I don't mind the winter in Montreal. We're tough, we can handle it. But when you get 2 weather alerts at once saying there will be ice rain AND a snowstorm, it's time to say: Enough!
That's why we scoped out a bunch of cheap flight deals for you, so you can escape this crazy weather.
Note: These sites are constantly being updated, so if the deals load too slowly or if they're expired by the time you read this, just follow the link below it to track down similar deals. These deals list the price for a one way trip (double for roundtrip) and taxes ARE included.
The airline is scheduling flights all over Canada including Montreal, Halifax, Moncton, Quebec City, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Ottawa as of September 8.
In a statement, Porter Airlines president and CEO Michael Deluce said that "this is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for."
"While deciding to suspend our service was the most difficult business decision we've made, announcing a restart of flights is the first step in a recovery process that includes recalling hundreds of team members and welcoming back passengers."
Porter will also soon resume its international flights to U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington as of September 17.
For added peace of mind, Porter Airlines customers will be happy to know that "all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, [are] fully refundable, with no fees."
Bath & Body Works Canada confirmed in January 2021 that it would finally be launching an online store in the fall. It was welcome news for Canadian customers, who know all too well the struggle of trying to track down their favourite products and having to either resort to the pricey U.S. online store or take a chance on long lines at their local shop.
But since that initial confirmation and a formal announcement that followed in July, Bath & Body Works fans have been in the dark. Fall 2021 is almost here and the company has released no further details. But MTL Blog can at the very least confirm the Canadian online store is still on track to launch this upcoming season.
A Bath & Body Works representative told us the store is still scheduled for this fall, though they couldn't confirm a launch date.
"Good things take time," the company said of building the Canadian online store in July.
So if you've been hoping to plan a trip, Calgary in September is definitely one to consider. With Air Transat, departing September 8 from the Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport and returning from the Calgary International Airport on September 30, the total for a round-trip flight would be $332 with taxes and fees included.
The only catch is, to get a flight at this price, you'll need to fly "Eco Budget," which means no checked bags and you'll have to pay $34.49 to bring a carry-on, plus another $51.74 if you want to bring a second bag. Moral of the story: make sure to pack light so you can fly cheap.
You may have already missed the Calgary Stampede, but this city in Alberta still has all kinds of beautiful spots to see and exciting things to do. Plus, Banff is only an hour away, so you could totally make a pit stop there, too!
Flight prices were accurate at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
After a year of being cooped up inside, Montrealers are finally able to get out and re-explore the city's famous food scene. Whether you're stoked to reconnect with your fave haunts or itching to try somewhere new, there's plenty out there to discover.
If you're a fan of Benny & Co., you have another reason to escape your abode on the hunt for something new — and you just might get a free meal out of it.
On July 22, the family-run chain will be unveiling three new restaurants in downtown Montreal, the Old Port and on Beaubien. To mark the occasion, they're giving their first 600 guests a free takeout meal each. Each restaurant opens at 11 a.m., so be sure to snag your spot in line to get your free meal.
The way it works is that the first 200 guests at each new restaurant will receive a free takeout Choice Meal: a quarter chicken meal chosen by the rotisserie chef and cooked to perfection by Quebec's rotisserie-chicken experts.
If you can't make it to the main event, don't worry because the Choice Meal will be available until August 22 at the low price of $6.99 (it's normally $8.90!).
To find out more about how to get your free meal from Benny & Co. on July 22, head to their Facebook page for all event details.
When you visit, you'll get the chance to check out their new dining room that's been revamped from the ground up. Sound and lighting are adapted throughout the day, giving the restaurant a fancy and modern mood.
They also have a new ready-to-eat counter with meals that you can pick up when you're in a hurry but still want your rotisserie fix.
With more than 80% of menu items made with Quebec-based products, a meal from Benny & Co. promises to not only be tasty but local and authentic too. It's this kind of homegrown deliciousness that makes it a must-try for any Montrealer.
Benny & Co. Grand Opening At 3 New Montreal Locations
When: From 11 a.m., July 22
Address: Benny & Co.'s downtown Montreal, Old Port or Beaubien restaurants
Details: Be one of the first 200 guests at any of their three new Montreal locations and receive a free takeout Choice Meal.