Sure, Montreal stays up til the wee hours of the morning all the time, but only one night a year -- in 2013, it's on March 2 -- features around 1,000 mostly free cultural, musical, culinary, and sports-oriented activities available to the public 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. It's called Montreal Nuit Blanche, it's the Montreal High Lights Festival finale, and it's a blast! But as your humble guide, I must warn you. Nuit Blanche is almost too fun, so much so that its popularity grows exponentially with every passing edition, which frankly, has become a bit of a problem.
The problem is called lineups. They can ruin the whole experience. But there's a viable solution. I wrote about it right here.