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#MTLMOMENTS Photo Challenge: 10 Iconic Picture spots

10 iconic spots around the city, 10 pictures, 10 Montreal moments for the scrapbook. Can you complete the #MTLMOMENTS photo challenge? Check out the challenge guide below, but obviously feel free to improvise and add your own along the way and make your own #MTLMOMENTS…

INFOGRAPHIC: WHERE TO GO DRINK IN MONTREAL

Searching for the perfect place to drink in Montreal? Look no further than this slightly wacky infographic! The choice is yours, just follow your heart to good times and memories. Just remember to have fun, drink responsibly and to tag your Instagrams with #MTLMOMENTS. Coffee, Tea & Milkshakes: Nocochi (2156 Mackay), Camelli Sinensis (351 Emery), Beautys (93 Mont-Royal West) Sweaty & Dancy : Electro: NEW CITY GAS (950 Ottawa), Latin: Copacabana (1106 Maisonneuve West), Hip Hop: Blizzarts (3956 St-Laurent) Romantic & Cozy: Wine: Pullman (3424Parc), Cocktail: Assommoir (211 Notre-Dame West), Beer: Benelux (245 Sherbrooke West) Laidback & Chill: Boardgames: Randolph Pub (2041 St-Denis), Eat: Else’s (156 Roy East), L’Escalier (552 Ste-Catherine East), Mr Smith (4061 Ontario East), Play Pool: Sharx (1606 Sainte-Catherine West) Unique & Funky: Drag Queens: Cabaret Mado (1115 Ste-Catherine East), Free Candy: Snack n’ Blues (5260 St-Laurent), Pay Candy: Candibar (1148 Mont-Royal Est)

Incredible photo series explores Montreal’s underground

On the surface, Montreal is a beautiful city. But as Montreal-based photographer Andrew Emond discovered, right beneath our feet is a network of drains, sewers, pipes, tunnels, and lost rivers that show a different kind of beauty. He bravely explored the sprawling abandoned world that very few people get to see and captured the experience in a series of astonishing photos…

Best #MTLMOMENTS from Montréal en Lumière and Nuit Blanche

This past week, Montréal en Lumière and Nuit Blanche illuminated the city with vibrant lights and unique cultural highlights. We sourced some of the best pictures from Montrealers and visitors who came out to enjoy the food, fun, art, night, and lights… The pulsating crowd in Quartier des Spectacles during Montréal en Lumière. (Photo by benkiraneahmed) The now famous slide during Montréal en Lumière. Watching the joy on children’s faces when they whiz down is enough to warm your heart for the rest of Nuit Blanche! (Photo by susanmossphotography) This penguin at the Biodome on Nuit Blanche needs no introduction. (Photo by clemmtl) The brave took to the ice during Montréal en Lumière even though the temperature dipped well below freezing. (Photo by votretourdumonde) A stunning photo of the Grande Roue in Quartiers des Spectacles. Must have used a tripod… (Photo by vesia514) Two vibrant panoramas of the festival- such a whimsical sight! (Photo by photojpl) A special menu of edible art at Globe for the Montréal en Lumière festival. (Photo by montrealglobe) Keeping cozy and warm while fueling up on a snack around a fire pit during Nuit Blanche. (Photo by chenyunlv) Intricate alien-like body paintings at Hotel Le Germain on Nuit Blanche…. / Read More →

Vintage Gifs of Montreal

Considering that Montreal is often described as “old world charm with modern conveniences,” we thought it would be fun to relive some of the city’s old world charm with the help of a modern convenience: the animated GIF! A horse-drawn firesleigh races to save the people of Montreal from flames! This video of Montreal is likely one of the oldest in existence. It was originally copyrighted March 19, 1901 by Mr. Thomas A. Edison. Yes, that Thomas Edison. He shot it as some early test footage from one of his many inventions: the motion picture camera. Some early footage of a streetcar, automobiles and pedestrians hustling through an intersection in downtown Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens built their dynasty sans helmets. How did their faces not get totally busted up? Also, why is the door to the rink so tiny? Oh old things. Still unclear why Montreal ever got rid of these things. Look at how quaint they make everything look! The monorail zooms along Expo 67 with massive crowds milling below. While many of the pavilions have been demolished, the golf ball shaped American pavilion still stands. It’s now known as the Biosphere and houses an environmental museum. Maybe in… / Read More →

BEAUTIFUL TIMELAPSE OF MONTREAL AT NIGHT

Watch as Montreal flutters through a night in this gorgeous timelapse entitled “Night Lights” by Simon Huang. The phenomenal video features viewpoints of Montreal’s skyline from Mont-Royal, blinking lights and massive projections from Quartier des Spectacles, the spinning spotlight on Place Ville-Marie, and mesmerizing footage from Montréal en Lumière. The 2014 edition of Montréal en Lumière runs from February 20 – March 2, 2014, with Nuit Blanche (the all-nighter cultural event) taking place the evening of March 1, 2014. Take advantage of your stay in Montreal with this Sweet Deal package!

#MTLMOMENTS: 10 Places to Take Amazing Pictures in Montreal

Montreal is a very photogenic city. The architectural and natural beauty gives endless inspiration to both amateur and professional photographers alike. Here are 10 spots favored by a few Tourisme Montreal photographers! Click on the maps below the photographs to see the locations on Google…

Brunch, coffee, chocolate and keeping cozy in the Village

During the winter months, the beloved Boules Roses of Montreal’s Gay Village neighbourhood go into hibernation and people retreat from the streets to cozy up inside for delicious brunches, creamy lattes, and baked goods. Check out the lighter side of a Village more known for its crazy night life…

Winter Wonderful #MTLMOMENTS from Instagram

Even with the temperature dipping thanks to the polar vortex, Montrealers and visitors alike have been braving the cold to capture some spectacular (and sometimes peculiar) #MTLMOMENTS…