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Le Petit Hôtel: A Small Old Montreal Hotel with a Grand Design

It’s always full, and there’s good reason – this appropriately named little hotel in Old Montreal is an affordable option that doesn’t skimp on high design. Owned by the Antonopoulos Group, which also runs the Hôtel Nelligan and Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites, Le Petit Hôtel boasts an economical use of space in the common areas but nice roomy guestrooms dressed up in warm earthy colours by the Montreal hotel and restaurant design firm Camdi Design. We spoke to President and Art Director Pierre Brousseau about his vision for this petite property…

Ice Fishing Village and Skating in Old Montreal

Last year, mid-winter, the ice in the Old Port of Montreal was, at its thinnest point, just shy of two feet thick. Which, for fans of outdoor winter recreation – such as angling at the popular Pêche Blanche Ice Fishing Village or skating in an exhilarating, starlit Old Montreal setting – meant a two-foot foundation for fun on either side of the ice. Indeed, Montreal’s vibrant Old Port, sitting snugly between historic Old Montreal and the St. Lawrence River, is a hotbed of super-chill winter activities…

Incredible pictures document Montreal’s past

Montreal is marching towards its 375th anniversary in 2017; counting from 1642 when Ville-Marie was founded by Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance. With a history so tumultuous and rich, several museums are dedicated to cataloging everything that’s gone down on this small island sitting tight in the St. Lawrence river…

Hotel St-Paul: A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Old Montreal

Designer Anna Borallo isn’t only the creative mind behind the décor of Old Montreal’s jewel, Hotel St-Paul; she also decided on the spatial planning. That’s because before the hotel opened in 2000, the beautiful historic building seen from the outside was entirely gutted and build anew on the inside. That’s what makes the white-walled rooms so spacious and the construction so carefully and beautifully measured. There’s a respect for nature’s colours, and a generally sleek minimalism that gives the property its eminently tasteful feel. We asked the designer about her inspirations…

Come to Montreal and save with the amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package

There’s no doubting, in many if not most instances, that food tastes that much tastier, entertainment is more entertaining, and relaxation is perceptibly more relaxing when you feel like you’re getting the best bang for your shiny plastic Canadian bucks. Life, in fact, feels sweeter when you’re getting a deal, and Montreal continues to outdo itself when it comes to the offer of Sweet Deals for lodging, gastronomic adventuring, stimulating activities and cultural exploration of all kinds…

Cruise ship tours: Montreal in three hours or three days

The island of Montreal offers the contemporary cruise ship passenger innumerable possibilities for their own three-hour stopover tour of the city. Or make it a three-day tour, depending on how long you’re docked…

A VERY HAUNTED TOUR OF MONTREAL’S OLD PORT

Strolling the restaurant, bar and boutique packed streets of Old Montreal in 2013, it’s easy to forget that when this area was new, it was a very scary place. Montreal was born an outpost of “New France”and back then, some insane stuff went down.

Montreal Food Tours: Bar Hopping in Old Montreal

Do you grab a drink or go on a city tour? No more dilemmas: The thoughtful folks at Montreal Food Tours have just launched a new tour that hops you to snacks and libations all around Old Montreal…

Les Éclusiers par Apollo serves sophisticated comfort in Old Montreal

It goes without saying that Montreal has quickly become a hub of culinary talent that showcases local ingredients and honors regional producers. Our Quebec gastronomic ethos is one that has been praised by international media and local critics to be one that not only exhibits finely executed terroir cuisine, but also reflects and celebrates our city’s cultural diversity… Giovanni Apollo is one of the premiere chefs that subscribe to this culinary philosophy. A decorated, award-winning chef, author and television personality, Apollo has well established his enterprise of four different properties, each with its own unique personality and concepts. From Le Bistro that sees a modestly priced daily table d’hote that brings fine dining to an approachable level, Le Restaurant that exemplifies gastronomy at its most refined level, a stripped down urban beach snack bar called La Buvette, to a comfort food spot in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal– Les Éclusiers par Apollo. Les Éclusiers par Apollo is located on the quay of the old port, perched atop the old locks, inhabiting the now repurposed lock-house serving guests featuring an impressive wine list, signature cocktails and a seasonally inspired menu. The space is a juxtaposition of industrial elements and… / Read More →