Shining Lights for Montréal

As Montréal‘s reputation as a technology hub continues to climb, the city decided to portray this by combining business with pleasure. Visitors and conference-goers can now explore Montréal’s most innovative attractions and exhibits as featured in Tourisme Montréal’s curated “tech in the city” experiences.

Some examples of this include the Jacques Cartier Bridge, one of Montréal’s foremost landmarks, which will be activated every night in real time thanks to intelligent programming, activated by millions of data that make up the pulse of the city. The grandiose light show at the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal’s most visited site, pays homage to the beauty of the historic building by creating a narrative upon its very structure.  Cité Mémoire, a free pedestrian nighttime circuit through Old Montréal, animates a poetic interpretation of the city’s history with large-scale projections on buildings, sidewalks and trees, complete with music and storytelling. Through animated projections that defy the mind, Space Next/EXO asks a beguiling question: is there life beyond Earth? It takes audiences off to new horizons and invites them to imagine life spreading elsewhere in the solar system and the cosmos. Finally, the Société des Arts Technologiques continues to push the envelope of innovation in entertainment, food and visual culture with its Satosphere, a spherical space on its top floor that’s the site of incredible immersive projection experiences where video and sound become one.

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