WHAT TO DO IN MONTREAL THIS SUMMER

Plan your outings!

Come summer, Montréal will play host to the millions who flock to see Les Francofolies, Just for Laughs, the Jazz Fest and/or the Grand Prix. This summer, the city’s impressive line-up of world-class events offers an added bonus: Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 (MIM2013).

The dazzling exhibition-cum-international competition is a veritable feast for the senses, with astounding forms and sumptuous array of colours. A truly unique outdoor spectacle you won’t want to miss!                        

A God Guided by the Devil, Nanchang, China, MIS2006
Le dieu guidé par le diable MIM 2006

Back in Québec for the first time in ten years, the renowned international event will be hosted by the Montréal Botanical Garden from June 22 to September 29. And it might not be back for a number of years, so you’ll want to be sure to catch it this time around!

Living art

Whatever form your visit takes — family outing, romantic rendezvous, afternoon with friends, field trip or group tour — you’re in for a voyage of discovery into the most spectacular, up-to-the-minute horticultural techniques around the world today. Mosaiculture is a singular art form that draws on a number of disciplines, from sculpture and metalwork (used to create each work’s armature) to painting (the ‘palette’ of leaves and blossoms) and horticulture (the thousands of living plants and flowers that compose the forms).

Your visit begins with two-dimensional mosaiculture, a celebration of geometry that enlivens the various lawns and inclines of the circuit.

Floral Clock, Switzerland, MIM2000
Horloge florale MIM 2000

You’ll then come face-to-face with astonishing three-dimensional works that attest to the magic of creation. Spectacular creatures of myth and dream, symbolic imagery and captivating beasts — some of which are so real, you’ll be sure they’re breathing!

Mother Earth, Québec, MIM2003
Jardin du Québec - Légende la Terre-Mère MIM 2003

A one-of-a-kind event

Besides serving up a visual feast, MIM2013 will also convey an important message: the importance of safeguarding the incredible richness and diversity of life on Earth. Each of the 50 participating countries will represent something of their culture while drawing on the theme of Land of Hope, which has six components:

The interdependence of man and nature
Positive actions for the environment
Endangered or at-risk species or ecosystems
Nature in the city
The beauty and fragility of life on earth
Peace: the key to planetary survival

Get your two-day MIM2013 passport!

The Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal have joined forces to offer a special passport to this must-see cultural event. The ticket is valid for two separate entries and gives you access to both the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium. And you have all summer to choose the days to make your visits, from June 22 right through September 29, 2013. That’s a great deal!

Box office: Book your tickets now

Information for TOUR OPERATORS/GROUPS/FIT: Plan your outings this summer!