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MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CIRQUE FESTIVAL

For most of my life, I did not love circuses. But Montreal turned that all around for me via some kind of cultural osmosis and because, as an arts journalist in this city, it was in fact impossible not to write about circuses. So by the time circus festival Montréal Complètement Cirque, the International Circus Arts Festival, came around, I was ready – and genuinely happy about it…

INDIANA JONES EXHIBIT BY DEERUS

It’s so cool that Montreal is the first city in the world to host the new Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology museum exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre. It’s all about the science of archaeology and ALSO the Indiana Jones movies, which are of course the most exciting archaeological blockbusters ever made. It was basically dreamed up for guys like me who are experienced at archaeology AND going to movies…

MONTREAL BIODOME: A FUN FAMILY FAVOURITE

The Montreal Biodome (Biodôme de Montréal) is beloved by kids of all ages. Boasting a range of animals, plant life and ecosystems, it’s an environment that promotes education about the natural world. But you can leave “education” out of it when trying to convince your children and just say: “Penguins! Monkeys! Crazy looking fish!”…

MONTREAL IMPACT: FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Montreal Impact, the city’s ever-popular soccer team, have just started their 2011 season. With a new stadium, an imminent move up to the big leagues and, seriously, some of the best ticket prices in town, family plus football clearly adds up…

BLUE MET LITERARY FESTIVAL

The Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, April 27 to May 1, is officially 13 years old and, like most teenagers, it’s staying up past bedtime and throwing a serious party…

EASTER IN MONTREAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Easter in Montreal: It’s a thing. This is partly because of the city’s Catholic heritage and partly because we just like to party, especially when the party involves brunch and chocolate, and possibly both. Below, we’ve gathered some suggestions for how to enjoy Easter, Montreal-style…

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…

BUTTERFLIES AND FAMILY FUN IN MONTREAL

If you and your family are in Montreal for March Break, why not bring the children to the butterfly-filled Botanical Gardens for an amazing exhibit that you might just enjoy as well…