10 things to do this spring in Montréal

Montréal’s outdoor culture fills parks, gardens and farmers markets the moment the temperature ascends above freezing. Even the ubiquitous BIXI bike share stations appear well before the year’s last flurry. Here’s a snowdrift worth of activities and amenities to see in Montréal this spring. Spring … Continue reading
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Winter in Quebec: Montreal’s top day trips

Montréalers embrace their bucolic ventures into winter (do they really have a choice?), turning forested paths into skating trails, hauling inner tubes up hills and locating spas wherever they can. Here are some of our favourite destinations, all less than 90-minutes away from Montréal, to … Continue reading
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All Aboard The Rocky Mountaineer: From Montral to The Canadian Rockies

Canada encompasses the largest area in the Western Hemisphere, a diverse geography that traverses the subtle Laurentian Mountains of Quebec to the sharp apogees of the Canadian Rockies to the dramatic coastal ranges of British Columbia. Traveling by VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer reveals … Continue reading
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A Montreal Food Guide: From Bagels to Poutine

While Montreal offers visiting foodies plenty of gourmet attractions, it’s somehow the city’s no-fuss comfort food that is most resonant in the minds of travellers. Poutine – that late-night plate of French fries, doused in a gravy-like sauce and melting cheese curds, could well be … Continue reading
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Montreal’s Best Shopping Malls

Montreal fashion is a confluence of European and American sensibilities, showcased during Montréal Fashion Week and at Montreal’s annual Fashion & Design Festival. Montreal designers like vibrant young duo UNTTLD (José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger), Denis Gagnon and Philippe Dubuc have international reputations, and … Continue reading
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Between Meetings: Things to do in Montreal in an Hour

While Montreal remains an important centre of commerce, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, technology and world affairs, Montrealers “work to live” as opposed to “live to work.” The city’s year-round joie de vivre is contagious, and visitors can plug into the local Zeitgeist quickly and easily, even between business meetings. … Continue reading
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