Frequently asked questions
Questions? We have answers!
Will there be a shuttle bus to the Games?
Yes! Free shuttle buses will run from Angrignon Metro Station throughout the day.
When do the massed pipe bands perform at the Games?
You can see the massed bands in the main field during the opening and closing ceremonies, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m..
Will there be food at the Games?
Food selections vary significantly depending on the vendors present. In many cases, you’ll often find traditional Scottish fare such as meat pies, fish and chips, scones and shortbread.
Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?
The grounds are grassy and there are no paved pathways, but the site is flat and generally navigable in good weather. We offer wheelchair-accessible portalets, and there is designated parking for those with disabled parking permits.
Can I bring my dog to the Games?
Due to city rules, dogs are NOT allowed at the Montreal Highland Games. Please do not try to sneak your dog in: we do not want to have to ask you to leave the Games.
What do I wear at the Games?
The most important thing to wear is your Highland Games wristband! Security guards have the right to ask you to show your wristband at any time. Attendees not wearing their wristbands will be escorted to the entrance gate and asked to purchase a ticket to the Games. Please note that all supporters who are accompanying competitors and performers (athletes, dancers, musicians, etc.) must purchase their own tickets.
Depending on the weather it may be best to wear something to help you stay cool as the majority of the events are under the sun. Of course, traditional attire will always be more fun!
Where can I buy Scottish and Celtic articles in Montreal?
There are two shops in the West Island: Kennedy Celtic Boutique and Bramble House. You can also order online with Scottish Central.
Is there security at the Games?
Yes. We have an active security team on site to insure the safety of all our guests, as well as our competitors, participants, staff and volunteers. Please note that it is prohibited to bring firearms, weapons, illegal drugs or alcohol onto the grounds. The Montreal Highland Games reserve the right to inspect all bags.
Is there medical staff at the Games?
Yes. There is a qualified team on site to render first aid and help in medical emergencies.
Is smoking permitted at the Games?
For the comfort and safety of all our guests, smoking and vaping are NOT permitted on the grounds.
Will there be photographers at the Games?
Yes. Please be aware that by entering this event you consent to having your photograph taken for possible use in future marketing materials as a Montreal Highland Games attendee.