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SKATING IN MONTREAL

Ice Skating in Montreal is a winter favourite with locals and tourists alike. To find out where the best ice in Montreal is, keep reading…

FAMILY FUN AT PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU

You’ve only got one week left to get your family out to La fête des Neiges, but Parc Jean-Drapeau is a great Montreal destination for you and yours all year long…

5 FREE THINGS TO DO IN THE MONTREAL WINTER

  We’re not going to try and pretend it’s not true: we have a reputation for our nippy winters. But Montrealers are brave folk. We refuse to stay cooped up in our homes because there is a bit of snow on the ground. Instead we use the fluffy white stuff to our advantage! Here are five free* ways to enjoy the winter wonderland in Montreal.

JANUARY CONCERT ROUNDUP

From some of the city’s best local bands to shows from some of the biggest names in rap, pop and indie rock, Montreal’s January Concert schedule has clearly made a resolution to be pretty awesome…

NIGHT LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT

“Trippy” was how my colleague described them. So I had to go and check out the “big white ball things” in front of Place des Arts and on the esplanade of Place des Festivals. In summer, the area comes alive with water jets, sprinkling people that walk by or completely dousing those who just can’t take the heat. In winter, as I’ve now seen with my own eyes, the public space appears to have been invaded from outer space.

WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL

We’ve already told you about the best places to go skating in Montreal. But what about all the rest of the winter sports one can do? Your cross-country-skiing, your snowshoeing, your tobogganing and the like? Well, fear not my near-frozen friends, we’ve got you covered there too… A

WHERE TO SKATE IN MONTREAL

Let’s get right to it: you know what ice skating is and even if you’ve never been to Montreal before, you probably think it’s a good place for it. And you’re right. Here’s a list of places where you can skate arm and arm with a loved one, play pick-up hockey with some goons you just met or just freeze standing up for a while before getting some hot chocolate…

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This simple but lovely photo is brought to you by Flickr shutterbug DubyDub2009. We like it because it capture the architectural textures of Old Montreal with the colorful bricks and Victorian detailing. Check out our Neighborhood 101 for more information on the delightful Old Montreal. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.