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FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL IN JANUARY

After buying presents, taking vacation time off from work and spending more than usual on celebratory food and drink, many of us end up hiding our credit cards and staying at home in January – but that’s so not necessary in Montreal, where there are free things to do all year round, yes, even in January…

MONTREAL’S SNOW VILLAGE RETURNS WITH NEW YORK THEME

Sure, Montreal in the summer is hot, sunny and jam-packed with festival fun. But the winter is when the city really takes on its unique flavour. Where else can people revel in the streets – nay, in a whole Snow Village! – in a minus 20 degree winter wonderland?

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER 7-13

Montreal is in full festive mode this week, with Christmas lights twinkling throughout the city, not to mention fireworks shows, a candle-lit parade, and illuminated outdoor artwork. There’s also plenty of good food, family friendly entertainment, great arty shopping, holiday music and let-loose rock n’ roll.

WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL: SKATING, SKIING AND MORE

With Montreal’s official winter sport and pass time locked up behind the closed doors of the NHL, we look towards the sky of falling flurries for answers. And there it is, white powdery snow. Grab your tuque, mittens, and child-like wonder and check out some of the winter sporting activities in Montreal:

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL WOWS CULINARY CONTEST WINNERS

Sometimes the job of writing about food for Montreal Buzz seems less like a job and more like a lucky break – and this was certainly the case one sunny Saturday this summer when I joined six other lucky people who had won a Facebook contest put on by Montreal’s InterContinental Hotel…

MONTREAL BIKE FEST 2011

A bike can be whatever you want it to be:  An Individualistic statement, environmental activism, sightseeing method, or simply a tool for getting from point A to point B. In Montreal, tens of thousands of us think of our bikes as all of those things and more, which is why we throw a big party about bikes every year. So in the spirit of a spectacular two-wheeled summer, hope to see you all at the Montreal Bike Fest and Le Tour de L’ile…

CARL CRAIG HEATS UP IGLOOFEST

When legendary Detroit techno producer Carl Craig plays Igloofest on Thursday, January 27, it will be only the fourth time he’s DJ’d in Montreal (most recently dropping a memorable set at Mutek in 2009). Montreal Buzz caught up with him at his Planet E offices in Detroit to find out what he’s got in store for us…

DANCE YOUR WINTER AWAY AT IGLOOFEST

Let’s face it, Montreal’s summer festivals have a pretty easy go of it. Have you seen Montreal in the summer? You could have an International Festival of Paper Clips and there would be 10,000 people partying downtown. But winter is a tougher sell, which makes the ongoing success of January’s Igloofest all the more impressive…

5 FREE THINGS TO DO IN THE MONTREAL WINTER

  We’re not going to try and pretend it’s not true: we have a reputation for our nippy winters. But Montrealers are brave folk. We refuse to stay cooped up in our homes because there is a bit of snow on the ground. Instead we use the fluffy white stuff to our advantage! Here are five free* ways to enjoy the winter wonderland in Montreal.