Thousands of Pokémon GO Safari Zone players in Montréal this September

Tourisme Montreal and Niantic, creators of the hit mobile AR game Pokemon GO, announced that Pokemon GO Safari Zone, the next massive real-world event for the game, will be hosted at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau between September 20 and 22, 2019.

Pokemon GO is back in Montreal

The real-world event, will bring tens of thousands of Pokemon GO Trainers from all over the world to Montreal. The Pokemon GO Safari Zone represents an economic spin-off of several million dollars for Montreal and will generate demand for hotels, home rentals, restaurants and local tourist attractions.

Tens of thousands of Pokemon GO Safari Zone Trainers

“I’d like to acknowledge the exemplary collaboration between the sales teams of Tourisme Montreal and Parc Jean Drapeau in organizing this major event for Montreal. Tens of thousands of Pokemon GO Trainers will have an unforgettable experience in the giant playground that is Montreal. This event will be an excellent international showcase for the city,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal.

Montreals Game industry and innovations

“The City of Montreal is recognized for its festivals, its video game industry and innovations. The arrival of this fun international event to Montreal, for the first time in Canada, is excellent news, contributing to the prosperity and international influence of our metropolis. I would like to congratulate Tourisme Montreal for their work in making this event a reality and wish visitors wonderful discoveries at Jean-Drapeau park”, said Valerie Plante, Mayor of Montreal.

“Montreal is an incredible city steeped with history, art and culture with the Parc Jean Drapeau’s large grounds and close proximity to the city serving as the perfect location for our next Pokemon GO Safari Zone event ,”  said Michael Sterenka, senior marketing manager of global live events at Niantic.

About Tourisme Montreal
Founded in 1919, Tourisme Montreal is a private, non-profit organization that works to position Montreal as an international-calibre leisure and business travel destination. The organization leads innovative tourist welcome strategies with a twofold objective: ensuring that visitors enjoy a quality experience and maximizing the economic benefits of tourism. Uniting more than 900 organizations and companies operating directly or indirectly in the tourism industry, Tourisme Montreal plays a leading role in the management and development of Montreal’s tourism business, and makes recommendations on issues surrounding the city’s economic, urban and cultural development. This year, Tourisme Montreal celebrates its 100th anniversary. For more information, go to

About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc., is the world’s leading Augmented Reality and mobile real-world company, building engaging applications that merge cutting-edge technology with gaming experiences that foster exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic spun out in 2015 with investments from Google, The Pokemon Company, and Nintendo. The company closed $245 million in Series C funding  in January 2019 from IVP, aXiomatic Gaming, Battery Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, CRV and Samsung Ventures. Prior financing includes $200 million in 2017 from Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Partners, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc, and a follow-on from Alsop Louie Partners. The company’s immersive Real World Platform powers the ground-breaking AR games Pokemon GO and Ingress, which are available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite is Niantic, Inc.’s latest game, co-developed with WB Games. For more information on Niantic, visit

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