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Montreal: Most Popular Articles

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V-Day in Montreal: 2016 Valentine's Day Date...
V-Day in Montreal: these 2016 Valentine's Day date ideas are so perfect, I'm following my own advice. So which one fits you? The Epicurean? The Mountaineer? Or is the Antiquary more up your alley?
27 Free Things to Do This February 2016 in...
From free cheese to free chocolate to a free sleepless night, there are so many free things to do in Montreal throughout February, you'll almost forget you maxed out your credit cards a month ago in the name of Christmas holidays. So behold, your ultimate fact-checked, t-crossed, i-dotted list features no less than 27 free things to do this February 2016 in Montreal. Beautiful, amazing and delectable things.
Montreal's Hottest February 2016 Festivals and...
A Montreal festivals February 2016 hit list featuring the city's best and brightest events of the month, from Montreal's must-see concerts to the best freebies of the month. Brought to you by Evelyn Reid, a leading authority on Montreal's ins and outs.
February in Montreal: The 2016 Lowdown
A Montreal February 2016 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in February 2016 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Montreal Nuit Blanche 2016: The Headache-Free Way
How to do Montreal's Nuit Blanche 2016 edition? As a seasoned Nuit Blanche all-nighter, let me you something. There's a right way to do Nuit Blanche. And there's a wrong way to do Nuit Blanche. How have I learned this delightful lesson? The hard way.
Montreal Chocolate Show 2016: Je t'aime en...
Montreal Chocolate Show Je t'aime en chocolat proposes three days of all things chocolate every year, giving visitors a chance to sample various goods, learn how to cook with cocoa and even see what happens when fashion designers join forces with chocolatiers to create clothing. Out of chocolate.
Montréal en Lumière: Montreal's...
Montréal en Lumière is Montreal's festival of lights, an annual winter event that showcases food, music, art, a sleepless night and if its namesake is any indication, bright shiny lights.
What to See and Do in Montreal: Winter 2016...
Montreal winter 2016 will be much like Montreal winters from previous years, months that can be nothing short of enchanting for people from out-of-town. As for residents, well, many locals love this city to pieces yet dread the colder, shorter days of Montreal winter life. But somehow, that joie de vivre Montrealers are known for never quite extinguishes itself and legion are those who thrill in its many perks. Find out what they are.
White Party 2016: Montreal's Bal En Blanc is...
A White Party 2015 Bal en Blanc guide. Montreal's White Party, aka Bal en Blanc, is one of the city's hottest electronic dance music gatherings, an annual ritual coinciding with Easter Sunday.
What's Happening in Montreal This Weekend?
A Montreal weekend events guide. Maximize your Montreal weekend fun with a little guidance and a bit of planning
Montreal's Most Romantic Restaurants: The...
Montreal's most romantic restaurants... how do I even narrow it down when Montreal is packed with choice restaurants in the first place? With great difficulty, valued reader.
What's UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
Montreal's Hottest Summer Events in 2016: Miss...
The best Montreal summer events in 2016, including the world's largest jazz festival, fireworks competition and comedy fest, are conveniently listed right here, complete with descriptions, FAQs and guides designed to take the frustration out of planning. Get the answers you need quickly.
Music in Montreal: February 2016 Must-See...
Montreal concerts in February 2016? My hit list includes appearances by Black Sabbath, Nina Hagen, Nina Las Vegas and Matthew Dear.
Montreal Cheese Festival Fête des...
Every February, something special happens in Montreal. It's called free cheese. Free, made in Quebec coagulated milk protein that makes the masses go mmmm. The kind of fermented food product that compels even the lactose intolerant to reach for another piece, regardless of what flatulent, bloated hell they'll pay for the rest of the day.
Montreal's Best Brunch Spots
Where's Montreal's best brunch? One of the tougher calls to make, determining Montreal's best brunch hinges on a slew of factors. So I thought of everyone when I put together this list, whether foodie purist, lineup hater, brunch traditionalist or consumer at the vanguard of breakfasty trends.
Fête des Neiges 2016: Montreal's Freebie...
La Fête des neiges is Montreal's chief snow festival, an event staple every late January to early February where Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau turns into a winter wonderland. Open free to the public and geared particularly towards families.
Montreal's 11 Best and Biggest Skating Rinks?...
A Montreal skating rinks 2016-2017 guide to the best icy destinations in the city whether it's the perfect date night rink or one for the whole family.
9 Montreal Jazz Clubs & Venues Every Jazz...
A Montreal jazz clubs guide. For a city host to one of the world's biggest jazz festivals, it's only natural to want to discover Montreal's best jazz clubs.
Skating Montreal's Parc La Fontaine: The Ice...
Skating Montreal's Parc La Fontaine frozen ponds is one of the simplest, happiest pleasures I can think of when winter hits the city.
Montreal Temperatures by Month: A Brief Look at...
Knowing Montreal's average monthly temperatures will come in handy when you're planning a trip or relocating to the city.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the largest international fireworks competition, the 2016 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
Enjoy Outdoor Ice Skating at Montreal's Beaver...
One of Montreal's more recently refurbished outdoor skating rinks, the Beaver Lake (called Lac aux Castors in French) outdoor skating destination atop Mont-Royal is a donut-shaped hit with locals.
Is the Montreal Jazz Festival THE Biggest Event...
The Montreal Jazz Festival 2016 runs June 30 to July 9, 2016, representing one of Montreal's largest festivals of the year, attracting crowds in the seven digits.
IPL Photofacial
An IPL photofacial description and explanation. What is an IPL photofacial exactly and what does it do? Includes in-depth information on treatment, price, pre- and post care as well as downtime.
Montreal's Just for Laughs: 2016 Lineup, Deets...
Comedy festival Montreal Just for Laughs 2016 dates, lineup and details. A comedy festival Montreal residents and tourists adore, attracting almost two million spectators every year, find out what's happening at the 2016 Just For Laughs/Juste pour rire festival, a summer must-see! Page 2.
How Low Does Montreal's Legal Drinking Age Go?
The drinking age in Montreal, Quebec is low compared to the rest of Canada and south of the border in the U.S.A.
The Montreal Biodome: Inside A Top Montreal...
A Montreal Biodome guide complete with practical information as well as animal and ecosystem descriptions. An indoor zoo, an aquarium and a botanical garden wrapped into one, the Montreal Biodome is a series of indoor ecological systems that recreate regions in the Americas and poles, the only place in the world that replicates all four seasons indoors.
How to Make Clamato Juice From Scratch: It's...
A clamato recipe for those of you interested in making clamato juice from scratch to drink as is or to make Bloody Caesars, the popular Canadian cocktail.
Discover Montreal's Best Cross Country Skiing...
Montreal cross country skiing trails are all over the city. Find out where you can rent skis for the day and discover one of the most underrated sports of the season.
Montreal April Weather: What to Expect, What to...
Montreal weather in April is a breath of fresh air. Or a sudden snow storm. Learn what temperatures to expect and what to wear on your next Montreal visit.
Because Upscale Fare Doesn't Have to Cost a...
Upscale Montreal restaurants are increasingly offering special deals in the form of late-night menus, to the collective delight of foodies on a budget. But not all late-night menus are made equal. I've hand-selected some of the best ones available for your consideration. Think amazing prices on some of the city's best steaks, French bistro fare and Portuguese cuisine.
Where To Inner Tube in Montreal: It's a Short...
Montreal snow tubing or inner tubing options are grossly limited in the city, even though sliding down a hill in an air-filled doughnut is possibly the most beloved activity in these parts. So here's where to go.
Montreal's Underground City Is a Mess, A...
Montreal's underground city linking shopping malls, condos, hotels, schools, an ampitheatre and more is an absolute mess. There's a reason.
Montreal Jazz Fest 2016 Edition's Best in Show
Montreal Jazz Festival 2016 lineup, dates, highlights and more are covered in this unbiased guide to one of the biggest and best jazz fests in the world.
Montreal This Weekend
Montreal This Weekend is a weekly feature posted on 'Evelyn's Montreal Headlines' covering Montreal's best festivals and top events, providing unbiased information on what's happening in the city since April 2008. In other words, recommendations are genuine guidance, not advertising in disguise.
Montreal's St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016: The...
The Montreal St. Patrick's Day Parade is the oldest St. Patrick's Day parade in Canada, and it's been held every single year since 1824. No circumstance, from snowstorms to wartime to economic depression, has stopped the parade from marching on.
Mount Royal Park: Atop One of Montreal's Most...
Mount Royal Park's acres of green space and killer views of Montreal reel in five million visitors a year. Without a doubt one of the city's most popular attractions, plan your next visit to Montreal's best know park with a little guidance.
Montreal's Flashiest Skating Rink: 2015-2016...
Right on the Old Port, near Old Montreal's picturesque the Bonsecours Basin outdoor skating rink ranks high in flash and visual value but costs a bit more in admission than at other rinks in Montreal. Find out the details of Bonsecours Basin's 2015-2016 season.
Montreal Winter Events: The Best Fests of the...
Discover the hottest Montreal winter events, all happening November through March.
Montreal Weather in March: What to Expect, What...
Montreal weather in March is a tale of two seasons. Find out what temperatures to expect and heed my advice on what to wear during your next Montreal visit.
Cooking with Cocoa Butter: The Health Benefits,...
Cooking with cocoa butter is a relatively new concept on the culinary circuit. And with ample reason. Foodie folk tend to associate the edible vegetable fat derived from the cocoa bean with only chocolate. But there's a lot more to vegan-friendly fat than you think.
12 Perfect Spots for Snowshoeing in Montreal
Your Montreal snowshoeing guide covers over 50 km of trails. Called 'raquettes' in French, discover one of the city's many winter activities.
One of Canada's 10 Most Beautiful Heritage...
Marché Bonsecours, an Old Montreal mainstay, is considered one of Canada's 10 most beautiful heritage buildings, a popular pit stop for visitors exploring the Old Port as well as for locals attending one of its annual events.
The Best Shopping Malls in Montreal
This Montreal shopping malls list features ALL the major shopping centre destinations with a particular focus on Montreal's downtown shopping malls, all presented in a convenient west-to-east fashion for those of you ready to put on your walking shoes and shop til you drop.
The Montreal Winter Village Proposes Free...
Did you know Montreal has a winter village? Not to be confused with the Montreal Snow Festival or the fact that Montreal is kind of a winter village already, THIS winter village is defined by its location. And its freebies.
Sample One Hundred or So Ciders Under the Same...
Montreal cider festival Le Mondial des cidres couldn't be a more fitting event for a city one hour or less from dozens upon dozens of apple-picking orchards. What can I say? It's no secret Quebec loves its apple trees. And where there's an orchard, there's likely a vat of apfelwein frothing in its ferment.
Montreal Food Good Enough to Eat
A Montreal food guide to the best in Montreal. In case you haven't heard, Montreal is gaga over food. The city oozes with restaurants, unique culinary traditions from across Quebec and foodies spoiled by an enviable selection of local produce. More recently, TV chef Gordon Ramsay chose Montreal to anchor his first Canadian restaurant venture. But he's not the only one who's caught onto Montreal's food obsession. Find out what Montreal food items are must eats.
Inside Igloofest: The World's Hottest (and...
Igloofest 2016 lineup and ticket info. Discover Igloofest's 2016 lineup and find out why people fly in from as far as Japan to dance in stone cold freezing weather by the watery edge of Old Montreal.
Montreal Winter Activities I Can't Imagine...
Montreal winter activities, from skating to sliding, are affordable, easy to learn and and a lot of fun. Find out what's on offer, where the best spots are for these winter sports and how much it costs to rent equipment.
Montreal Casting Agencies: Movie Extra Work
Finding casting agencies in Montreal that recruit movie extras isn't exactly rocket science. A few searches on Google and 20 minutes of time should be enough to get anyone started. But even that simple step can be daunting to a newbie who knows squat about the business. So I asked a Hollywood veteran in the know.
15 Montreal Public Markets You HAVE to Visit
These public markets in Montreal, also called farmers markets or marchés publics, have a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, maple products, raw milk cheese, wild game, fish, rare imports and whole spices, farmers markets filled with produce so uncommon that you might even discover food you didn't know existed.
Jean Paul Gaultier Show in Photos
Jean Paul Gaultier show photos taken in Montreal. The first time Montreal, let alone Canada, lay witness to a show featuring the talent of a designer of Gaultier's calibre, thousands gathered on downtown Montreal's McGill College Avenue on August 3, 2011 to preview Jean Paul Gaultier's 2011-2012 fall-winter collections.
How Long Does It Take To Get Frostbite?
How long does it take to get frostbite? Unless you're homeless or plan on getting stuck atop Mount Everest, it's not as bad as you think.
Find a Montreal Gym You Can Actually Afford
Joining a gym can be expensive. But these Montreal gyms offer competitive prices perfect for someone on a tight budget. Page 4.
Free Things to Do in Montreal: My First Top 10...
With so many free things to do in Montreal, my original list just wasn't enough to satisfy my hunger for freebies. Here's a new one, filled with fresh freebies!
The Biodome: Inside the Tropical Rainforest of...
Of the Biodome's five ecosystems, the Tropical Rainforest is the largest, containing thousand of indigenous plants and animal species, with predator and prey living side by side.
Montreal's BEST Festivals and Events Happening...
A Montreal festivals January 2016 guide that goes straight to the point, rounding up the city's best and brightest festivals, annual events, choice freebies and must-try seasonal activities. Get the scoop from a leading authority on Montreal's ins and outs.
Drown Yourself in the Goo of the Gods at These...
Your guide to sugar shacks and sugar shack season in Montreal with nine top sugar picks to get you started. Page 2.
Montreal Forest Treks: Discover City Woods by...
Montreal forest treks are one of the city's many winter perks, a chance for families, singleton nature enthusiasts or even couples looking for a touch of outdoor romance to explore local flora and fauna by foot, by snowshoe or via cross-country skis under the stars, guided by a naturalist.
8 Best Places to Go Sliding in Montreal
Best places to go sliding in Montreal? La glissade, tobogganing, sliding, whatever you call it, kids love these Montreal sliding destinations come wintertime.
Kurios Review, Cirque Preview and Photo...
Kurios review, preview and photo highlights of Cirque du Soleil's 35th production since 1984.
Osheaga 2016: The Lowdown, the Lay of the Land
Osheaga 2016 festival guide. Osheaga is Montreal's answer to Coachella, a music festival held in Parc Jean-Drapeau every summer since 2006.
Parc Jean-Drapeau's 8 Best Winter Attractions
Parc Jean-Drapeau winter attractions involve a bevy of seasonal sports, activities and festivals suitable for families and all ages.
Swear Like a True Quebecer
French swear words, as with swear words in general, often make reference to bodily excretions, orificial waste, sexual acts, incest, wedlock-free upbringing and sun-deprived body parts. But in our usual stubborn manner, we like to do things a little different here in Quebec. And our French swear words do a fine job of reflecting our unique history and culture.
7 Best Sports Bars in Montreal
From Chez Serge to Sharx, check out these seven interesting Montreal sports bars, each with their own unique twist and charm.
All You Need to Know About Montreal Taxis
A Montreal taxis and cab companies guide. In addition to my favorite three taxi companies, I've listed, for your convenience, a handful of Montreal taxi companies that service the central portion of Montreal but I've also included some companies that service the West Island as well as the East End.
Montreal Fireworks 2014-2015: When? Where??
A Montreal fireworks 2015-2016 guide. Can't say Montrealers are as gung ho as Americans about launching fireworks in their own backyards, but we make up for that by hosting the largest fireworks competition in the world in Old Montreal's backyard. Find out when the next bout of Montreal fireworks is scheduled, then sit back and enjoy the show.
This Is About As Good as Montreal Underground...
This Montreal underground city map is the best one I could find. But even when armed with this map, you might still get lost. Let me explain.
Montreal Easter Weekend Activities Minus the...
Montreal Easter weekend isn't only for kids or Christians for that matter. Find out what sacred and secular activities are an Easter tradition in Montreal.
Old Montreal Seafood Diner Signed Chuck Hughes
July 19, 2011 - Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes calls his latest baby, Le Bremner, "a kind of a seafood diner."
Montreal's 16 Best Terrasses: From Ground Floor...
Montreal terraces, or 'terrasses' as locals call them, are an omnipresent city feature come springtime, an integral part of the Montreal lifestyle which stays put as long as it's warm enough to enjoy patio life, a season lasting some time between April and October, weather (and outdoor heater) permitting. And they're everywhere. But if I had to narrow the list down and play favorites, the following Montreal terraces would get first dibs.
Montreal's Most Beautiful Grounds Feature...
The Montreal Botanical Gardens is one of the largest nature museums of its kind in the world, with over 22,000 species planted in 30 gardens, ten greenhouses, an arboretum with 7,000 tree specimens, several bird species, friendly koi fish, fearless ducks and more. A place to jog, bring a date, or spend the day in peace, find out everything you need to know before visiting.
Can Montreal Landlords Increase the Rent by Any...
Raising the rent in Montreal: how much is too much?
Montreal's 2016 Gay Pride Parade: What, Where,...
The Pride Montreal 2016 Parade is on August 14. Find out when and where to go in 2016 to enjoy one of the most fun parades in Montreal. Also known as the Défilé de la fierté gai.
Guide to Montreal Snow Village 2014
A Montreal Snow Village 2014 activities guide. The Montreal Snow Village, a Montreal winter attraction which debuted January 18, 2012, is a Canadian and North American first, the only snow village of its kind to be built in a major metropolitan area worldwide.
Montreal's Ice Restaurant Pommery
Ice restaurant information, including details on menu items, price range, reservation information and how to dress to enjoy an evening at Montreal's Pommery ice restaurant, a key attraction at the Montreal Snow Village.
If This Doesn't Make You Forget Old Man Winter,...
Butterflies Go Free is one the Montreal Botanical Garden's most popular events, the setting free of up to 20,000 butterflies and moths in the confines of its greenhouses.
Will I Get Frostbitten Today? Find Out NOW
Ever found yourself panicking over how cold it is outside and whether you'll get frostbitten? Then you're going to love this piece on frostbite risk broken down by temperature. It details exactly what to do depending on the temperature outside.
Montreal Restaurant Week 2016: 'Le Happening...
A Montreal Restaurant Week 2016 Le Happening Gourmand guide. Find out how to save big bucks on fine dining four weeks every year in January and February.
Montreal Airport Bus 747: When, Where, How Much?
The Montreal Airport Bus, also known as the 747 Express Bus, runs 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Find out everything you need to know about taking the 747, from the cost to where the bus stops.
The Highest Point in Montreal, Founded by a...
St. Joseph's Oratory is a pilgrimage site for Catholics in search of healing and support. It's also an architectural sight for sore eyes, a holy site that welcomes anyone of any faith, attracting two million visitors every year. Ranked as one Montreal's most beloved landmarks, a place of countless miracles and unexplained phenomena that just a few years ago, was home to a saint.
Montreal Ice Bar Amarula
Montreal ice bar guide, including information on drinks, cover charge and ambient room temperature. Montreal Ice Bar Amarula is, in fact, a bar made of ice. Glasses are made of ice as well. And visitors are advised to keep their winter jackets on, at least until the booze kicks in.
Skate in the Heart of Montreal's Winter Village
The Olympic Park skating rink is possibly the most desirable Montreal skating destination for families. Find out everything you need to know, from today's opening hours to ice conditions to whether you'll need your own equipment, before heading for a day of skating at the Olympic Park.
Canadian French in Quebec: Talk Like a Local
Canadian French as spoken in Quebec is the most widespread French dialect found in Canada. Talk like a local. Discover French words and expressions unique to Quebec.
Place des Festivals: Where Is It?
Montreal's biggest festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs use the Place des
Underground City: What Lies Beneath Downtown...
Underground city photos of Montreal's subterranean pedestrian network. Find out what lies beneath downtown Montreal with these highlight shots of the largest underground city in the world.
Inside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
A Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide. Attracting around half a million visitors every year, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts proposes temporary exhibits and a permanent collection featuring over 36,000 historical artifacts as well as decorative and contemporary works of art.
Uber Taxi Montreal
Uber Taxi Montreal information. Uber Taxi is one of Montreal's newer cabbies on the block, at least since November 2013 when the San Francisco based technology startup took root in the city, a year after setting up shop in Toronto and Vancouver with significant fanfare.
Where to Watch Montreal Fireworks for Free: 8...
Where to watch Montreal fireworks come International Fireworks Competition time? Or any time? I've got 8 amazing locations locked down, eight spots guaranteed to give you a spectacular view of one of the most impressive pyrotechnic competitions in the world. The best part? Almost all of these vantage points are accessible free of charge.
Should You Get an IPL Photofacial? Read This...
A photofacial review. Find out if an IPL photofacial is for you as I walk you through each step of my treatment plan.
Montreal Fitness
The Montreal fitness scene has something for everyone of every budget and taste, from tried and tested Montreal fitness centres to the latest trends in group exercise to gentle low-impact mind-and-body workouts like tai chi. Find the best gyms in Montreal, discover what exercise trends are hot right now and get healthy!
Wine and Dine in the Thick of Montreal's Arts...
Brasserie T! has one of the luckiest, most amazing locations a Montreal restaurant could possibly ask for, the kind of choice spot many an owner would take advantage of and turn into a tourist trap. Why? Because they could get away with it, that's why. Welcome to the dark side of capitalism. When millions walk by your establishment every year, you could produce cheap lukewarm garbage on a plate, sell it at a high margin and still get patrons. So. What does Brasserie T produce?
Skate Montreal: Buy Ice Skates
Planning ice skating in Montreal this winter season but don't own skates? If you're planning on going a few times this year, you might want to buy a pair. It could end up cheaper than renting.
Westmount Greenhouses
The Westmount Greenhouses? Heart at first sight. What is without a doubt one of my favorite oases on the island of Montreal is also the only place in Montreal that houses a banana tree, orchids, deep purple hyacinths, a fountain as well as a shallow, audible waterfall and opens itself to the public completely free of charge.

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