Montreal Quebec Sports
The last few years have brought some bright spots for local fans, despite coming off one of the worst seasons in recent history of Major League Soccer (MLS). The arrival of the new owner - filmed - has helped manager Marc Dos Santos rekindle the city's success story with the Montreal Impact.
Charles Bronfman brought professional baseball to Canada and restored the city's baseball heritage, and Montreal has become the epicenter of Canadian sport. It has been a hobby for 30 years and now there are several hobby shops named after the Sports Cards Hall of Fame.
This newfound prominence and excitement was the catalyst that led Montreal to win the 1976 Summer Olympics. Montreal hosted the entertaining but costly 1976 Olympic Games and now uses the facilities built for the Games as the venue for the annual Montreal Winter Olympics, the world's largest sporting event. In the past, Montreal has also hosted a number of other major sporting events, such as the World Cup and the Winter Olympics, as well as many other events. It also hosts the Montreal Ice Arena, where the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" took place, and has hosted many major events such as the Canada-U.S. Olympic basketball tournament.
Montreal also hosts the annual Winter Olympics in Montreal, the largest sporting event in the world, as well as the Canada-USA Olympic basketball tournament. Montreal also hosts the World Cup, one of the country's biggest sporting events, which takes place every year. Teams like Gatineau Olympiques and Quebec Ramparts can pack their bags from September to March.
While Canadians are not known for their ardent football support, Montreal's cosmopolitan population means amateur leagues for men and women are held year-round. Quebecois also practice a variety of other sports, including baseball, basketball, hockey and football, as well as golf.
The Shamrocks welcome newcomers from around the world, who compete mainly in the Canadian Women's Football League (CSL) and the Quebec Women's League, as well as other amateur leagues.
The Montreal Shamrocks have dominated the local GAA scene since its inception in 1948 and are believed to have heard of the Irish national sport played in their hometown of Limerick, Ireland. Since moving to Canada, I've been looking for other sports and leisure opportunities in Montreal, and have compiled a list of local sports teams to help you get started. This site is by no means exhaustive, but it provides an overview for viewers of all sports, leisure activities, and Montreal is a city that has so much to offer. If you know more opportunities in terms of sports or recreation for Montreal, please contact us and we will add them to this page.
Gather a group of friends and register for pond hockey, where teams from different districts of the city play. Montreal is also home to the Montreal Stars, a women's professional hockey team that won the Clarkson Cup in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2017. Other professional teams in Montreal include the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and Montreal Impact. You can also meet up with your group or friends at the Stade de l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal for an ice hockey game or play on one of the many outdoor hockey courts.
The beautiful game is becoming more popular and there are rumors that Montreal will get an NBA team in the future, and the Raptors have played pre-season games here. The AFL-Quebec is proud to be one of the fastest growing leagues in North America with more than 1,000 members. Quebec Caribou, which attracted many players from the Montreal clubs, represented the province for the first time in its history before going under after the 2008 season. It was represented by the Montreal Stars, a team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The AFL - Quebec is a nine-team league, and the rugby teams are divided into two divisions, the Quebec Rugby Championship and the Canadian Rugby League. The province's senior players are also part of the St. John's team that represents Canada's five eastern provinces in the Canadian Rugby Championship. It's a big family trying to expand the sport, misunderstood and unknown to many, but it's an exciting new chapter in Quebec's sporting history.
Montreal has a dozen rugby clubs, including Westmount Rugby Club, founded in 1878, and the new Rugby XV de Montreal, founded in 2010. Montreal is home to one of the largest and most active rugby leagues in the world, the Quebec Rugby League. The ballet has an excellent international reputation and is regularly performed at the Place de la Arts in Montreal.
In 2006, 16,000 LGBT athletes are expected to participate in the first ever GLISA World Outgames in Montreal. The highly anticipated tournament will be held in Montreal, with one men's and one women's tournament each year. This year, a number has been added: the men's tournament will be held in Montreal's Olympic Park, while the women's tournament will be held in Toronto.