Montreal Nightlife 101: Bal en Blanc
Things to Do in Montreal | Nightlife 101: Bal en Blanc
When we first moved to Montreal seven years ago, we went to Bal en Blanc for the first time, and then every year after that for 4 in a row :P. Bal en Blanc, or otherwise known as the white party, was at one point Montreal’s largest tourist attraction. This party used to attract 25,000+ people from all over the world. Nowadays that number is more like 5000-10,000. Hotels would be booked, cabs nowhere to be found and white outfits sold out on the Easter Sunday this party is held on every year.
Even with it being March right now, the shops lining the streets of St. Catherine have all white window displays, advertising the upcomming white party that’s right around the corner. Good luck finding your size if you arrive from out of town last minute and need something white to wear..It’s definitely best to sort out your outfit arrangements in advance.
This year is the 19th edition, featuring the likes of EDM elites such as Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Burren, Calin Harris & David Guetta to name just a few. Tickets can set you back a pretty penny at $175+ each, but well worth the expense. You can order alcoholic drinks until 3:00 am and regular beverages until noon the following day. The line up is out the door, hundreds of people long every single year. If you don’t know somebody at the door, it’s really important to get there at like 7 o’clock, no joke! Oh, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! 😉