Montréal | Host City World Cup 2026
2026 World Cup cities: Montréal is a Canadian city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in Canada is (still officially being a candidate) part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Montréal, Quebec Province, is one of the three Canadian cities that have made a stadium available – Montréal has the Olympic Stadium – in addition to three Mexican and (finally) ten U.S. host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this North American World Cup Soccer city of play. Info about the time zone, tourist attractions, typical characteristics in the field of sports, football and culture. And more about what Montréal has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.
Current facts, figures and other information are regularly added to this page.
Canada, Quebec Province
City population: 1,704,694 (2016)
Time zone: winter UTC-5 (EST), summer UTC-4 (EDT)
Altitude: 6 – 233 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 10.9 – 25.5 °C
Venue: Olympic Stadium
Montréal World Cup city
Montréal, in the province of Québec, is the 2nd largest city in Canada. This francophone oriented and cultured Candidate Host City is named after the triple-peaked hill Mount Royal, after it was originally registered as Ville-Marie (City of Mary in English). Montréal is centered on the Island of Montréal and a few other, tiny peripheral islands. It has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and an authentic Centre-Ville, with the famous thoroughfare ‘Rue Sherbrooke’. Other main tourist attractions are Rue Ste-Cathérine (main shopping area), the picturesque historical Pointe-à-Callière, and the waterfront promenade along the Vieux-Port (Old Port). Together with Mont-Royal, Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique), the Notre-Dame Basilica, Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Parc Jean Drapeau and the artistic Place des Arts.
Montréal tourist hotspots
Montréal attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Montréal, Canada. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the Olympic Stadium? These are the hotspots of Montréal that, around the World Cup match, make your trip, visit and stay in the city even more fantastic.
See these tips with museums, parks, shopping centers, events, galleries, historical, cultural and/or musical experiences and other places of interest. They can be experienced in Montréal, host of the World Cup 2026. The best attractions and the best things to do? Find here the best hotels, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, entertainment and activities to do in Montréal. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Montréal Tourism and Travel website.
Montréal Sports & Soccer City
50 years before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2026 in North America, Montréal already welcomed the world, within the setting of the Olympic Games of 1976. Also in 1976, a record of attendance had been set regarding a soccer match in Canada, in Montréal (at the Olympic Football Tournament Final; 71,617 spectators). Since then, Montréal has had the infrastructure, and facilities, to perfectly stage and host the biggest world sports events, with venues like the Olympic Stadium – now a Candidate Host Venue. Other than the Olympics, Montréal has hosted FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and several other youth and Women’s World Cup Finals. Also, these main professional teams have their home in this Canadian City: the Canadiens (in the NHL), the Alouettes (in the CFL) and, regarding soccer, the Montréal Impact team, operating in the Canadian Main League Soccer. The city also hosts the traditional Montréal Formula One Grand Prix.
Montréal team in MLS
Montréal Impact, playing in the Major League Soccer since 2012.
Host Cities USA
The 2026 American Dream: the United States is one of the three hosts of the World Cup Soccer in North America. It is the host country with the most host (Candidate) Host Cities.
The United States will have ten stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles is aiming for the opening match. The MetLife Stadium, New York/New Jersey, is candidate for the final.
Host Cities Canada
There are currently 23 Candidate Host Cities for the world's football, of which three are located in Canada: Edmonton, Montréal, and Toronto. Each host city has its own characteristics.
During the 2026 World Cup final, the following three stadiums in Canada are contenders: the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Olympic Stadium in Montréal and the BMO Field in Toronto.
Host Cities Mexico
With Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico has three candidate host cities for the World Cup in 2026. Each host with its specific ambience, history, attractions, hotspots and other features.
An important part of the 2026 World Cup will take place in Mexico. Candidate stadiums: Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey.