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TELUS Vanier Cup Tailgate Photo Contest

Get in on a chance to win two VIP tickets to the TELUS Vanier Cup courtesy of the Tailgate Photo Contest. All you have to do is snap a photo of yourself acing our challenges and use #MTLMOMENTS. The more you successfully complete, the greater your chances of winning 2 VIP tickets to the TELUS Vanier Cup. • Make a fan pyramid in front of the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. • Show off your game face painted in your team’s colours on Sainte-Catherine Street. • Juggle footballs on the Mont-Royal Park lookout. • Form a line of scrimmage in front of your Montreal university campus. • Eat a poutine while wearing a football helmet in front of your favourite Montreal poutine restaurant. • Strike a football player’s pose on the steps of Place des Arts. • Do your best touchdown dance in front of your favourite Montreal sports bar. • Show off your Vanier hairstyle in front of a Montreal metro station. The more photo challenges you complete, the better your chances to win two TELUS Vanier Cup VIP tickets as well as a range of other prizes, so make the snap and get your ball in play! Draw for tickets: game… / Read More →

M for Montreal 2014

Interactive possibilities notwithstanding, short of using an actual springboard, there is little that the taste-making M for Montreal music festival and conference can’t or won’t do in its now nine-year-old quest to catapult worthy, primarily Montreal-based music artists onto the international stage. Hey, there’s always the tenth anniversary next year…

Things to do in Montreal for American Thanksgiving

According to historical lore, that very first Thanksgiving, celebrated by the English Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621 following a successful harvest, was said to have lasted three days. Roughly the same amount of time any visiting American cousins could have at their disposal while exploring Montreal’s bounty this upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday long weekend, which begins with Thanksgiving itself on Thursday, November 27…

RIDM: The Montreal International Documentary Festival

“Can you paint an odour? What does outer space smell like? Does the smell of saffron make us fall in love?” The nose, as they say, knows. These and many other curious questions are at the heart of the whimsical and sensual documentary film “Le Nez (The Empire of Scents)” by Montreal filmmaker Kim Nguyen, which will open the 17th edition of the Rencontres internationales du documentaire (RIDM) with its world premiere…

Halloween in Montreal for Adults

Though Montreal has lots of kid-friendly Halloween fun, for grown-ups who want to treat their inner child to some Halloween tricks this year, Montreal once again has no shortage of A-Z options for a scarily good time…

Halloween in Montreal for Children

The only thing one need fear about Halloween in Montreal is not having enough time to take in everything that’s on offer in the lead-up to the scariest day of the year, especially when it comes to family-oriented activities ideal for the little monsters that haunt your own house…

Things to do this fall in Montreal

A veritable feast of seasonal events and activities make the fall in Montreal as vibrant as the colours on the slopes of Mount-Royal, whose already spectacular vistas and views take on an extra sensory resonance at this time of the year. But before heading there, there are some other essential stops along the way…

October: Off the Beaten Path

As a cultural playground for adults, it doesn’t get much more fun than Montreal. But the action extends well beyond the vast sandbox of popular, tried and true Montreal activities into the realm of perhaps lesser known, but certainly no less entertaining local events and adventures. Let’s take a trip off the beaten path in October…

Group-friendly restaurants at MTL à TABLE

The close of October marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of the festive season, when thoughts turn to gathering with groups of friends and family. Starting on Oct. 30, the third edition of MTL à TABLE – a 11-day celebration of the gastronomic arts taking place at 140 Montreal eateries with affordable set menus of $19, $29 and $39 – provides a citywide selection of top-shelf restos for your impending gang hangouts…

Smaller Montreal Museums to Discover

At a spritely 372 years old, Montreal has a centuries-old treasure trove of history that isn’t limited to the collections of its many major, internationally renowned museums. In fact, much of the city’s most interesting, truly fascinating living history is to be found within the welcoming walls of smaller museums scattered liberally throughout Montreal’s urban environs…