What’s On: Jacques Cartier Bridge Lights Up for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

Living Connections—beginning on May 17, 2017—transforms the landmark bridge into a massive piece of illuminated art for Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries.

Jacques-Cartier BridgeCourtesy: Jacques Cartier Champlain

See-Worthy: Living Connections at the Jacques Cartier Bridge

In honour of Montreal’s 375th birthday and Canada’s 150th anniversary, one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks will come alive every night for the next 10 years. Beginning on May 17 at 9:45 p.m., the Jacques Cartier Bridge will light up as part of an interactive installation called Living Connections.

Boasting more than 2,000 lights and a $40 million price tag, the visual project, developed by Moment Factory with the help of six other Montreal multimedia studios, aims to showcase the city’s fascinating heritage. The best part? Its colours will change with the seasons throughout the year.

On its opening night, the Orchestre Métropolitain, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and dozens of up-and-coming Montreal artists will provide a musical soundtrack for a special choreographed light performance.

Not sure where to view it from? The Old Port of Montreal (especially the Clock Tower pier) and Notre-Dame Street east of the bridge are two of your best bets. Vantage points on the riverbank on the South Shore will work as well.

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