Now in its 22nd year, one of Canada's largest and most jubilant gay celebrations is Montreal, Quebec's Divers/Cite festival, held in late July and early August (this year, it's July 28 to August 3, 2014). Montreal, of course, is one of North America's friendliest, most stylish, and most enthusiastic cities when it comes to gay culture - this is the case year-round, even during the city's chilly winters. But during Divers/Cite, the entire city seems to glow pink.
Divers/Cite used to be Montreal's Gay Pride event but now functions as a separate gay and lesbian cultural festival, held about two weeks prior to Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal, which this year runs from August 11 to August 17, 2014.
Divers/Cite is focused around nearly a week of parties, celebrations, film screenings, and fun, and some big happenings are planned, including outdoor events taking place in the Old Port area on Jacques-Cartier Pier. Here's a full calendar of events and performances. You can purchase tickets to the outdoor events here, and the several indoor parties here.
Many gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout the week. Check the city's great gay resources, including the French-language gay newspaper Fugues, the English-language Nighttours Montreal Gay Guide, and Tourism Montreal's Gay Website.