Major sporting events coming to Montréal in 2019
Montréalers are a sporty bunch. It’s a common occurrence to see locals skiing down snowy streets through the winter, then jogging, biking and soaking up the outdoors once the springtime thaw hits straight through to autumn. With sports in plain view 365 days a year, it came as no surprise that Montréal was named the Top Sports City for 2018 – and 2019 sees no slowing down when it comes to major sporting events hosted in the city. Here’s a few that already have Montréal excited to watch and join in.
Judo Canada Elite National Championships
Bringing together the top Judo athletes in Canada, the Judo Canada Elite National Championships promises a true clash of the titans.
Dates: January 12-13, 2019
ISU World Junior Short Track Championships
The International Skating Union brings their exciting ISU World Junior Short Track Championships speed skating event each year to a different country, and this year Montréal is proud to host some of the world’s fastest athletes on skates.
Dates: January 25-27, 2019
Location: Aréna Maurice-Richard
FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2019 #3
The top divers from around the world come together to compete for international titles, featuring previous Olympic medallists and World Champions.
Dates: April 26-28, 2019
Location: Parc Olympique
Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada
One of the busiest weekends on Montréal’s summer calendar, the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada sees the world’s fastest drivers flashing through the streets of the city and bucolic Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Dates: June 7-9, 2019
Where: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (in Parc Jean-Drapeau)
2019 Canada WKF Series A
The first World Karate Federation senior Karate-1 competition to be held in North America, the 2019 Canada WKF Series A will bring together 1,400 karate practitioners from over 80 countries in a primary competition foreshadowing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – the first games with karate as an official sport.
Dates: June 21-23, 2019
Location: Claude-Robillard Sports Complex
2019 ITU Triathlon World Series
Montréalers love running, biking and swimming, so it makes perfect sense to welcome the ITU World Triathlon series to the city. Registration is still open – or you can cheer from the sidelines.
Dates: June 29-30, 2019
Location: Check route maps
Montréal Judo Grand Prix
For the first time in history, Canada hosts the Montréal Judo Grand Prix, an event on the world’s most prestigious international judo circuit that brings together the top 500 judo athletes from more than 60 countries as a precursor to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Dates: July 5-7, 2019
Where: Aréna Maurice-Richard
Canadian Track and Field Championships
The Canadian Track and Field Championships see Canada’s best junior, senior and para-athletes competing for a place in the world championships in Doha, Qatar, and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
When: July 25-29, 2019
Where: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
Tennis Canada’s Rogers Cup is one of the year’s most important tennis competitions, with prizes equalling nearly $5-million.
When: August 2-11, 2019
Where: Stade IGA
Adrenaline junkies the world over will love Jackalope, the largest action sports event in Canada. A variety of extreme sports will thrill audiences and participants alike.
When: August 16-18, 2019
Where: Parc olympique
Psicobloc Open Series
Featuring extreme free-climbing performed without a rope or net, the second edition of the Psicobloc Open Series sees competitors climbing a 55-foot wall overhanging a deep water pool at full speed.
When: August 22-25, 2019
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex
FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2019
In advance of its first appearance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the FIBA 3x3 basketball World Tour hits Montréal for the first of three consecutive years.
When: September 7-8, 2019
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal brings top cyclists to the city’s streets in a white-knuckle urban race.
When: September 15, 2019
Where: The streets of Montréal (see route maps)
2019 Longines Global Champions Tour
Showcasing the world’s finest equestrian show jumpers, the Longines Global Champions Tour presents the beauty of horses in gorgeous settings. Montréal joins the list of host cities including Paris, Dubai, Shanghai, Monaco and London with the 2019 edition.
Dates: September 19-22, 2019
Location: Vieux-Port de Montréal
Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Marathon
Part of the international schedule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Marathons, this beloved marathon is unlike any other.
When: September 21-22, 2019
Where: Throughout the streets of Montréal (see route maps)
And a bonus look ahead
There’s more where that came from – here’s a sneak peak at a pair of events coming to Montréal after 2019 for which we’re already counting down the days.
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
As a previous Olympic city, Montréal loves a good international competition and the World Figure Skating Championships promises one of the most exciting, nail-biting experiences on the calendar.
Dates: March 16-22, 2020
Location: Bell Centre
2023 World Irish Dancing Championships
Over 6,000 participants from across the globe will gather in Montréal to compete for the crown in Irish dancing. And Montréal’s Irish connection runs strong – visible even on our flag and coat of arms.
Dates: April 2-9, 2023
Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal
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