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A GOODBYE LETTER FROM DANIEL BAYLIS

Dear Readers of The Montreal Buzz, I don’t want to alarm you, but a visit to Montreal could be life changing. In the summer of 2002, I flew from western Canada to spend a week in the dynamic French Canadian city. I walked through Old Montreal. I shopped on the Plateau. I climbed Mount Royal. I danced in the Village. I fell in love with Montreal.

5 FREE THINGS TO DO IN THE MONTREAL WINTER

  We’re not going to try and pretend it’s not true: we have a reputation for our nippy winters. But Montrealers are brave folk. We refuse to stay cooped up in our homes because there is a bit of snow on the ground. Instead we use the fluffy white stuff to our advantage! Here are five free* ways to enjoy the winter wonderland in Montreal.

MONTREAL MUSEUMS MATCHED TO YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE

After the success of last summer’s wildly successul, Montreal festivals matched to your personality type, we’ve decided once again to incorporate our otherwise useless psychology degrees to help you find a Montreal experience that’s just right. Montreal has over fifty museums and galleries, each one specializing in a specific domain of creativity or human achievement or environmental phenomena. Here are ten of our favorites. But which one is right for you?

10 FAMOUS MUSICIANS CHAT ABOUT MONTREAL

It was a fun year for The Montreal Buzz as we chased down our favorite rockstars for their sentiments on the city. Whether in town as part of one of the many stellar festivals or touring for new album releases, most artists made time to do a bit of exploring around Montreal and had some great things to say. In random order, here are our ten most memorable musician moments.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (DECEMBER 24 TO 26)

If you’re in town for Christmas this year, there’s no need to hide away in your hotel room. Grab your bag and hit the town! Here are a slew of things to do this weekend in Montreal.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (DECEMBER 17 TO 19)

Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? We recommend calling in sick to your life and getting on a plane to Montreal. A weekend getaway with us will provide the escape you need to make it to the end of the year. Besides, we’ve got circus folk waiting to entertain you! Here are our weekend recommendations.

A HISTORY LESSON IN 18 MINUTES: “YOURS TRULY, MONTREAL”

“Yours Truly, Montreal is a multimedia show using striking and evocative images to present the city’s history. It takes viewers to the heart of the action as they watch Montreal grow and earn its international reputation, from the birth of the island to the 21st century.” One of the best ways to obtain a solid understanding of any destination is to learn a bit of local history. Montreal, considering its mélange of English and French lineage, has a unique evolution which has positioned the city as unparalleled in North America for creativity, open-mindedness and French flair.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (DECEMBER 10 TO 12)

The snow has officially arrived in Montreal, making everything look like it’s dusted in icing sugar. It’s rather magical. Montrealers don’t let the winter weather stop them from having exciting weekends. And you shouldn’t either. Here are ten weekend recommendations!

MEET A MONTREALER: SANTA CLAUS

Many people don’t realize it, but Mr. Christmas himself is a Montrealer. Each year, to get his fix of culture and fine dining, Santa Claus spends July and August in his Montreal summer home in the trendy neighborhood of Mile End, where he goes incognito in traditional Hasidic Jewish garb. Despite the über-busy time of year for Santa, he made a bit of time for The Montreal Buzz to chat over eggnog lattes at juliette & chocolat last weekend.

THE MOST ROMANTIC HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL

There is something magical about Montreal over the holidays. The mixture of Christmas lights, snowflakes and European charm help create a romantic wintry setting that is hard to match anywhere else in North America. With that in mind, here are seven of our suggestions to make your getaway extra romantic!