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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal 2023: your ultimate guide

Here’s everything (important) you need to know about St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal 2023, plus where to party

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki
Laura Osborne

UPDATE, winter 2023: You know spring in Montreal is around the corner when the St. Patrick's Day Parade takes to the streets in a massive display of Irish pride. This year marks the 198th parade the city has hosted where you can find members of the Irish community from across the island playing music, showing off their float-building game and just generally having a great time. It’s a great day to watch a parade with the whole family, or gather your friends to drink your face off in the city's best bars (or grab some cheap eats and pretend you’re too sick to work the next day). The parade is returning for its first full-scale event since 2019, so get ready to wear green, kiss anyone who’s Irish, guzzle the best beer in Montreal and pass out before dinner.

What is the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal?

This is one of the biggest days of the year for the Irish community of Montreal to celebrate in the downtown core with tons of music, dancing and general good (green) vibes. Put tgether by the United Irish Societies of Montreal, it’s complete with a grand marshal, chief officer and an elected queen (via a public speaking competition) and princesses. Native sons and daughters of Dublin and beyond also converge on the city to show their support for one of the foundational communities of the city.

When is the St Patricks Day Parade in Montreal in 2023?

The 198th Montreal St-Patrick's Parade will take place on Sunday, March 19 at noon.

What is the path of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal 2023?

The path of the parade will travel from Fort and Ste-Catherine Street and end at Peel Street.

If you want to make sure you see as much of the parade as possible, we recommend you grab a spot on the street as early as 11 a.m. After that, if you fancy yourself a drink in a proper Irish establishment, there’s plenty to choose from on Bishop Street, Crescent Street and Peel Street between Sainte-Catherine Street West and Rene-Levesque Boulevard.

The closest metro stations to see the parade are Atwater, Guy-Concordia and Peel on the Green Line.

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