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375 things to do in Montréal in 2017

As you probably heard, Montréal is celebrating a big birthday this year – and it might get a little noisy. Sorry. To keep the fun going all year long, we asked locals and Tourisme Montréal staffers to recommend some of their favourite things to do in the city. Here are just 375 of their suggestions. Winter Make a plan to get in on the panoply of activities of Les Hivernales. Make a clean sweep and toss a few rocks at Curling en lumière in the Place des Festivals. Grab your thermos and watch 40 teams compete on icy waters of the St. Lawrence in the Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge. Warm up with a delicious hot chocolate at Juliette & Chocolat or Cacao 70. Don your tuque and mittens and watch outdoor hockey at the Classique Montréalaise at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Take the kids skating in huge outdoor rink in the Old Port. Indulge in everything chocolate, from cocktails and workshops to a chocolate-infused fashion show, at Je t’aime en chocolat! Strap on your cross-country skis or snow shoes and head down to the river to meet the Grande Traversée du Saint-Laurent. On Chinese New Year or year round, fill your plate… / Read More →

Hotel Le St-James: Montreal’s Superstar Hotel

It’s known for its A-list of world-famous guests – Madonna, anyone? – and its legendary decoration, where every antique that fills the hotel’s 60 individualized guestrooms and halls was personally chosen on world travels by the owner, Lucien Rémillard. Hotel Le St-James and its gourmet restaurant, XO, are where the everyman goes for special occasions and where the fabulous calls their home away from home. We caught up with Elizabeth Glimenacki, who oversaw the historic Old Montreal property’s conversion into a luxury hotel…