Downtown Montreal throbs to the beat of Sainte-Catherine Celebrates, the largest sidewalk sale in Canada. The street is closed to automobiles in order to accommodate the huge crowds that turn out for this annual event, which has become an essential part of summer in Montreal. Dancers, singers and DJs are on hand to create a festive atmosphere. Stores will be outside so that bargain hunters can take advantage of the biggest sale of the year on Sainte Catherine Street.
On July 14 and 15, downtown Montreal will pulsate to the rhythms of La Sainte-Catherine célèbre, Canada’s biggest sidewalk sale. Sainte Catherine Street West will be closed to vehicular traffic between Bleury and Saint Marc streets for two days to accommodate the huge crowds that will visit the 15th edition of this event, which has become an annual Montreal tradition. With the Just for Laughs Terra Karnaval parade taking place in the evening, it’s the perfect time to spend a fantastic weekend downtown, taking full advantage of all the stores, the terrasses and summer in Montreal. Montrealers are all invited to be a part of this festive weekend.
Canada Day Parade Montreal 2012: To attend the 2012 Canada Day Parade, just show up on July 1st at 11 a.m. on Ste. Catherine, between Fort and Peel for a peek, with the parade officially starting at the corner of Fort and Ste. Catherine Street. Enjoy the celebrations!! Happy Canada Day!!