Whether you need to unwind after a stressful journey or because you simply want to see the city in a whole new perspective, there is a plethora of picturesque and relaxing spas in the heart of Montreal, from the old town to residential, locals-approved areas. Bota Bota What could be more relaxing than watching the city’s […]
If there’s one thing Montrealers love more than summer itself, it’s terraces. With cold weather persisting for the better part of the year, it’s only natural that locals would try and cram in as much time in the sun as possible. From May to September, patios and terraces are pretty much the only options when it comes to dining out in the city for those Canucks.
As the incontestable festival capital of the world, Montreal knows how to throw a good party. Summer, winter, autumn or spring, the weather is never a good excuse to not have a good time in this lively city. And while summer is definitely the busiest period with some of the world’s famous music festivals, fireworks […]
Although road tripping in Canada requires both ample vacation time (it is second largest country on the planet, after all) and loads of patience, the particular bit between Montreal and Quebec City has the rare advantage of being relatively short yet picturesque. These 155 miles of exceptionally flat land along the mighty St. Lawrence River definitely hold a few gems, the Canadiana kind […]
Nestled between Petite-Patrie and Jean-Talon Market, Montreal’s Little Italy is definitely a must-visit for anyone with a fully functioning set of ears and taste buds. This neighborhood, whose history is far more complex than meets the eye, simply oozes with charm, enticing aromas and intricate Italian heritage.
Fun facts about cold: at minus forty, Centigrade and Fahrenheit meet, crossing paths at a most inhospitable of temperatures, blending into one measure. The coldest day in Canada was on Feb. 3, 1947 in Snag, Yukon, which dropped to -63 C. Oh, and a personal one: if you shower before high school and then walk to the bus stop in February, you can spend the ride sucking on your hair if you’re thirsty as it will be frozen solid. Provided it is long enough, of course.