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Surviving Hurricane Irene in Montreal

Surviving Hurricane Irene in Montreal August 29, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Courtesy of the Weather Network. AutoPortrait au Bassin Peel avec Irene by Martin Reisch Hurricane Irene blew through Montreal last night with winds of upwards 90 km/h (55 mph) and the city emerged relatively unscathed. There were some trees that came tumbling down onto cars parked in the wrong spot...

Mix’Arts Festival

Mix’Arts Festival August 26, 2011 | Food, Shopping, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Soceite de developpement du boulevard Saint-Laurent Everyone has a favourite piece of clothing bought for a pittance that gets you plenty of compliments. This weekend, find more fashion bargains and shop ‘til you drop at the end-of-summer vente trottoir along Saint-Laurent Boulevard,...

History sails into Montreal with Tall Ships

History sails into Montreal with Tall Ships August 22, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Pathfinder Tall Ship On September 14 at 4 pm six majestic tall ships will be sailing into the Old Port of Montreal for a spectacular display of marine history. The ships will then dock at the Jacques Quartier Quay from September 15 until 18. Advance tickets are on sale now for this popular event, which...

Relax at Montreal’s Film Festival

Relax at Montreal’s Film Festival August 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Montreal World Film Festival It may not have the glitz of Cannes or the hype of Toronto, but the Montreal World Film Festival delivers. From August 18 until 28, the 35th MWFF offers 383 films from over 70 countries. The mandate of the festival is to offer film lovers and professionals...

Montreal’s Carolyn Fe: I have a right to sing the blues!

Montreal’s Carolyn Fe: I have a right to sing the blues! August 8, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Carolyn Fe's new CD, Original Sin Carolyn Fe is one of Montreal’s favorite musicians. A pioneer in the Quebec Indie scene, she’s been entertaining us with her distinct vocals since the 80s punk scene. These days she is signing the blues and about to launch her new CD Original Sin recorded with...

Skip the car and take the Metro

Skip the car and take the Metro August 4, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This summer Montreal has some new traffic signs. Cartoon by Yvon Roy www.yvonroy.com Driving in Montreal is often compared to a competitive sport. As a visitor to the city, do yourself a favour and take public transportation. This week local drivers are having a hard time keeping their eyes on the road....

Men in Kilts, Drag Queens, and Rappers Invade Montreal

Men in Kilts, Drag Queens, and Rappers Invade Montreal July 29, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Montreal knows diversity. With three fantastic festivals happening this weekend, it’s going to be one hot weekend, and not just because of the weather! For the last 34 years, the Montreal Highland Games have been celebrating the city’s Celtic heritage. The two-day event held in Pierrefonds is...

Comedy Overdose at Montreal’s Just for Laughs

Comedy Overdose at Montreal’s Just for Laughs July 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Just for Laugh Theatre on St Denis. Courtesy of Bonjour Quebec Need a good laugh? The Just for Laughs comedy blow-out may be just the cure for the summertime blues. This festival has been making Montreal bust a gut since 1983 when Gilbert Rozon started the event for French-speaking Quebeckers. It was...

Sidewalk Shopping With Jean Paul Gaultier

Sidewalk Shopping With Jean Paul Gaultier July 19, 2011 | Events, Shopping, Things to Do | Read More
Sainte-Catherine Street celebrates. Courtesy of Destination Centre-ville, Toursime Montreal This past weekend there were plenty of happy shoppers with sore feet.  It was the 14th installment of Canada’s largest sidewalk sale, where Saint Catherine Street morphs into an 11 km (6.8 mile) outdoor market. Over...

3 Best Parks for Romantic Picnics

3 Best Parks for Romantic Picnics July 9, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Montreal Tourism Board A summer picnic can be a great way to create some instant romance. Since Montreal is an island, there are plenty of green sanctuaries with waterfront access to enjoy. So, grab a baquette, a bottle of wine, and some Quebec cheese and head out for a picnic in the...