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Double the Mothers! Family-Friendly Activities on Mother’s Day in Montréal

One mom, or two moms, Montréal is a fun place to bond on Mother’s Day and create great family memories. For little Montrealer Zoé, Mother’s Day is a very special occasion. Not only is it a few days before her birthday, but she’s lucky enough to have double the mothers to celebrate! Take a look at some great ideas for Mother’s Day in Montréal, whether you’re honouring one mom or two! Since cutie pie Zoé is only 2 years old, we asked her mothers Mélissa and Geneviève how they plan to celebrate Mother’s Day and Zoé’s birthday, and what their favourite family activities in Montréal are. Mother’s Day Brunch In Montréal One of Mélissa and Geneviève’s favourite places for a yummy family-friendly brunch is La Grand-mère Poule on Beaubien Street East. They serve typical brunch fare, with an extensive gluten-free section! If you want to treat mom to something a little fancier, try Birks Cafe by Europea. It’s located literally inside the elegant and iconic jewelry store. Keep mama away from the display cases though, unless you want to walk out of there with something sparkly and a considerably lighter wallet. A Sunday Stroll In a Park Zoé loves to… / Read More →

A Family Pass for spring break in Montréal

How can a fun family trip to Montréal get even better? With the Family Pass!  Until December 31, 2015, reserve a Family Package and receive a Family Pass with discounts at nine of Montréal’s most popular attractions.

Plan The Perfect Valentine’s Day In Montréal (INFOGRAPHIC)

Ready to warm up winter? Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Montréal with a loved one, or even someone you just met! (Life’s too short right?) If you’re single and ready to mingle, have no fear, we’re here to help you find alternative plans. Has all this Fifty Shades of Grey mania gotten you all hot and bothered? Montréal is a city that loves to play, so we’ve got you covered there too. Take the plunge and follow this flowchart to a perfect night sure to tickle even the most prudish of fancies.   Warm up winter with our special limited-time romantic weekend getaway offers. Check them out. A few icons by flaticon.com

Infographic: Igloofest 2015 in Montréal’s Old Port

IGLOOFEST 2015 is ready to bring the heat to Montréal! Check out this infographic for a quick reference to ticket prices, dates and the incredible DJ line-up. Remember to bundle up! If you wear the proper attire, then Igloofest could be best night of your year. Without the right gear, you’ll spend the entire night thawing inside instead of dancing outside! Note: The infographic is an animated GIF so please let it load before scrolling. Details January 16 – February 8, 2015 Jacques-Cartier Quay in the Old Port of Montréal Some icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC BY 3.0

A Very Merry Holiday and New Year’s Eve Party In Old Montreal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The snow is making us cozy, the holidays are making us generous, and the typical holiday snacks are making us hungry. With unique outdoor activities to artisan shopping fairs, Montreal knows how to make the most out of the winter holiday season. Check out the very merry activities happening in Old Montreal from December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015 for Merry Montreal!

See the Stars In Montreal

Whether you’re casually searching for a shooting star to wish on, an amateur astronomer itching to get a closer peek at some celestial objects, or a night owl who just feels at ease with the moon,  Montreal has great ways to see the stars during unique nocturnal activities…

VIDEO: Street Art In Montreal

While some less cool cities might see it as just graffiti, Montreal knows street art brings a vibrant texture to our neighbourhoods. So we embrace it with pride. Our summer festival MURAL brings street artists from all over world to use the bricks of our buildings as their canvas, and as a result a stroll up Saint-Laurent Boulevard is like walking through an art gallery. At night the Quartier des Spectacles becomes decidedly futuristic when the digital projection mappings transform facades of entire buildings into hypnotizing swirls of sound and colour. It’s something you have to see to believe, so come check it out in Montreal soon! Book an art-filled adventure in Montréal: http://www.montrealoffer.com  

10 Films to see at Montreal’s LGBT Film Fest image+nation

The 27th edition of Montreal’s LGBT Film Festival IMAGE+NATION features the best queer cinema from around the world from November 20 to November 30, 2014. The longest running LGBT film festival in Canada features powerful dramas, fearless documentaries, hilarious comedies, and creative art-house films…

19 MTL à TABLE Photos That Will Make You Jealous & Hungry

Montreal’s restaurant week MTL à TABLE was a resounding success once again. People from all over gathered with friends and family to eat incredible food, drink fine French wine, and of course take Instagrams with the #MTLaTABLE hashtag. Take a look at some of the most scrumptious looking dishes from the foodie festival…