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VIDEO: Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman and more at Just for Laughs 2013

With the another Zoofest and Just for Laughs in the books, we’re left to look back at the LOLs that were. Thankfully, when Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Kyle Dunnigan, Jimmy Carr and Wil Anderson come to your comedy festival, there’s plenty to LOL about. Can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their weird sleeves for 2013!

VIDEO: Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal

The 27th edition of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal has just ended after 12 days filled with 500 artists from over 30 countries performing in 90 shows, events and parades, not to mention the nonstop activity of the lively Marché Tombouctou and Village des enfants. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!

Montreal’s Best Indian Food

Montreal’s gastronomisphere shines with an ethnic diversity that represents the bright faces and eclectic cultures that makes our city truly unique. With tastes and flavors as complex as our parking signs, using a plethora of spices and herbs, there is nothing more colorful than Indian cuisine. Here are a handful of places that will sure set your taste buds sizzling…

VIDEO: Fireworks in Montreal 2013

The Montreal International Fireworks Competition, known officially as L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec, takes over the night skies every summer from June to August. This year, the competition’s 29th, culminates with a non-competition “Tribute to U2″, sure to be a literal highlight of the summer!

VIDEO: Feist performs at free outdoor Montreal Jazz Festival show

The 2013 edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is now in the books and while shows by Amadou & Mariam, The Cat Empire, Ravi Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Oliver Jones, Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak and Mother Mother had people talking, it was, without question, the free outdoor show put on by Feist in the Quartier des spectacles to open the festival that buzzed brightest. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!

VIDEO: Mondial de la bière 2013

2013 was the 20th edition of the Mondial de la Biere, Montreal’s premier event for beer lovers, held at the Palais des Congres. As the video proves, there’s clearly something about sampling beer from around the world that puts people in a good mood (it’s probably the beer). See you there in 2014!  

VIDEO: Grand Prix Montreal 2013

The Grand Prix du Canada 2013 was another can’t miss-party in Montreal for serious F1 aficionados on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and casual race fans looking for fun on Saint-Laurent and Crescent. See you all again in 2014!

VIDEO: Mutek 2013

MUTEK, Montreal’s incredible electronic music and digital arts festival, continues to evolve and amaze. For 14 years now, Mutek has been moving minds and bodies with the latest and greatest sounds to come out of the vast genre of electronic music and, as the video above proves, this year was truly next level. See you all in 2014!


While the Montreal Canadiens may have taken their sweet time getting on the ice this winter, Montreal’s amateur hockey players haven’t. From hugely popular rinks in the city’s best-known parks to spots tucked neatly away in quiet residential neighbourhoods, if you ice it, they will come…


Despite seriously cold weather (even for Montreal), almost 18,000 people checked out the opening weekend of Igloofest. We think the video above does a pretty good of explaining why. With three more weekends ahead of us, and music from Ellen Allien, TNGHT, A Tribe Called Red, Caspa, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Joy Orbison, Chris Liebing and many more on the way, there’s no reason for you not to suit up and come get down in the Old Port.