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Why you should spend American Thanksgiving in Montréal

It’s American Thanksgiving on November 26, and while we understand that many of our neighbours south of the border will be celebrating traditional-style, we also know that the idea of basting a Butterball and getting stuffed on stuffing might not grab everyone. Thankfully, Montréal offers some fun options for a weekend getaway – especially with the current advantageous exchange rates and the fact that we are a short drive away from the New England states. It’s the perfect time to discover our city’s amazing cultural options, great food, crazy good shopping and effervescent nightlife. Plus, everything will be OPEN. So now that we’ve talked turkey, let’s help you make plans to enjoy our fall bounty. Getting here Air Canada offers a lot of direct flights from US destinations, which means you can easily jet here for all our Montréal excitement. With gas prices still low, you might want to make it a road trip: don’t forget that we’re just an hour from the U.S.–Canada border. Where to stay We’ve got a pretty awesome Fall Sweet Deal worth checking out that gives you 50% off the second night at participating hotels, plus a coupon booklet worth $455 CDN on major activities… / Read More →

VIDEO: Make Your Own Montreal Soundtrack

Get in the music this summer at one of Montreal’s many festivals and venues! Cheer your head off to Outkast, Jack White, Skrillex, Lorde, and The Arctic Monkeys at Osheaga; or rock out to Metallica, The Offspring, Slayer, and Lamb of God at Heavy Montreal! Dance to the best Urban and EDM from Tiesto, Adventure Club, Infected Mushroom, Tyga, Iggy Azalea and Juciy J at IleSoniq; or jam to the infectious rhythms of Maxi Priest, Etana, Sean Paul, and I-Octane at the Montreal International Reggae Festival. Whatever your musical tastes may be, Montreal has something for your ears, heart, and soul. Venues To Check Out: Check out the schedules at music venues like Metropolis, Club Soda, Theatre Corona, Bell Centre, Casa Del Popolo, Le National, L’Olympia, and Place des Arts to see who’s playing in Montreal when you’re in town! Also check out La Vitrine for a full array of cultural events happening around the city at any given time. Details Osheaga (August 1 – 3, 2014) Heavy Montreal (August 8 – 10, 2014) IleSoniq (August 15 – 16, 2014) Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 15 – 17, 2014)  

Legends, Hitmakers & Electro at Osheaga 2014

Three days of music, sunshine, and happy, beautiful people make Osheaga an unforgettable way to spend a weekend in Montreal this summer. The three-day outdoor festival gets bigger and better every year, and the 2014 line-up proves that yet again…

VIDEO: POP Montreal 2013: Thus:Owls, Secret Sun, Ango, Black Atlass and more

The 12th edition of Pop Montreal, the Montreal music festival made up of so much more than just music, was a whirlwind and we’ve got the video to prove it. From BBQs in the park to another incredible Puces Pop, from catching Thus:Owls and Secret Sun on the Ubisoft roof to ending the night with the incredible Ango and Black Atlass, we’re pretty exhausted but already looking forward to next year. See you there! Take advantage of your stay in Montreal with our Sweet Deal package filled with special offers valued at $500!  

Pop Montreal Beyond the Music: Art, Film & More

Along with welcoming hundreds of musical acts this year, from the soulful pop of The-Dream to the avant-garde sound of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, the 12th edition of international music festival Pop Montreal, September 25-29, hosts informal talks with musicians, showcases thought-provoking film and visual art, offers activities specifically for kids, and expands its fashion show and made-in-Montreal craft fair…