National Bank Parcours Galerie

Parcours Galerie by National Bank in Montreal

An innovative idea

The National Bank Parcours Galerie is a 4.5 km art corridor that will be a focal point between the Montreal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport and downtown Montreal.

An open air art gallery for a creative city

The immersive experience will start as soon as visitors land at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau airport and will continue on the wall that serves as noise barrier along highway 20, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who drives by it.

Overview of the Parcours Galerie by National Bank


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The process is well under way

Various steps have already been taken to ensure that the artwork is completed in time for the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding in 2017. More specifically, a feasibility study was done, a number of concepts were evaluated, the artist selection committee was formed and three artists have agreed to take part in the contest.


  • Montreal/Vancouver
  • Living representation of Les Bourgeois de Calais de Rodin
  • Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award


  • Montreal
  • Feel good today  and
  • Finalisit of the Sobey for the arts award in 2010


  • Montreal
  • Power of the City/City of Power exhibition
  • Graff award (1997) – Louis-Comptois award (2002)

The selection committee

  • John Zeppetelli – Chief curator and general director for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)
  • Phyllis Lambert – Architect and founder of the Canadian Center for Architecture
  • Louise Déry – Quebec art curator and historian
  • Stéphane La Rue – Artist
  • Sandra Chartrand – The Sandra and Alain Bouchard foundation
  • Representatives from National Bank

Our partners

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) will be acting as artistic partner and guide throughout the project.

“I am pleased to be involved in this ambitious project that brings art out into the open for the public to enjoy. We are thrilled for all Montrealers and visitors to the city.”

-John Zeppetelli

National Bank would like to acknowledge the involvement and support of the following partners: Robert Poëti, Quebec Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Aéroport de Montréal, Sid Lee, Google and the Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard.