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Things to do in Montreal: December 19-January 8

Aaaah, finally, the holidays. Whether you’re celebrating your time off with friends or taking quality time with the family, Montreal’s got all the activities you could dream of. The next two weeks hold untold treasures, from last-minute Christmas fun to shows, outdoor adventures and a New Year’s Eve you wouldn’t believe…

Dance the Winter Away at Igloofest 2015

When the going gets cool, the cool get dancing in Montreal’s Old Port. As the mercury hits rock bottom in January and February, the bottom end gets a boost for the thousands upon thousands of electronic music fans who bundle into Igloofest’s Igloo Village over four weekends of top-rated local and international DJs…

Handy Guide to Montreal’s Theatres

With two languages and more budding actors than it knows what to do with, Montreal is an epicenter for the performing arts. Just look at our festivals for proof! There are theatres for kids, for avant-garde performance, for Shakespearian classics and for crazy fun romps, in English, French and everything in between. Take your pick!

Things to do in Montreal: December 12-19

By Rudolph’s red nose, the holidays are but seconds away! The cold is buffered by a beautiful big blanket of snow this week, making Montreal the real twinkly winter wonderland it’s destined to be. The fun has spread everywhere, from the ice rinks to the Place des Arts…

Montreal Holiday Guide for the Family

Deck the halls with a sparkling array of family-friendly things to do and see in Montreal this season. Dancing rats, ride-able train sets, roasted marshmallows, a veritable choir-palooza and answers to the burning question “Who Is the Real Santa Claus” are all part of the festive fun…

Things to do in Montreal: November 7-13

Fall tastes sweet this week with the last strech of MTL à TABLE, not to mention film festivals, the Montreal Biennale and more live music than you can shake a drumstick at…

Things to do in Montreal this November

If anyone dared think that with the cooling effect of November weather came a cooling of things to see, eat and do in Montreal, they’d best think again. Some of Montreal’s most popular and interesting events and festivals are just getting warmed up…

Best of Montreal 2013 video features festivals, food, family and fun

With 2013 almost over, we’re taking a look back at some of the moments that made Montreal so special this year. From DJs and dancing at Igloofest to breathtaking fireworks in Old Montreal, from festival frolicking at Osheaga and Montreal Pride to foodie fun at Taste MTL and Jean-Talon Market, not to mention family adventures at the Butterflies Go Free and Gardens of Light exhibits and the new Planetarium and always exciting Quartier des spectacles, this video proves that this is a city that truly does have something for everyone. Can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

VIDEO: TASTE MTL restaurant profiles of Milos, Icone and Lola Rosa

Having already looked at downtown Montreal and Griffintown/Saint-Henri in the first two TASTE MTL 2013 videos, we ended the series in two adjacent neighbourhood that are absolutely packed with great restos: Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End. From the internationally renowned Mediterranean cuisine of Milos to Lola Rosa‘s charming and relaxed vegetarian specialties to the current and seasonal cuisine of Restaurant Icône, there’s absolutely something for every palate (and wallet). So… have you made your reservations yet? Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!

VIDEO: TASTE MTL restaurant profiles of EVOO, Code Ambiance and Boucan

After exploring downtown Montreal in our first TASTE MTL 2013 video, we turned our attention to the much buzzed-about neighbourhoods of Griffintown and Saint-Henri. We started with the contemporary French cuisine of Code Ambiance before heading over to check out EVOO‘s playful French/Irish/Mediterranean gastronomy and finished up, because why not, with some drinks and BBQ at the great Boucan. So… have you made your reservations yet?   Take advantage of your stay in Montreal with our Sweet Deal package filled with special offers valued at $500!