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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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

B52s Close Montreal’s 2011 Jazz Festival

B52s Close Montreal’s 2011 Jazz Festival July 6, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Montreal International Jazz Festival closed this year with a high-energy performance by the B52s.This funky quartet from Athens, Georgia is most famous for their 1978 debut single, “Rock Lobster” and the 1989 hit, “Love Shack.” It’s been over a decade since the band rocked...

Bixi’s are back!!!!!

April 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Cruise Through the City on Your Very Own Care-Free Bike! You really know Spring is back in town when the Bixis start showing up. Montreal’s very own bike-rental systems, which is now spreading from Toronto to Paris, is back on the streets. We couldn’t be more excited, and you really ought to try...
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