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


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…)

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…)

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…)

Pic-Bois Maple Vinegar, Quebec

By Kat Tancock

If you’re a maple lover, you’re probably already using the syrup on more than just pancakes: on top of plain yogurt, added to salad dressings or as a natural sweetener for your morning oatmeal. But if you’re ready to take things up a notch, reach for a bottle of the latest kid on the maple shelf: sweet and sour maple vinegar from Brigham, Quebec’s Cabane du Pic-Bois. (more…)

Montreal’s Mile End Shopping Mecca

By Vanessa Muri

No longer just the Plateau’s hip little sister, Mile End has become a serious shopping destination with a plethora of unique, stylish boutiques. (Not many neighbourhoods come with their own official Vintage Map!)

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Maple Caramel Spreads from Montreal’s Beriza Confiserie

By Kat Tancock

For a sweet souvenir from Quebec that’s more interesting than the standard tin of maple syrup, look no further than artisanal maple-sweetened caramel spreads from Montreal confiseuse Diane Croteau of Beriza Confiserie.


The Insider Tips to Montreal Most Locals Don’t Even Know!

Montreal Congress Centre Photo: caribb

The one thing most travellers want to know when they’re going to a new destination is “Where do the locals go?” We scoured our sources for current and former residents for the tips that most locals even don’t know about!