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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!

VIDEO: TASTE MTL restaurant profiles of Le Contemporain, Imadake and Le Castillon

For our first TASTE MTL 2013 video, we decided to take a look at Montreal’s downtown neighbourhood. We focused in on three great restaurants: Le Contemporain, the Musée d’art contemporain’s gourmet bistro, the wild izakaya called Imadake and finally the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure’s resto Le Castillon. So… have you made your reservations yet?   Come to Montreal and book a Sweet Deal Hotel Package with up to $500 in savings on great activities and attractions!

VIDEO: Montreal from Above

With the help of Air Saint Laurent, we recently had the chance to take our cameras up, over and around the island of Montreal. From the Old Port to Mount Royal, Parc Olympique to Parc Jean-Drapeau, we got a unique view of many of the iconic spots that make this city so special. Get in touch with the good folks at Air Saint Laurent and go see them yourself!

Sleeping Beauty gets retooled by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Mats Eks is a choreographer that the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal have worked with before, and for good reason: he’s amazing at drama. Whether it’s Gisele or Swan Lake, the Swedish legend has a way turning the classic into the unexpected and getting at the heart of a story’s emotion. The secret ingredient? Realism…

Photo Gallery: People of POP Montreal 2013

We’ve talked about the music of Pop Montreal and we’ve talked about the festival’s art, fashion, films, symposiums, crafts and more, but we thought we’d end our coverage by putting together a photo gallery of some of the people that make the festival so great…

VIDEO: POP Montreal 2013: Thus:Owls, Secret Sun, Ango, Black Atlass and more

The 12th edition of Pop Montreal, the Montreal music festival made up of so much more than just music, was a whirlwind and we’ve got the video to prove it. From BBQs in the park to another incredible Puces Pop, from catching Thus:Owls and Secret Sun on the Ubisoft roof to ending the night with the incredible Ango and Black Atlass, we’re pretty exhausted but already looking forward to next year. See you there! Take advantage of your stay in Montreal with our Sweet Deal package filled with special offers valued at $500!  

Cruise ship tours: Montreal in three hours or three days

The island of Montreal offers the contemporary cruise ship passenger innumerable possibilities for their own three-hour stopover tour of the city. Or make it a three-day tour, depending on how long you’re docked…

OSHEAGA 2013: A PHOTO GALLERY BY SUSAN MOSS

The 2013 edition of Osheaga attracted a record-setting 135,000 people to Parc Jean-Drapeau for three amazing days and nights of music. While the big name artists are what draws people to the festival, it’s the audience that really makes it come alive. This photo gallery, by photographer Susan Moss, is devoted to them…