Whether it's to one of the more popular spots, like the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or the Biodome, or something a little less generally known (like the Redpath Museum, for example), museums in the city are always super fascinating and always tend to expand my general culture knowledge that much more.
Plus, they're always a lot of fun! There's just something about touring the oldschool clothes at Montreal's Musee De La Mode, or checking out the latest contemporary art exhibits at the MAC, that's not only incredibly interesting, but also a fun and productive way to spend your time, in my opinion.
And if you tend to think exactly like me when it comes to museums, then do I have some awesome news for you.
Every year in May, Montreal hosts a city-wide Free Museum Day, as part of the global Museum Day initiative.
This year, it's going down on Sunday, May 28, and over 40 Montreal museums will be participating. New museums that have never participated before will be part of the program, too, and since it's the city's 375th birthday, you can bet the vibes will be extra awesome this year!
If you have no idea which museums are participating in Montreal's Museum Day this year, then don't worry. That's what I'm here for, friend.
It's that time of year when the holiday season is coming to a close and we come to the realization that winter isn't going anywhere any time soon. Post-holiday blues are always pretty crummy, but they seem especially bad this year with everything going on. But not to worry — there are always things to do in Montreal to lift your spirits.
This January definitely feels different than other years, but there are still the classic things going on: amazing cultural exhibits, outdoor adventures and hockey.
Just because it's not the January we've come to know in Montreal, doesn't mean it's a January we can't love.
Why You Need To Check It Out: One of Montreal's best events of the year, IGLOOFEST is putting on a special virtual edition to remind everyone why Montreal is one of the best places in the world for festivals.
Why You Need To Check It Out: The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal has some amazing new exhibits for you to check out from the comfort of your own home... and hopefully in person when things begin to open up again.
There are few ways to get into the museum of fine arts for free. If you're under 30, the permanent collections are free. And for anyone over 30, you can simply borrow a museum pass from the Grande Bibliotheque.
Ah, Expo 67. In my opinion, this event - which went down in the city exactly 50 years ago, BTW - was pretty much a shining star in the history of Montreal, and in Canada as a whole, if we're being honest.
Why? Well, think about it. Many of the things built for and featured in Expo 67 are still huge parts of our lives in Montreal to this day. The Biosphere? La Ronde? Habitat 67? Parc Jean-Drapeau? All thanks to Expo 67. (Sidenote: I guess that also means Osheaga and Ile Soniq are all thanks to Expo 67, too!)
And even though a lot of us weren't even alive when this event went down, we all still kind of know about it. I mean, for good reason: Expo 67 was seriously cool. It had it all. Live music (The Supremes played live, guys), an amusement park (looking at you, La Ronde), entertainment, celebrities, IMAX films, expositions, and a whole lot more!
Just like those of us who weren't there for sure want to experience the awesomeness of Expo 67 for the first time, those of us who were there highkey wish to relive every single moment of this epic event.
Featuring giant, immersive screens that'll take you back fifty years to vibe and atmosphere of Montreal's Expo 67, this event relives the best moments of the event - in a way that can only happen in 2017.
For example, you can take a minute walk through Expo 67, listen to the music of the '60s, and check out the USSR Pavillion, the Monorail, the American Pavillion, Habitat 67 and more, all without ever having to leave Place Des Arts thanks to Karine Lanoie-Brien and her team.
For more information, check out NFB's special online programming celebrating the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 right here and make sure to subscribe to their newsletter. You can also share your Expo 67 Live experience with the world by using the hashtag #Expo67Live!
It's not so much the fact that we have tons of restaurants, and it's not so much that some of the best restaurants in the province/country/world are located in Montreal. It's mostly because Montreal loves food - and we celebrate it all. The. Time.
Bouffons MTL will basically be a huge, outdoor, gourmet village featuring tons of awesome Montreal restaurants. You can taste signature dishes from Montreal spots like Hoogan Et Beaufort, Porchetta, Gusta, and much more!
There'll also be a sandy beach, a boardwalk, entertainers, and live DJs... plus, wine tastings (!) and cocktail bars. I don't know about you guys, but this sounds like the most fun thing, ever, hands down.