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Montreal: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Montreal's St. Patrick's Day Parade: The Whens,...
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.
Montreal's Hottest Summer Festivals
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.
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.
Osheaga 2015: The Lowdown, the Lay of the Land
Osheaga is Montreal's smaller-scale answer to Coachella, a music festival held in Parc Jean-Drapeau every summer since 2006.
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.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the the largest international fireworks competition, the 2015 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
What's Open and Closed During Easter Weekend in...
What's open and closed during Montreal Easter weekend? The city pretty much shuts itself down on those two days, but there are exceptions to the rule. Find out what they are. Page 2.
Montreal Easter Events, Activities and Things...
At a loss on what to do with you are yours during Montreal Easter weekend? Look no further, your Guide to Easter Events in Montreal is packed with things to do, from traditional Easter brunches to egg hunts to one of the most anticipated dance events of the year and more!
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.
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'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.
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
White Party 2015: 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 UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
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.
Easter Activities in Montreal: Egg Hunts,...
Your guide to Easter activities for kids and the whole family in the Greater Montreal Area, including egg hunts, Easter farms and more.
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.
Montreal April Weather: What to Expect, What to...
Your Montreal April Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in April.
Montreal Easter Weekend Activities Minus the...
Montreal Easter weekend isn't only for kids, or Christians for that matter. From listening to classics in a sacred setting to appreciating captured wings to sharing arena space with thousands of party nuts in a sea of white hues, there's a few traditional as well as secular Easter customs unique to Montreal as well as some activity suggestions that will hopefully quash any potential holiday boredom.
Montreal Easter Brunch: 2015 Edition's Best Bets
The Montreal restaurants listed for your Easter brunch consideration are each offering a special holiday menu, some with live entertainment for kids.
Montreal In June: The Best Events, Festivals,...
A Montreal June 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in June 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.
Things to Do in Montreal This July
A Montreal July 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in July 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Montreal Jazz Fest 2015 Acts You Won't Want to...
Montreal Jazz Festival 2015 lineup, dates, highlights and more are covered in this guide, providing you an unbiased, non-promotional, conflict-of-interest-free glimpse into the fest.
Miranda Esmonde-White's Classical Stretch Heals...
Miranda Esmonde-White is a Montreal stretch instructor, an elite fitness guru, a TV personality and in many ways, she's a modern day healer. Think I'm stretching it? That's because YOU, valued reader, have not tried Classical Stretch. You won't believe how easy it is. And how dramatic the changes in your body and lifestyle will be if you suck it up and stick with the program.
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.
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.
Pandore: A Montreal Cabaret Destination
Pandore is a Montreal cabaret, a restaurant, a bar and a fifth floor terrace located right on the edge of Montreal's summer festival hub. And it's possibly Montreal's most interesting performance art stage layout, if for its intimacy and inventive setup.
Osheaga 2015 Lineup Celebrates Music Fest's...
Osheaga 2015 lineup highlights include a Belgian superstar, one of the late 90s' hottest post-punk acts, folk rock siblings, one of hip hop's best known underground duos and more. Get the scoop and find out when and where to buy tickets.
Earth Hour in Montreal: 2015 Edition
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Montreal Jazz Clubs Every Jazz Fan Should Know...
A Montreal jazz clubs guide. For a city host to the biggest, most important jazz festival in the world, it seems only natural to want to know more about its jazz scene. Enter the following Montreal jazz clubs, arguably the best in the city.
Montreal's Underground City Is a Mess, A...
Underground shopping options in Montreal's underground city are in the four figures. That's more than double the amount of shops in the largest mall in North America.
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.
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.
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.
St. Patrick's Day in Montreal
St. Patrick's Day in Montreal is somewhat of a misnomer. If you ask me, it should be rechristened St. Patrick's WEEK with all the festivities that go on, typically spilling out over several days. Find out everything you need to know about celebrating during one of the city's favorite times of the year.
IPL Photofacial
An IPL photofacial risks guide. What risks are involved with getting an IPL photofacial? Find Out.
Clamato Recipe: How to Make Clamato Juice From...
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.
Montreal St. Patrick's Day Parade Pub Scene:...
You've just taken in the Montreal St. Patrick's Day Parade and what you really want now is a pint. A pint in a joint with wood paneling, warm staff and pub grub. But it's going to take more than the luck of the Irish to find room in one of Montreal's Irish pubs post-parade.
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.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos
St. Patrick's Day parade photos taken in Montreal on March 18, 2012. Never been to a St. Paddy's parade in Montreal? Here's what you're missing!
Montreal in July: The Best Festivals and...
A Montreal Festivals July 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in July 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Montreal Beer Fest Mondial de la Biè:...
The Montreal Beer Festival Mondial de la Bière 2015 edition promises hundreds of brews ripe for the tasting five days in June.
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.
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.
Montreal's Best June Festivals and Attractions
A Montreal Festivals June 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in June 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
Anatomy of a Sugar Shack Meal, Quebec Style
What's in a sugar shack meal? If you're vegetarian, gluten-free, or on a diet, you don't wanna know. As for everyone else...
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 the latest STM fares and rates for using public transit in Montreal. Page 2.
Can Montreal Landlords Increase the Rent by Any...
Raising the rent in Montreal: how much is too much?
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.
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!
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 Concerts in June: From Indie to Big...
Montreal concerts in June 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Montreal Sidewalk Sales 2015: Braderie Bargains...
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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.
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.
Montreal May Weather
Your Montreal May Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in May.
July Weather in Montreal: What to Expect, What...
Your Montreal July Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in July.
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.
Montreal's Public Markets
These public markets in Montreal, also called farmers markets or marchés publics, have a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables from Quebec, maple products from around the corner and you will melt faster than the raw milk cheeses -- many of international acclaim in culinary circles -- available at select markets.
If This Doesn't Make You Forget Old Man Winter...
Every year, the Montreal Botanical Garden sets free up to 20,000 butterflies and moths in the confines of its greenhouses. It's called Butterflies Go Free and it's beautiful. If this attraction doesn't ignite a ray of recognition that old man winter's wrath is on the wane, I don't know what will.
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.
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!
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 Sugar Shacks, Cabanes à Sucre and...
A Montreal sugar shacks, cabanes à sucre and maple syrup guide chock full of tried-and-tested recommendations for the ultimate sugaring off experience.
Montreal St. Patrick's Day Events: 2015 Edition
Montreal St. Patrick's Day 2015 events are much like St. Paddy's events of years past. Breakfasts, pub fun, live music and of course, the parade, St. Patrick's Day might be on March 17 but the fun spreads out over several days.
Montreal Jobs: Job Search Services in English
Looking for Montreal jobs but can't speak a word of French and at a loss on how to even begin finding work? Maybe you're fluently bilingual already but would like access to employment services in English. Look no further.
French Swear Words in Quebec
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.
Montreal Concerts: July 2014
Montreal concerts in July 2014, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Montreal Beaches
Montreal beaches are not quite as common as city swimming pools, but there's still -- notwithstanding beaches located off the island -- a trio of sand spots to visit, two of which are accessible with public transit.
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 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.
Montreal Museums Day 2015: The City's Museums...
A Montreal Museums day 2015 guide. Free admission, free shuttle buses and free activities one day every May. Montreal Museums Day is a popular cultural event in the city, attracting roughly 100,000 visitors in one day across Montreal's network of art, history and science museums.
Canadian French à la Quebec: Blend in...
Canadian French as spoken in Quebec is the most widespread French dialect found in Canada. Discover Canadian French words and expressions unique to Quebec.
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 Airport Information: Arrivals,...
Montreal airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is one of Canada's busiest airports, servicing over 14 million passengers a year. Find out everything you need to know about Montreal airport parking, taxis, departures, arrivals, flight connections, Wi-Fi access, services and more.
Montreal's Best High Tea Rooms
Montreal high tea rooms are few and far between. But the Montreal high tea rooms that are out there are rather lovely.
The Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in Montreal
A Montreal skating rinks guide to the 2014-2015 season. An affordable must on the list of Montreal winter activities and often a free of charge outdoor activity for those who bring their own skates, Montreal skating rinks offer an affordable activity for all sorts of occasions, whether you're contemplating first date possibilities, family activity options or are looking for something to fight off seasonal blahs. So don't hesitate to check out these top skaing rink choices, all in the city!
Braderie de Mode: Montreal's Next Big Fashion...
A Braderie de Mode guide for the 2014-2015 season. The Braderie de la Mode Québécoise, also known as the Big Fashion Sale by Quebec designers, is one of Montreal's most popular fashion sales, a bazaar held twice a year featuring the best in local mid to high end designs attracting over 25,000 shoppers per edition.
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.
Kyozon Asian Bar: Montreal Does Kaiten Zushi
Photo courtesy of Kyozon Sushi Bar Kaiten is anything but new in Japan and select international destinations such as San Francisco, New York, and
Time to Say Goodbye to the Blog and HELLO to...
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Montreal Weather in June: What to Expect, What...
A popular time of year for visitors, June in Montreal is beautiful, if only a little too humid by the last week of the month for some. What to wear.
Kurios Review: Cirque Preview and Photo...
Photo © Clint Lewis Kurios, Cirque du Soleil's latest creation, premiered last week but apart from an exclusive media preview a couple of weeks prior,
Montreal June 2014 Events, Festivals, Concerts,...
Just a quick note to say your Montreal June 2014 calendars, complete with information on the month's hottest events, festivals, concerts and museum exhibits is
Montreal Comiccon 2015: You Might Just Run Into...
March 26, 2015 | by Evelyn Reid - Montreal Comiccon is undoubtedly one of the city's biggest annual draws.
Xavier Dolan Wins at Cannes: Mommy Scoops Up...
Above: Mommy writer/director Xavier Dolan with the film's lead, Anne Dorval. Dolan and Dorval previously collaborated and co-starred in the Montrealer's
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.
Canada Grand Prix in Montreal: 2014 Edition
The Canada Grand Prix 2014 edition is held in Montreal. From what's happening in the city during the 2014 Canada Grand Prix weekend to discovering every chicane on the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, check out this nifty guide.
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.
Montreal Weather in March: What to Expect, What...
Your Montreal March Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in March.
Maple Syrup Etiquette: 5 Ways to Screw Up Hot...
Hot taffy on ice cold snow. One of the perks of late winter and early spring in Quebec, there's a right way to feast on the goo of the gods. And there's a WRONG way.
Montreal Irish Pubs - A Top 5
'> Photo © Evelyn Reid I like McKibbin's (the downtown one that is, never been to their other locations).
Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette: Come for the...
Sugar Shacks near Montreal include Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette, a sugar shack with a mini-farm, a play park and even a functioning steam train.
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.
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.
Free Yoga Classes in Montreal
Finding a yoga studio in Montreal is not particularly difficult. Finding a yoga studio in Montreal that offers free classes is another story and yes, they are far and few in between. I scoured the city and found an almost handful of freebies as well as a couple of very affordable options!
6 Best Spots to See Fireworks in Montreal
Where to watch Montreal fireworks come International Fireworks Competition time? I've got six surefire locations guaranteed to give you a spectacular view of one of the most impressive pyrotechnic competitions in the world.
Where to Get the Best Poutine in Montreal
A review of the best poutine in Montreal.
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.
A Walking Tour of Petite Patrie
Enjoy the fresh produce at Jean-Talon Market in La Petite Patrie Montreal. Page 5.
Montreal Spring Weather
A Montreal spring weather guide. Montreal spring weather is beautiful. Fleeting and ridiculously short-lived, but beautiful.
Sugar Shack Train: A Montreal Escapade
Aching for an authentic sugar shack experience but don't have a car to drive outside Montreal to get to traditional 'cabane à sucre'? Maybe you have a car but want someone else to do the driving for you. Either way, you don't need a car with the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport's sugar shack train escapades.
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.
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.
Montreal's Flashiest Skating Rink
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 to skate in than other rinks in Montreal. Find out the details of Bonsecours Basin's 2014-2015 season.
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.
Sugar Shacks Near Montreal: Érabli&egrav...
Sugar Shacks Near Montreal include Érablière Denis Charbonneau, a sugar shack AND an apple orchard. Érablière Denis Charbonneau offers not only a traditional all-you-can-eat sugar shack style menu complete with baked beans, tourtière and pork rinds but also proposes apple-centric menu items, a rarity in sugar shack land.
Montreal Terraces, Terrasses or Patios
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.
Cabane à Sucre Paquette: Hop on a Pony...
Sugar shacks near Montreal include Cabane à Sucre Paquette. A great sugar shack for families, ask staff to dress up in pioneer costumes, visit the Maple Museum, enjoy a pony ride and other fun activities. Wheelchair accessible.
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.
Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal 2014: June 6 to...
Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal in 2014 runs June 6 to June 8, 2014. And here's the good news. You don't need to go to the race to experience Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal and you don't need a lot of money either. Take a look at all these affordable (and mostly free) activities for starters.
Osheaga 2014 Lineup Highlights
Osheaga 2014 lineup is out! And you'll never guess how organizers leaked it. Keyword: GUESS.
Quebec Elections in Montreal
Find out everything you need to know about exercising your right to vote in a Quebec provincial election in Montreal, from registering to vote to knowing how to prove your identity at the polling station.
Montreal Cafe Shaika & Galerie V: A Montreal...
A review of Shaika Cafe by About.com contributing writer Mike Payne.
Jamie Oliver's Maison Publique: Derek Dammann's...
Jamie Oliver's Maison Publique is a Montreal restaurant pub serving typical British tavern fare, though if you ask Oliver's partner, Montreal chef Derek Dammann, fish and chips won't be on the menu.
Montreal Spring Events in 2015 You HAVE to...
A Montreal spring events 2015 guide. The problem with spring in Montreal is it can feel like the season takes FOREVER to kick off. But Montreal is a city of festivals. We don't sit around waiting for the weather to give us the green light to have a life. One glance at my compilation of Montreal spring events in 2015 should properly clear that up.
How Much Can I Drink Before Driving in Montreal...
One of the main causes of driver fatalities in the province of Quebec, driving under the influence is not just risky, it's deadly. Find out how much you can safely drink before hitting the road.
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. Page 2.
Orange Julep Gibeau: A Montreal Favorite
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.
How to Pay Wayyyyyyyyy Less Than Retail Prices...
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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.
French Swear Words: Tabernacle
French swear words in Quebec generally slur in the direction of the Catholic church. Among them? Tabernacle, one of the more popular curse words from La Belle Province.
Skate Year Round at Montreal's Best Indoor...
Easily Montreal's best indoor skating rink is a fantastic excuse to get active! With a glass dome overhead and zero weather constraints, Montrealers and visitors can glide on the ice year-round in Atrium le 1000 and skate in comfort, wearing as little as a pair of shorts and a tank top if the fancy strikes. My favorite place to indulge in my favorite winter sport when I get too impatient waiting for outdoor skating spots to open their rinks, Atrium le 1000 is also my go-to rink when the weather screws up outdoor ice conditions. Great spot for visitors too since the rink is centrally located.
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?
Place des Festivals: Where Is It?
Montreal's biggest festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs use the Place des
L'Hermine Maître Sucrier: Five Star Sugar...
Sugar Shacks near Montreal include L'Hermine Maître Sucrier. Enjoy a sleigh ride followed by one of the best sugar shack meals in Quebec at award-winning L'Hermine Maître Sucrier. Wheelchair accessible.
Discover the Ecomuseum: A Montreal Zoo and...
An Ecomuseum guide. The Ecomuseum Zoo, a wildlife park located on the island of Montreal, wasn't always as it is today, having opened its doors in 1988 after years of work revitalizing an area that was wetlands once upon a time. But that ecosystem went out the window with the '60s, when the grounds became landfill.
Dance Under the Sun and Stars For \$15 or Less
Montreal summer dancing is a popular activity with locals. From free tango sessions to salsa lessons to popping to tunes spinned by international icons, find out what Montreal dancing events are outdoor musts.
The Madness of Sugar Shack Au Pied de Cochon
Chef Martin Picard of Au Pied de Cochon, the mastermind behind what's arguably one of Montreal's ten best restaurants, turns high-fat depravity into an art form, with a nutritionally disturbing tendency to slather/bathe/corrupt every dish on the menu, including dessert and poutine, with foie gras. Sugar shack inspiration hit Picard in 2009 and Sugar Shack Au Pied de Cochon was born.
Montreal in the Spring: The Season's Hottest...
A Montreal spring 2015 guide ideal for both locals and visitors looking to make the best of the season. From the city's hottest events, holiday musts and seasonal activities to what kind of weather can be expected from month to month, I've got you and yours covered for the Montreal spring 2015 season.
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 celebrations or Défilé de la fierté gai!
Drinking and Driving Laws in Quebec
What happens if you get caught driving under the influence? What happens if you refuse a breathalyzer? Read up on the latest laws and penalties for drinking and driving in the province of Quebec and avoid a driving suspension, save money and most important of all, save lives.
Skating in Montreal at Parc La Fontaine
Parc La Fontaine's charm in the skating department is the park's characteristically long meandering ice paths that give you the feel of skating on a frozen stream or small river.
Are You a Montreal Resident? Do You Want to...
Accès Montréal, also called the Montreal Access Card, can save Montreal residents money on everything from the latest museum exhibits, spa treatments and even day camps for kids. Find out how to get your own Accès Montréal card.
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.
Earth Day Activities in Montreal: 2015 Edition
You don't have to go out on a limb to honor Earth Day in Montreal ('Jour de la terre'), celebrated worldwide on April 22 every year. Check out these 2015 Montreal Earth Day/Jour de la terre highlights, many of which are free.
Cabane à Sucre: A Definition
Cabane à sucre is a term that's thrown around in both French and English conversation in Montreal as soon as winter snow starts melting. But what does it mean?
Montreal's Griffintown
Once described as the Irish gateway to North America, up to half a million Irish immigrants came through
Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal
Parc Jean-Drapeau is a casino, a beach, an English garden, a tech house rave, a roller coaster, a haven to flower-blooming trees and waterside willows; it's a destination unlike anywhere else in Montreal.
Carifiesta: Montreal's Carnival Parade Bares It...
Carifiesta, aka Carifête, is a Montreal tradition, a celebration of the city's Caribbean communities. Colorful costumes, vibrant music, copious exclamations of joy and dance come with the territory, every July in the heart of downtown Montreal.

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