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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…

Folk & Country Music Fests Let the Sunshine In

Among the city’s many music great festivals, two stand out for leaving downtown behind while taking advantage of Montreal’s glorious late-June weather: the Montreal Folk Fest and the new Montreal Country festival…

What you need to know about the Festival des Nuits d’Afrique 2014

When England’s Arthur Wellesley, a.k.a. the 1st Duke of Wellington, first wore and popularized the leather hunting boot that came to be known as the “Wellington” in the early 19th century, he could hardly have predicted that a rubber version of them would one day play a role in an African-themed music festival in a former French colony in the city of Montreal…

Montreal’s Best Hotel Terrasses

Terrasse lovers, Montreal is your town. With the winters we get, it’s no wonder summer makes us want to hang out outside all the live-long day. There are terrasses of every ilk here, from bars to restaurants to rooftop to street-side, but my hands-down favourites are hotel terrasses. Like hotel bars, there’s a sense of adventure built into the experience…

Get Funny at Just For Laughs 2014

After 32 years of bringing the best in comedy to Montreal, the Just For Laughs festival gives us another laugh-packed program in 2014, with hundreds of comedians – from the latest-and-greatest stars to influential legends – keeping the city happy July 9-28.

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.

The world’s an art gallery at FIMA

You get the picture: from graffiti festivals to performance festivals, Montreal is a John Mayer-worthy wonderland of live, free fun all summer, with a surprise on every block. And one of the outdoor art events not to be missed happens along Sainte-Catherine in the Gay Village between June 11 and 15: FIMA, the Festival International Montréal en Arts…

McCord Museum turns up the music from Charlebois to Arcade Fire

The sound of Quebec-made music, from the late-1950s to today, can be heard loud and clear at Music – Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire, a new multimedia exhibition at Montreal’s McCord Museum, May 30 to October 13, highlighting not only significant moments in Montreal and Quebec history, but Quebec’s place in a global pop-culture zeitgeist…

Who is playing the Montreal Jazz Fest this year?

Music rules the city during the Montreal International Jazz Festival, June 26 to July 6, with dozens of concerts every day and late into the night, jazzing up big outdoor stages downtown and adding festival excitement to intimate indoor venues…

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…