Montreal’s Must-See For Gays & Lesbians features many festivals and events. Because Montreal is an extremely open and welcoming city, it is a very popular tourist destination for many gay travelers and members of the LGBT community. Montreal happens to have one of the largest gay neighborhoods in the world, known as the Village (le village). Montreal’s gay village is at the heart of many of Montreal’s gay scene. You’ll find many gay-friendly venues and events in the village.
Montreal is one of the biggest gay party cities in the world, so, you will have no problems finding gay parties and events in Montreal. Below are montreal’s must-see attractions, festivals and events for gay, lesbian and LGBT members.
| Bal en Blanc à Montreal (White Party Week) |
Montreal’s White Party Week (Le Bal en Blanc à Montreal) is a five night celebration that reaches its climax with the White Party (Bal en Blanc) rave. This five-day event occurs from Thursday to Monday during the Easter holidays. Held at Montreal’s Convention Centre (Palais des Congrès), the White Party Week features an impressive selection of international DJs and artists.
| Black & Blue Festival Montreal |
Montreal's Black and Blue Festival is considered to be the world's largest gay-benefit dance festival. The festival is a week-long string of parties hosted by Bad Boy Club Montréal (aka BBCM and Foundation BBCM). It is held every year, during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. The festival attracts thousands of tourists to Montreal every year. The proceeds of the festival are donated to AIDS support organizations.
| Divers/Cité |
Montreal's Divers/Cité Festival is an international arts and music festival that takes place each year in the heart of downtown Montreal and Montreal's Gay Village. It is considered to be one of Canada's largest and most festive gay celebrations. This week-long arts and music festival features parades, wild parties, music and cultural activities celebrating sexual diversity. This annual Gay Pride Celebration attracts nearly one million people to Montreal.
| Pride Celebrations Montreal (Célébrations de la fierté Montréal) |
Montreal's Pride Celebrations (Célébrations de la fierté Montréal) is one of the largest Gay Pride Celebrations in all of North America. This celebration brings together members of the LGBT community from all over the world for a fun, exciting and flamboyant party. During the Montreal Gay Pride celebration, visitors can experience some great shopping, dining, cruising and partying.