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Things to do in Montreal this Spring 2014

Spring has arrived in Montreal! And while the city keeps winter bright and busy with colourful light installations, arts and culture festivals and an array of winter sports, there’s nothing like the exuberance of spring and Montreal’s many and varied April and May activities…

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL IN JANUARY

After buying presents, taking vacation time off from work and spending more than usual on celebratory food and drink, many of us end up hiding our credit cards and staying at home in January – but that’s so not necessary in Montreal, where there are free things to do all year round, yes, even in January…

WINTER VILLAGE AT THE OLYMPIC PARK

From December 15 to mid-March, the Olympic Park will be hosting a winter wonderland of free activities. You can look forward to toboggan slides, ice skating trails, mini tennis in the snow, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. And, if you get cold, there are strategically placed warm-up zones throughout the park. It seems like they really have thought of everything this year…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: SEPTEMBER 7-13

Montreal’s hanging on to its sweet summer vibe this week with oodles of outdoor (and also a fair amount of indoor) entertainment: all kinds of art, dance, film, an agricultural open house, even bike racing! Open-air party Piknic Electronik gets down Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, and there’s plenty of live music in the city too.

H2O ADVENTURES ON THE LACHINE CANAL

In years past, when considering their options for a nautical experience, it would have been fairly safe to wager that most Montrealers wouldn’t have chosen a mostly landlocked, formerly industrial area of town at one time best known for its crumbling factories. But now, courtesy of H2O Adventures, situated on the tree-lined shore of the historic Lachine Canal, the safe bet for waterborne fun is indeed just west of Old Montreal and mere steps south of the bustling Atwater Market…

NORTH AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS ROLLER COASTER CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

“Le Monstre” is a true landmark of the city of Montreal. Build 25 years ago, the famous roller coaster of La Ronde amusement park is not only the largest wooden roller coaster in Canada but also the tallest two-track wooden roller coaster in the world. Just last year, “Le Monstre” beat out Magic Mountain’s “X2″ to win the Six Flags Tournament of Thrills. Such achievements certainly deserve highlighting, so to celebrate 25 years of screams and sensations,  I headed to Parc Jean-Drapeau with my girlfriend Marie-Anne for a perfect girlfriend getaway! Take a look!