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Montreal International Fireworks Competition 2014

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec 2014

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Montreal Fireworks competition 2014
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The largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition has been going strong since 1985 and remains one of this city's top attractions. In 2014, the Montreal Fireworks Competition is held June 28 through August 2, 2014.

Watch for Free
Where's the best place to see Montreal fireworks come International Fireworks Competition time? No one will argue that buying a ticket to see them up close and personal at La Ronde is a sure bet but you can get a great view just the same without paying a penny. And it seems like every local has his or her favorite secret spot. But not everyone has access to a strategically located private highrise balcony or rooftop. Regardless, there are so many possible vantage points in the city, like these five favorite spots, all guaranteed to give you a spectacular view of one of the most impressive pyrotechnic competitions in the world.

Pay to See
Splurge a little and see them synchronized to music, up close with the judges at La Ronde, just in front of the Lac des Dauphins. It's a nice treat and more impressive than viewing for free from a distance, albeit pricey for a 30-minute show. So plan for a day trip: all fireworks tickets, varying from $51.64 to $69.64 plus taxes, grant a full day's admission to all of La Ronde's rides and roller coasters. Parking at La Ronde on the day/eve of fireworks is $22.

Same Time, Rain or Shine
All shows are scheduled at 10 p.m. Motorists should be aware that for all presentations, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge closes at 8 p.m., only reopening at the end of each show.

Visuals
For a reminder of how spectacular the shows are, check out this Montreal fireworks photo gallery.

Consult the Montreal Fireworks Competition website to buy tickets or watch them for free at these locations.

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