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Memorable musical gifts to take home from the Jazz Fest

Every year for 35 years, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has stood out as an annual highlight for Montrealers and visitors alike, from memorable music performances to quiet nights walking the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, a saxophone sounding in the distance. Keep those memories vibrant at this year’s festival, June 26 to July 6, with a variety of souvenirs and gifts unique to Montreal.

Things to Do in Montreal: May 23-29

See more of the city in warm weather this week by foot, bike or even Sunday’s Museums Day shuttle bus, ferrying visitors from the urban centre to pastoral gardens. At night, take in the international entertainment of ballet, opera, contemporary dance, electronic music and art, and rock ‘n’ roll…

Grands Ballets Transforms the Night

Fans of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal expect to see poetry on motion at one of their performances. The sophistication of the artistic direction is part of what makes the troupe famous around the world. But their latest, Transfigured Night, exceeds even these expectations…

Performance Worlds Collide at Festival TransAmériques

Festival TransAmériques entertains in unexpected new ways in its 8th edition, May 22 to June 7. With 30 performances by Canadian and international dancers, choreographers, actors and directors, this year’s FTA stands out once more as a reflection of the wider world of innovative, avant-garde art…

Guide to bike paths, bicycle rentals, BIXI, and all things biking in Montreal

[Updated on June 3, 2016] Experience Montréal like a local by hopping on a bike this spring, summer and fall. The city’s 645 kilometres (400 miles) of bike paths, high-quality bike rentals and tours and a popular bike festival make it a breeze to discover neighbourhoods, get to and from events, and see the city sights. Montréal’s ever-expanding bike system has been named one of the most bike friendly in North America by the Copenhagen Index, credited with inspiring other major cities around the world to build more bike paths, encourage awareness of cyclists and do it all in style. Go your own way by renting bikes, bringing your own or trying out Montreal’s BIXI system, or taking a  bike tour suited to your tastes – for more on tours, see our Guide to Bike Tours in Montréal. Bike routes Make bike excursions smooth by plotting your route beforehand with maps from Pedal Montréal, Vélo Québec, Ride the City Montréal, Ça Roule and Route Verte. Tune your bike up, grab a map and a coffee at La Maison des cyclistes across from Parc La Fontaine. Biking downtown is made easy by the Maisonneuve Boulevard and Berri bike paths, running from… / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal: May 16-22

High-caliber music, theatre, circus and dance rule Montreal’s many stages this week while public outdoor spaces teem with entertainment, from street entertainment and interactive art to several free outdoor concerts that mark the start of music-festival season…

Piknic Electronik Turns Up the Volume in 2014

One sure sign that summer has arrived in Montreal is Piknic Electronik, the weekly outdoor electronic music, dancing, beautiful-people and food-and-drink extravaganza that has drawn increasingly bigger crowds and electronic-music stars for 12 years now…

Things to Do in Montreal: May 9-15

As temperatures quickly rise to pre-summer levels in Montreal, outdoor activities and entertainment liven up the downtown core along with Mother’s Day decadence, city-wide nightly live music, theatre, dance, hockey, circus and more…

10 Montreal Food Trucks You Need to Try

Are you ready to feast on the street? Montreal’s food trucks are ready to roll out across the city for the summer! They will officially convene seven days a week at 15 sites around Montreal from May 1 to October 5, 2014. You’ll also see more pop up around town on the weekends and at special events during the summer. Check out our Complete 2014 Food Truck Guide and these 10 food trucks you absolutely must eat at when in Montreal…