Montréal’s most innovative exhibits and attractions
Blending Tourism and Tech — An Insider’s Guide to Montréal’s Most Innovative Sites and Experiences
As Montréal’s reputation as one of Canada’s tech powerhouses continues to climb, visitors and conference-goers can explore Montréal’s most innovative attractions and exhibits as featured in Tourisme Montréal’s curated “tech in the city” experiences.
One of Montréal’s foremost landmarks, the Jacques Cartier Bridge got dressed to kill in 2017 thanks to this unique interactive lighting concept by Moment Factory. For years to come, Living Connections will be activated every night in real time thanks to intelligent programming, activated by millions of data that make up the pulse of the city.
This grandiose light show at the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal’s most visited site, pays homage to the beauty of the historic building by creating a narrative upon its very structure. Aura, a Moment Factory project, is an immersive orchestral and visual spectacle presented in three memorable acts.
To make history memorable the key is to bring it to life—and nothing does that more effectively that Cité Mémoire. This free pedestrian nighttime circuit through Old Montréal animates a poetic interpretation of the city’s history with large-scale projections on buildings, sidewalks and trees, complete with music and storytelling.
This activity hub in Quartier des Spectacles has brought more new music and progressive EDM to the city that any other venue. The Société des Arts Technologiques continues to push the envelope of innovation in entertainment, food and visual culture with its Satosphere, a spherical space on its top floor that’s the site of incredible immersive projection experiences where video and sound become one.
In the amazing domed space of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, it feels like there’s no limit to the universe. Through animated projections that defy the mind, Space Next/EXO asks a beguiling question: is there life beyond Earth? It takes audiences off to new horizons and invites them to imagine life spreading elsewhere in the solar system and the cosmos.