Past event

Summer is here! Join us and come celebrate during the Old Port’s Summer Launch event!

On Saturday, May 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. visitors will be spoiled by a colourful collection of activities all at $10 each! Voiles en Voiles, Bateau-Mouche, MTL Zipline, SOS Labyrinthe, Décalade, Aventures Wet Set MTL, and many more have come together to offer visitors a day filled with fun at some very fine prices.

Start your visit at the Old Port tent (in front of the Port d’Escale marina, just west of the Jacques-Cartier Quay) and get all the information you need, and while you’re there enjoy some of the on-site animation and face painting!

Grab a taste of summer right next door at Bistro Natrel where a team of ambassadors will be handing out samples of iced coffee and ice cream.

Then kick back for free on Clock Tower Beach or enjoy one of the day’s many free activities.

To get there: take advantage of the 2 for 1 tickets promotion of the River shuttles! Click here for the schedule. 

Detailed offers


  • Montreal Science Centre: access to DreamWorks Animation: the exhibition and our four permanent exhibitions. IMAX®TELUS theatre is not included.Value: between $10 and $20. 

  • MTL Zipline: A 1200 feet zipline ride over the Old Port. Conditions: Purchase on site. No reservation. Tickets are valid until 5PM. Maximum capacity: 600 people. Value: $22.98 

  • Decalade : A breathtaking and historic tour to the top of the Conveyor Tower. Value: $46.18

  • SOS Labyrinthe : A single entry for a unique treasure hunt in a 2 km maze. Maximum capacity: 200 people per hour. Conditions: Tickets are valid until 4PM. Value: between $14.72 et $19.34

  • Bota Bota : FULL - A 15-minute chair massage and 15-minute foot bath. Maximum capacity: 64 people. Value: $47 

  • Segway Guided tour : A Segway or Hoverboard ride through an obstacle course. Maximum capacity: 50 people. Value: $20 

  • Quadricycle : A 30-minute 3-seater quadricycle rental. Value: $23.35

  • Pedal boat : A 30-minute pedal boat rental. Maximum capacity: 500 people. Value: $23.35

  • Voiles en voiles : Two of the following activities : Aerial Courses, all Aboard Course and Climbing. Maximum capacity: 450 people. Value: $20

  • Le Repère : An hour access to the inflatable games and carousel. Maximum capacity: 280 people. Value: $13.80 

  • Remoted-controlled sailboats : A 15-minute remote controlled boat session in the Natrel basin. 

  • The Montreal Observation Wheel : one ticket for the Observation Wheel. Conditions: Tickets must be purchased on the site, between 10AM and 2PM. Tickets are valid until 2:30PM. No exchange or refund. Value: between $22,71 and $28,74.

Cruises and excursions:

  • Aventures Wet Set Mtl : A 20 minutes boat excursion to discover Montreal and the St-Lawrence River. Departures: 10AM, 10:45AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 1:45PM.  Value: $15 

  • Jet Boating on the Rapids : A wild thrilling boat ride on the St-Lawrence River. Value: $23

  • Bateau-Mouche : A 45-minute cruise on the St-Lawrence River. Departures: 9:30AM, 10:45AM, 12PM, 1:15PM, 2:30PM, 3:45PM. Maximum capacity: 1,200 people. Value: $21,56

  • Le Petit Navire : A 45-minute tour in an electric-power boat. Departures: 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM. Value: $23

Summer boutiques:  

  • Juke Box Canada : A personalized CD with songs that are sung with your child's name. While supplies last. Value: $23

  • Bijoux Red Tag : A selection of men's bracelets and women's earrings on promotion. While supplies last. 

  • Lazuli Kanata : Various products and jewellery on sale. While supplies last. 

  • Amber Trésor : A selection of amber products on promotion: magnets, earings, frames and trees. While supplies last. Value: between $17.32 and $23.08

  • Monde Mode Homme : Two Calvin Klein Tank Tops. While supplies last.  

  • Boutique Rayon Montréal : A Fedora hat. While supplies last. Value: $19.99

  • Degré Montréal : A selection of Crazy Lily jewellery. While supplies last. Value: $19.99

  • Mary's Popcorn Shop : A medium size caramel popcorn with two bottles of water. While supplies last. Value: $14.77$ 

Restaurants and terraces:

  • Thai Express : A General Thaï Chicken with rice and a drink. While supplies last. Value: $13.53

  • Félix & Norton : A dozen freshly baked cookies of your choice. While supplies last. Value: $13.50 

  • Marché des éclusiers : A gourmet fish burger and fries. While supplies last. Value: $15

  • Monsieur Crémeux : Two delicious sundaes. While supplies last. 


May 26th, 2018 - From 10AM to 2PM



Take advantage of a special $10 parking rate thanks to an exclusive promotion offered by the Summer Launch’s participating merchants!

To redeem this offer, simply park at the King-Edward Quay (the Montréal Science Centre lot) or at the Clock Tower Quay, then go and enjoy an activity with one of our participating merchants to obtain a $15 discount voucher. Apply your voucher to the regular $25 parking rate and presto! You can enjoy a low $10 parking rate.

This offer is not available at the Alexandra Quay or the Old Port’s Grand Quay.    


For this event, the River shuttles give you two tickets for the price of one! Click here for the complete schedule. 


By metroChamp-de-Mars, Place d'Armes or Square-Victoria stations.
By bus : Line 75 de la Commune (McGill / Wellington stop), Line 55 Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques stop), Line 715 Vieux-Montréal/Vieux-Port.
By train : Lucien-Lallier station, connected to Lucien-Lallier metro station Central Station, connected to Bonaventure metro station.


Take advantage of a special offer at the Marina : a 3-hour bloc for only $10 plus tax (regular price: $18 plus tax). For more details : 514-283-5414. Conditions: Valid for 59-feet boats and less. Rebate available only at the Marina. No reservation accepted. In the event of rain, the rebate will be valid the next day.

Photo Contest


To win: A pair of roundtrip airfares to a USA destination of your choice!

To participate, simply take a picture of Montreal’s Old Port and post it on Instagram, using both mentions #oldportmtl and #summerlaunch.

Summer has arrived and the Old Port is under its best day! Let your inspiration guide you and take a snapshot of your favorite place in the Old Port; whether it’s the beauty of the place or a memorable moment at your favorite activity.

For all details and the rules, click here