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Montreal

“Sugar Off” at Quebec’s Sucrerie de la Montagne Sugar Shack

By LAURA PELLERINE

Photo: Ryan Krochko

Maple syrup is more than a breakfast condiment to Quebecers—it’s a multimillion-dollar industry: 77 per cent of the world’s maple syrup is produced here, and when the sap starts flowing it means one thing: “sugaring off” season has begun. (more…)

The Insider Guide to the Montréal Biodôme

By LAURA PELLERINE

Photo: oijulia

One of Quebec’s most popular attractions, the Biodôme is the only place in the world that brings together four ecosystems from the Americas under one roof.

Get the most out of your visit with these 11 insider tips: (more…)

Shut Up and Eat: From the Mouth of a Montreal Food Blogger

Montreal native Jason is an amateur food critic who reviews Montreal restaurants for his entertaining and very funny (okay, and occasionally raunchy) blog, Shut Up and Eat. (more…)

Nuit Blanche Ferris Wheel: Montreal, Quebec

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Why we chose it: Nuit Blanche, an annual all-night extravaganza of art installations and an outdoor carnival, takes place in Montreal tomorrow, February 25. This colourful motion blur of the Ferris wheel is the perfect festive nighttime shot to get the party started! (more…)

Best Bets for Montreal en Lumière Festival

Sphères public exhibit at the 2012 Montreal en Lumière festival (Photo: Fabien Gagnon)

The sheer volume of activities at the annual, jam-packed Montreal en Lumière cultural festival (on now!) can be mind-boggling, so we were delighted to see a greatest hits list from OttawaMagazine.com. (more…)

Ottawa and Quebec City Airports Named Best in North America

Ottawa International Airport (Photo: morethanreal)

Ottawa International Airport was rated the top North American airport and the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport was rated the best regional airport in North America in the Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. (more…)

Montreal’s New Mobile Hotel Spa

By Vanessa Muri

Montreal, and Old Montreal in particular, is home to a multitude of beautiful, historic boutique hotels tucked away among cobblestone or tree-lined streets that offer intimate atmosphere, attentive service and well-appointed rooms.

But quaint can come at a cost: fully equipped spas, for one, are rare among smaller hotels. (more…)

Montreal’s Famed Schwartz’s Deli Sold—But to Whom?

Photo by Jeremy Price

Schwartz’s Delicatessen, Montreal’s iconic smoked meat mecca first opened in 1928, has been sold. And the Huffington Post is reporting that one of the new co-owners may be a group of investors that includes René Angélil, husband and manager of superstar singer Céline Dion and a native of Montreal. (more…)

8 Decadent Montreal Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Gargamel cake at Fous Desserts

By Marcella DeVincenzo

Montreal’s pastry chefs have got flaky pastries, rich mousses and cream-filled confections from around the globe down to a science. Here are some of the city’s sweet favourites. (more…)

Winter is Cooler in Montreal with the New Snow Village Canada

By Laura Pellerine

Following in the footsteps of the original Snow Village in Finland, Montreal’s Snow Village is a first in North America. We were there last weekend for the official opening.

Made from 40,000 cubic metres of artificial snow and more than 200,000 kilos of ice, the “village” sits in Parc Jean Drapeau—just 10 minutes outside of downtown and a three-minute walk from the closest metro station.

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One Day in Montreal’s Little Italy Neighbourhood

Patio in Montreal's Little Italy (Photo by Sarah0s)

By Marcella DeVincenzo

Montreal’s Little Italy is a colourful neighbourhood with traditional Italian groceries and cafés, contemporary restaurants and stylish boutiques. It’s the perfect destination for a leisurely day in one of the city’s most vibrant enclaves. (more…)

50 Free Things To Do in Montreal

By KAT TANCOCK

#2 – Festival de Jazz (Photo by iker ender)

Travelling can get expensive, but you don’t have to spend on everything. Here are 50 free activities, festivals, tours and more in Montreal so you can save your cash for dinner and drinks. (more…)