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JACKALOPE: MONTREAL’S NEW ACTION SPORTS FESTIVAL

Summer is so exciting in Montreal that people naturally want to run, hop and skip, but now there’s actually a reason to do so. Introducing Jackalope, an action sports fest that’s making the Olympic Park THE place to live high moments…

HEAT UP YOUR NIGHTS WITH NUITS D’AFRIQUE

It may feel like Montreal has a more music festivals than coffee shops, but not all fests are created equal. Some satisfy a need for sassy pop, some for big-name jazz – the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique brings the heat of the savanna to our very own downtown core…

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST 2012 REVIEWS

The Montreal Buzz’s great Jazz Fest reviewers, Jamie O’Meara and Robyn Fadden, have been taking in as much Jazz Fest as two sane people possibly can. Read on for their thoughts on shows by Rufus Wainwright, Gregory Porter, Colin Stetson, Tangerine Dream and Billy Bragg…

FREE FUN IN THE STREETS AT JUST FOR LAUGHS

Everybody knows how stellar the line-up is for Just For Laughs’ paying shows. This summer, during the festival’s 30th anniversary, you can see none other than The Muppets, Bob Saget and Chelsea Handler. But how about this for a punch line: paying is for suckers. Especially when you can experience a Cirque du Soleil-inspired parade, outdoor movie screenings and hundreds of cheerleaders doing something or other, all without dropping a dime…

CELEBRATE THE CIRCUS WITH MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CIRQUE

There’s no city in the world more synonymous with circus than Montreal. And over the next two weeks, this birthplace of the Cirque du Soleil will be alive with acrobats, illusionists and contortionists thanks to the international circus festival, Montréal Complètement Cirque…

GET YOUR SHOP ON WITH MONTREAL SHOPPING TOURS

I swear it isn’t just a myth that Montrealers dress better than anyone else in this country. Somewhere, someone in a crystal-encrusted lab coat is working at making it a scientifically proven fact. And now, thanks to Janna Zittrer, you too can look as good as us!

WHERE TO EAT IN AND AROUND THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

Montreal is a great city all year round, but it truly comes alive in the summer when festival season starts in the Quartier des Spectacles, an area filled with outdoor stages, art installations, street performers and more. With so much vying for your attention, it can be hard to decide what to do, let alone figure out what to eat, so here are my suggestions for some great nearby restaurants…

DIM SUM AT LA MAISON KAM FUNG

One the mainstays of Montreal’s cozy Chinatown is a family run restaurant that has been passed down for three generations, gone through two major remodels and a relocation from one end of Chinatown to the other. Ask any Chinese Montrealer about La Maison Kam Fung and you’ll be given unsolicited menu recommendations, immense praise for the lunchtime dim sum service and tips on how to avoid the lineups…

MONTREAL’S BEST ETHNIC BRUNCHES

Montreal has a heap of dizzying choices for anyone seeking a classic brunch experience, and I’m as much a bacon and eggs girl as the next person, but sometimes I find myself wanting something more exotic, some sweet spices to take me on a gustative tour of the planet. When such a craving occurs, here are some of my favourite go-to places.

5 MONTREAL BURGERS YOU NEED TO TRY

To study the tao of burger would take a lifetime and one cannot live on burgers alone, but you also can’t call it living without trying some of these awesomely unique Montreal burgers…