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SUGAR SHACKS IN AND AROUND MONTREAL

At the end of winter, the maple syrup begins to flow, and, according to Quebec wisdom, one of the best ways to greet the oncoming spring is with a huge meal covered in said maple syrup. This is traditionally done in large groups in rustic places called sugar shacks but thankfully Montreal knows how to add that rustic flavour to its urban ways…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MARCH 15-21

The middle of March in Montreal might be the perfect time to get our springtime engines revving, what with the city’s famed Saint Patrick’s Day parade (and associated celebrations), the height of sugaring-off season (mmm, maple syrup), and a new season of entertainment and live music in seemingly every venue in town…

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART 2013

Art in all its forms fills the big screen this month at Montreal’s International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), with 250 new films from 30 countries, all uniquely covering creative endeavours from painting to architecture, dance to design…

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY 2013 IN MONTREAL

Montreal’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations take it up a notch this year as the annual parade and general shenanigans happen to coincide with the real St-Pats this Sunday, March 17. Get in on the excitement – some of it family friendly, some of it less so – starting with the parade at noon on Sainte-Catherine Street at Fort and raucously moving east to Philips Square over the next three hours…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MARCH 8-14

It may still officially be winter, but there’s a hint of spring in Montreal’s step, even if some of us are still stepping with snowshoes, skates and skis on – all good activities what with school still out for Spring Break this week. Plus there’s plenty of good food, exciting theatre, lively dance, interesting art and moving music…

CLIMB HIGH AT MONTREAL’S ALLEZ UP

Montreal isn’t short on outdoor activities and sports for every season, especially the family friendly variety, like sledding and swimming, but for anyone of any age looking for something new and challenging, Montreal has the answer indoors: rock climbing…

POINTE-A-CALLIERE’S UTTERLY UNIQUE PORT SYMPHONIES

Going to the symphony in Montreal usually means an evening or afternoon of world-class musicianship, amazing acoustics and compelling conductors, but Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies turns such notions on their heads, moving the show outside and replacing strings and brass with ships and trains…

Things to Do in Montreal: March 1-7

Montreal celebrates the beginning of March with nothing less than a bang: this weekend’s Montréal en Lumière festival and the all-night activities of Saturday’s Nuit Blanche brings thousands of people to the downtown core to see live music, entertainment, art and generally just have a good time. This week’s also busy with spring break activities, on-stage spectacle and live music.

SPEND SPRING BREAK 2013 IN MONTREAL

Montreal can do the seemingly impossible this March Break: keep the whole family busy and having fun, day in and day out, with engaging activities and entertainment throughout the first half of March, whenever your break may happen…

DANIEL PIAZZOLLA BRINGS THE JAZZ-TANGO TO MONTREAL

A heatwave all the way from Buenos Aires hits Montreal this week as the city’s winter festival of lights, Montréal en Lumière, welcomes jazz-tango musician Daniel Piazzolla, grandson of the “king of tango” Astor Piazzolla, and more music, dancing and food from Argentina…