Mount Royal (Mont Royal) was climbed by Jacques Cartier in 1535, sculpted in 1876 by the designer of New York’s Central Park, and is where Montreal gets its name. It remains an area that truly unites the city, any season of the year…
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Ice Skating in Montreal is a winter favourite with locals and tourists alike. To find out where the best ice in Montreal is, keep reading…
We’ve already told you about the best places to go skating in Montreal. But what about all the rest of the winter sports one can do? Your cross-country-skiing, your snowshoeing, your tobogganing and the like? Well, fear not my near-frozen friends, we’ve got you covered there too… A
Yoga has become a regular part of many people’s physical and mental health regimes. And just because you’re on the road visiting Montreal, doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice the yoga practice that you’ve diligently been developing. In fact, trying a new studio while I’m visiting a different city is one of my favorite travel activities. It counterbalances the often stressfulness of travel, while providing perfect opportunities for post-class conversations with locals. If you want to maintain the depth of your downward dog, or just need to chill-out during a busy business convention, here are eight studios in Montreal where we recommend gettin’ your yoga-on.
Montrealers love autumn. As the days get a bit shorter and the air becomes crisp, there is a certain romanticism that infiltrates the city. Folks bring out their beautiful fall fashion items, the leaves provide a pleasant palette to the eyes and the markets burst with the harvest. It is rather delightful. We encourage you to capture the spirit of the fall season. Here are 5 walks to get you outside to witness the beauty of autumn in Montreal.
The annual Montreal Black & Blue Festival is one of the world’s great parties. What started back in 1991 as a simple fundraiser for HIV/AIDS related charities has become a full-fledged 7-day social, cultural, sports and party event that attracts thousands of people from around the globe to Montreal.
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of guiding New York blogger Joe.My.God. around Montreal. We ate at fancy restaurants, wandered through farmer’s markets and leisurely rolled along on Bixis. It was all lovely, but I wanted to make sure we upped the ‘adventure’ factor before he went home. So we went jet boating.
It’s hot in Montreal lately, but it’s about to get even hotter. In a month, the biggest names in tennis will all be in Montreal! So far, 43 of the top 45 female tennis players in the world have confirmed they’ll compete in the Rogers Cup/Canadian Open , which takes place at the Uniprix Stadium in Jarry Park, August 13-22.
As soon as summer hits, I dream of water. Thanks to revitalization efforts along Montreal’s shorelines, waterways, harbourfront and main Port, most of the water surrounding Montreal is now (gasp!) monitored, and in places, navigable. In fact, as of next summer, a new map, the Blue Route (St. Lawrence Water Trail) will help canoe and kayak enthusiasts chart a network of safe launches, shelters and rest areas along the St-Lawrence in/around Montreal.
Our Photo of the Week goes to Flickr extraordinaire Pedro de la Photo. Pedro has a whole photo set devoted to Montréal surfing – “these are surf pictures I grabbed at the Habitat ’67 wave in the Saint-Lawrence.” We know what you’re thinking, “There is SURFING in Montréal!?” And to this we reply, “Dude! There most certainly is the raddest of surfing!” Who needs an ocean when you’ve got, like, a river with a great current and break? You should totally check out Tamy Emma Pepin‘s article on Surfing in Montréal for all the tubular details. And if you promise to check it out, we promise never to attempt to speak “surfer” again. Deal? —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.