Category: Things To Do

Best Summer Festivals in Montreal

June 13, 2016

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Summer Festivals in Montreal

While few visitors are brave enough to visit to Montreal in the wintertime, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are another thing entirely. With temperatures varying between 80 and 100 degrees and incredible sunshine from 6am to 9pm, there’s no denying that Montreal is an exciting summer destination. And one of the best ways to enjoy this glorious weather is to stay outdoors for as long as possible, enjoying the city’s lively festivals.

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Montreal’s Best Coffee Shops

October 19, 2015

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Like in most cities around the world, third-wave coffee shops have been on the rise in Montreal lately, with seemingly a new one opening every week (with yet another plaid-wearing owner). And these independently owned cafés are no longer limited to the cool Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood but have had great success in many other areas, like Villeray and even the more traditional Old Port. Here are the best coffee shops in Montreal, where beans are thoroughly curated and latte art is king.

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Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour

September 11, 2015

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It was just past 1PM when our guide met us at a busy street corner in Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood. An area I already knew quite well, having roamed its streets and dined in its restaurants several times over the past couple of years. After all, I live a mere 10 minutes away. But this familiarity was, […]

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Montreal Fireworks Festival

July 13, 2015

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Montreal Fireworks Festival

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 […]

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Best Road Trips From Montreal and Quebec City

June 9, 2015

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Montmorency Falls outside of Quebec City by jiuguangw on Flickr

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 […]

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Exploring Little Italy

February 2, 2015

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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.

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