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Montreal: Most Popular Articles

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Montreal's Best Christmas Events: 2015 Edition
Montreal Christmas events that suit your budget and lifestyle? I thought of everyone when I compiled this best-of series of recommendations, from special museum exhibits to carols, theatre to ice skating plus several free happenings perfect for the whole family.
Montreal's New Year's Eve 2015-2016: These Top...
Montreal New Year's Eve 2015-2016 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 Christmas Celebrations and Events...
Montreal Christmas - or Noël - events and activities as well as shopping options are plentiful, as per usual, and 2015 promises yet another great Christmas season. Whether you love or loathe the holidays, celebrate with or without family, it can be a really fun time of the year, even solo! Tailor a Montreal Christmas - or humbug season - that suits you and your lifestyle with a little help from your Guide to a Montreal Christmas.
Montreal's Santa Claus Parade: When, Where, How...
Montreal Santa Claus Parade 2015 edition details, including tips on beating the crowd and how to meet Santa. Of all Montreal parades, the Défilé du Père Noël is easily the most popular one of the year, attracting in the upwards of 300,000 people.
What's UltraAVX Like?
UltraAVX is dubbed the next level of cinema by its creators. What exactly is this next level?
Montreal Christmas Shopping 2015 Edition: The...
Montreal Christmas shopping 2015 sales, craft fairs, bazaars and events worth your while? You only have a limited amount of time to find the best gifts for your loved ones. So keep it simple with this must-shop short list.
What's Happening in Montreal This Weekend?
A Montreal weekend events guide. Maximize your Montreal weekend fun with a little guidance and a bit of planning
Montreal's BEST Festivals and Events Happening...
A Montreal festivals November 2015 guide that goes straight to the point, rounding up the city's best and brightest festivals, annual events, choice freebies and must-try seasonal activities. Get the scoop from a leading authority on Montreal's ins and outs.
What to See and Do in Montreal: Winter...
Montreal winter 2015-2016 will be much like Montreal winters from previous years, months that can be nothing short of enchanting for people from out-of-town. As for residents, well, many locals love this city to pieces yet dread the colder, shorter days of Montreal winter life. But somehow, that joie de vivre Montrealers are known for never quite extinguishes itself and legion are those who thrill in its many perks. Find out what they are.
Montreal November 2015 Events and Attractions
A Montreal November 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal in November 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
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.
The OTHER Montreal Christmas Parade
The Montreal Christmas parade Défilé des Rêves (many people still call it the Défilé de Noël de la Plaza St. Hubert), is a low-key alternative to downtown Montreal's large Christmas parade. Find out when Plaza St. Hubert's Montreal Christmas Parade is held and what other free fun is in store for the whole family.
Some Fireworks With Your Christmas?
Montreal Christmas fireworks, also known as TELUS Fire on Ice are an annual tradition at the Old Port, every Saturday in December. Find out when the next 2015-2016 holiday season fireworks are scheduled.
Montreal December 2015: The Hottest Events and...
A Montreal December 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in December 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
The Best Shopping Malls in Montreal
This Montreal shopping malls list features ALL the major shopping centre destinations with a particular focus on Montreal's downtown shopping malls, all presented in a convenient west-to-east fashion for those of you ready to put on your walking shoes and shop til you drop.
Montreal's Flashiest Skating Rink: 2015-2016...
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 2015-2016 season.
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.
Free Things to Do in Montreal: Christmas...
Free things to do in Montreal come Christmas holidays? You bet. Bookmark this page. I'm going to keep adding freebies as we close in on Yuletide. It's gonna be a great holiday, folks!
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.
Free Things to Do in Montreal Every Day This...
Free things to do this November 2015? Plenty.
Montreal Winter Events: The Best Fests of the...
Discover the hottest Montreal winter events, all happening November through March.
Does Montreal Even Celebrate Thanksgiving?
Montreal thanksgiving ... do we actually celebrate Thanksgiving, or action de grâce, in Montreal? Depends who you ask.
Montreal New Year's Eve Fireworks: 2015-2016...
New Year's Eve fireworks in Old Montreal is an annual tradition in the city, a New Year's Eve event attracting in the upwards of 40,000 people of all ages interested in calling in the new year in a festive, outdoor setting.
The Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in Montreal
A Montreal skating rinks guide to the 2015-2016 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!
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.
Planning to Celebrate New Year's in Montreal?...
New Year's in Montreal is a BLAST. If you play your cards right and plan for an evening you won't soon forget, you'll see exactly what I mean.
Must-See Concerts in Montreal This November 2015
Montreal concerts in November 2015? My hit list includes appearances by The Weeknd, Shakey Graves, Marina & the Diamonds and more.
Montreal's Best December Festivals and Events:...
A Montreal festivals in December 2015 guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in December 2015 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.
Montreal Restaurants Open Christmas Day: Yes,...
Montreal restaurants open Christmas day? The restaurant situation in Montreal on Christmas Day can be a drag. But some great places do stay open December 25.
Attend Christmas Mass in Some of the Most...
First time in Montreal? Been living here all your life? You'll both love my top picks for Montreal Christmas Mass, an experience that might even interest a few non-believers. Let me explain why.
Pick Your Own Christmas Tree at One Of These...
Montreal Christmas trees picked and chopped down on the spot? Doesn't get fresher than that. Find out where to pick your own Christmas tree near Montreal.
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.
15 Montreal Public Markets You HAVE to Visit
These public markets in Montreal, also called farmers markets or marchés publics, have a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, maple products, raw milk cheese, wild game, fish, rare imports and whole spices, farmers markets filled with produce so uncommon that you might even discover food you didn't know existed.
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.
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.
Canadian Thanksgiving, Montreal Style: The...
Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of October, and depending on where you live, like say in Quebec, it is celebrated differently. If at all.
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's Hottest December Concerts: 2015...
Montreal concerts in December 2015, from indie to big tickets, are included in this Montreal concerts listing.
What's Open and Closed in Montreal During the...
What's open and closed in Montreal on Christmas and New Year's Day? The city pretty much shuts itself down on those two days, but there are exceptions to the rule. Find out what they are.
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.
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!
Montreal's Hottest Summer Events in 2016: Miss...
The best Montreal summer events in 2016, 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.
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.
Your Guide to the Montreal International...
Your Guide to the largest international fireworks competition, the 2015 International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
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'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.
White Party 2016: Montreal's Bal En Blanc is...
A White Party 2015 Bal en Blanc guide. Montreal's White Party, aka Bal en Blanc, is one of the city's hottest electronic dance music gatherings, an annual ritual coinciding with Easter Sunday.
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.
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.
Kurios Review, Cirque Preview and Photo...
Kurios review, preview and photo highlights of Cirque du Soleil's 35th production since 1984.
Montreal Nuit Blanche 2016: The Headache-Free Way
How to do Montreal's Nuit Blanche 2016 edition? As a seasoned Nuit Blanche all-nighter, let me you something. There's a right way to do Nuit Blanche. And there's a wrong way to do Nuit Blanche. How have I learned this delightful lesson? The hard way.
Jean Paul Gaultier Show in Photos
Jean Paul Gaultier show photos taken in Montreal. The first time Montreal, let alone Canada, lay witness to a show featuring the talent of a designer of Gaultier's calibre, thousands gathered on downtown Montreal's McGill College Avenue on August 3, 2011 to preview Jean Paul Gaultier's 2011-2012 fall-winter collections.
The Ultimate Homemade Applesauce Recipe:...
Making homemade applesauce is easy! Find out how to with this homemade applesauce recipe.
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.
Montreal December Weather: What to Expect, What...
Your Montreal December Weather Guide features information on what temperatures to expect as well as guidance on what to wear on your next Montreal visit in December.
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'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.
IPL Photofacial
An IPL photofacial description and explanation. What is an IPL photofacial exactly and what does it do? Includes in-depth information on treatment, price, pre- and post care as well as downtime.
Montreal Santa Claus Parade - Défil&eacu...
There's more than one Montreal Santa Claus Parade, or the Défilé du Père Noël, and this one is the biggest, an annual parade held on Ste. Catherine Street in the heart of downtown Montreal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uber Taxi Montreal
Uber Taxi Montreal information. Uber Taxi is one of Montreal's newer cabbies on the block, at least since November 2013 when the San Francisco based technology startup took root in the city, a year after setting up shop in Toronto and Vancouver with significant fanfare.
Montreal 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.
Skating Montreal's Parc La Fontaine: The Ice...
Skating Montreal's Parc La Fontaine frozen ponds is one of the simplest, happiest pleasures I can think of when winter hits the city.
Montreal Airport Bus 747: When, Where, How Much?
The Montreal Airport Bus, also known as the 747 Express Bus, runs 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Find out everything you need to know about taking the 747, from the cost to where the bus stops.
Westmount Greenhouses
The Westmount Greenhouses? Heart at first sight. What is without a doubt one of my favorite oases on the island of Montreal is also the only place in Montreal that houses a banana tree, orchids, deep purple hyacinths, a fountain as well as a shallow, audible waterfall and opens itself to the public completely free of charge.
Montreal 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.
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 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.
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.
Montréal en Lumière: Montreal's...
Montréal en Lumière is Montreal's festival of lights, an annual winter event that showcases food, music, art, a sleepless night and if its namesake is any indication, bright shiny lights.
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.
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.
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.
Luminothérapie's Singing Seesaws Light...
Luminothérapie 2015-2016 event details, Montreal's answer to illuminating Place des Festivals every holiday season with light shows and interactive installations.
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?
8 Montreal Fall Foliage Destinations You HAVE...
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.
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 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.
Montreal Restaurants Open New Year's Day: Nurse...
Finding Montreal restaurants open New Year's eve? Not a problem. Finding Montreal restaurants open New Year's day? That's another story.
A Walking Tour of La Petite Patrie
The western side of Montreal's Rosemont-Petite Patrie borough is chock full of multicultural flavor including an assortment of local businesses in Little Italy, the Jean-Talon Market and the Plaza St. Hubert. Join me for a walking tour of Petite Patrie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal Santa Claus Parade in Photos: The...
A Montreal Santa Claus parade photos slideshow. Clement skies and wispy winds made for a comfortable 64th edition of the Défilé du Père Noël, a popular attraction marking the official debut of Christmas holiday season in the city. Attracting in the upwards of 300,000 people, I sent out About.com Montreal's Clint Lewis to catch some of the more adorable highlights, seeing how many little ones ADORE this event. Did you and yours make the cut? View the photo gallery and see for yourself.
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.
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.
When to Take the Trash Out in Montreal
A Montreal garbage collection guide. Find out when to take out the trash, recycling, green waste and large objects with this convenient online tool. Includes information on how to dispose of dead leaves in Montreal.
Montreal's Best Izakayas: Which Japanese Pubs...
The emergence of Montreal izakayas is a fairly recent phenomenon, with the first batch of Japanese style pubs opening up in the city circa 2010, years behind the trend long-anchored in New York, San Francisco, and even Vancouver. But since then, they've been sprouting up all over the city.
When Does Ski Season Start in Quebec? When Does...
Quebec ski season varies every year because it's -you guessed it- contingent on snowfall, even though many resorts produce man made snow. Find out if and when you should plan a ski outing in Quebec.
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.
Is the Montreal Jazz Festival THE Biggest Event...
The Montreal Jazz Festival 2016 runs June 30 to July 9, 2016, representing one of Montreal's largest festivals of the year, attracting crowds in the seven digits.
Marche de Noël aux flambeaux 2015: Join...
The Montreal Christmas Parade known as the Marche de Noël aux flambeaux is a chance for anyone to join in a procession of 12,000, candle in hand.
Old Montreal Seafood Diner Signed Chuck Hughes
July 19, 2011 - Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes calls his latest baby, Le Bremner, "a kind of a seafood diner."
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 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.
What's Open and What's Closed Thanksgiving Day...
What's open and closed on Thanksgiving in Montreal this Monday, October 12, 2015? Find out with this nifty guide.
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.
Carnavalesque NYE 2016: A Bit of Geek, A Lot of...
Info on Montreal New Year's Eve 2016 NYE Carnavalesque, a kink-friendly New Year's Eve costume party.
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.
Inside North America's Largest Public Market:...
The Jean-Talon Market isn't just Montreal's best foodie destination, it's the largest public market of its kind in North America. Find out everything you need to know about visiting Marché Jean-Talon from an industry pro who owes half her kitchen to its wares.
If Quebec Could Be Defined by ONE Swear Word?
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.
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 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.
Hyatt's Six Resto Lounge Terrace: My Secret...
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.
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 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!
These 9 Montreal Costume Shops Have It All:...
A Montreal costumes shop guide ideal for scoring the ultimate Halloween costume as well as for finding the perfect look for masquerades, costume parties and theatrical events happening year round.
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.
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.
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.
Braderie de Mode: Montreal's Next Big Fashion...
A Braderie de Mode guide for the 2015-2016 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.
Drown Yourself in the Goo of the Gods at These...
Sugar shacks in Montreal do exist. We call them urban sugar shacks. But we've also got good old-fashioned cabanes a sucres too, just on the outskirts of the city.
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.
Should You Get an IPL Photofacial? Read This...
A photofacial review. Find out if an IPL photofacial is for you as I walk you through each step of my treatment plan.
Montreal 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.
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.
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.
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.

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