Updated January 14, 2017

As a European style settlement, Montreal traces its history back to the foundation of Ville-Marie on May 18, 1642 when Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance, along with the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal, set up a colony in the spot now called Place Royale in Old Montreal. Officially they came to convert the heathen; some clearly had their eye more on the profit to be made from the fur trade, or were hoping to use the new settlement as a base for further exploration of the unknown continent.

This anniversary of Montreal's establishment meshes neatly with the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation in 1867, which will also involve festivities of various kinds.

City site for the 375th celebrations
375th tourism site
App for the 375th events schedule
Canada 150 site
Montreal Gazette section for the 375th

French Wikipedia page about events for the 375th
French Wikipedia page about the celebration of the 300th anniversary in 1942
French Wikipedia page about the celebration of the 350th anniversary in 1992

Media links

In English

Montreal kicks off 375th celebrations with Barbegazi festival, CBC, January 8, 2017

The best ways to celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary, National Post, 11 January 2017

En français

Le Festival western au 375e de Montréal, Le Nouvelliste, 20 décembre 2016

Le nouvel ambassadeur du 375e de Montréal débarque en ville, Radio‑Canada, 3 janvier 2017

Pourvoyeurs de collectivités – notes on themed art exhibits

More to come!