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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…

FREE THINGS TO DO AT MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

It may still be winter in Montreal, but the spirit of summer festivals – especially all their free outdoor entertainment – is alive and well this week at Montréal en Lumière. The festival celebrates the creative life of the city with live music, theatrical and dance performances, all manner of art, and activities to keep everyone moving to the Montreal beat…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 22-28

Even under a blanket of fresh snow, Montreal won’t slow down its pace, especially during this week of  entertainment and family-friendly activities indoors and out at the Montréal en Lumière festival, at the circus, at the Old Port (ice canoe races!), on stage and in museums and galleries, and in music venues everywhere…

A SNEAK PEEK AT THE 2013 MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Even though Montreal excels at winter fun, by mid-February Montrealers’ thoughts turn wistfully to the glory of summertime: picnics in the park, walking along St-Laurent during the street fair, bike rides, and of course our many festivals, most significantly, the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Well, the Jazz Fest just helped us out by leaking some of the acts set to perform this summer…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 15-21

Keep the Valentine’s romance going this week in the traditional sense – gourmet dinners, romantic live music, ice skating, ferris wheels – or with whatever floats your boat, because Montreal’s got lots of that too: an extreme winter sports competition, ice fishing, gripping theatre and dance, thrilling circus acts, and hot rock n’ roll…

EXTREME WINTER SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT AT BARBEGAZI FESTIVAL

Winter in Montreal can be extreme, but that’s part of its charm, right? Absolutely. It’s also part of why winter sports are popular here – so popular that Montreal has taken some of those sports to the next level with the two-day Barbegazi Winter Action Sports Festival…