario)
Granby Zoo (Granby)
Skating (at the “Lac aux Castors”, at the Old Port, on the Rideau Canal (Ottawa) or at the Atrium)
Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (at the Parc du Mont-Royal, at the Parc-nature du Cap St-Jacques, at the Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse, at the Parc-nature du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard, etc.)
Cycling on the Lachine canal
Canadiens’ Game at the Bell Centre (hockey)
Alouettes Match at the McGill Stadium (Canadian football)
Impact (the soccer team of Montreal) match at the Saputo Stadium (soccer)
To go and watch games at a cheaper price, don’t hesitate to check out the calendar of the Carabins, the team of University of Montreal (the website’s only in French).
Rogers Cup (tennis)
Canada Grand Prix (Formula 1)
Action 500 (Indoor karting and paintball)