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A 13th Festival on Saint-Denis Street

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival, in collaboration with the SDC Rue Saint-Denis, has set up its tents on Saint-Denis Street, between Gilford and Roy, from May 24 to 26, to create a 1.2 km long comics stroll punctuated with activities, exhibitions and meetings. More than 300 comic artists, 160 exhibitors and 95,000 people attended the biggest celebration of comics in Canada!

The MCAF team presents a program of more than 60 free activities around the theme Beyond borders. Spread over three days, the program was bilingual, free and open to the public.

Opening Hours

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival is an outdoor and free event. It takes place rain or shine. The activities and exhibitors are sheltered from the weather under tents.

  • Friday May 24 – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday May 25 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday May 26 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Detailed Map can be found here.

First aid and meeting point

First aid attendants are present all day at the two First aid spots (south of Mont-Royal Avenue and north of Duluth Street).

How to Get There

By Public Transit

The festival is close to Laurier, Mont-Royal and Sherbrooke stations. If you want to get to the heart of the festival, you can get off at Mont-Royal station, but why not start your trip by getting off at Sherbrooke or Laurier and walking up Saint-Denis?

By Bike

Although the REV will be closed for security reasons during festival hours, biking is a great way to get to MCAF. You can get there via the REV on Saint-Denis coming from the north or south or via the bike paths on Rachel or Roy. Several Bixi racks are also available nearby. The Vélo Québec website offers maps to help you plan your trip.

By Car

Since Saint-Denis and Duluth streets will be pedestrianized at the same time, car traffic may be less fluid on the Plateau-Mont-Royal. If you absolutely must drive, parking is available on the surrounding streets (watch out for the parking sticker zones) and there are some park-and-ride lots nearby.


Reduced mobility
Although our site is long at 1.2 km, all the activity tents are easily accessible and grouped together in an activity zone at the middle of the festival, between Marie-Anne and Rachel. The comic book stroll allows for easy circulation on pedestrianized Saint-Denis Street. If needed, our volunteers will be happy to help people who need assistance and places can easily be arranged to facilitate access with a wheelchair. A drop-off zone for people with reduced mobility has been planned at the north of the festival (Gilford street). A second drop-off zone has been planned near our activities zone on Marie-Anne Street, between Drolet and Saint-Denis streets.

Restrooms for the mobility impaired and rest areas have been provided in each section of the festival. If you have any questions, please contact us at and we will be happy to help you plan a visit that will be as enjoyable as possible.

MCAF wants to be inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible, but we are limited in our resources at this time. We are committed to making efforts in the coming years to gradually improve our accessibility to a wider variety of audiences. Please write to us if you have any suggestions.


Plan your visit with Tourisme Montréal.

To make the most of your visit to the festival, why not plan a stop in one of the boutiques or indulge in one of Saint-Denis’ many bars and restaurants?