Montreal Highland Games

Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture. The Games represent a wonderful opportunity for participants and visitors alike to discover the treasures, legends and history of the rich Scottish culture.

Over the years there have been a number of different competitions held at the games, including Lacrosse, long jumping, running, and quoits, but the perennial favourites remain: Caber tossing, stone throwing, piping, tug of war and highland dancing.​

The athletic events at The Montreal Highland Games feature only the very best Scottish athletes. All the participants you will see perform at the Games have been invited based on their track record. Each athlete will compete in seven traditional Highland events:

Putting the Stone (like a shot putt using a stone in place of the steel ball)
56 pound weight thrown for distance and height
28 pound weight thrown for distance
Heavy Hammer throw
Sheaf toss
Caber toss

​The athletic events get under way around 9:00 am.
Douglas Hospital grounds
Verdun, Quebec


Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10 am
Be a Highland “Heavy” for a day! Come to Arthur Therrien Park to learn Highland games heavy events! At the end of the day, each participant will have their picture taken wearing a kilt while holding a caber! You will learn the stone throw, the weight-for-distance throw, the weight-over-bar throw, and… the caber toss! Monies raised go to the Douglas Hospital Foundation.
Location: Arthur Therrien Park, Verdun

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7 pm 
The annual Promenade of Cabers will take place on Wellington Street. The event will feature a procession through the streets of Verdun, culminating in a “Scots in the Park” celebration outside the Verdun City Hall. Feel free to join in behind the pipes, drums, dancers and caber-bearers as they make their way toward the festivities at the end!
Location: Wellington Street, Verdun

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8 pm
Enjoy a Wee Cèilidh just before our big weekend! Bagpipers, fiddlers, dancers and more.
Location: Burgundy Lion Pub, 2496 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9 am 
The Caledonian Run! There will be a 5K run, 5K Clan/Team run, and 1K Fun run at Montreal’s premier Scottish summer event! Lace up your running shoes and join in for a run, as the sounds of Highland bagpipes fill the air. Every participant will receive a ticket to the Montreal Highland Games and a MHG Caledonian Run T-shirt. This is a timed run.
Location: Douglas Hospital grounds, Verdun

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