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PET FRIENDLY MONTREAL: HOTELS, PARKS, SHOPS AND MORE

Some people travel in style in the lap of luxury, others like to trek across the world with only the clothes on their back. Some people like to travel with children, and others with a little furrier four-legged friend. For those who never like to leave their dog or cat at home, traveling in Montreal is easy! Not to mention downright luxurious…

OSHEAGA ARTS: KID KOALA AT THE BIOSPHERE

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a place where nature and culture meet in wild abandon and the music never stops, the massive outdoor music and arts festival Osheaga has you covered. On top of that, Osheaga amps up its oft-overshadowed Arts component during the month of July by inviting Montreal favourite Kid Koala to install his immersive audio-visual creation, Space Cadet, in the Biosphere. Has there ever been a better pairing of artist and venue?

MONTREAL FOLK FESTIVAL ON THE LACHINE CANAL

Are you wondering how to spend a nice summer evening in Montreal? Would you like to be sitting on a terrace, enjoying a beautiful sunset and listening to the dulcet tones of folk and bluegrass music? Do you like festivals that are convieniently located near a canal and its beautiful bike path? If you’ve answered “yes”  to any of these questions than you, gentle sir or good madame, need to get yourself to the Montreal Folk Festival on the Lachine Canal…

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 MUSEUMS DAY: MAY 29, 2011

Everybody, mark your calendars! On May 29th it’s Montreal Museums Day. On this fine day, Montreal opens 30 museums for free and to sweeten the deal, there are even shuttle buses, activities and events- all free of charge.  If lasts year’s numbers still ring true and are any indication of how things will go this year, 100,000 people will be soaking up the culture, expanding their horizons and eating ice cream…

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…