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Your survival guide to Jackalope, Montréal’s urban action sports fest

When we talk about surviving a Jackalope, we’re not talking about surviving the fearsome half-jackrabbit, half-antelope creature of lore. Rather, we’re talking about wringing maximum satisfaction out of the fourth edition of Montréal’s unique urban action sports festival Jackalope, which takes place July 17-19 on the outdoor Esplanade of the Olympic Stadium. Let this be your guide to getting in on the action. What to expect at Jackalope: Thousands and thousands of adrenaline junkies and urban action sports enthusiasts gathering for three days of high-level competitions, demonstrations and participation in an eclectic range of sports disciplines including skateboarding, wakeskating, motocross, slacklining, highlining, rock climbing, a fixed-gear bike race and more. Enhancing the experience are over 40 pop-up shops and food trucks, DJs and, of course, the after-parties. Where you’re going: From a sports, architectural and entertainment perspective, you’re going to one of the coolest places on the island of Montréal. The Olympic Park, built for the 1976 Montréal Summer Olympics, is the site of the city’s one-of-a-kind Olympic Stadium, formerly the home of the Montréal Expos, and the winter domicile of the city’s professional soccer team, the Montréal Impact. While there bus lanes that connect to the east Montréal Olympic Stadium, the easiest,… / Read More →

Winter Sports in Montreal 2014

For sports-minded Montrealers, plunging winter temperatures and copious amounts of frozen precipitation are less of an impediment to activity than they are an invitation to get outdoors and indulge themselves in a variety of different sporting options that are otherwise impossible during the steamy summer months…

Eugenie Bouchard comes home to Montreal’s Rogers Cup

Move over KISS Army, there’s a new regiment on the march: the Genie Army. What began as an homage to Montreal tennis star Eugenie Bouchard by a dozen-or-so young men at the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this year has turned into a movement with Genie Armies forming in Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières. And this original Aussie outfit of diehard fans is so dedicated to the number 7 ranked talent that they’ll be invading Montreal’s island shores to support Bouchard at the 2014 edition of the Women’s Rogers Cup tennis tournament…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 27-July 3

Montreal’s biggest summer festival arrives this week as Jazz Fest fills the streets and music venues of downtown with music and a celebratory atmosphere. The sun also shines on a circus festival and many more outdoor family activities, while at night see fireworks high above the city beginning June 28…

A Family Guide to Summer 2014

Every day in Montreal can become a mini-adventure for the whole family, especially during the summer months. With so many free outdoor activities – from festival entertainment to adventure parks – and numerous indoor attractions, Montreal is well-equipped to keep parents and kids smiling…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 13-19

Summer hits the city centre as French music festival FrancoFolies gets underway with all kinds of free outdoor shows, complimented by bike-worthy weather, a world-class beer fest, streets and parks filled with art and music, and more.

Where to Watch World Cup 2014 Football in Montreal

There is really nothing comparable to the mass multicultural sporting dementia that descends on Montreal every four years when the World Cup, the biggest single-event sporting competition on the planet, gets underway, and rest assured Montrealers will once again be partaking in the crazy…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 6-12

The sun shines down on Montreal this week as engines rev for the Grand Prix, cyclists hop on their bikes to see the city sights, a beer festival adds fermented flavour, a yoga festival chills us out, and live music, theatre, dance, circus, professional mural making and more keep us highly entertained…

Parc Exalto: The First Urban Acrobatic Park in North America

Imagine delicately shimmying along a narrow beam 30 feet in the air to a zip-line with Montreal’s gorgeous Olympic Stadium as backdrop. Parc Exalto is an exhilarating experience for all ages, and the first urban acrobatic park in North America! Do you have the guts, stamina, and cat-like sure-footedness to complete this urban adventure?

GUIDE TO SUN, SWIMMING, BEACHES AND POOLS IN MONTREAL

Montreal summers are filled with so much fun, dancing, sangria, and humidity that it’s no wonder the locals like to flock to the water to cool down and splash around. Here are few suggestions of where to get your swim, sun, and tan on…