Outdoor activities

The Urban Forest

From May 21 to October 13, 2019

The Urban Forest is back for an 9th year on Victoria Street –pedestrianized for the occasion– between Sherbrooke Street West and President-Kennedy Avenue.

Thanks to its urban furnishings, its public piano and the food trucks that will regale more than one visitor at lunchtime, the Urban Forest will without a doubt be the ideal place to kick back and relax in the heart of downtown Montreal!

A rich, diversified and completely free program of events will also be offered to passers- by all throughout the summer period.

All Summer


  • Every Wednesday – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Happy Hour Pop-Up with Exeko
    Discuss and exchange around the Museum’s Photography collection.

July and August

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
    Morning Yoga with The Art of Living

    Start your day with a morning yoga class in the stimulating atmosphere of the Urban Forest.
  • Every Wednesdays – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Musique Nomade Concerts
    Discover the musical worlds of Indigenous artists from all horizons. In partnership with avec Musique Nomade.
  • Thursday, August 22 – 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Pianos in unison
    To highlight the 85th birthday of Quebec musical giant Jean-Pierre Ferland, Le petit roi will be played simultaneously in Montreal and in various regions of Quebec. On this occasion, the McCord Museum welcome pianist Paulo Bottas.
  • Wednesday August 28 – 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Vélo Paradiso, Wapikoni Mobile’s travelling cinema at the McCord Museum
    Activate this projector-bike to view an original selection of short films and video clips by Wapikoni Mobile and Musique nomade, selected by Indigenous guest curators.


  • Wednesday September 11 – 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dance performance – Barbara Diabo
    Artist Barbara Diabo presents a new dance creation in the Urban Forest, in partnership with the Quartiers Danses Festival.

Not to be missed!

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