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Weekends du Monde bring the world to Parc Jean-Drapeau

Why go to all the time, effort and expense of traveling the world in search of cultural adventure when you can scratch that itch for free in Montreal every summer? For the tenth year running, Weekends du Monde (“Weekends of the World”) showcases the rich cultural traditions of many of the diverse communities that comprise Montreal in grand multi-sensory style…

Vintage Gifs of Montreal

Considering that Montreal is often described as “old world charm with modern conveniences,” we thought it would be fun to relive some of the city’s old world charm with the help of a modern convenience: the animated GIF! A horse-drawn firesleigh races to save the people of Montreal from flames! This video of Montreal is likely one of the oldest in existence. It was originally copyrighted March 19, 1901 by Mr. Thomas A. Edison. Yes, that Thomas Edison. He shot it as some early test footage from one of his many inventions: the motion picture camera. Some early footage of a streetcar, automobiles and pedestrians hustling through an intersection in downtown Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens built their dynasty sans helmets. How did their faces not get totally busted up? Also, why is the door to the rink so tiny? Oh old things. Still unclear why Montreal ever got rid of these things. Look at how quaint they make everything look! The monorail zooms along Expo 67 with massive crowds milling below. While many of the pavilions have been demolished, the golf ball shaped American pavilion still stands. It’s now known as the Biosphere and houses an environmental museum. Maybe in… / Read More →

Where to watch the 2013 Montreal Canadiens

The lore of sports, to the true believer, is as compelling as the game itself: hockey fans in particular love a story, and fortunately for fans of the Montreal Canadiens (or the “Habs”) the team is not short on attention-getting narratives…

PHOTO GALLERY: OUTDOOR HOCKEY RINKS IN MONTREAL

While the Montreal Canadiens may have taken their sweet time getting on the ice this winter, Montreal’s amateur hockey players haven’t. From hugely popular rinks in the city’s best-known parks to spots tucked neatly away in quiet residential neighbourhoods, if you ice it, they will come…

10 GREAT MONTREAL CANADIENS GIFS

Hockey is back! The Montreal Canadiens will play their first home game of the shortened 2013 season against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, January 19. Here are Ten Montreal Canadiens Gifs to get you hyped up and ready for a good old hockey game…

TOP 10 MONTREAL RESTAURANTS FOR WATCHING THE HOCKEY GAME

Hockey is more than just a sport of fighting goons, a fast puck and guys skating with a stick. Hockey is a culture, a lover and a religion to Montreal Canadiens fans. We talk hockey, we breathe hockey and we eat hockey…

TOP 10 PLACES TO WATCH HABS GAMES

Montreal’s collective obsession with hockey borders on mania. The Canadiens are now in the playoffs, which means “hockey fever” in Montreal is at an all-time high. Since I’ve been called up to cover sports and leisure for the Montreal Buzz, I’m going to start with an initiation into the anthropologically rich world of Montreal hockey fandom. These are sport bars in Montreal where hardcore fans go…

THE MONTREAL CANADIENS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is a great organization that has donated over $10 million to help children across Quebec. When we heard they were holding a charity hockey game at the Bell Centre just before the Habs started their 2011 playoff run, we got pretty excited…

GO HABS GO!

A few hours before Game 2 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers, we asked a few Montréal luminaries, artists, bloggers and all-around cool cats what the Habs mean to them.

MONTRÉAL’S BEST PODCASTS

When podcasts were first introduced, they were usually about the things that most interested the internet-savvy people that first made them. But, as the rest of us caught on, the subject matter grew to include almost everything. So now that it’s 2010, when it comes to Montreal’s best podcasts, there’ a little something for everyone…