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It’s terrasse season in Montréal

In Montréal, we do things – and say things – differently. Which is why a corner store is called a dep (from the French “dépanneur”), the subway is referred to as the métro, and outdoor patios are known as terrasses. For that added “je ne sais quoi” to your Montréal “joie de vivre,” here’s your guide to 10 amazing places for outdoor summer sippin’. Terrasse Nelligan: Seeing that Hôtel Nelligan is basically flawless, it makes sense that this Old Montréal boutique hotel’s rooftop terrasse is of equal quality, and comfy and casual too. Imagine unimpeded views of both Old Montréal and the Old Port, as well as the savoury scent of freshly cooked fish and meats on the venue’s outdoor grill. Auberge du Vieux-Port: Any discussion of picture-perfect Old Montréal terrasses would be remiss if it didn’t include the equally awesome Terrasse sur L’Auberge (atop Auberge du Vieux-Port), with its similarly inspired views of the St. Lawrence River and Old Montréal. This rooftop lays claim to being the best place to watch the annual fireworks competition. Irish Embassy Pub & Grill Faith and Begorrah! This traditional Irish pub is a hit with both visitors and happy gaggles of regulars alike…. / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal: August 22-28

The final days of August show no signs of summer activities slowing down in Montreal: from food festivals and fresh market fare to film festivals and live rock and electro shows, the city keeps on shining under the sun…

Things to Do in Montreal: August 15-21

Music makes the city move this week – choose from reggae and electro festivals, classical and rock concerts, and tunes that go hand-in-hand with Montreal Pride, catwalk fashion shows, family-friendly carnivals, and delicious locally-made food.

Your September 2014 To Dos

School is back and so is the frenetic fall schedule in this city bursting with arts and culture. So crack open your fresh notebooks, and note down these things to do!

Feel the (One) Love at Montreal Reggae Fest 2014

Montreal makes its own chilled-out island vibe in August at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, adding the best in new and traditional reggae music to late-summer’s hot, sunny days.

Things to Do in Montreal: August 8-14

A slower summer vibe pervades the city in August, yet there’s still so much to do, from hard-rock and blues music festivals to world-class sports competitions to sampling the best in Montreal-made gourmet food.

Tiësto, Iggy Azalea and More at EDM Fest Île Soniq

Montreal has always been a hot spot for club culture, from the days of disco to underground raves to state-of-the-art afterhours venues – this year the city’s electronic dance music scene kicks it up a notch with EDM and urban music festival Île Soniq.

10 Incredible Photos From Osheaga 2014 In Montreal

Thousands of music fans and countless rock stars had many ways to say their praise for Osheaga this past weekend into Montreal, but one the band members from the Glasgow-based Chvrches put it best: “This is about one of the best festivals in the world.” (The crowd obviously agreed by going wild.) Our talented photographers Eva Blue and Susan Moss were on the Osheaga site all weekend capturing moments from the crowd, stage, and pit! Take a look at the 10 best:

Things to Do in Montreal: August 1-7

August happily arrives in Montreal to the tune of Osheaga’s three-day outdoor music festival alongside even more festivals filling the city with music, film, good food, and a fair amount of dancing in the streets…

The Blues Rocks the Park at FestiBlues International

Get to know Montreal’s blues-infused rock and folk music at FestiBlues, four hot August nights of live performances outdoors in the park and late into the night at several nearby bars and restaurants…