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BIXI TOUR OF GAY VILLAGE, MONTREAL

With spring finally ours (thanks mother nature!), it means that Bixi is also becoming a daily activity of Montreal locals. Bixi is the public bike system phenomenon that has swept Montreal off their feet and onto the many (500!) kilometers of paths. I’ll show you my favourite ride starting in the Old Port and going right through Montreal’s Gay Village…

WHERE TO PROPOSE IN MONTREAL

Looking for a romantic spot to propose to your lady? (Or your man?) Montreal has so many choice locations to pop the question. Here’s a list to get you down on one knee…

ACCORDS, A WINE BAR IN OLD MONTREAL

Accords is a French noun that means, literally, agreements. And true to its name, that’s what Accords Wine Bar in Old Montréal sets out to do: to find the perfect pairing for each dish on its concise menu…

TOP 5 URBAN SUGAR SHACKS IN MONTREAL

If you’ve never heard of a sugar shack or think “sugaring off” is some bizarre Québécois insult, read this post. And if you’ve heard of sugar shacks but thought they couldn’t be found within the city of Montreal, you should also keep reading…

OLD MONTREAL AT NIGHT

Let the record show, there’s no finer place in the city to nurse a cocktail than Old Montreal. It’s the gem of Montreal’s more sophisticated nightlife scene and its architectural pride and joy…

A STELLAR VIEW AT THE DELTA CENTRE-VILLE

One of the perks of being a Montreal Insider blogger is that I get to discover all the city’s hidden secrets and overlooked treasures. The Delta Centre-Ville is one such gem. The iconic building has always stood at the crossroads of Downtown, Old Montreal and up-and-coming Griffintown, but as a Montrealer I’d somehow never checked it out before…

WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS AT MONTREAL’S DHC/ART GALLERY

One of Montreal’s go-to destinations for contemporary art is somewhat hidden away, but well worth the trip. DHC/ART is a cutting-edge gallery in a converted historic building on a little cobblestone side street called St-Jean in Old Montreal…

CHEFS MELISSA CRAIG AND LAURENT GODBOUT AT CHEZ L’ÉPICIER

I’ve eaten a lot of High Lights meals in this town, but I can safely say that none have been quite as close to perfect as Melissa Craig’s two-night stand at famed Montreal chef Laurent Godbout’s Old Montreal restaurant, Chez L’Epicier…