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Romance for all in Montréal

Beautiful views, European charm, award-winning dining, entertainment that never sleeps… Montréal has got all the markers of a winning romantic weekend for any type of couple. This Valentine’s Day, whether you like things sporty, luxurious or classic (because long-stem roses never go out of style), here are five getaway ideas from us to you – with love. A classic kind of love Wining and dining is a sure way to pretty much anyone’s heart. With hotel specials like the Valentine’s Day package at the beautiful Le Germain in Old Montréal, you’re already half way there. After picking up some chocolates at Maison Christian Faure and some flowers at the stand in Square Victoria, grab a horse-drawn carriage tour of Old Montréal across the street from Notre-Dame Basilica, where Céline Dion got married (it’ll set the mood). Next, book a tête-à-tête to sample the special V Day offerings at 400 Coups (a five-course meal featuring crab ravioli and foie gras mousse), Le Quindici (short ribs braised in wine, anyone?) or the warm, European flavoured Branzino. If you can’t choose, how about one on Friday, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday? Then stroll up from Old Montréal to downtown for… / Read More →

Plan The Perfect Valentine’s Day In Montréal (INFOGRAPHIC)

Ready to warm up winter? Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Montréal with a loved one, or even someone you just met! (Life’s too short right?) If you’re single and ready to mingle, have no fear, we’re here to help you find alternative plans. Has all this Fifty Shades of Grey mania gotten you all hot and bothered? Montréal is a city that loves to play, so we’ve got you covered there too. Take the plunge and follow this flowchart to a perfect night sure to tickle even the most prudish of fancies.   Warm up winter with our special limited-time romantic weekend getaway offers. Check them out. A few icons by flaticon.com

Cocktail time at the Botanical Gardens and Planetarium

The Botanical Gardens and Planetarium have made date night into a science, nay an art. If you’re looking to romance someone in a unique way this summer, then check out this date night itinerary featuring flowers, cocktails, and stars…

VALENTINES DAY IN MONTREAL: A 3-STEP GUIDE

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t already planned your special day with your significant other, you’ll thank me that I caught you before it’s too late. Here’s a quick checklist that will keep your ladylove smiling and starry-eyed on Valentine’s Day…

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…

MONTREAL QUEER PROM 2011

Still haunted by the many, many ruffles on that dress? In retrospect, maybe you’re regretting that off-beige tuxedo? Or perhaps you just wish you could have brought the date you wanted to. Do your Prom over again on April 9 at Montreal’s Queer Prom 2011…

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (FEBRUARY 10-13)

Love is in the air this weekend as the Valentine’s Day vibe heats up every corner of Montreal, from pop flamenco to modern dance, high-comedy theatre to low-tech shopping and more – it all might not melt the snow, but it’ll warm more than a few hearts…

LOVE ON THE MAIN

Montreal’s main drag, Boulevard St-Laurent (also known as The Main) is a feast for the senses in any season; but with snow sparkling under the streetlights and the soft glow of restaurants, bars, cafes and music venues spilling out into the winter night, winter might be the most romantic season of all…

THE ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND IN MONTREAL

(Warning: Super-romantic post ahead. Gentlemen readers may want to brace for impact.) Once upon a time, a knight in shining armour called me up and said, “My Lady, allow me to show you a Valentine’s Day in Montreal you’ll never forget.” Not one to resist such chivalry, I jumped out of my slippers and PJs, threw on some red lipstick and donned my cutest LBD…