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Incredible pictures document Montreal’s past

Montreal is marching towards its 375th anniversary in 2017; counting from 1642 when Ville-Marie was founded by Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance. With a history so tumultuous and rich, several museums are dedicated to cataloging everything that’s gone down on this small island sitting tight in the St. Lawrence river…

15 Mouth-Watering #TASTEMTL and #MTLATABLE Instagram Pictures

Montreal’s food festival Taste MTL brings foodies together to experience the best gastronomy in town. They’ve been sharing their food pics with us all week by using the #TasteMTL and #MTLaTable tags on Twitter and Instagram. Here is a small curation of some of the yummiest looking dishes…

Hikes and treks in Montreal: Get active and see the city!

Montreal has many spectacular hikes and walks, which are a great way to see the sights while keeping active on vacation. So grab some sensible walking shoes and enjoy the nature, fresh air, and beautiful scenery of a city trek…

A Freaky Family Halloween in Montreal

Montreal takes their Halloween very seriously. Elaborate costumes, buckets of candy, and pumpkins everywhere. There’s a huge number of fun activities in and around Montreal for the whole family to enjoy. Check them out below…

Where to party this Halloween 2013 in Montreal

For centuries Halloween has been a yearly tradition of guising, tomfoolery, and a celebration of the damned. However it’s now 2013 and we have grown up. Halloween is less about the pillow cases full of sweets and more about clever costumes and amazing parties. Here is a breakdown of where to go party on Halloween in Montreal…

QUEER MTL GUIDE: Fall in love with Autumn

Autumn in Montreal is the best time to fall in love with the city. After a fresh fun summer, the leaves start to burn with the colours of pumpkin spice, candlelight, and crisp nights. Montrealers start cuddling a little closer, ordering increasingly hot seasonal beverages, swapping their flip-flop-crop-tops for leather boots and knitwear, and begin feasting to pad our bodies for the winter months ahead. Fall in Montreal is hopelessly romantic, energetically busy, and comes and goes all too quickly…

NHL Face-off 2013 in Montreal: Kings of Leon, Loco Locass, The Beaches, Chef Chuck Hughes and more

For the thousands of hockey fans who couldn’t get their hands on tickets to the season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL hosted a special event at Place des Festivals. The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off brought Grammy award-winning band Kings of Leon for a free concert, along with Loco Locass and The Beaches. The weather was perfect as the game was broadcast on giant screens for the huge crowd, with an energy that only hockey can stir…(Photo by Eva Blue)

BLACK & BLUE 2013: NEW VENUE, NEW VIBE

Black & Blue 2013 explodes in Montreal this Thanksgiving long weekend, October 9-15, 2013. For this edition, Black & Blue is taking out a new lease on life with a brand new location and a refreshed vibe…

LGBT SUMMER IN MONTREAL RECAP

Waking up bleary eyed in the fall, the summer long Montreal daydream becomes a memory meld of food trucks, festivals, park promenades, and sangria sipping in the sun. Because it’s Montreal (one of the most gay friendly places on Earth) the LGBT community was out frolicking in full force…