Activities and attractions

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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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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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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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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From religious rigidity to “à gogo” masses
Despite its reputation as a festive city, until the mid-1960s, Montreal was under the yoke of a clergy as powerful as it...
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Lili St. Cyr (Marie Frances Van Schaack) was known as the “Queen of Montreal.”
The ravishing burlesque stripper Lili St. Cyr (Marie Frances Van Schaack) was born in Minneapolis in 1917. Famous throug...
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