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Montreal: Most Popular Articles

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10 Things to Do on Canada Day in Montreal: 2015...
Montreal Canada Day 2015 festivities include its annual parade, traditional mega-cakes, Old Port activities, fireworks, free concerts and more. Find out what's open, what's closed and what's happening this July 1st in Montreal.
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.
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.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the largest international fireworks competition, the 2015 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
Montreal Jazz Festival 2015: Free Shows You...
Montreal Jazz Festival 2015 free concerts you have GOT to see include gigs signed Beirut and the Barr Brothers.
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 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.
Montreal Canada Day 2015: The Parade, The...
Montreal's Canada Day would not be Canada Day without a parade, Old Port activities and a mega-cake. But every year has a little something different to offer. Find out!
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 Canada Day Parade: Celebrate the...
The Canada Day Parade Montreal hosts every year since 1977, called Défilé de la Fête du Canada in French, is back in 2015! Find out when and where the parade is held. Don't miss the free events, shows, and giant cakes on hand after the procession.
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'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.
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.
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.
64 Free Things to Do in Montreal: July 2015
64 FREE things to do in Montreal this July? You bet. And then some. You couldn't ask for a more freebie laden month in the city if you TRIED.
Just for Laughs 2015 Montreal Comedy Festival...
The Just for Laughs 2015 Montreal comedy festival lineup features some of the hottest names in the biz, including Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Jane Lynch, and Trevor Noah.
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.
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 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.
Montreal Jazz Festival Photos
Montreal Jazz Festival photos gathered over several different editions. Find out what to expect at the Montreal Jazz Festival's outdoor festival hub where hundreds of free concerts and free activities are offered at every edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival.
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.
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.
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.
Carifiesta: Montreal's Chief Carnival
Carifiesta Montreal, or Carifête in French, is easily the city's most colorful parade, a July tradition since 1975 celebrating Montreal's Caribbean community, carnival style. Find out where and when the parade is held.
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.
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.
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.
What's UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
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!
Sainte-Catherine Street: Montreal's Downtown...
Sainte-Catherine Street, Montreal's main commercial thoroughfare, covers a roughly 11-kilometre stretch (6.84 miles), cutting through Westmount and the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood, though particular attention is paid to the downtown core's 5-kilometre portion (3.11 miles) where Sainte-Catherine Street is lined by major department stores, shopping centres, restaurants, colleges and universities, cinemas, the city's cultural, entertainment and festival hub and the Montreal Gay Village.
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
The Old Port's Clock Tower Beach: Montreal's...
A Montreal Clock Tower Beach guide, complete with photos and information on accessing the grounds. The clock tower beach Located in Old Montreal's Old Port.
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.
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 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.
Place des Festivals: Where Is It?
Montreal's biggest festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs use the Place des
Montreal's Hottest Concerts: July 2015
Montreal concerts in July 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
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!
Montreal Fireworks
Montreal fireworks, courtesy of festivals like the Montreal International Fireworks Competition and TELUS Fire on Ice, are a sight for sore eyes as the best in the world unite to produce award-winning displays. I've assembled are some of the more stunning Montreal fireworks photos I could find to show you what all the fuss is about.
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.
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.
54 Free Things to Do in Montreal: June 2015
Free things to do in Montreal this June 2015? There are literally hundreds of freebies this month. It's crazy! So I narrowed things down to 54, 54 free things to do in this city that you are going to LOVE.
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.
La Fête Nationale 2015: Celebrate Quebec...
A Fête Nationale 2015 Montreal events guide. La Saint-Jean, la Fête Nationale du Québec, St. Jean Baptiste Day... June 24 is a day of many names. But whatever you call it, it's one of Montreal's favorite holidays.
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.
Montreal Christmas Shopping: A Short List of...
Montreal Christmas shopping options in 2014 are many. Overwhelmingly so. So what Christmas fairs are best bets for those of us with no time to scour every bazaar on the block? Which ones have the most artisans/gift ideas gathered in one spot? Are they located near major shopping centers, or at least a Metro station? How original and compelling are their wares? Are the prices affordable?
A Walking Tour of 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.
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'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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Yann Black Tattoos: Your Meat is Mine
Yann Black tattoos in photos as well as information on what to expect when booking an appointment at Black's Montreal-based Your Meat Is Mine salon. Yann Black is a Montreal tattoo artist originally from France, one of the most sought after avant gardists in his field, with clients booking overseas flights, patiently waiting up to a year, sometimes two, just to get inked by the graphic artist.
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.
Canada Day Parade Photos: Montreal Edition
View Montreal Canada Day Parade photos taken along the procession's Ste. Catherine Street route. Page 6.
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.
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 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.
Montreal Circus Arts Festival Montréal...
Montreal circus arts festival Montréal Complètement Cirque welcomes circus artists from all corners of the globe to converge in Montreal two weeks in July.
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.
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.
Pandore: Montreal's Cabaret Nightlife 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.
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.
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.
Ever Gone on a Ghost Walk?
Montreal ghost walks and ghost hunts in 2015 run from June until October, introducing some of the city's better known ghost stories. Also known as Les Fantômes du Vieux-Montréal.
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.
Montreal Zombie Walk 2014: The Undead Unite...
A Montreal Zombie Walk 2014 guide. Discover when and where to attend the Montreal Zombie Walk as well as how to prepare. A Halloween favorite in Montreal.
Canada Day Parade Montreal Photos
View Montreal Canada Day Parade photos taken along the procession's Ste. Catherine Street route.
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.
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 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?
Montreal's Best Museum Exhibits: July 2015
A Montreal museums July 2015 guide, listing the city's main museum exhibits and educational attractions.
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.
World Cup Montreal Sports Bars, Pubs,...
Find out where to experience World Cup fever in Montreal, complete with information on sports bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes that are joining in the game.
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!
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.
Inside the Montreal Gay Village
One of the largest gay villages in North America, find out more about living, working and playing in Montreal's Village Gai or
Piknic Electronik 2015 Lineup: Sets You'd Be...
Piknic Electronik 2015 lineup highlights running May 17 to September 27, 2015 include the delightful Maya Jane Coles, Crosstown Rebels label boss Damian Lazarus, Maher Daniel and more.
Dance Your Montreal Summer Away... For Free
Montreal's Verdun Greenhouses are the site of a popular activity with locals: outdoor dancing. Tourists are more than welcome to join in too, as long as no one minds that the outdoor locale is slightly off the beaten path, located southwest of downtown Montreal.
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.
Parc Jean-Drapeau: Montreal's Most Eccentric Park
Parc Jean-Drapeau is, hands down, Montreal's most versatile park, with enough attractions on its two mancrafted islands to occupy visitors for days.
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 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.
Fantasia Film Festival 2015: The Guts, The...
Fantasia Film Festival 2015, a Montreal silver screen staple since 1996, is the largest genre film festival in North America, packed with Canadian, North American and worldwide feature-length premieres as well as shorts. Find out what to expect at the latest edition.
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.
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 Jazz Festival 2014 Highlights
Montreal Jazz Festival 2014 lineup highlights include a Gershwin tribute, a chart-topping modern-day crooner and more.
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.
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 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.
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.
Open and Closed on the Fête Nationale in...
What's open and closed on the Fête Nationale? Find out with this exhaustive list, complete with activity suggestions.
Inside Place des Arts, Montreal's Largest...
Place des Arts is Montreal's largest performance arts complex, the focal point of culture in the city. In other words, when an internationally acclaimed Broadway production books a few dates in Montreal, it's here. A major contemporary dance performance or neo-circus presentation? Here. The world's prima ballerina? If she has performed, is performing or will perform in Montreal, I can guarantee with near certainty that it was, is or will be... here.
Orange Julep Gibeau: A Montreal Car Magnet in...
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. Take a look at the vintage muscle cars I spotted by consulting this Orange Julep photo gallery.
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.
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.
Mary Queen of the World: A Slice of Rome's St....
Mary Queen of the World is a Montreal landmark, a minor basilica and a small-scale replica of Rome's iconic St. Peter's Basilica.
The Old Port's One-Stop Destination for...
The Montreal Science Centre is one of the city's most popular attractions, especially with families. Interactive science and technology exhibits are part and parcel of the experience, as are 3D IMAX films.
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.
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.
Dragon Beard Candy: What Is It, Where Is It and...
Apart from Hong Kong where dragon beard candy stands are not uncommon, there are but a handful of places that sell dragon beard candy around the world. But you won't have any trouble finding this rare and ancient confection in Montreal.
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.
The Main's Street Fairs of 2015
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Beavertails: Beaver What?
Beavertails, "beaver tails," or queues de castor , as we call them in Quebec, do not originate from Montreal
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.
Montreal Fête Nationale Parade 2015:...
A Montreal Fête Nationale parade guide to Défilé La Grande Envolée, complete with route details and map.
ÎleSoniq 2015: Montreal's Summer EDM...
IleSoniq is Montreal's chief EDM festival, a chance to catch some of electronic music's hottest acts under the same proverbial roof. Hot properties from other genres, notably hip hop, are also thrown into the mix. Organized by the peeps behind Osheaga.
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 Street Food: Where to Find Montreal...
Montreal street food is more plentiful than ever with a brigade of 27 Montreal trucks taking to the city's public spaces as of the summer of 2013. Find out where my favorite hot spots are located.
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'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.
From Mummies in the Flesh to Dinosaurs Bones:...
The Redpath Museum, a natural science museum on Montreal's McGill University campus, will never charge you a dime but a donation would go a long way to ensuring the Redpath stays free for everyone. Their extensive collection of minerals, fossils and dinosaur bones is one of the most interesting permanent exhibits for families and all ages. Even mummies are on display. And don't miss my personal favorite, the shrunken head.
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.
Things to Do Montreal Labour Day Weekend:...
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.
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.
Bois de l'Île Bizard: The Beach, The...
There's no Montreal park quite like Bois de l'Île Bizard, a striking blend of woods, beach and marshland located on an island northwest of the Montreal, just above the West Island.
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.
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's Got Zoos... Really
A Montreal zoo guide. Each listed Montreal zoo has its own unique draw and the best part? Each one is open year round, even in the dead of the winter.
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.
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 Quotes: You'd Be Surprised How Much...
A collection of Montreal quotes uttered by celebrities and famous people on the topic of the Canada's cultural capital. Ever wonder what Eddie Izzard, Morgan Freeman, Olivia Wilde or even Charles Dickens think of Montreal? Find out after the jump.
Montreal Comiccon 2014 Photos: Did You Make the...
The Montreal Comiccon 2014 edition was a fabulous one. Not only did it feature a record number of celebrities but the Palais des congrès was PACKED. Another year? Another high. Over 51,000 sci-fi, fantasy, horror, pro wrestling and comic book fans filled the halls and conference rooms over the course Comiccon's three-day run, representing a repeat of what happened the year before: a rise in attendance in the upwards of 10,000.
A Few Montreal Gift Ideas for Christmas
Montreal Gift ideas is a guide chock full of gift ideas are either made by Montrealers, distributed by Montrealers, serviced by Montrealers or sold by Montrealers. Whether it's Christmas or some other occasion, this Montreal gift guide has a little something for every taste and every budget.
Tam Tams Montreal: In the Thick of It
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 13.
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.
Montreal Comiccon 2014 Celebrity Guests
Montreal Comiccon 2014 lineup highlights include Danny Glover, Arrow's chief heartthrob, a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion and more.
How to Pay Wayyyyyyyyy Less Than Retail Prices...
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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.
Montreal Garbage Collection Schedule by...
Montreal's garbage collection schedule changes during the holiday season. Find out when to take out the trash in your neighborhood during Christmas and New Year's.
Winter Bar
Winter bars are usually associated with ski resorts, but Montreal's Winter Bar is different, a one-of-a-kind locale: ice skaters sip warm cider after (or during!) a good skate, electronic music fans dance to DJ sessions in full parka wear, and there's also room for those who just want to unwind in the chilly, down-to-earth atmosphere of one of the city's more interesting nightlife destinations.
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.
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 August Weather: What to Expect, What...
Your Montreal August Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in August.
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!
Montreal's Top Festivals and Events: September...
A Montreal Festivals September 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in September 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.

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