Montreal boasts one of the most vibrant LGBTQ+ communities in North America. The progressive city offers one of Canada’s most famous gay neighborhoods, hosts a slew of events focused on the community and even hosted the first-ever World OutGames.
The mile-or-so stretch of Saint Catherine Street has been the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village since the 1970s and houses many of the most popular LGBTQ+ venues. It’s here you’ll find beloved bars like Le Stud, officially a “bear” bar but quite diverse in clientele, and Sky, easily the most popular multilevel gay bar in town.
Throughout the year there are also plenty of gay-themed festivals to attend. Fierte Montreal Pride is the city’s Pride event hosted every August, while Black & Blue Festival is a gay electronic dance festival hosted during Canadian Thanksgiving. There’s also Igloo Fest, the Image+Nation Gay Film Festival and Festival TransAmériques.
To fill your stomach, make sure to check out the delicious treats at O-Thym. Brunch and dinner are BYOB, but they’re happy to supply an incredible menu of inventive cuisine. There’s also La Dînette à Mado, situated to the famous cabaret with the same name. It offers an impressive array of burgers, chili and steak-frites.
If you’re in need of accommodations, look no further than La Loggia Art & Breakfast. This cozy boutique bed and breakfast is only two blocks away from the Ste. Catherine pedestrian mall and offers a comfortable stay surrounded by local artwork. Or opt for Sir Montcalm, an urban-chic B&B just moments from Beaudry Metro station and the Place des Arts.
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