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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.
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.
White Party 2015: Montreal's Bal En Blanc is...
A White Party 2014 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 to Expect at Montreal's Hottest Sub Zero...
Igloofest, a series of DJ sessions held outdoors, takes place every weekend in January. Organized by the boys behind the popular Piknic Electronik series.
February in Montreal: The Lowdown
A Montreal February 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in February 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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!
Montreal's Hottest January Events: 2015 Edition
A Montreal January 2015 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in January 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Fête des Neiges 2015: Montreal's Snow...
La Fête des neiges is Montreal's chief snow festival, an event staple every late January to early February where Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau turns into a winter wonderland. Open free to the public and geared particularly towards families.
What's UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
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.
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.
Montreal Restaurant Week 2015: 'Le Happening...
A Montreal Restaurant Week 2015 guide. Better known as Old Montreal's Le Happening Gourmand, this mini restaurant week of sorts has been, since 2008, following the examples of New York Restaurant Week and Toronto's Winterlicious but on a much smaller scale. A group of mid to high-end old Montreal restaurants cut menu prices roughly 30% to 40% come January.
Montreal Winter Events: The Best Fests of the...
Discover the hottest Montreal winter events, all happening November through March.
Comedy Festival Montreal 2015: Just For Laughs...
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.
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.
Valentine's Day in Montreal
In honor of those not actively avoiding the hallmarked date of love, I've taken the liberty of preparing a wee guide with some seductive ideas to suit an array of budgets and lifestyles.
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.
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.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the the largest international fireworks competition, the 2015 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
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.
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.
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.
Discover Montreal's Best Cross Country Skiing...
Montreal cross country skiing trails are all over the city. Find out where you can rent skis for the day and discover one of the most underrated sports of the season.
Montreal'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.
Montreal Concerts From Indie to Big Ticket:...
Montreal concerts in February 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Guide to 2015 Montreal High Lights Festival
Montreal High Lights Festival, or 'Festival Montréal en Lumière', is held every year around the dreariest part of February, lighting up our fine city with events and light shows for two weeks.
Igloofest 2015 Producers and DJs That Top the...
These Igloofest 2015 lineup highlights top the bill. Mark my electrohead. For those new to Igloofest, it's nothing less than an annual phenomenon in Montreal, a ritual reserved for the clinically insane if you ask the inexperienced. Yet if they only knew how much of a rush -and a temperature upswing- a subzero rave can produce, they'd be the first in line to score a ticket.
Where To Inner Tube in Montreal: It's a Short...
Montreal snow tubing options are grossly limited in the city, even though sliding down a hill in an air-filled doughnut is possibly the most beloved activity in these parts. High demand, low supply
Montreal Snow Village: Get the Scoop on...
A Montreal Snow Village schedule and admission fees guide. Find out how much it costs to visit the Montreal Snow Village as well as what admission includes.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal Nuit Blanche 2015: The Foolproofing...
Montreal Nuit Blanche is the city's all-nighter, a night where organizers encourage residents and visitors to stay up till the wee hours of the morning and partake in close to 200 mostly free activities involving culture, food, music and outdoor fun.
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
15 Montreal Brunch Spots You'll Love
Ask ten Montreal residents where's the best place to brunch and you'll get ten different answers. With that in mind, this list has something for everyone, including those looking for something a little different from eggs and bacon, so get out there and enjoy these top Montreal brunch restaurants.
Montreal's Best Festivals and Events: January...
A Montreal Festivals January 2015 Listing. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in January 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
5 Best Places to Go Sliding in Montreal
La glissade, tobogganing, sliding. Whatever you call it, come wintertime kids love it! Find out where Montreal's best sliding hills are located and don't worry about buying a sled, all of these location rent equipment.
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 Chocolate Show 2015: Je t'aime en...
Montreal Chocolate Show Je t'aime en chocolat proposes three days of all things chocolate every year, giving visitors a chance to sample various goods, learn how to cook with cocoa and even see what happens when fashion designers join forces with chocolatiers to create clothing. Out of chocolate.
Guide to Montreal Snow Village 2014
A Montreal Snow Village 2014 activities guide. The Montreal Snow Village, a Montreal winter attraction which debuted January 18, 2012, is a Canadian and North American first, the only snow village of its kind to be built in a major metropolitan area worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
25 Free Things to Do This February 2015 in...
From free cheese to free chocolate to a free sleepless night, there are so many free things to do in Montreal throughout February, you'll almost forget you maxed out your credit cards a month ago in the name of Christmas holidays. So behold, your ultimate fact-checked, t-crossed, i-dotted list features no less than 25 free things to do this February 2015 in Montreal. Beautiful, amazing and delectable things.
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 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 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'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.
11 Perfect Spots for Snowshoeing in Montreal
Your Montreal snowshoeing guide covers over 50 km of trails. Called 'raquettes' in French, discover one of the city's many winter activities.
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 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.
IPL Photofacial
IPL, laser, what's the difference? Find out. Page 3.
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's Most Romantic Restaurants
Montreal's most romantic restaurants? Whether you're celebrating a wedding anniversary, toasting a birthday or looking to woo a loved one on Valentine's Day, the following Montreal restaurants bring something unique to the table, from a romantic atmosphere to prime service to quality cuisine at prices that, while not exactly cheap, won't set you back a month's rent.
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 Postal Codes
Montreal postal codes - or zip codes, a term rarely used in Canada - are easy to find with this postal code finder tool.
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 Winter Activities I Can't Imagine...
Montreal winter activities, from skating to sliding, are affordable, easy to learn and and a lot of fun. Find out what's on offer, where the best spots are for these winter sports and how much it costs to rent equipment.
Montreal'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.
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.
Le Chop 2015: Three-Course Dinners for Less
Le Chop, inspired by other restaurant week type promotions held in Montreal, proposes reduced prices on table d'hôte menus every January and February.
Montreal's Hottest Concerts This Month: January...
Montreal concerts in January 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
Montreal Forest Treks: Discover City Woods by...
Montreal forest treks are one of the city's many winter perks, a chance for families, singleton nature enthusiasts or even couples looking for a touch of outdoor romance to explore local flora and fauna by foot, by snowshoe or via cross-country skis under the stars, guided by a naturalist.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Skate in the Heart of Montreal's Winter Village
The Olympic Park skating rink is possibly the most desirable Montreal skating destination for families. Find out everything you need to know, from today's opening hours to ice conditions to whether you'll need your own equipment, before heading for a day of skating at the Olympic Park.
Osheaga 2015: The Low Down, 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.
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.
Skate Montreal: Buy Ice Skates
Planning ice skating in Montreal this winter season but don't own skates? If you're planning on going a few times this year, you might want to buy a pair. It could end up cheaper than renting.
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 February Weather: What to Expect, What
Your Montreal February Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in February.
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.
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.
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.
Can Montreal landlords increase the rent by any...
Raising the rent in Montreal: How much is too much?
Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
Bois-de-Liesse Park is 159 hectares (393 acres) of old growth hardwood and silver birch forests in northwest Montreal, circled by Bertrand brook's streams and home to American beavers, turtles and woodpeckers.
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.
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.
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.
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 Winter, Demystified, Month by Month
A Montreal winter weather guide with climatological details on a month to month basis, complete with information on average temperatures, average snowfall and advice on what to wear to stay warm and toasty.
The Montreal Winter Village Proposes Free...
Did you know Montreal has a winter village? Not to be confused with the Montreal Snow Village or the fact that Montreal is kind of a winter village already, THIS winter village is defined by its location. And its freebies.
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.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Making homemade applesauce is easy! Find out how to with this homemade applesauce recipe.
Montreal Beer Fest Mondial de la Biè:...
Canada's largest beer festival, the Montreal Beer Fest or Mondial de la Bière is back in 2015! Find out all you need to you to enjoy Montreal's beer fest to the fullest. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Quebec Ski Resorts: A Few Best Bets
Quebec ski resorts -- we've got 80 and counting -- come in all shapes and sizes. Some are ideal for Sunday strollers, others are party central and there's a handful of runs that have what it takes to humble a pro. Here's a handful of the best Quebec ski resorts have to offer.
Montreal January Weather Guide: What to Wear,...
Your Montreal January weather guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as clear guidance on what to wear if you're in Montreal in January.
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.
Skating the Ice Paths of Parc Jean-Drapeau
Consisting of a long, 1.5 km skating stretch situated near the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau's outdoor ice paths offer a delightful forest-lined experience in addition to choice views of the city. A great option for families and nature lovers who need a break from the city without actually leaving the city.
Montreal Spring Weather
A Montreal spring weather guide. Montreal spring weather is beautiful. Fleeting and ridiculously short-lived, but beautiful.
Fête des Neiges Photos
Fête des Neiges in photos. The Fête des Neiges is Montreal's unofficial snow festival, a popular family-friendly event celebrating the best of winter's perks. Page 2.
Verdun Skating Rink Bleu Blanc Rouge
Verdun skating rink Bleu Blanc Rouge is a state-of-the-art outdoor skating rink made possible by the Montreal Canadiens' Children's Foundation. The size of an NHL regulation rink, the Verdun skating rink is open as early as November and stays open well into March thanks to an artificial cooling system that guarantees a consistently subzero surface, even in temperatures that lead to thaw.
Montreal's Best Museum Exhibits and IMAX...
A Montreal museums January 2015 guide, listing the city's main museum exhibits and educational presentations.
Montreal Fireworks 2014-2015: When? Where??
A Montreal fireworks 2014-2015 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 Ice Bar Amarula
Montreal ice bar guide, including information on drinks, cover charge and ambient room temperature. Montreal Ice Bar Amarula is, in fact, a bar made of ice. Glasses are made of ice as well. And visitors are advised to keep their winter jackets on, at least until the booze kicks in.
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!
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!
Modavie: Does this Old Montreal Jazz Restaurant...
Modavie is an Old Montreal jazz venue. It's also a restaurant, a song-dinner pairing which can either rise to the occasion or flop like a water stung belly. So. Does Modavie suffer from cruise line schmaltz? Is the food one step away from the annals of TV dinnerdom? Or does this haunt actually pull it off?
How Long Does It Take To Get Frostbite?
How long does it take to get frostbite? Unless you're homeless or plan on getting stuck atop Mount Everest, it's not as bad as you think.
Montreal's Ice Restaurant Pommery
Ice restaurant information, including details on menu items, price range, reservation information and how to dress to enjoy an evening at Montreal's Pommery ice restaurant, a key attraction at the Montreal Snow Village.
Frostbite Risk Broken Down by Temperature
Ever found yourself panicking over how cold it is outside and whether you'll get frostbitten? Then you're going to love this piece on frostbite risk broken down by temperature. It details exactly what to do depending on the temperature outside.
Montreal 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 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'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.
Night Skiing Near Montreal: Do It in the Dark...
Night skiing is something every skier should try at least once, something that's particularly easy to do in Montreal with two night skiing options about one hour from the city core.
Montreal: Your Summer Bargain-Shopping...
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Where to Get the Best Poutine in Montreal
A review of the best poutine in Montreal.
Skate on a Lake at Parc Jarry
Parc Jarry's ice skating rink is as close as you'll get to skating on a lake. That might have something to do with the fact that Parc Jarry's skating rink IS a lake.
Comedy Festival Montreal Just For Laughs (AKA...
A comedy festival Montreal residents and tourists adore, attracting almost two million spectators every year, the Just For Laughs is crawling with hundreds of comedians, A-listers, industry types and more. A summer must-see!
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.
Atame Montreal Aphrodisiac Restaurant
Atame is Montreal's one and only aphrodisiac restaurant, an ode to the senses that extends beyond food, incorporating live music and cabaret into the fold.
Cap St. Jacques Nature Park
Perhaps better known as the 'other' beach in Montreal, Cap St. Jacques is the city's largest park, a whopping 288 hectares (712 acres) of silver birch and maple woods, fields and farmland.
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.
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 Christmas Celebrations and Events...
Montreal Christmas - or Noël - events and activities as well as shopping options are plentiful, as per usual, and 2014 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, which include amazing prices on some of the best steaks, French bistro, Portuguese and sushi available within city limits.
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 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.
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.
Place des Festivals: Where Is It?
Montreal's biggest festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs use the Place des
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.
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's Ashley Joseph for some guidance. Page 4.
Montreal Ice Hotel: Polar Igloos
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Quebec Ski Deals
One of the best Quebec ski deals around, the Canada Lift Pass Program can save you hundreds in a single ski season. Find out how.
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