The Great Outdoors: Things to Do in Montreal While Social Distancing

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus), the Government of Canada suggests citizens practise good hygiene, social distancing. People are avoiding crowded places, avoiding physical contact like handshakes, using public transit on off-peak hours when they can’t avoid it and when possible, using food delivery services
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To Montreal, With Love

As my daughters and I rode La Grande Roue de Montreal, the observation wheel in Old Montreal’s waterfront, we took in the sweeping and spectacular views around us. The wheel is 60 metres high, the equivalent of a 20-storey building, and the largest in Canada, so we had a birds-eye
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Run Away to Montreal Cirque Festival

As one of the most exciting and unique North American cities, Montreal can always capture the imagination and make you feel as though you have taken a charming mini break in a European city. But visit in July and you’ll feel like you have entered a magical realm. From July
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Non Stop Winter Festivals and Winter Joy in Montreal

Winter doesn’t always arrive on our timetable; it comes unexpectedly, sets up shop and doesn’t leave for (sob) months. This year don’t take winter laying down! Embrace it in Montreal, a winter-city that doesn’t stop when the snow flies. Montrealers don’t hibernate; they take to the (ploughed) streets and party
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Look Up! Look Waaay Up for Tree Top, Mountain Top, & Zip Line Aerial Adventures Across Canada

Looking for an adrenaline-filled, action-oriented adventure? Here are a few aerial adventures across Canada where the hair-raising fun is guaranteed: Victoria & Nanaimo: WildPlay Element Park “The great part about this park is that even though you’re in an urban setting, you get a really good feel for an authentic
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Montreal is Canada’s City of Light
Why Montreal is Canada’s City of Light

It was a chilly night in October when we boarded a plane at Montreal’s (then) Dorval airport and flew west to our new home in the Rockies. The only thing I knew about Calgary – it is located in the prairies –  horrified me because Dorothy’s house in the Wizard
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Halloween in Montreal Brings Thrills and Chills!

Montreal will be teeming with ghosts, ghouls and the undead in a new Halloween festival, taking place October 27 to 29, 2017. Trouble-Fête will feature parades, live shows, movie nights and street performances for all ages throughout the weekend (with a very kid-friendly The Great Wizardry Fest on Sunday, October 29).
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most canadian things to do this summer
Most Canadian Things to Do This Summer

At long last, it’s here. We made it through that ceaseless, long winter and can now enjoy our few months of summer holiday bliss. Whether you’re heading out to the cottage, beach, or packing up for an epic cross-country road trip, be sure to enjoy some of these most Canadian
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Halifax to Toronto to Montreal on Via Rail
Canadian Railroad Trilogy: Halifax to Toronto and Montreal by Train

The Journey Backpacking and living in Europe in our early twenties created a passion for the trains that has never dulled. The train is romantic, nostalgic and magical. It’s an experience that adventurous spirits can’t resist. Halifax to Toronto takes about 26 hours via train, and the journey from Toronto
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Beautiful Covered Bridge in Laurentians Quebec
FORD Winter Adventures in the Heart of the Laurentians

“Un, deux, trois….” a 10 year old girl, her mother, and grandmother counted as they waited for the boiled maple sap poured on snow to harden. I am at La P’tite Cabane d’la Côte, a sugar shack not far from Montreal, about to indulge in a true Canadian delicacy –
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