The Port of Montreal is an integral part of celebrations marking the 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, especially considering the historic role that port and shipping activities have had on the city and the country alike.

In order to highlight the pivotal role it has played as part of these two anniversaries, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has developed digital products presenting a series of spectacular images.

First, it has released on its YouTube channel a video entitled Trading with the World from Then to Now, which brings Montreal’s rich port history to life and shows how closely the Port of Montreal is tied to the city’s birth and growth.

The video is available at

Second, through its Montreal Throughout Time initiative, the MPA is sharing, on a regular basis throughout 2017, the port’s history in images, from the beginning of the 20th century when the port was expanding and starting to build its piers and basins, on its Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as on its new social media platform, Port Window, which provides a window on the port, its history, its players and its neighbours.

You can follow the port’s history in images at: