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Things to do in Montréal: June 12 to 18

Music is in the air as festival season gathers steam – and volume. Catch French tunes in the street, indie music in clubs, dance tracks in the park on weekends and fun in the sun in all our beautiful green spaces. Fresh and fun Bask in the sunshine by testing your climbing skills at the urban acrobatic venue Parc Exalto at the Olympic Stadium Esplanade, a three-storey rope-climbing structure. You can also play soccer or mini-golf, or jump along on an acro-bungee trampoline. As of mid-June, you’ll be able to cool down at the beach in Parc Jean-Drapeau, just one of many amazing spots to chill out in the city. Bring your own grub, and if you’re inspired, try one of these picnic and park pairings. Afterwards, celebrate the amazing day you had with one of these amazingly shareable pitchers. Speaking of pitchers, the Mondial de la Bière continues at Palais des congrès until June 14. The beer festival unites amateurs and connoisseurs alike for a taste of new hoppy brews and pairings with great food. Musical festing Francofolies kicked off on the 11th and will fill downtown with local and international French sounds until June 20, including Patrice Michaud, Dumas,… / Read More →

Discover Montréal one beer at the time

Montréal’s festival season is right around the corner and the city is buzzing with anticipation. The Mondial de la Bière, which is celebrating its 22nd edition, is a must for beer enthusiasts and epicureans looking to fill their bellies with excellent artisanal brews and delicious food. The event takes place from June 10 to 14 at the Palais des congrès and entrance is free. There is a huge selection of beers to taste on site, which can make it a little intimidating. In fact, an array of foreign products will be offered to slake the thirsts of the curious in exchange for a handful of coupons. That’s not to mention local artisans who will also be well represented. As the hub of Québec’s brewing scene, many of Montréal’s breweries will be on site, evidently. So, to whet your whistle for the festival, here are 5 of the best beers that you can find right here in the city. Dieu du Ciel! – Moralité (29 Laurier Avenue West) Style: American IPA Originally brewed in partnership with The Alchemist, celebrated for its Heady Topper, this IPA has a beautiful, fairly clear golden colour, with a fluffy white head that sticks to the… / Read More →