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20 Vivaciously Vibrant #MTLMOMENTS In Autumn

Come fall, the lush greenery of Montreal turns to a stunning explosion of yellow, orange, red, and even purple. But why? Scientifically it’s because the chlorophyll in the leaves have started to break down, due to the shorter days and colder temperatures. This reveals the yellow and orange colours. After a little bit of time, a chemical process creates the red anthocyanin pigments. Science aside, this flash of vibrant colours illuminates the city for its most photogenic moment. Here are 20 vivaciously vibrant #MTLMOMENTS taken by locals and visitors all over the city…

VIDEO: Discover MTL à TABLE – Montreal’s Succulent Restaurant Week!

If you put all of Montreal’s foodie culture on a single table, it would be a stunning smörgåsbord of different heritages, an eclectic array of flavours, and an exhibition of dishes so gorgeous they could only be described as “edible art.” Our flare for fine food and daring dining is in our DNA; so during MTL à TABLE  from October 30 to November 9, locals flock to sample the best culinary creations that boil in the creative minds of Montreal’s chefs. This year all of MTL à TABLE‘s 140 participating restaurants will feature wine pairings from France with their exclusive menus. So loosen your belt a few notches, grab some friends, and make a reservation at a romantic or group-friendly restaurant! MTL à TABLE is powered by the SAQ, Mastercard by National Bank & ESKA. Treat yourself during MTL à TABLE, Montreal’s Restaurant Week, by taking advantage of a delicious special limited time Montreal Gourmand offer!

Black & Blue 2014 Takes Over Montreal on Thanksgiving Weekend

Montreal’s sprightly Black & Blue festival pays homage to the future for their 2014 edition by throwing back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis. Join the all-night dance movement this Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct 9-13, 2014) at the Palais des congres de Montreal…

Enjoy Fine French Wines At MTL à TABLE 2014

When Montreal’s Restaurant Week, MTL à TABLE, runs from October 30 to November 9, 2014, the scrumptious culinary creations from the 140 participating restaurants will be exclusively paired with the finest wines from France…

VIDEO: Live Your Own Montreal Nightlife

Maybe you’re the kind of person who enjoys catching a sweet outdoor show as the sun sets, or maybe you’re the type who’s cabbing up and around St-Laurent Boulevard hitting club after club until the wee hours, or perhaps the sort that just likes some low-key drinks with a few mellow friends. Everyone enjoys a little something different in their nightlife, but the one thing these nights do have in common: Laugh-filled, totally awesome, Instagram-worthy, hashtaggy moments in Montreal. Book a wild weekend in Montreal (complete with special offers) by going to this link!

A Happy November In Montreal With Wine, Food & More Wine

Food, friends, and fine wines come together this November in Montreal to create a trifecta of happy memories! All month long there will events that celebrate the very best in gastronomy, vintages, and the people that make those things memorable. Cheers to a Happy November…

Captain Picard, Hulk Hogan, Dr. Who & More At Montreal Comiccon 2014

Calling all fantastical beasts, defenders of the galaxy, zombies, heroes, vixens, and time-traveling doctors: MONTREAL COMICCON 2014 blasts into the Palais des congrès September 12 to 14! Get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry; including Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek and X-Men fame, Stephen Amell from Arrow, WWE Legend Hulk Hogan, and George A. Romero from Night of the Living Dead…

A Delightful Infocomic About Montreal’s Incredible Bagels

    There are two long-standing wars that Montreal bagels will be eternally fighting. First, a war between Montreal bagels and New York bagels. (New York bagels being perfectly rounded chubby moist messes, therefor far inferior to Montreal’s thin crunchy and sweeter variety.) Second, a civil bagel war between two Montreal bagel institutions: Fairmount and St-Viateur. Some locals swear by one, other locals swear by the other, and many would happily chow down at either. You’ll have to do a taste test to decide for yourself, on this blog we must remain impartial. (Although the person writing this definitely has his favourite…) Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!

7 Day Trips Outside Montreal You Have To Experience

While one could occupy themselves for weeks on end with things to do in Montreal, occasionally it’s nice to get out of the city on a day trip into the gorgeous surrounding scenery and townships. Whether it’s flying high in the forest trees, checking out some unique museums, or chowing down on some Quebec cuisine; renting a car to explore these nearby gems is definitely worth it…

Infographic: 24 Hours In @Montreal

What adventures will 24 hours in Montreal bring? Check out our #MTLMOMENTS infographic to find out what our little twitter friend @LadyTweetFiend got up to during her weekend trip to the city!