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Where to eat near the Quartier des Spectacles during Jazz Fest 2014

Montreal perfectly pairs music and food during the Montreal International Jazz Festival, June 26 to July 6. If you’re searching out the latest trends in seasonal cuisine or craving Quebecois comfort food, the city offers it all, whether on a silver platter or a paper plate…

Fun for the whole family during the Montreal Jazz Fest

Little feet tap in unison to the beat of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a family-friendly, music-filled event like no other, with free outdoor concerts every day, all day, June 26 to July 6, complimented by the city’s many summertime, kid-focused activities…

Things to Do in Montreal: May 30–June 5

See more of the city and its entertainment scene this week, whether walking in the sunshine through Old Montreal and downtown, where live music and theatrical performances proliferate, or biking across town in the Tour de l’Île and Tour la Nuit urban cycling events…

Memorable musical gifts to take home from the Jazz Fest

Every year for 35 years, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has stood out as an annual highlight for Montrealers and visitors alike, from memorable music performances to quiet nights walking the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, a saxophone sounding in the distance. Keep those memories vibrant at this year’s festival, June 26 to July 6, with a variety of souvenirs and gifts unique to Montreal.

Things to Do in Montreal: May 23-29

See more of the city in warm weather this week by foot, bike or even Sunday’s Museums Day shuttle bus, ferrying visitors from the urban centre to pastoral gardens. At night, take in the international entertainment of ballet, opera, contemporary dance, electronic music and art, and rock ‘n’ roll…

Performance Worlds Collide at Festival TransAmériques

Festival TransAmériques entertains in unexpected new ways in its 8th edition, May 22 to June 7. With 30 performances by Canadian and international dancers, choreographers, actors and directors, this year’s FTA stands out once more as a reflection of the wider world of innovative, avant-garde art…

Guide to bike paths, bicycle rentals, BIXI, and all things biking in Montreal

Spring, summer and early fall in Montreal bring cyclists of every stripe to the city, taking leisurely day trips, professional tours, and show-hopping night rides every day of the week. With city-wide bike rentals, 600 kilometres of bike paths and plenty of food-and-drink stops along the way, cycling lets riders see all the city sights.

Things to Do in Montreal: May 16-22

High-caliber music, theatre, circus and dance rule Montreal’s many stages this week while public outdoor spaces teem with entertainment, from street entertainment and interactive art to several free outdoor concerts that mark the start of music-festival season…

Piknic Electronik Turns Up the Volume in 2014

One sure sign that summer has arrived in Montreal is Piknic Electronik, the weekly outdoor electronic music, dancing, beautiful-people and food-and-drink extravaganza that has drawn increasingly bigger crowds and electronic-music stars for 12 years now…