03/18/2016 19:40 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Montreal's Saint Patrick's Parade: What you need to know for Sunday

The 193nd St. Patrick's Day Parade is this Sunday. Here's what you need to know before heading out.

Where and when is it?

The parade starts at noon at the corner of Fort and Ste-Catherine streets.

It continues along Ste-Catherine Street until it reaches the corner of Phillips Square.

Road closures

For drivers, expect René-LévesqueBlvd. to be blocked off between Peel and Fort Street. That is the staging area for people taking part in the parade.

The Guy exit ramp, on the eastbound Ville-Marie Expressway, will be closed on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

About the parade

Montreal hosts one of the oldest and biggest parades in North America. There are 108 groups walking in the parade this year.

It typically last for two to three hours.