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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

  1. January

    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 winter cold? Check out our guide to find out the differences.
  2. February

    So long as the freezing temperatures continue in Montreal, pollen seldom makes its presence felt this early in the year.
  3. March

    The first month of spring brings with it the beginning of tree pollen season. Trees in season include Cedars, Hazels, Alders, Elms, Maples, Willows, Poplars, Pines and Oaks.
  4. April

    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.
  5. May

    Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard, and Timothy grasses are spreading their pollen evenly across Montreal in May, while Sycamore trees also begin pollenating.
  6. June

    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.
  7. July

    In July, grass pollen is peaking in Montreal, and ragweed begins to appear in Quebec.
  8. August

    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.
  9. September

    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 runny noses – and fingers crossed the sun sticks around to make the most of it!
  10. October

    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.
  11. November

    Enjoy the changing leaf colours without your eyes watering: November’s pollen count tends to be low.
  12. December

    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 pollen.2
  • 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 assist naturally.4

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

Museums

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

Sources:

  1. https://www.aerobiology.ca/collection-site/montreal-lasalle-quebec/
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/
  3. https://now.tufts.edu/articles/are-face-masks-helping-people-allergies
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392338/

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