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TOP 10 MONTREAL RESTAURANTS FOR WATCHING THE HOCKEY GAME

Hockey is more than just a sport of fighting goons, a fast puck and guys skating with a stick. Hockey is a culture, a lover and a religion to Montreal Canadiens fans. We talk hockey, we breathe hockey and we eat hockey…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 21-24)

The only thing on many Montrealers’ minds this weekend involves a sheet of ice, a bunch of guys with sticks and a fervent belief in the second coming of our beloved Habs. I don’t know if hockey playoffs can or should usurp Easter, but I do know that neither should occupy a whole weekend, right? How to fill the rest of your time? Musical public art? Cowboys and clowns? Buffy sing-alongs? Live rock shows? All this and more. And some hockey…

Top 10 places to watch Habs games

[Updated January 18, 2016] Montréal’s collective obsession with hockey, and their beloved Montréal Canadiens, borders on mania. Consider this your initiation into the anthropologically rich world of Montréal hockey fandom. These are the Montréal sports bars where the hardcore fans go… Taverne Normand is a favourite local Plateau Mont-Royal haunt, with a raucous but cozy feel, where sport is king (“Là ou le sport est Roi”), emotions are encouraged to go unchecked, and every game feels like a playoff game. Be sure to get there early for a table. (1550 Du Mont-Royal Avenue East, 514 525-8748) Chez Serge in the Mile End offers hipster denizens a way to avoid sacrificing clubbing over hockey, marrying the two. During ads and intermissions, it’s all DJ tunes, light shows and dancing on the bar. Oh, and don’t miss the TV on the men’s washroom ceiling! (5301 Saint-Lauren Boulevard, 514 270-3262) Champs Bar & Restaurant is a classic sports bar located on Saint-Laurent that’s as packed with customers as it is with sports paraphernalia. There’s a big hall with banquet tables on the top floor, so you can bring your team. (3956 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, 514 987-6444) Forum Sports Bar is located in the reimagined former home of… / Read More →

BULL RIDERS, BOXING AND BASKETBALL IN MONTREAL

In a single sports post about the PBR Bull Riders Tour, Montreal’s boxing phenom Lucian Bute and his upcoming title defense, plus an appearance from the Harlem Globetrotters, I believe I’ve managed to quadruple the testosterone levels of this entire blog…

WINTER ON MOUNT ROYAL

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…

SKATING IN MONTREAL

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…

WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL

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

8 MONTREAL “DROP-IN” YOGA STUDIOS

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.

5 BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN WALKS IN MONTREAL

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.

BLACK & BLUE: THE BIG MONTREAL PARTY TURNS TWENTY!

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.