Some tips to enjoy your celebration of Pride!
- Cards! NO CASH ACCEPTED on the main site of the Olympic Park’s Esplanade
- Consent! There will be lot of uncovered bodies, and that is not an invitation to touch! Always ask for CONSENT. IT IS ESSENTIAL.
- Be kind! The 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are diverse, and Pride is a place for ALL OF US to celebrate.
- Think Ahead! Purchase your STM round-trip TRANSPORTATION TICKET before arriving at the site.
- Stay hydrated! Bring your REUSABLE BOTTLE, we have water fountains.
- Generous! Our festival is FREE! Thank you so much for supporting us by giving via our tiptap stations.
- Early bird! For everyone’s security, there will be check points at the entrance. If you don’t want to wait in line, arrive early.
- It’s summertime! Check the WEATHER, wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If it’s raining, bring your raincoat or a small umbrella.
- Have fun! This is OUR celebration. Be PROUD and HAVE FUN!
Montreal Pride Has Order an Angelot Accreditation
“Order an Angelot” is a protocol to prevent sexual harassment and violence in bars and social events. It allows anyone who fears for their safety to ask for help with no justification required.
If you feel unsafe, don’t hesitate to “order an Angelot” from anyone wearing a badge like this on the main Festival site. You’ll be taken care of safely.
Montréal Pride is proud to be the first festival in Quebec to receive the Order an Angelot accreditation thanks to the financial support of the Quebec government.
Pride Montréal is partnering with Petit Futé to offer you a free download of the Petit Futé Travel Guide to Montréal so that you can find the best places to make your Montréal experience unforgettable.
How do I get it?
- Go to: http://www.ebookfute.com/evenementsmontreal/
- Complete the form and enter the code 2GN8TF as directed.
- Select your guide.
- Select your digital format.
The Fierté Montréal Festival is partnering with kotmo to offer you eco-friendly promotional products. Certified B Corp since 2016, kotmo conceives and makes products in Quebec with the help of local designers and manufacturers. The product selection in this boutique respects high environmental standards in order to have a positive impact now and for future generations, while providing a memorable festival experience. Visit our boutique on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park and learn more about the manufacturing process of our eco-responsible promotional items.
Fully recyclable, these locally made stickers are printed on an Intertek-certified press. A digital printing process using liquid electrophotography was used to produce these stickers, thus eliminating the use of many of the hazardous substances and products typically used in standard printing.
This unisex polo is made in Quebec by a unionized company. It is made of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester. Each garment that contains recycled polyester uses 5 to 15 plastic water bottles that would otherwise have gone to a landfill.
Made in Quebec by a unionized company, this t-shirt is made of fine jersey, a material composed of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester. Three local companies have contributed to making this product for you. Show your colors while being comfortable.
Cupanion Water Bottle
With this bottle made of unbreakable Tritan, you can now donate water to communities in need by participating in the Fill it Forward program.
Download the app, scan the QR code on the bottle when you fill it, and Cupanion gives back $0.02/refill to various community organizations tasked with making clean water accessible to all. Made in the USA by a B Corp certified company, this bottle can be used with plain or sparkling water and is easily washed in a dishwasher.
Made in Quebec, this fisherman hat is the ultimate design accessory. Personalized by an ecological sublimation, proudly wear the colors of Pride.
This versatile backpack is made in Québec by a women-owned company. A distance of only 25 km was traveled by this object between its place of manufacture and our shop.
Simian Smallpox / Community Partner: RÉZO
Simian or Monkey smallpox is currently circulating in our communities, particularly through sexual and intimate contact. It manifests itself mainly through skin lesions on the genitals, anal region, mouth, or elsewhere on the body. These signs may be preceded or accompanied by
- Swollen lymph nodes (a common symptom)
- Great lack of energy
- Muscle or joint pain
- Severe headaches
Health authorities have set up accessible vaccination clinics in Montreal. Vaccination against simian smallpox, which can reduce or prevent the onset of symptoms, is currently available to:
To persons who in the past 14 days, have had:
- direct contact (skin-to-skin) with a person infected with simian smallpox;
- direct contact with objects or bedding potentially contaminated with the virus;
- physical contact within less than one meter, without a mask for at least 3 hours (cumulative over 24 hours) with an infected person.
To men and GBTQ persons who have sexual contacts with at least one male partner in Montréal:
- other than a regular and exclusive sexual partner;
- in a social setting or a GBTQ event with sexual activity on the premises;
- in exchange of money or of other goods and services.
To people who work and/or volunteer in social venues or GBTQ events with sex on site in Montréal.
Get vaccinated! Remember that the vaccine can take up to two weeks to reach its maximum effectiveness.
IMPORTANT: The vaccine can only be given to people who are symptom-free.
To learn more, consult the fact sheet from our partner RÉZO here or consult the Santé Montréal website.
The circulation of the COVID-19 virus is widespread. There are actions you can do to prevent its transmission.
- Monitor your symptoms.
- Follow the confinement guidelines.
- Protect the most vulnerable. If you are sick or have symptoms, avoid contact with others, especially persons at risk.
- Get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others.
- Cover your face. Wearing a mask or facepiece reduces the risk of infection. It is suggested that you wear your mask at all times. For more information, see Wearing a mask or a face covering in public settings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca)
- Cough and/or sneeze into your elbow.
- Wash your hands often, there will be washrooms available on site or disinfect them as disinfectant will be available at several locations on site.
- Keep your distance as much as possible.
To learn more, visit the Government of Quebec web page. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca)
When is the Montréal Pride Festival?
The Montréal Pride Festival will take place August 1 to 7. The shows at the main site, the Esplanade of the Olympic Park, start on Wednesday August 3rd with the Opening Evening and will continue every day until Sunday August 7th with the T-Dance and the Closing Performance. To know more about the complete programming, visit this page.
Where are the shows?
Most of the shows will be presented at the main site on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park (public entrance on Pie-IX Boulevard, between Pierre-De Coubertin and Sherbrooke streets – Pie-IX Metro station).
However, some other shows will take place at other venues. Consult our programming flyer here and the program on our website here for all event details and all venue addresses.
Do I need to buy tickets to attend the shows?
No. The shows taking place at the main site, the Esplanade of the Olympic Park, are all free!
Rapture, an atypical contemporary dance performance co-directed by Dave St-Pierre and taking place at Le Monastère (1439, Sainte-Catherine Street West) is, however, a ticketed event. To get tickets, click here.
Will there be bars and food?
Yes, the main site on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park has a gourmet zone with several food trucks. Several bars are available including the Bistro SAQ.
Can I pay cash?
Cash is not accepted on the site. You can only pay by card or through touchless payment with your cell phone.
How do I get there?
We strongly encourage you to use public transportation. It’s quick and easy!
Metro: The Esplanade of the Olympic Park, the Festival’s main site, is accessible by the Pie-IX station of the Green line. The Berri-UQAM, Beaudry and Papineau stations take you directly to the Olympic Park from the Village.
Bus: The following bus lines have stops nearby: 97, 139 and 439.
Buy your tickets in advance.
For more information, check the STM website.
Bicycle: Bicycle access via the Rachel Street, Maisonneuve Park, Bennett Street and de la Salle Street bicycle paths. Bike racks (unattended) are available a few meters from the entrance (4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue), as well as in the P2 parking lot.
There are 4 BIXI stations nearby:
- Pie-IX Metro (Pierre-De Coubertin / de la Salle)
- Olympic Park (Pie-IX / Sherbrooke)
- Botanical Garden (Pie-IX / Sherbrooke)
- Letourneux / Hochelaga
By Car: Underground pay parking P1 located at 4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue or P2 located at 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, as well as P4, located at 4200 Sherbrooke Street.
Do I need to have my vaccination passport?
The vaccination passport is no longer required as of March 12, 2022 and is therefore not required to attend our events! If it were to become required before the Festival starts, we will inform you.
Is it mandatory to wear a mask?
No, wearing a mask is optional.
Are children allowed?
Yes, all are welcome!
Is the main venue accessible to people with reduced mobility?
Yes, the Olympic Park Esplanade is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are also wheelchair accessible washroom facilities on site.
What can I bring with me to the venue?
- Your empty plastic water bottle to fill up at one of our watering holes.
- Your camera
- Backpacks and purses are allowed, but will be searched at the entrance
- Small umbrella
- Bike helmet
- Strollers, walkers and wheelchairs
- Folding chairs
What is not permitted on site?
- Alcoholic beverages
- Glass containers
- Musical instruments
- Illegal drugs
- Animals – except for service dogs that are properly identified and accredited
- Firearms, knives, weapons of any kind, corkscrews, selfie sticks, fireworks, utensils
- Any object that could present a danger to the safety of participants
- Bicycles, longboards, scooters, skates, skateboards
- Battle headdresses
- Water games
- Umbrellas and other structures that may obstruct the view of spectators and/or impact their safety
- Circus items
Can I carry and use cannabis on site?
According to the current law, it is permitted to carry cannabis, but it is smoking is prohibited on the site (both cannabis and tobacco).
What are the security measures?
When you arrive at the main site, our reception and security staff will ask you to show the contents of your bags for verification purposes and there will be metal detection portals.
Also, all sales and solicitations are strictly prohibited on Pride Montréal sites.
Any person present on the site, acting in an inappropriate or dangerous manner, will be expelled from the site on the spot.
We rely on your cooperation to make your visit a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
What happens in case of rain?
The Montréal Pride Festival shows on the main site (at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park) will take place rain or shine. In case of extreme bad weather, the event may be interrupted or cancelled. Be sure to follow us on social media for last minute announcements.
What do I do if I lose something on site?
Email us at [email protected] the day after the event to find out if your item has been found. Please note that after 15 days, unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Where can I stay?
Check out our accommodation page to see all the possibilities available.
Download our mobile app
Plan your festival, learn more about our artists and events, view site maps and more!
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