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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…

#MTLMOMENTS Infographic: Summer Festivals in Montreal

This infographic of summer festivals in Montreal barely covers the 100+ festivals that occur throughout the year in this incredible city. For a broader look at everything that’s happening, check out our complete Festival Guide. While you’re at it, consider scrolling through our Bike Guide, Swimming Guide, Fashion Guide, Museum Guide, and Gallery Guide! Do you love infographics as much as we do? Check out our “Where To Drink In Montreal” Infographic here. Come to Montreal and book a Sweet Deal Hotel Package with up to $450 in savings on great activities and attractions!  

VIDEO: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2013

Osheaga, the rising star of Montreal’s summer music festival schedule, brought a record-setting 135,000 people to Parc Jean-Drapeau in 2013, setting the bar incredibly high for next year. And while a photo gallery may be worth several thousand words, it’s this amazing video that we think best captures what it was like to be there!

Things to Do in Montreal: August 2-8

The outdoor days continue in Montreal as August begins to slow the pace of the city down – but there’s still plenty to do: Place des Festivals and Parc Lafontaine host live music; the Old Port hosts dance parties; gourmet food trucks are out in full force across the city; the world’s best tennis players are here; film and theatre abounds; and there’s plenty to rock out to after Osheaga... (live music) Massive music and arts festival Osheaga, whose lineup is stacked with great Montreal bands, rocks the daytime hours all weekend, while the Osheaga Official After Parties take over the Corona Theatre each night, with Rich Aucoin covering Daft Punk and DJ sets by Diamond Rings, Azari & III, Hot Chip and more. Also on August 2, electro-dance the night away with Rone, Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum at the SAT and Baauer & Friends at New City Gas. Another awesome option for the weekend: the MEG festival of pop and electronic music, with affordable shows around town and a night-time boat cruise on August 3. On August 6, Backstreet Boys are back with a new album and the dance moves to go with it, at the Bell Centre. On August 7,... / Read More →