What to Do this October & November in Montreal

October 06, 2015

Fall in Love with Montreal

Fall is beautiful! In Montreal, it’s also a busy time of year. Not only do we have many visitors coming to enjoy the beauty of our most colourful season, it’s also a time of year where there are many festivals and pre-winter events. There’s always something going on! If you’re here on business, or traveling through for fun be sure to book one of our affordable Montreal hotel suites and stay for a bit. You won’t want to miss out on the exciting events taking place this season.

Montreal Festivals in October & November

You probably already know about Montreal’s passion for festivals. It’s just part of the culture here. The autumn months are no exception. There are plenty of concerts and festivals happening right through to the Christmas holidays. Here’s a quick list of some of the festivals coming up:

  • Black & Blue Festival
  • Montreal Black Film Festival
  • MTL a Table – Montreal Restaurant Week
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
  • M for Montreal
  • Piknik Electronik
  • Pop Montreal
  • Freeski Film Festival
  • Coup de Cœur Francophone
  • Burlesque Festival
  • Festival Phénomena

Quebec Fashion Sale & Show

In Montreal October 22nd to the 25th. If you’re into fashion, or you’re travelling with someone who is, don’t miss this! A beautiful and creative showcase, featuring many of our incredible local fashion designers. From funky to high-class, you’ll be able to watch fashion shows and buy some trendy and unique items, hot off the press. If you’re looking for some new lines to carry in your retail store, be sure to head over and scout out some of the great deals to be had here. Plus the Bonsecours Market location is easy to get to from any of our hotel suites downtown Montreal.

La Grande Degustation de Montreal 2015

Takes place November 6th and 7th at Place Bonaventure. An annual happening – and a tasty one too! Each year, La Grande Degustation presents three themes (a country, a grape variety, and a product of interests). This year’s are Spain, Grenache grapes and bubbles of the world. There will be plenty of conferences and animations, watch for details at their website. Be sure to get in on Les Petites Degustations, where six producers have six minutes to present their products to six participants. You can access the event site very conveniently using the Metro from one of our hotel suites downtown Montreal.


From November 5th to the 15th, don’t miss one of the leading Francophone film festivals. Not only are there many local artists being shown, you’ll get to take in some of the world’s best Franco-filmmaker’s work. Complete programming for this event will be announced on October 26th, so if you’re interested, be sure to watch their website for details. Held at the Imperial Cinema on 1430 Bleury Street.

Montreal has plenty to offer all year round. Be sure to book an affordable Montreal hotel suite with us and enjoy fun events happening all season long. Let our friendly concierge give you an inside scoop and great suggestions on everything Montreal; including dining, night-life and festival tips.

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