Activities and attractions

Old Montreal: Where it all began
Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded the settlement of Ville-Marie (Montreal) in 1642 in this neighb...
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Factories, neighbourhoods... and people!
The flashing neon Farine Five Roses sign that stands watch over Old Montreal, the red brick walls of the Angus Shops in ...
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Montérégie: A perfect playground right on Montreal’s doorstep
Just a few minutes drive south of Montreal is the Montérégie region, an 11,000 km2 territory brimming with a wealth of a...
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Quebec City, America’s unique and irresistible European city
No one can escape the charm of the UNESCO jewel that is the World Heritage Site of Old Quebec. A stroll inside this fort...
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Fairmount Bagel
Who can be credited with opening the first bagel bakery in Montreal is a matter for some debate. As no historical record...
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Schwartz’s: Montreal’s signature flavour!
A trip to Montreal just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Schwartz’s Deli, also known as the Montreal Hebrew Delic...
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Rosemont: When the neighbourhood ran at full steam
Once a vast territory inhabited by about thirty farmers, the neighbourhood was called Côte-de-la-Visitation, then Petite...
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Hochelaga: The major industrial centre of the 1920s
Hochelaga was once one of Canada’s most prosperous municipalities; in the early part of the 20th century, it was the fif...
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Downtown: Cemeteries made way for skyscrapers and businesses
The second largest financial hub in Canada, Montreal’s downtown core is the city’s economic engine. With an estimated 60...
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Bota Bota, floating spa
Bold, original, visionary! Located in the Old Port, the spa offers a majestic view of not only the river but also Old Mo...
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Montreal and its suburbs: A festival of festivals!
Whatever the season, music and song abound in Montreal and its suburbs. Listing all the festivals taking place throughou...
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History of performance halls
Montreal boasts the most performance venues—more than 430, in fact—in Quebec. And with an occupancy rate of approximatel...
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After a glorious century, the record industry has disappeared into the cloud
The record industry was born in 1887, in the Saint-Henri district of Montreal, when German immigrant and inventor Emile ...
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Tremblant: The mountain that changed everything
In the 1600s, the Algonquins, the area’s first inhabitants, named it “Manitonga Soutana,” meaning mountain of spirits. T...
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CaroK’s picks: 1920 to 2020
In the early 1920s, because it was one of the few cities on the continent that hadn’t adopted any alcohol prohibition la...
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Montreal: From closed to open city!
The Quiet Revolution radically transformed the image of Montreal, ushering it through a metamorphosis that rippled acros...
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