First Poeples Festival

Notice to residents and workers in Quartier des Spectacles: First Peoples Festival

From August 8 to August 12, 2018

Land InSIGHT, Broadcaster of the Aboriginal culture is proud to announce the 28th edition of the Montreal First Peoples Festival which will be held on the place des Festivals from August 8 to August 12. This multidisciplinary festival will be animated with musical concerts, two presentations of our large scale theatrical production, visual artistes as well as traditional First Nations dancers and singers.


In order to proceed with the development/layout of the site, the smoot running of operations, and provide festival-goers with a festive and safe experience, automobile/vehicular traffic will have to be interrupted.

From August 7 to August 12 the following streets will be closed :

  • Jeanne-Mance Street (between Sainte-Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve Boulevard)
  • Balmoral Street (between Sainte-Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve Boulevard)
  • De Maisonneuve Boulevard (between Bleury Street and Jeanne-Mance Street)

On August 11, Sainte Catherine Street (between Peel Street and Jeanne-Mance Street) will also be closed from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Setup will take place :

  • On August 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • On August 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teardown will take place :

  • On August 12 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

  • On August 13 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • On August 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • On August 15 from midnight to 5 a.m.


Activities will be held on August 8 to August 12.

For a detailed schedule of outdoor performances, please visit site web de la programmation ( to check the complete schedule of the activities on our outdoor site.


To ensure a safe environment for all and to respect obligations related to public gatherings, certain rules must be followed on the outdoor site during event hours.

Alcoholic beverages are not on sale on the festival site and are prohibited.

For other rules and the list of items prohibited on the site, visit:

The organizers thank their neighbours in advance for their invaluable cooperation and remind them that they should feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions at:

  • 514 821-4808
  • 311 to contact the city’s Accès Montréal service

Photo: Mario Faubert