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12 #MTLMOMENTS photos confirming that Spring Is Here

Spring is finally here! (Well… mostly.) There might be a few mounds of snow hanging around, but the grass is poking through, and you can tell the tree leaves are aching to come out and chill with us for the summer. Here are 12 springtime #MTLMOMENTS Instagrams, only a few of which contain some super stubborn snow…

Cruise ship tours: Montreal in three hours or three days

The island of Montreal offers the contemporary cruise ship passenger innumerable possibilities for their own three-hour stopover tour of the city. Or make it a three-day tour, depending on how long you’re docked…

Grand Prix des Cyclistes de Montréal Climbs High

  This year’s Grand Prix des Cyclistes de Montréal, now in its fourth edition, brings some of the strongest road cyclists in the world to Montreal on September 15. The officially-sanctioned UCI WorldTour race, reserved for top-level Men’s Elite riders, sees 21 teams from across Europe, Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia take on a rigorous course around picturesque Mont Royal Park. Montreal’s race comes just days after the Québec City Grand Prix des Cyclistes (September 13-14), pitting riders  against yet another challenge: 17 laps of a 12.1 kilometre circuit, totalling 205.7 kilometres in race distance and 229 metres in lap altitude difference. 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads the pack of 19 UCI ProTeam riders, who have raced in the the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, and count Grand Prix des Cyclistes towards their annual global ranking – no one will be coasting through. Also in competition this year are of Canada’s 13 top road cyclists, including the Canadian National Team led by Zach Bell, 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal, and David Veilleux, the first-ever Québec-born rider to finish the Tour de France. Last year’s race lasted a gripping five-and-a… / Read More →

Things to do in Montreal: May 31-June 6

June comes in with a bang as Montreal’s festival season truly begins: the Montreal Bike Fest gets us rolling, along with electro fest Mutek and the experimental performance of Festival Transamériques – even Pop Montreal gets in on the act this weekend with Kids Pop and Puces Pop events. As always, there’s plenty of live music, and even John Malkovich gets swept up in the energy, playing Casanova on stage…

10 Great Montreal videos

We’ve curated what we think is a pretty great list of our favourite videos featuring Montreal-  check them out…

Montreal Bike Fest 2013

It may not be a conundrum for everyone, but for many, the question of how to stay active on vacation in a city known for its good food, drink and vibrant arts and cultural scene can be difficult to answer. Thankfully, Montreal is highly walkable and increasingly friendly to cyclists, as the upcoming Montreal Bike Fest, May 26 to June 2, proves…

GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTREAL 2012

Fans of world-calibre cycling, à la Tour de France, will be lining the route of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, taking place at and around Mont Royal Park on Sunday, September 9. The race comes to Montreal just as the hottest days of summer fade into memory and the air begins to get a crisp edge to it: the perfect time to watch top athletes sweat it out in a picturesque locale…

THE MONTREAL BUZZ BIKE GUIDE 2012

For Montreal visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible and stick to their exercise regimen to boot, one of the best ways to get around Montreal is by bike. With city-wide bike rentals, almost 500 kilometres of bike paths and plenty of food-and-drink stops along the way, cycling is one way to go go go…

POP MONTREAL: MORE THAN JUST MUSIC

Pop Montreal may primarily be about music – it’s hard to deny that fact, what with huge bands like Arcade Fire playing this year alongside soon-to-be-huge bands and bands who (say they) don’t care if they’re ever huge – but what makes the festival like no other is how well-rounded it is, you know, like some unwholesome, scholarship-getting kid genius who also slays on the drums. I say this because of Art Pop, Pop Symposium, Fashion Pop, Puces Pop and Film Pop – and this year Sports Pop!