General information / Access to the site

Access to the site

Set in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montreal, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site occupies the quadrilateral area bordered by St. Laurent Boulevard and De Bleury Street from east to west, and Ste. Catherine Street and President-Kennedy Avenue from north to south. By virtue of their central location amid the festivities, the Complexe Desjardins and Place des Arts are useful landmarks.

With some streets closed to vehicle traffic and parking in the downtown core relatively limited, people are encouraged to make their way to the Festival site on foot, by taxi or by public transit.

Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not permitted on-site for security reasons.

Opening hours

Site opening hours
June 29 to July 8 from 5 p.m. to midnight

Public transit

Metro: Place-des-Arts and Saint-Laurent Metro stations (green line), or Place d’Armes (orange lines)

Please consult the Google map or for details on public transit options.

Bicycle parkings

To meet growing demand, there is two free parking areas capable of handling more than 300 bicycles. On-site staff will be pleased to answer your questions, and a flat-tire repair kit complete with pump is also available. Cyclists using this parking area must provide their own locks.

The bicycle parking area is conveniently located on the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site:

  • On President-Kennedy between Clark and Saint-Urbain
  • Corner of Président-Kennedy and Jeanne-Mance

The bicycle parking area is clearly identified on the map of the site.

This parking area also includes a pigeonhole storage bin for skateboards. Persons who use this service will be asked to fill out a form and provide proof of identity (a valid driver’s licence or health insurance card).

The bicycle parking area is open from noon to midnight for the duration of the Festival.

The festival will not be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged objects.

BIXI stations

Please consult the BIXI Montréal website for details:

Vehicle parking

Persons driving to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be directed to paid parking areas near the sites.

Getting around

To facilitate pedestrian circulation, the public may use security corridors at all times. These corridors provide access to the Place-des-Arts Metro station and to Ste. Catherine Street and De Bleury Street. Loitering is prohibited in these corridors.