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…)
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…)
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, 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…)
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…)
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.
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…)