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Top 5 fish and seafood restaurants in Montreal

The fact that Montreal happens to be an island and is surrounded by water does not necessarily make it famous for its fish and seafood restaurants. Although our fair province is a land rich in sea treasures, the traditional Quebec diet is not very fish-friendly. However, a few restaurants in the city do specialize in this more delicate fare and here are some of the ones I turn to when I’m craving a taste of the sea…

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY 2013 IN MONTREAL

Montreal’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations take it up a notch this year as the annual parade and general shenanigans happen to coincide with the real St-Pats this Sunday, March 17. Get in on the excitement – some of it family friendly, some of it less so – starting with the parade at noon on Sainte-Catherine Street at Fort and raucously moving east to Philips Square over the next three hours…

SHOP HOP: INTERIOR DESIGN WARE IN LITTLE BURGUNDY

Little Burgundy isn’t just good looking on the outside, with its sharp contemporary architecture alongside quaint historical buildings. This hip Montreal neighbourhood has got stunning interiors, too, thanks to a collection of amazing designer furnishing stores…

WHAT TO DO IN MONTREAL’S GAY VILLAGE IN 2013

Tucked into a cozy café during the early winter months of 2013, or prancing around in a tank top come August, Montreal’s Gay Village is a fun and friendly place to hang out all year. The Village is packed with places to eat, drink and dance that appeal to a wide variety of people!

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 1

The last week of the year is going to be a good one in Montreal, whether you’re looking for a relaxing home-away-from-home vacation or a week of glitzy shows and New Year’s Eve parties – or both, because Montreal certainly isn’t going to make you choose…

BEST OF 2012 MONTREAL BUZZ VIDEO

With 2013 fast approaching, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing moments that made 2012 so special and recognize and highlight all the amazing work our cameraman Guillaume Langlois has done. Please check out all of the videos on the Tourisme Montreal Youtube channel and we’ll see you next year!

NEW YEAR’S EVE TABLES FOR TOASTING AND TASTING

New Year’s Eve is the glitziest night of the year and the time when some restaurants pull out all the stops by offering special menus and sittings to send off the old year and bring in the new with a fitting air of celebration…

WARM UP AND GET DOWN OUTSIDE AT IGLOOFEST 2013

A true born-and-bred Montreal phenomenon, electronic music festival Igloofest has changed thousands of people’s minds about spending hours outdoors in wintry January and February – now in it’s seventh year, the Igloofest party is bigger than ever, spanning four weekends in the picturesque Old Port…

MONTREAL BUZZ GUIDE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012

New Year’s Eve in Montreal, a town with a well-established reputation for not taking its festivities lightly, provides ample opportunity for old acquaintances not to be forgotten or never brought to mind. From Crescent Street to St-Laurent Blvd., from downstairs jazz clubs to skyscraper-high dance clubs, and from comedy to cabaret to food to live music, ushering in a New Year in Montreal is fraught with nothing so much as possibility. Consider these your keys to the city, and more importantly on Dec. 31, the party…

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.