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Plan for the PERFECT Labour Day Weekend in...
A Montreal Labour Day 2015 guide. Find things to do Montreal Labour Day weekend quickly with this complete guide. Features Montreal events and activities running September 4 to September 7, 2015.
Montreal's Best Sidewalk Sales and Street Fairs...
Montreal sidewalk sales of 2015, aka ventes trottoir and street fairs, feature the following best bets, street sales I've handpicked myself, top picks free of conflicts of interest. In other words, nobody paid to get on this list.
Montreal's BEST Festivals and Events Happening...
A Montreal festivals September 2015 guide that keeps it simple and narrows it down. What's hot? What's a must-see? Which perennial fests do it best? Montreal festivals and events to check out in September 2015 include these choice selections handpicked by a seasoned, no nonsense industry pro.
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 Hottest Summer Events in 2015: Miss...
The best Montreal summer events in 2015, 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.
Montreal's Hottest Summer Festivals and Events:...
A Montreal Festivals August 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in August 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste. Page 5.
A Brief Look at Montreal's Undulating Weather
Knowing Montreal's average monthly temperatures will come in handy if you're planning a trip or relocating.
57 Must-See Concerts in Montreal This September...
Montreal concerts in September 2015 include appearances by Madonna, One Direction, Kaytranada, The Orb, Motorhead, Giorgio Moroder and more.
Montreal's Hottest September Events and...
A Montreal September 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in September 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
42 Free Things to Do in Montreal This September...
42 free things to do in Montreal this September 2015? I could have put double that amount. But I wanted to narrow things down and present to you a carefully curated list of the best freebies you could possibly find in Montreal, curation informed by nearly two decades of covering this city's ins and outs. Stick with me and you'll see. It's going to be a great month, folks.
Montreal August Events and Attractions You...
A Montreal August 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in August 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
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.
Guide to Using BIXI: Montreal's Public Bike...
A BIXI Montreal bike rental guide, complete with clear information on how to avoid being charged excessive usage fees which have plagued more than a few of my readers. In 2015, BIXI bikes are available from April 15 to November 15, 2015.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the largest international fireworks competition, the 2015 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
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.
59 Free Things to Do in Montreal: August 2015
59 FREE things to do in Montreal this August. Absolutely. A cascade of freebies to cover every dog day summer has left.
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.
Montreal: What's Open and Closed on Labour Day?
What's open and closed on Labour Day in Montreal? Find out with this nifty guide.
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.
What Do You Get When Montreal and Shanghai Join...
Montreal's answer to Imperial China's ancient tradition mirrors the Lantern Festival in many ways. But
Canada Labour Day Weekend in Montreal: 2015...
Canada Labour Day weekend in Montreal as well as in the province of Quebec as a whole is rife with business closures, countryside getaways and a collective lamentation over the symbolic end of summer, which coincides with the first Monday of every September across Canada as well as the United States. So. What is there to do on such a weekend?
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.
Quebec Fall Foliage Report
A Quebec Fall Foliage report. Fall colors are gorgeous across the province but it can be tricky catching them in their peak glory, as the season varies every year and different regions peak at different times. Find out when and where the season for leaf-peeping is in full swing with this Quebec fall foliage report.
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!
Discover Montreal's Beaches, All Four of Them
Montreal beaches aren't quite as abundant as, say, public swimming pools, but there's still a handful of sand spots to visit within city limits, three of which are accessible by public transit.
9 Montreal Jazz Clubs & Venues Every Jazz...
A Montreal jazz clubs guide. For a city host to one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world, it seems only natural to want to know more about Montreal's jazz scene. Enter the following Montreal jazz clubs, arguably the best in the city.
Montreal's Hottest February Festivals and...
A Montreal Festivals February 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in February 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste. Page 3.
Montreal October 2014: Events and Attractions...
A Montreal October 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in October 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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 Main's Street Fairs of 2015
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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.
What's UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
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.
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.
Orchards One Hour or Less From Montreal: The...
Apple picking season, a popular fall activity in Montreal, is from mid-August to late October in Quebec. Discover popular as well as hidden gems in the orchard world an hour or less from Montreal.
Montreal September Weather
Your Montreal September Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in September.
Montreal Festivals, Events, and Activities in...
A Montreal Festivals October 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in October 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Montreal October Weather
Your Montreal October Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in October.
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.
10 Free Things to Do in Montreal
Free things to do in Montreal? Of course there are. Who said budgeting has to pinch? In a city packed with parks and festivals for every season and reason, Montreal is swelling with free events, attractions, and green space.
Montreal Foliage: Top 6 Destinations
Montreal fall foliage can be found on practically every street corner, but the following Montreal fall foliage destinations are particularly picturesque, if only for the variety of tree species they offer, a mix of shapes and colors you just can't find everywhere.
Montreal's Underground City Is a Mess, A...
Ever wonder how Montreal's underground city came to be the largest of its kind in the world? A subterranean pedestrian network spanning 33 kilometres (20.5 miles) of the downtown core, Montreal's underground city links shopping malls, metro stations, apartments, condos, hotels, universities, office buildings, even an amphitheatre. A confusing, albeit charming, disjointed mess, the reason it's a headache to make heads or tails of the network lies in the history of its construction.
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.
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 Gay Village Summer Events: 2015 Edition
A Montreal Gay Village summer events 2015 edition guide. Every spring and summer, the Montreal Gay Village undergoes a transformation. Its main thoroughfare, Ste. Catherine Street, shuts itself down to car traffic, making room for the neighborhood to come alive with free art exhibits, street fairs, performances and spontaneous busking action.
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."
Halloween in the City: Montreal's Top 2015...
Your guide to Montreal Halloween 2014 events and activities for adults, from nightclub parties to ghost walks and more!
August 2015 Concerts in Montreal: From Indie to...
Montreal concerts in August 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Montreal Concerts in October: From Indie to Big...
Montreal concerts in October 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Find the Closest BIXI Station
Find BIXI stations using this BIXI station map, a tool that also indicates how many bikes are available in real-time at each station!
Tam Tam Fans
Tam Tams in Montreal is a popular drum and dance activity with locals, and a hit with tourists, every summer Sunday on Mont Royal. Find out what to expect and check out some photos of the event! Page 10.
Orange Julep Gibeau: Of Hot Dogs, Hot Rods and...
Orange Julep is one of Montreal's most beloved dining institutions featuring weekly car shows in warmer months. Wolfing down a hot dog while ogling a modified hot rod, there's no other place like the Orange Julep in Montreal. Or Canada. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Montreal's Just for Laughs: 2015 Lineup, Deets...
A comedy festival Montreal residents and tourists adore, attracting almost two million spectators every year, find out what's happening at the 2014 Just For Laughs/Juste pour rire festival, a summer must-see! Page 2.
Montreal Christmas Celebrations and Events...
Montreal Christmas - or Noël - events and activities as well as shopping options are plentiful, as per usual, and 2015 promises yet another great Christmas season. Whether you love or loathe the holidays, celebrate with or without family, it can be a really fun time of the year, even solo! Tailor a Montreal Christmas - or humbug season - that suits you and your lifestyle with a little help from your Guide to a Montreal Christmas.
Montreal's Best Christmas Events: 2015 Edition
Find Montreal Christmas events that suit your budget and lifestyle, from special museum exhibits to carols, theatre to ice skating plus several free happenings perfect for the whole family.
Going for a Bike Ride? You'll LOVE These...
Montreal has a LOT of great parks. But which ones are best for cycling? Montreal is considered a bicycle-friendly city, after all, at least in theory.
Montreal Bike Rentals
A Montreal bike rentals guide. Find out where to rent a bike in Montreal. Includes listings covering Montreal's top tourist-attracting neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal Nuit Blanche 2015: The Headache-Free Way
How to do Montreal's Nuit Blanche 2015 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.
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.
Kurios Review, Cirque Preview and Photo...
Kurios review, preview and photo highlights of Cirque du Soleil's 35th production since 1984.
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.
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.
A Walking Tour of La Petite Patrie
The western side of Montreal's Rosemont-Petite Patrie borough is chock full of multicultural flavor including an assortment of local businesses in Little Italy, the Jean-Talon Market and the Plaza St. Hubert. Join me for a walking tour of Petite Patrie.
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.
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.
How to Use Montreal's Transit System: Fares,...
Montreal has a great reputation in the commuting department and residents, compared to other cities in Canada, echo the latter with frequent public transit use. Find out more about STM and the latest stats on public transit use in Montreal.
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.
Montreal Vintage: Shopping the Scene
The Montreal vintage shopping scene is alive, well and hotter than ever. Whether you've gone second-hand to save money, save the environment or save yourself from chucking separates that don't seem to go with anything in your closet, there's something distinctly satisfying about scoring a long lost designer piece or leather jacket that's been off the market for decades. But where are the best Montreal vintage shops? I asked Fashion Magazine contributor Ashley Joseph for some guidance.
The Only Guide You'll Need To Explore Montreal...
A Montreal fall 2015 guide. Montreal in the fall may seem like a lot of hustle and bustle with locals returning to their daily grind post Labor day. And you'd be forgiven for thinking festival season winds down in turn like, you know, how every other city in North America tempers its parties to make way for, I dunno, business conferences? There's just one thing, folks.
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.
Montreal Fashion & Design Fest 2015:...
A Montreal Fashion and Design Festival 2015 profile. The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival - aka Festival Mode et Design (FMD)- is an annual summer event that turns a slice of downtown Montreal into a makeshift catwalk, an ostensible democratization of fashion in effect since its debut run in 2001.
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.
World Press Photo Exhibition Visits Montreal in...
Every year, the World Press Photo exhibition visits Montreal, featuring some of the best photojournalism of the past year via its over 100 award-winning images. Visceral, disturbing and thought-provoking, World Press Photo is a reminder to the world that photojournalism isn't dead. At least not yet.
When to Take the Trash Out in Montreal
A Montreal garbage collection guide. Find out when to take out the trash, recycling, green waste and large objects with this convenient online tool. Includes information on how to dispose of dead leaves in Montreal.
Montreal's Best Izakayas: Which Japanese Pubs...
The emergence of Montreal izakayas is a fairly recent phenomenon, with the first batch of Japanese style pubs opening up in the city circa 2010, years behind the trend long-anchored in New York, San Francisco, and even Vancouver. But since then, they've been sprouting up all over the city.
Montreal's 2015 Gay Pride Parade: What, Where,...
The Pride Montreal 2015 Parade is in August. Find out when and where to go in 2015 to enjoy one of the most fun parades in Montreal, the Gay Pride Parade. Also known as the Défilé de la fierté gai.
Is the Montreal Jazz Festival THE Biggest Event...
The Montreal Jazz Festival is one of Montreal's largest festivals of the year, attracting crowds in the seven digits.
What to See and Do in Montreal: Winter 2015
Montreal winter 2015 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.
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.
10 Montreal Costume Shops Worth Checking Out
A Montreal costumes guide ideal for Halloween as well as year-round events, including shop information and price range.
Where to Get the Best Poutine in Montreal
A review of the best poutine in Montreal.
Montreal Postal Codes
Montreal postal codes - or zip codes, a term rarely used in Canada - are easy to find with this postal code finder tool.
Is Winter in Montreal THAT Bad?
Montreal winter weather gets a bad rep. As it should. It's bloody brutal if you're not prepared. But if you get your wits about you, it can be loads of fun. Or at least bearable.
Eating Local in Montreal - Organic Food Baskets
Ever munch on green beans so crunchy and fresh, you could have sworn they were picked yesterday? If you're among the thousands of Montrealers partaking in organic food baskets, they probably were.
Montreal World Film Festival: Festival des...
The Montreal World Film Festival, otherwise known as the Festival des Films du Monde is one of the city's most prestigious annual events, a cinephiliac haven of sorts and launching pad for the industry's next wave of latest and greatest international filmmakers.
Montreal's Best November 2015 Festivals,...
A Montreal Festivals November 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in November 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Fall Events in Montreal Worth Your While
You might think Montreal fall events are in short supply after barely recovering from the summer blitz, but we don't call Montreal a city of festivals for nothing. Celebrating god-knows-what is a year-round commitment in these parts and falling leaves is just another excuse to get out there and enjoy life.
Never Pay Retail Again in Montreal!
A Montreal warehouse sales and sample sales guide. Want to know when the next price-slashing warehouse sale is scheduled in Montreal? The following resources will keep you in the loop.
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.
Where to See a Movie in Montreal
Cinema Montreal movie theatre listings. Find a movie theatre in Montreal that suits your budget and tastes, from IMAX to repertory theatre to dollar cinema.
Montreal Smoked Meat: What Is It and Where...
Montreal smoked meat. Some people salivate like Pavlov's dogs at the sight of it. Others complain that it's a pastrami wannabe. But what is it exactly? And where are the best places to eat Montreal smoked meat?

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