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QUEER OF THE YEAR: HOTEL LE GERMAIN

Watch Mikala get everything wrong about the official Queer of the Year hotel. Luckily, she’s got Montreal Buzz insider Alexander Dunphy to school her on the real story behind Hôtel Le Germain. Here’s the story for you…

OSHEAGA 2012: A PHOTO ESSAY BY SUSAN MOSS

We’ve already published a recap of Osheaga 2012 that featured the marquee musicians that helped draw over 120,000 people to Montreal for the 3 day music fest. Now we’d like to share photographer Susan Moss’s photo gallery, which focuses its attention on some of the faces that filled out that record-breaking crowd…

JOEL MCHALE, WAYNE BRADY AND CHRIS D’ELIA BRING THE LOLS TO MONTREAL

Earlier this week we posted our wonderful Muppets Gala video and, though we’ve only got one more Just for Laughs 2012 festival post to share with you, we’re happy to report that it’s got a fairly high LOL count. Click play to see jokes, songs and joke-songs from Joel McHale, Wayne Brady, Chris D’Elia and more. Lots of thanks to our good friends at Just for Laughs and already looking forward to 2013!

THE MUPPETS DELIGHT MONTREAL AT JUST FOR LAUGHS 2012

Another wildly successful Just for Laughs (and its weirdo cousin Zoofest) is in the books and, being the laugh fest‘s 30th Anniversary, the LOLs were obviously epic. None more so than the night that Danny Bhoy, Steve Patterson, Jim Brueur and other comedians shared the stage with none other than THE MUPPETS!!!

BIKE RIDE ALONG THE LACHINE CANAL

Montreal is one of North America’s most bike-friendly cities and one of its best rides is along the Lachine Canal bike path, which passes by the Atwater market and ends up in Old Montreal at the Clock Tower Beach. If you time your trip just right, you can even cap the whole thing off with an evening of fireworks. Not too shabby.

24 HOURS IN PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL

While Old Montreal may be the city’s historic heart, for many people it’s the neighbourhood of Plateau Mont-Royal that truly represents the very best of Montreal. Home to some of the city’s most beloved streets (Saint-Laurent, Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal, to name just a few), the Plateau is routinely recognized as one of North America’s most dynamic places to live and visit. And we think this video does a pretty good job of explaining why.

SUMMER IN MONTREAL’S URBAN PARKS

While people are often surprised to find out about Montreal’s beaches, it’s no secret that this is a city filled with amazing parks. Whether it’s Parc Jeanne-Mance or Parc Laurier, Parc La Fontaine or Parc Maisonneuve, the video above proves that Montrealers make the most of their summers by spending as much of the season as they can outside, surrounded by wonderful urban green space.

TAKING THE FAMILY ON MONTREAL’S METRO

The STM’s Family Outings package is a great way for you and your family to explore Montreal. Not only does it allow up to 5 children under 12 to travel for FREE on weekends and holidays, but it offers discounts on all sorts of family-friendly activities (like taking a trip to the Biodome). Plus, as you can tell from this video, kids kind of love riding on the metro.

MOBY PLAYS MONTREAL’S C2-MTL CONFERENCE

C2-MTL, which brought together many of the best and brightest minds in business, entertainment, technology and new media in the hopes of reinventing the business conference, has just wrapped up. In the spirit of going out with the bang, the one and only Moby brought the roof down and, judging by the bass levels in the video above, possibly those of several surrounding houses. Though C2 is over, on May 26 you can check out the interactive and immersive E-merge exhibition, which is something you should totally do.