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BUTTERFLIES GO FREE 2013 AT THE MONTREAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

From February 14 until April 28, the Montreal Botanical Garden will welcome thousands of beautiful butterflies and their equally attractive cousins, moths. The 16th edition of Butterflies Go Free promises that 2000 butterflies will be fluttering about the green house at all times. You and your family can look forward to discovering over 75 different species of moths and butterflies hailing from Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Kenya, Malaysia and the Philippines…

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE 6th EDITION OF HAPPENING GOURMAND

Eat your heart out this January during Old Montreal’s Happening Gourmand. It’s an event that is styled in the tradition of New York’s Restaurant week where critically-acclaimed restaurants offer deluxe dining experiences at discount prices. But because we like things bigger and better in Montreal, the event is slated for 3 whole weeks from January to the beginning of February…

WINTER VILLAGE AT THE OLYMPIC PARK

From December 15 to mid-March, the Olympic Park will be hosting a winter wonderland of free activities. You can look forward to toboggan slides, ice skating trails, mini tennis in the snow, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. And, if you get cold, there are strategically placed warm-up zones throughout the park. It seems like they really have thought of everything this year…

THE MONTREAL BREWPUB EXPERIENCE WITH LOCAL MONTREAL TOURS

They say that the best way to get to know a city is to drink up the local experiences and feast your eyes on the sights. Actually, I’m not sure anyone has said that, but based on Local Montreal’s tours, people really should start. Local Montreal offers informal walking tours that focus on Montreal’s distinct culture, history and gastronomy. They provide a much needed, authentic, non touristy glimpse into the heart of the city. We teamed up with Local Montreal for their Brewpub Experience tour where we strolled around the plateau, sampled some artisanal beers and became acquainted with some of the city’s best kept secrets.

ENTER THE RENDEZ-VOUS IN MONTREAL CONTEST!

Today, we are pleased to offer a contest that immerses winners in the heart of the city and its 1001 activities! Don’t waste any time and invite a friend of your choice to discover Montreal with you for a relaxing and fun weekend.

THE 2012 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FEST

The Montreal International Reggae Fest is honouring a major milestone this year – half a century of Jamaican independence! To celebrate, they’ve booked an all-star line up for the fest held in the Old Port…

NASCAR 2012 ROARS INTO MONTREAL

After the excitement of the Grand Prix settles, Montreal revs up for yet another speedy thrill: the fan-friendly NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series (aka NASCAR!!!) is returning to Montreal, August 17-18…

PARK AHUNTSIC’S FESTIBLUES 2012

The 15th annual edition of the FestiBlues International of Montreal is a blues bash in Park Ahuntsic (and various locations around the area), showcasing the best and brightest blues musicians from Montreal and abroad. Just $7 a night grants festivalgoers access to a truly exceptional experience in the picturesque park. Considering the roster of fifty artists, the 15th edition of the festival seems to be the biggest one yet…

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2012

The Montreal International Fireworks Competition, known officially as L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, is upon us again and this year there are new competitors, old favourites and an homage to everybody’s favourite firecracker, Freddy Mercury…

MONDIAL DE LA BIERE, AKA MONTREAL BEER FEST 2012!

The 19th edition of the International Beer Festival pops off this June 6 for yet another celebration of all things beer. The festival is designed to introduce beer lovers to select ales from around the world and to educate beer enthusiasts through conferences, workshops, events and an elegant array of snacks…