You gotta love the fact that Montreal is just about overflowing with fun things to do during the summer. You literally can't get bored even if you tried. Okay, well at least you couldn't complain about it without risking sounding like a brat with #firstworldproblems. Of the many amazing events dropping this summer, Zoofest is the wildly hilarious and off-the-wall discovery festival taking over the city for 3 whole weeks of daring burlesque shows, laugh-out-loud comedy acts, and unforgettable musical and cabaret performances.
But with over 180+ bilingual shows happening in and around Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles, the indecisive Montrealer (and let's face it, we all are) might have a hard time choosing. Not to worry, we've picked out some of our favourite acts performing at this year's Zoofest to give you a head start, because the last thing we would want is for you to feel overwhelmed.
If you're still finding it difficult to pick just pick one or two shows, why not see them all! Pick yourself up a Zoopass ($49.99), Silverpass ($74.99), or a Goldpass ($149.99), and get access to the complete Zoofest program.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!
Founder Corinne Asseraf "imagined the Gallery 203 as a place of discovery, of meeting and exchange between artists and art enthusiasts" and you can feel exactly that the second you walk through the doors.
The mastermind behind all of this, Asseraf, has such a warming, kind presence, which is reason enough to take a visit to Galerie 203 whenever you're strolling through Old Montreal. She let MTL Blog know that anyone and everyone is welcome in her gallery.