What is the Montreal Vegan Festival?

The Montreal Vegan Festival is a non-profit organization that wants to introduce veganism to the general public. Through lectures, cooking demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitors, it highlights the benefits of the vegan lifestyle for animals, health, and the environment.


The first edition of the Montreal Vegan Festival took place on September 26th and 27th, 2014 at the Coeur des science of UQAM. At the time, it was an activity of the Montreal Vegetarian Association. Propelled by volunteers since the first days of its existence, the festival quickly became popular and from its 2nd edition, it moved to a more spacious place: Le Marché Bonsecours. In 2017, the Vegetarian Association of Montreal decided to no longer produce the festival, and Jersey 67, a non-profit organization interested in animal issues, took over and allowed the 4th Montreal Vegan Festival to take place. In the summer of 2017, the volunteers of the Montreal Vegan Festival incorporated the festival as an NPO with the Government of Quebec in order to prepare to self-produce the Montreal Vegan Festival in 2018. 2018 is also the year of relocation of the festival to the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The growing popularity of the festival, the ever-increasing number of interested exhibitors, and issues of capacity were all reasons that led the festival volunteers to choose a new location for it. It is therefore with great optimism and with great hope that the volunteers of the Montreal Vegan Festival look to the future of the FVM.

The Montreal Vegan Festival is accessible to people with reduced mobility.