Pollen Count in Montreal, Quebec
What is the pollen count in Montreal today?
Find out more about the daily pollen count in Montreal by using our
pollen tracker. Enter your postal code to see the pollen levels in
your area to help plan your day.
Pollen forecast for Montreal
Enter your postal code for an accurate pollen forecast for any area of
Montreal – like Rue Sainte-Catherine or Rue Saint-Paul. Once you’ve
checked it out, you can plan the best day to climb in Mont Royal Park
or head to Old Montreal.
Pollen Month-by-Month in Montreal
With snow covering most of Montreal, this month has a low pollen
count. Within this pollen break any allergies are most likely pet or
mold related. Having trouble distinguishing between hay fever and a
Check out our guide
to find out the differences.
So long as the freezing temperatures continue
in Montreal, pollen seldom makes its presence felt this early in the
The first month of spring brings with it the
tree pollen season. Trees in season include Cedars, Hazels, Alders, Elms, Maples,
Willows, Poplars, Pines and Oaks.
April showers welcome not only the bloom of
flowers but grass pollen season. Kentucky grass is the first
representative of the approaching season. Tree pollen remains the
dominant pollen producer in Montreal during April.
Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard, and Timothy
grasses are spreading their pollen evenly across Montreal in May,
while Sycamore trees also begin pollenating.
By June in Montreal, pines, birch and oaks are the
main producers of tree pollen. Sweet vernal joins the season and
also adds its pollen to the other grasses.
In July, grass pollen is peaking in Montreal, and
ragweed begins to appear in Quebec.
The good news is that tree pollen production has
peaked with the exception of a few late bloomers. For Montreal,
ragweed is now the dominant pollen producer, along with dock,
nettle, mugwort and plantain.
Ragweed is officially on the decline, which
signals hay fever season is winding down. Take a deep breath while
out and about without causing any itchy eyes or
– and fingers crossed the sun sticks around to make the most of it!
With any luck, the last of the weed pollen is on
its way out, although some may hang around until the first frost of
winter in Montreal.
Enjoy the changing leaf colours without your
eyes watering: November’s pollen count tends to be low.
December brings the first official day of
winter in Montreal, which means traditionally low levels of pollen
for the next few months.
Top Causes of Pollen in Montreal
Pollen season begins in March when Montreal’s trees begin to wake
after the long cold winter. Grasses join in April and watch out for
July with trees, grasses, and weeds all producing pollen
simultaneously. From then on ragweed dominates pollen production until
the end of the season. Montreal’s most common tree allergens are
Birch, Elm, Oak, and Ash trees1.
How to Stay Prepared for Montreal’s Allergy Seasons
For whenever seasonal allergies strike, have a package of
Kleenex® Ultra On-the-Go 3-Ply Pocket Facial Tissues
on hand to comfort your runny nose.
Use sunglasses to stop pollen from reaching your eyes, preventing
watering and irritation.
- Frequently wash your hands to remove pollen.
Wear petroleum jelly around your nostrils and upper lip to block
Use a highly protective comfortable mask to filter the air from
pollen and other allergens.3
When possible, change your clothes and shower upon returning indoors
after spending time outside to wash off and remove pollen.
If using a standard nasal spray, try nasal breathing exercises to
Pollen Hotspots in Montreal
When strolling around Montreal, it’s important to know that the city’s
parks and gardens are prime pollen production zones. Mont Royal Park,
La Fontaine Park and the Montreal Botanical Garden are a few high
pollen locations in the Montreal area to be aware of.
Allergy Friendly Activities in Montreal
You don’t have to worry about a high pollen count spoiling your fun in
the city. There are endless hay fever-friendly activities in Montreal,
so you can enjoy a day out with friends without suffering from the
effects of your allergies. You just need to know when your particular
brand of pollen is at its peak in the city.
Cultural and Historical Sites
You’ll find no end of historic treasures and architectural wonders as
you wander Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets.
- Old Montreal
- Notre-Dame Basilica
- Old Port of Montreal
- Mount Royal
- St. Joseph Basilica
- Olympic Stadium
- Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde
As Quebec’s most populous city, Montreal is home to many of French
Canada’s cultural repositories.
- Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
- Barbie Expo
- Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex
- Montreal Science Centre
- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts