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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…

Laugh for Less at Zoofest and Off-JFL

July in Montreal could be renamed Comedy Month, such is the abundance of stand-up, humour-driven theatre and comical circus in the city. Between the Just For Laughs and Zoofest festivals alone, hundreds of shows add more laughter to the city soundscape. But while it’s a sure bet to splurge on Just For Laughs tickets to see your favourite famous comedians, both festivals also make it possible to see comedy every night and still not break the bank… Along with its many galas and big-name solo shows, Just For Laughs showcases an array of lesser-known – yet still recognizable – funny people at Off-JFL, a series of shows where two tickets run for $30. Many of the comedians at Off-JFL have come up through the ranks via television shows and online fame, and all have spent years honing their laugh-making skills. Among them: Marie Bamford, Tig Notaro, Judah Friedlander, Trevor Noah, Chris D’Elia, Scott Adsit, John Lutz, Andy Kindler, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Todd Barry, Todd Glass, Rory Scovel, Debra Digiovanni, Sam Simmons, Zabruso, The Midnight Beast, Deanne Smith, Robert Kelly, Ronna & Beverly, Godfrey, and Gavin Crawford. While much of the quirkier side of English-language stand-up has moved over… / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal: June 21-27

Summer is officially here in Montreal and with it comes all kinds of outdoor entertainment in the streets and in the parks: visit the Botanical Garden’s massive plant sculptures, see world-class fireworks displays, hear music – from baroque to rock – on open-air stages, and more…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 14-20

As the first official day of summer approaches, Montreal’s outdoor spaces call loud and clear, from the tree-lined paths of the Botanical Gardens to all sorts of entertainment on the outdoor stages of Les Francofolies music festival, the Folk Fest on the Lachine Canal, the Fringe Festival Park and more…

Mosaïculture at the Montreal Botanical Garden

Walking through the Montreal Botanical Garden on a sunny summer day is often a glorious experience, but walking through this summer will be out of this world. This June, Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal horticultural sculpture competition takes root in Montreal, and with it some of the biggest and best displays of art made entirely of plant life…

Spend the night at Montreal’s Folk Fest on the Canal

With summer comes all variety of music festivals, from the action-packed and crowded to the calm and pastoral – this latter kind is exactly what the Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal embodies. The festival draws big names like this year’s headliner Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and gathers some of Montreal and Canada’s best folk, bluegrass and country-inspired rock musicians to play under the June sun…

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…

FRANCOFOLIES BY BEARCAN

Bonsoir! I am Bearcan. Half bear, demi toucan, best of both worlds, non? I am French, as you can see, a lover, poet, collector of the vintage iPods and I love the fresh bake of the bread. J’adore! My ladyfriend is the best thing I ‘ave in my life. She ease the most beautiful creature in the world and I take her a whole lot to FrancoFolies in Montreal!