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Snow Days and Nights at Fête des Neiges 2015

The joys of a real Canadian winter abound at Fête des Neiges de Montréal, a free outdoor event for snow fans of all ages. Get in on the fun every weekend from January 17 to February 8, when Parc Jean-Drapeau becomes a playground for winter sports and high-energy entertainment. Montreal’s reputation as an urban winter wonderland goes back decades, boosted in recent years by international-profile events such as Igloofest and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE paired with the snow-capped traditions of family-friendly Fête des Neiges. Skating, snowshoeing, skiing and snow-tubing return this year along with less traditional fare – zip lines, an illuminated Ferris wheel, giant foosball and food trucks – and new Saturday night dance parties that light up the park. All that and a spectacular view of the city skyline too. Kids get special attention every weekend at Fête des Neiges. Not only can they ride down the park’s massive ice slide and snow-tube down the hill all day, they can also wander a snowy labyrinth, traverse an obstacle course, ride a carousel or play soccer while encased in personal plastic bubbles (as hilarious to watch as to play). Giant inflatable bouncy castles and a play zone just for them… / Read More →

Wild Worlds at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2014

Cool and cutting-edge, Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma showcases hundreds of the latest and most exciting creations in international, Canadian and Quebecois film, from famed directors and big-name stars to experimental auteurs and emerging artists…

Things to Do in Montreal: September 12-18

The fall season begins with a rock ‘n’ roll bang in Montreal, from a star-packed outdoor block party followed by the Pop Montreal music festival, to exciting new art, film and cultural events that both enlighten and entertain…

Things to Do in Montreal: September 5-11

September gets off to a sunny start in Montreal with indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages, new art, a tattoo festival, live music and all kinds of fantastic food, from burgers to oysters and more…

Classic, New and Noteworthy in Montreal’s Mile End

Much has been said about Montreal’s Mile End residential-meets-commercial neighbourhood, a hub of hipness that has gone through some big changes in the past decade or two, evolving from the best place to buy bagels and sip espresso into a go-to zone for local-designer shopping, contemporary culinary adventures and laid-back, late-night drinks…

Things to Do in Montreal: August 29-September 4

The Labour Day long weekend may mark the end of summer, but Montreal’s enthusiasm for open-air entertainment keeps going strong: eat, drink, shop, see films and hear live music outdoors and in this week and throughout the month…

Lanterns Lead the Way Through Gardens of Light

As summer turns to fall, the Montreal Botanical Garden celebrates the changing seasons with its annual Gardens of Light show, transforming the natural beauty of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens into illuminated works of art…

Music Makes the World Go ‘Round at POP Montreal

If music is the stuff of life, the POP Montreal International Music Festival can teach us all a thing or two about how to live large – with a slew of rock, indie-pop, electro, punk and hip hop shows to choose from every day for a full five days, the festival keeps music fans playing on in 2014…

See Art’s Future at the Biennale de Montréal 2014

For decades Montreal has been a hotbed for beautiful and challenging contemporary art – this year’s Biennale de Montréal art festival celebrates that history alongside the brightest works of art today and delves into what art may soon become…

Illuminating Cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival

Cinema lovers and anyone looking for new perspectives on our ever-changing world flock to the Montreal World Film Festival to discover new, challenging and artistically-inclined film, all screened in the heart of downtown Montreal…