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Your Guide to the the largest international fireworks competition, the 2014 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
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.
Where to watch Montreal fireworks come International Fireworks Competition time? I've got seven surefire locations guaranteed to give you a spectacular view of one of the most impressive pyrotechnic competitions in the world.
The best Montreal summer events in 2014, 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 Montreal Festivals August 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in August 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
A Montreal fireworks 2014 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.
Knowing Montreal's average monthly temperatures will come in handy if you're planning a trip or relocating.
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A Montreal August 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in August 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Just for Laughs 2014 lineup highlights include some of the HOTTEST comedians in the business right now.
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.
A Montreal Festivals July 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in July 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste. Page 4.
A Montreal July 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in July 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
The first of three pages about Montreal's largest, better known or more prolific shopping malls.
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.
The Pride Montreal 2014 Parade is in August 2014. Find out when and where to go in 2014 to enjoy one of the most fun parades in Montreal, the Gay Pride Parade celebrations or Défilé de la fierté gai!
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.
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 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.
A Montreal weekend events guide. Maximize your Montreal weekend fun with a little guidance and a bit of planning
Montreal concerts in August 2014, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
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 to itself, 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? 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's biggest festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs use the Place des
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!
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 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 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.
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
The drinking age in Montreal is low compared to the rest of Canada and south of the border in the U.S.A.
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.
Joining a gym can be expensive. But these Montreal gyms offer competitive prices perfect for someone on a tight budget. Page 4.
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.
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.
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!
The Montreal Jazz Festival is one of Montreal's largest festivals of the year, attracting crowds in the seven digits. Read up on the Jazz Fest and find out why!
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 concerts in July 2014, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing. Page 4.
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 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.
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 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.
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Osheaga is Montreal's smaller-scale answer to Coachella, a music festival held in Parc Jean-Drapeau every summer since 2006.
Find out more about the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival in 2014 including a list of top events, all free to public. Page 2.
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.
Fantasia Film Festival 2014, 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.
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.
Mount Royal Park attracts five million visitors a year and is one of the city's most popular attractions. Plan your next visit to the best know green space in Montreal with a little guidance.
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.
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.
A Montreal September 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in September 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
Summit Park in Westmount is one of Montreal's few designated bird sanctuaries. Summit Park is also 57 acres of protected wildlife and one of Mount Royal's three peaks.
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.
Find BIXI stations using this BIXI station map, a tool that also indicates how many bikes are available in real-time at each station!
Come take a closer look at the very accessible Montreal beach Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau. Located in the park by the same name.
A review of the best poutine in Montreal.
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.
IPL, laser, what's the difference? Find out. Page 3.
St. Joseph's Oratory is a pilgrimage site for Catholics in search of healing and support. It's also an architectural sight for sore eyes, a holy site that welcomes anyone of any faith, attracting two million visitors every year. Ranked as one Montreal's most beloved landmarks, a place of countless miracles and unexplained phenomena that just a few years ago, was home to a saint.
Montreal ghost walks and ghost hunts in 2014 run from June until October. Also known as Les Fantômes du Vieux-Montréal.
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.
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.
A Montreal bike rentals guide. Find out where to rent a bike in Montreal. Includes listings covering Montreal's top tourist-attracting neighborhoods.
A Montreal Festivals September 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in September 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Tam Tams in Montreal is a popular drum and dance activity with locals, and a hit with tourists, every summer Sunday on Mont Royal. Find out what to expect and check out some photos of the event! Page 10.
Montreal's Chinatown is modest in size compared to those in Toronto and Vancouver but it doesn't seem to matter to locals who keep coming back to this tourist-designated pedestrian area for its specialty shops, activities and festivals in Sun Yat-Sen Square and of course, the food.
Montreal concerts in September 2014, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
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!
One of the largest gay villages in North America, find out more about living, working and playing in Montreal's Village Gai or
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.
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.
Montreal postal codes - or zip codes, a term rarely used in Canada - are easy to find with this postal code finder tool.
Your Montreal September Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in September.
White Yoga Montreal is a unique annual event in the city proposing a large-scale yoga session in key city landmarks, such as the Olympic Stadium and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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.
Your Montreal October Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in October.
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.
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.
Making homemade applesauce is easy! Find out how to with this homemade applesauce recipe.
Between a race track and a casino, find out more about Parc Jean-Drapeau's beach, one of two Montreal beaches accessible by public transit.
Igloofest, a series of DJ sessions held outdoors, takes place every weekend in January. Organized by the boys behind the popular Piknic Electronik series.
The city has more and more spots for free wireless Internet access to laptop users, thanks to organizations like Île Sans Fil.
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!
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.
A Montreal costumes guide ideal for Halloween as well as year-round events, including shop information and price range.
A photofacial review. Find out if an IPL photofacial is for you as I walk you through each step of my treatment plan.
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A Montreal Labour Day guide. Find things to do Montreal Labour Day weekend quickly with this complete guide. Features Montreal events and activities running August 31 to September 3, 2012.
The Montreal Jazz Festival offers hundreds of free outdoor shows every year and 2014 is no different. Here are some top choices suitable for a variety of tastes.
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.
A Montreal Museums August 2014 Guide, listing the city's main museum exhibits and educational attractions.
Osheaga 2014 lineup is out! And you'll never guess how organizers leaked it. Keyword: GUESS.
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.
Find Montreal jobs the easy way. Online! Consult your one-stop reference for a successful and exhaustive Internet job search of employment opportunities in Montreal.
Montreal high tea rooms are few and far between. But the Montreal high tea rooms that are out there are rather lovely.
Find out more about the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival, an annual five-day event held in August.
Your guide to sugar shacks and sugar shack season in Montreal with nine top sugar picks to get you started. Page 2.
From housewares to clothing, wedding dresses to furniture, Plaza St-Hubert is a great place for bargain hunters. Page 6.
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.
A Montreal spas guide. Your Guide to day spas and specialized salons in Montreal, including a list of treatments and services offered by Tonic, Rainspa, Ovarium, Fanny of Westmount and Dr. Hauschka.
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.
A Montreal garbage collection guide. Find out when to take out the trash, recycling, green waste and large objects with this convenient online tool. Includes information on how to dispose of dead leaves in Montreal.
Montreal has got 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.
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.
The Place du Quartier des spectacles, or Place des Festivals , is part of a new Montreal entertainment
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.
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. Page 2.
A Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide. The internationally renowned Montreal Museum of Fine Arts attracts hundreds of thousands to their temporary exhibitions as well as their impressive permanent collection.
Dylan McDermott interview. Dylan McDermott's The Dylan Project premiered worldwide in Montreal on May 10, 2013. I sat down with the Golden Globe winning thespian to find out more about his photo exhibit and his goal to end violence against women. Page 2.
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.
Your guide to Montreal Halloween 2014 events and activities for adults, from nightclub parties to ghost walks and more!
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.
Come take a closer look at the very accessible Montreal beach Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau. Located in the park by the same name.
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.
Montreal Restaurant Week 2014, better known as Old Montreal's Le Happening Gourmand has been, since 2008, following the examples of New York Restaurant Week and Toronto's Winterlicious but on a much smaller scale. Mid to high-end old Montreal restaurants cut menu prices roughly 30% to 40% come January.
Find Montreal jobs with Emploi-Québec, a provincial government agency that helps residents find jobs through job search listings, career counseling and financial assistance programs. Find out what Emploi-Quebec can do for you.
The Montreal Circus Arts Festival, or Festival international des arts du Cirque, is in its first edition, welcoming the world's finest circus artists to converge in Montreal three weeks in July.
A Montreal museums July 2014 guide, listing the city's main museum exhibits and educational attractions.
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.
Beavertails in Montreal Montreal has a few centrally located BeaverTails, including: a storefront in
Schwartz's Deli in Montreal is frequently proclaimed the king of smoked meat. But is Schwartz's the end all of Montreal smoked meat?
Raising the rent in Montreal: How much is too much?
Underground art in an underground city in photos. Discover Art Souterrain, an annual event held in the largest underground city in the world during Montreal's Nuit Blanche all-night culture fest.
Montreal Jazz Festival 2014 lineup highlights include a Gershwin tribute, a chart-topping modern-day crooner and more.
Apple picking season, a popular fall activity in Montreal, is from mid-August to late October in Quebec. Discover popular as well as hidden gems in the orchard world an hour or less from Montreal.
Montreal'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 New Year's Eve 2014-2015 events are countless. But which ones are best bets? If you love going out, dancing to the latest beats and don't mind the crowds or getting your feet a little wet, then my Montreal New Year's Eve top picks are sure to please!
Montreal winter 2014 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.
Just for Laughs 2013 lineup highlights scheduled to hit the Montreal comedy festival July 10 through July 28, 2013 include an appearance by Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Eddie Izzard, Nick Kroll and more.
The Floralies Gardens or Jardins des Floralies is 25 acres of horticultural history. Originally created by some of the world's best landscape artists who participated in the 1980 International Floralies fair, the gardens became a permanent city fixture and are now maintained by Parc Jean-Drapeau.
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.
Parc Jean-Drapeau is, hands down, Montreal's most versatile park, with enough attractions on its two mancrafted islands to occupy visitors for days.
The MEG Music Festival is a Montreal tradition since 1999, held every late July/early August, a mix of edgy and pop acts that cover all sorts of electronic genres. Read up more on the 2013 edition.
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 fall foliage can be found on practically every street corner, but the following Montreal fall foliage destinations are particularly picturesque, if only for the variety of tree species they offer, a mix of shapes and colors you just can't find everywhere.
Piknic Electronik started in 2003 in Montreal courtesy of four gentlemen bent on bringing their favorite electronic tunes out of the dark recesses of the often pricey, sketchy, even creepy late-night afterhours scene and into the open, fresh, sunshine filled air of one of Montreal's favorite parks, Parc Jean-Drapeau. Find out what goes at Piknic, a spring, summer and fall tradition, every Sunday.
A Montreal skating rinks guide to the 2013-2014 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!
Île Bizard, a Montreal neighborhood and island situated just northwest of the island of Montreal, houses one of the more stunning parks in Montreal: Bois de l'Île Bizard. Discover its marshes, beach, woods and wildlife with this photo gallery.
Could the Hyatt's Six Resto Lounge terrace be Montreal's most beautiful patio? I know my answer to that question but I'll let you come to your own conclusions.
From Gryphon d'Or to Camellia Sinensis, discover Montreal's growing tea room scene, starting with these top picks.
View of Westmount Lookout in Montreal. Page 2.
Île Bizard, a Montreal neighborhood and island situated just northwest of the island of Montreal, houses one of the more stunning parks in Montreal: Bois de l'Île Bizard. Discover its marshes, beach, woods and wildlife with this photo gallery. Page 10.
Find out about Montreal's best poutine. Read a review of the experience.
Canada's largest beer festival, the Montreal Beer Fest or Mondial de la Bière is back in 2014! Find out all you need to you to enjoy Montreal's beer fest to the fullest. Page 2.
Montreal weather forecasts are not always accurate, a typical feature of meteorological services worldwide. So when you need something better than an educated guess, compare the following sources to see if their Montreal weather forecasts line up.