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Guide to Museums in Montreal

There’s a reason Montreal feels like such a cultural town – with international caliber art programs in both English and French universities, plus rents cheap enough to need very little to live on, this is an artist’s mecca! So it’s only natural that there are practically as many museums are there are cafés…

Dale Chihuly bring high glass to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Dale Chihuly is a magician and he’s taken over the museum. The American glass-worker makes shapes and objects of a complexity and scale hitherto unknown in blown glass. But his talent isn’t just technical – a stroll through the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will make it clear that he creates entire worlds…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MARCH 29-APRIL 4

The Easter long weekend sees Montreal relaxing as much as gearing up for springtime with plenty of things to keep everyone happy, whether you’re looking for delicious meals, kids’ entertainment, or the latest in arts and cultural happenings…

POINTE-A-CALLIERE’S UTTERLY UNIQUE PORT SYMPHONIES

Going to the symphony in Montreal usually means an evening or afternoon of world-class musicianship, amazing acoustics and compelling conductors, but Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies turns such notions on their heads, moving the show outside and replacing strings and brass with ships and trains…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 22-28

Even under a blanket of fresh snow, Montreal won’t slow down its pace, especially during this week of  entertainment and family-friendly activities indoors and out at the Montréal en Lumière festival, at the circus, at the Old Port (ice canoe races!), on stage and in museums and galleries, and in music venues everywhere…

CHINESE ART LIVES LARGE AT ARSENAL

With a space as big as an airport hangar, you need a decorating style that’s larger than life. Enter the brand new show at Arsenal, reuniting 13 contemporary Chinese artists who like to make statements – BIG statements…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 8-14

It’s been said many a time and with good reason: Montreal is a romantic city. Let love, lust and good times reign this week whether you’re into outdoor adventures with the family, cozy candlelit dinners, hockey games, world-spanning theatrical and art experiences, or music and dancing…

BORN ON THE STREET, GROWN IN A GALLERY

These days, art you might expect to see plastered on city walls on the walk back to your hotel is finding new life inside galleries all over town…

GET WILD AT THE ECOMUSEUM ZOO’S ZOOLYMPICS

The Island of Montreal’s richest source of Quebec wildlife, the Ecomuseum Zoo, is celebrating its Winter Carnival with a super cool contest and a weekend packed with a hundred species to see and fun challenges for you and your family…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 25-31

The depths of winter seem to inspire Montrealers to live up to an unspoken challenge of not only making the most of the weather, but having a really good time doing it. Family-friendly outdoor adventures await this weekend, along with open-air parties, circus-infused theatre, new film, art and live music…