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Here Are 5 Unique Events That Will Make You Want To Visit Montreal This Spring

Poutine ain’t the only reason to visit.

La belle province is home to many great things - steamy hot dogs, smoked meat sandwiches, incredible French cuisine, but that’s not all. It’s also a hub for digital art.

Printemps Numérique is a celebration of digital creativity and worth a trek down the 401. Just a quick flight, fun road trip or a relaxing train ride away awaits an immersive experience unlike any other. With over 150 activities just waiting for all to enjoy, from young to (b)old. So, here is a roundup of the must-sees before the end of the Digital Spring season.


Have you ever wondered where the universe comes from? The thought must have crossed your mind at some point or another, and you're not the only one! Luckily, this multimedia show presented by the National Film Board of Canada and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium will help you look at the world a little bit differently. This thrilling film will help you picture the invisible through a journey of waves, lights, and sound!

Virtual Reality Garden

This ain’t your grandma’s garden! This spotlight on Montreal-based virtual reality pioneers Felix & Paul Studios showcases two Quebecois cultural leaders whose selection of work includes elements of Cirque du Soleil at the Phi Centre.

21 Swings

Feel like a kid again with this interactive display which sweeps into town for its 7th time. Not only will you enjoy the physical thrill of swinging but each swing represents different notes and instruments and together makes a melody at the promenades des artistes.

Piknic Électronik

What better way to spend a Sunday than at an outdoor weekly music fest? Celebrating its 15th year, this popular electronic music series has expanded to Barcelona, Melbourne, Dubai and Chile, with more coming soon! Join thousands of music enthusiasts for sweet sounds and fun in the sun.


This is one of the events that you're not going to want to miss! A beautiful luminous experience in the heart of the Notre Dame Basilica. Aura takes guests through a path of lights which leads to a multimedia spectacle that captures the Basilica's exquisite beauty!

There are tons to see and do in the city that's celebrating 375 years of incredible art and culture - so RSVP to the party and head over to MTL for some summer fun!

Whichever way you go about it, Printemps Numérique never disappoints. See a full listing of the events here. Plus, check out these cool Digital Spring videos and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.