The world’s largest competitive video game festival, DreamHack, is coming to Montreal and will take place from September 7th to 9th. This year, the festival will move from Place Bonaventure to Olympic Stadium.
Whether you want to come to check out the world’s most-skilled gamers go head-to-head or take part in activities like cosplay, scavenger hunts and tabletop games, there will be plenty of fun for everyone.
This event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), so make sure your battery is charged!
You can find millions of items ranging from cellphone cases to sunglasses and clothes that won’t empty your wallet.
The General Manager of eBay Canada and Latin America says the new, affordable shop is ‘making it fun and simple’ for shoppers to discover things on the site. To find what you’re looking for, you can browse by category, or check out trending items by price. It may be worth checking out the new shop before making your next purchase!
There was a significant increase in tourism from France, China, Mexico, and the United States. More than 18.2 million people flew through Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, marking a 13.5% growth in international passenger volume for 2017.
Business tourism and Montreal’s 375th anniversary definitely contributed to the increase in tourism.
The wait is over! Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are coming to Montreal and will be hosted by The Bell Centre at Stars on Ice on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. Tickets are already available online at Evenko.
Your ticket for Stars on Ice will have you watching a show including not only the 2018 Olympic medalists, but other figure skaters including Katelyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Javier Fernandez, Patrick Chan, and Gabrielle Daleman.
The report notes that Montreal weather warms up in the spring, making way for the world renowned Montreal festivals. Let’s not forget the tons of activities, either while highlighting other entertainment to experience, even if it is raining.
Montreal was not alone. It was also accompanied by another Canadian city, Vancouver, BC, which took ninth place. It seems like a staycation is a great way to welcome the spring this year. But if you really want to get away, consider visiting London, the city which took first place.
There is no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to get downtown to the 2018 Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Everything you Need to Know about the 2018 Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 2018 Montreal St. Patty’s Day Parade is organized by the United Irish Societies of Montreal and will take place on Sunday, March 18th.
This year, it will take a different route than in previous years. The parade has spent the last 50 years celebrating along Ste-Catherine Street, but not this year because of extensive construction along the city’s main downtown street.
Instead, the festivities will be found along Maisonneuve Boulevard.
The change of location will not stop the Gaelic music and dancing leprechauns. Put on your best greens and get your share of the luck of the Irish!
The 2018 Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade queen is 23-year-old Kathleen Brown-Vandecruys, a Dorval resident.
It’s spring so consider yourselves warned – we are in peak pothole season in Montreal.
It doesn’t get worse than this for drivers. Montreal potholes are everywhere! And some are so big they can practically swallow your entire car, or at least, the front end of your car, and leave you with big repair bills.
Unfortunately, the burden of proof is all yours when you hit one of these craters in our streets. If you don’t, you’re stuck footing the bill to repair whatever damage occurs to your vehicle.
The city of Montreal does try to repair these road hazards, and they turn to residents and drivers to help locate the potholes. All you have to do is download the free app called Montreal-Resident Services. From there you just take a photo and tag it to the location on the map. Or, for the less tech-savvy, just call 311 and report a potentially dangerous crater.
Potholes come out in spring as a result of mild weather, extreme cold, heavy snowfalls. Water just gets under the pavement and then freezes and thaws and eventually cracks the road’s surface.
All these repairs are just temporary, but at least the city is trying.
Can you guess how many potholes the city of Montreal filled in 2017?
Hurry because it won’t last long. The Leonard Cohen Exhibit at the MAC Museum in downtown Montreal is happening now.
Leonard Cohen Honoured
If you’re a Leonard Cohen fan, you’ll be pleased to learn that Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art introduced a new exhibit in 2017 on the artist’s life. The exhibition is titled ‘A Crack in Everything’ and will honor the Canadian singer’s recent passing. The exhibit ‘pays homage to this global star and touchstone of Montreal culture.’
In Rigaud, Quebec you’ll find la Sucrerie de la Montagne. There is a horse-drawn sleigh, free tours,and live music. Plus, it’s set on a historic estate with a general store that sells all the maple products they make, as well as a bakery nearby.
Get ready for a sweet party at this rustic Mont-Saint-Grégoire sugar shack. This one is really special, with their petting zoo, hiking trails, playgrounds for kids, and dancing at night, and it doesn’t end there! This is a great place to enjoy the Quebec experience for the weekend. You’ll enjoy super food, like sausages and smoked ham dishes, in addition to one of the most extensive maple product selections in the province. You can buy maple jelly and candy, maple chocolate and even maple tea, among many more products.
Where: 150 Chemin du Sous-Bois, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, QC
Not only is there a petting zoo here, but there’s also a train ride to make it an exciting adventure for kids. Enjoy homemade maple syrup, crepes, and sugar pies. Of course, like all sugar shacks, there is always the maple taffy.
Skateboarders will roll into the the new West Island skatepark as early as this year.
The city of Pointe-Claire will invest a cool $600,000 to create this awesome 12,000 square foot skatepark to be built close to John Rennie High School, at the intersection of Douglas-Shand and Maywood Avenues.
This is an exciting project that is sure to attract skateboarders from all over Montreal’s West Island and beyond as soon as it’s built. And, 40 athletes can use it at the same time! Up until now, skateboarders have to travel as far as Longueuil, Verdun, or Vaudreuil to to practice.
But this modern park has lots to offer, like street, bowl and half-pipe features, with a 16-foot high capsule that cups one end of the park. And it has a similar feel to the one at the Olympic Stadium.
It’s on now through March 25, 2018. Hop on the outdoor skating new frozen trail and enjoy lots of other winter fun. Check out the different activities they have and browse the pop-up shops. You’ll discover artisanal products and get some much needed fresh air.
The flu is more than just a cold, and many don’t understand the differences and how serious it can be.
Across North America, the 2018 flu deaths in kids is worrisome, at least for parents. It’s not that children with underlying conditions are the only ones at risk. Healthy kids can also die after contracting influenza B.
In fact, two kids from the same elementary school in Ontario (Guelph) died because of the flu, and one of the kids had cystic fibrosis.