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Guide to New Year’s Eve in Montreal 2014

Consider this your invitation to New Year’s Eve in Montreal, but be sure to note that, as always, it’s BYOB: Bring Your Own Bedtime. Whether it’s delectable dining, wintery walking or skating, champagne-fuelled dancing and/or every other manner of party prancing, Montreal has the solution to your New Year’s Eve resolution, all night and – in some cases – all the next day long. Strap in…

Montreal’s Parc Olympique Winter Village 2015

We can be comfortably certain that the African wise man or woman who coined the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” wasn’t figuring Montreal’s Olympic Park Winter Village into their observation. Still, as villages go, while our annual celebration of winter recreation may or may not raise your offspring’s life game, it’s pretty much guaranteed to supply him or her (or you) with the kind of outdoor frozen fun that creates memories that do indeed last a lifetime.

Montreal Holiday Shopping Guide

Whether it’s stuffing the stockings of others or being Santa to yourself, Montreal comes with a sleigh-full of holiday shopping options – from Christmas markets to bountiful boutiques to original art and artisans – that are all sparkling with possibility…

Montreal Holiday Food Guide

Montreal steps up its already considerable gastronomic game during the holiday season, infusing festive spirit into imaginative and innovative once-a-year offerings tailored to every appetite and taste…

Holiday Nightlife in Montreal

The magic of the season always shines a little more brightly at night, and Montreal evenings are virtually (and is some cases, almost literally) on fire with family friendly happenings this year. And a couple of choice holiday offerings for grown-ups only, as well…

Winter Sports in Montreal 2014

For sports-minded Montrealers, plunging winter temperatures and copious amounts of frozen precipitation are less of an impediment to activity than they are an invitation to get outdoors and indulge themselves in a variety of different sporting options that are otherwise impossible during the steamy summer months…

Guide to the Holidays in Montreal 2014

An internationally renowned festival city to begin with, Montreal is essentially built for the festive season. With a lengthy Christmas list of options for family fun, eating entertainment, gift grabbing and night-time excitement, ours is – naughty or nice – the city to get your jolly on. To wit…

World Junior Hockey Championship in Montreal

It’s some of the fiercest, fastest and certainly most fun hockey anyone’s going to see at that time of the year. So unless the idea of, say, the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs playing a mostly meaningless game against the Florida Panthers at the beginning of January really rocks your hockey socks, then the annual, action-packed IIHF World Junior Championship will once again provide no shortage of on-ice drama and passion…

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…