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Montreal in May - Montreal in May Weather and Event Guide

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Montreal Weather in May

Montreal has a short, mild spring, similar to Toronto's.
  • Average maximum temp: 19ºC / 66ºF
  • Average minimum temp: 7ºC / 45ºF
  • Lowest on record: -4ºC / 25ºF, Highest on record: 34ºC / 93ºF
Visitors can expect rain about 11 days out of 31 in May.

What to Wear in Montreal in May:

  • Warm, water-resistant outerwear
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes and water-resistant footwear, especially if you're going to be outside of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunscreen
  • A range of clothing, including t-shirts, sweaters, light pants, heavy slacks. Dressing in layers is a good idea. Daytimes can be warm, but evenings can still be chilly.

Montreal in May Perks:

  • Warmer weather means visitors can enjoy more of Montreal great outdoor offerings.
  • Springtime means the full throng of summer visitors has not yet arrived.
  • Although the ski season is probably finished, ski resorts, like Mont-Tremblant, offer great off-peak deals.

Montreal in May Cons:

Good to Know about Montreal in May:

Victoria Day is a national holiday in Canada that falls on the Monday before May 25th. Government services, schools and banks will be closed.

Victoria Day weekend is a big travel holiday in Canada (commonly referred to as "May Two-Four Weekend"). Expect crowded highways on the Friday and Monday of this weekend and long lineups at border crossings.

Montreal in May Highlights and Events:

  • The last Sunday in May is Montreal Museums Day where participating museums offer free admission and shuttle rides between venues.
  • Outdoor Festival of Montreal at Jean Drapeau Park encourages families to get active and plan action-filled summer vacations.
  • Montreal Bike Fest at the end of May offers a series of fun events to encourage people to get pedaling.
  • Mondial de la bière invites beer lovers to taste a variety of brews at Windsor Station and Courtyard in downtown Montréal.

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