The Old Port of Montréal offers something for everyone. The Old Port of Montréal is a premier tourism and event venue in Québec, attracting millions of visitors each year. The historic Old Port welcomes many types of cultural and entertainment activities, such as culinary, sports, music and outdoor festivals.
The Old Port is the original port of Montréal, Québec. The territory of the Old Port represents an area of 116.9 acres (47.3 hectares). The Old Port site is 2.2 kilometres long and lies along the St. Lawrence River, bordering on Old Montréal.
The site is near Pointe-à-Callière, where the City of Montréal was founded, and Saint-Laurent Boulevard, for which the section between the Old Port and Jean-Talon Street has been classified as an historic district by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
The Old Port of Montréal is a premier tourism and event venue in Québec, attracting millions of visitors each year. The Old Port welcomes many types of cultural and entertainment activities, such as culinary, sports, music and outdoor festivals. All of these are in addition to the Clock Tower beach, marina and skating rink amenities, which are all operated internally by the Old Port.
In November 2012, the Government of Canada announced the amalgamation of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. (OPMC) with Canada Lands Company CLC Limited, ushering in a new era for the historic harbourfront site. Canada Lands Company is committed to working with OPMC’s key stakeholders in establishing a long-term vision for the site – one that will maintain its prominence and importance in the greater Old Montréal landscape while optimizing the operations.
Canada Lands Company seeks to preserve the entertainment and tourism character of the Old Port, while exploring new development approaches. The lands will be considered alongside the company’s neighbouring holdings and any future plans will involve extensive community engagement.