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Go Irish at Montreal’s St Patrick`s Day Parade

Go Irish at Montreal’s St Patrick`s Day Parade March 12, 2012 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Montreal has a large Irish-Canadian population who are proud of their heritage in buidling the city. It’s estimated that 40% of Quebec’s population has some Irish ancestry so St. Patrick’s Day is a big celebration in Montreal. On St Paddy’s Day in Montreal, everyone is Irish....

Butterflies go free in Montreal

Butterflies go free in Montreal February 29, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Come and sit with 2,000 butterflies as they settle fragrant flowers and bushed. Each winter Montreal’s Jardin Botanique hosts the Butterflies Go Free exhibit. Sit and take in the rainbow of colors as the butterflies flit through the Main Exhibition Greenhouse. There are 50 species of the most beautiful...

Party until dawn at Nuit Blanche

Party until dawn at Nuit Blanche February 24, 2012 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
  Photo by John Walker Nuit Blanche is Montreal’s weekend-long arts festival that finishes off the Montreal Highlights Festival. Create your own itinerary from more than 165 indoor and outdoor activities featuring art, dance and music performances. It’s one of the wildest nights of the year...

Montreal takes on winter with an 11-day festival

February 18, 2012 | Events, What's New | Read More
For the next 11 days Montréal is taking winter head on with the fun-packed Montréal en Lumière. Running from February 16 until February 25, this outdoor event offers live music, culinary events, performance art, exhibits, light shows and plenty of free activities. Be sure to throw on your long underwear...

Best chocolates in Montreal

Best chocolates in Montreal February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
Montreal in February is time for romance and that means chocolates. Consider the best of the best, Les chocolats de Chloe is a tiny artisanal shop in the Plateau selling extraordinary homemade chocolates. There are intriguing flavor combinations that make these chocolates standout. Try raspberry, honey,...

Billiards and bowling in Montreal

Billiards and bowling in Montreal January 30, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Shooting pool at the Sharx Club Looking for a fun place to hang out, shoot some pool or even enjoy some retro fun with bowling? Montreal has some great clubs to hit the eight ball or get a strike. You’ll have to use the French terms: billiards = pool and quilles=bowling. Voted Best Pool Bar of...

Skate through the Montreal winter

Skate through the Montreal winter January 11, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
The winters may be long in Montreal but that doesn’t mean this fun-loving city hibernates. Locals strap on their skates and head to an outdoor rinks for some fresh winter air, exercise and socializing. No worries if you didn’t bring your skates along—these top rinks have skate rentals onsite. Skating...

Celebrate New Year’s a la Montréal

Celebrate New Year’s a la Montréal December 28, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Courtesy of Tourisme Montreal Montréalers love a good party and New Year’s Eve is an evening when the whole city celebrates. Whether you want to listen to jazz, dance the night away, watch a cabaret, listen to some poetry or dress up, this city has a venue for you. Here are some suggestions to...

Celebrate Noël in Montréal

Celebrate Noël in Montréal December 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Stéphan Poulin, courtesy of Tourisme Montréal, Montréal is a city that embraces Christmas and gets into the spirit of celebrating. If you find yourself in town during the holidays and want to join in the fun, here are some events to get you into the spirit. Skate under a brightly lit night Head...

Feel Good Christmas Events

Feel Good Christmas Events December 6, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Get into spirit of Christmas with some fundraising events that will help the local community. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to the local artisans, musicians and performers who make the Montreal scene so vital. Enjoy a Christmas Classic Westmount Park United Church Community Centre and Rialto...