We've all been there. Horribly exhausted, head swimming in what feels like glue, your very pulse a cruel reminder to your brain that, while you may still be alive, you would really rather not be. A heavy night of fun and games, where you were the King of the World for a few brief hours, comes brutally crashing down the morning after, leaving you feeling like you got hit by an armored truck. Getting sauced is a good time, but hangovers are the price we unfortunately have to pay.
As a city that knows how to party, and party hard, Montrealers are quite familiar with the after-effects of alcohol. A hearty poutine with extra bacon does go a long way, but the hangover monster has a way of rearing its ugly head to ruin our lives and make us swear us off alcohol forever, or at least for the rest of the day.
Most of the time, our worst hangovers can be nursed from the comfort of our beds or couches, where writing off the day may be a drag, but nothing a hearty breakfast and some Netflix can't eventually solve. But then there's those times where you actually have important shit to do and your pounding head and blurred vision seriously need to fuck off and asap.
Trust New Yorkers in the city that never sleeps to come up with a quick and convenient remedy for this age-old curse, and roll out a Hangover Club Mobile Hangover Lounge, otherwise known as the Hangover Bus.
For a couple hundred bucks, step onto the Hangover Bus and cure what ails you just by taping an IV drip pumped full of hydrating vitamins and electrolytes directly into your sorry self. Don't worry, this is performed by registered nurses and supervised by a real doctor, Dr. Joshua Beer (actual name).
Saline drips to conquer the effects of hangovers is by no means a novel idea, with many clinics, spas and even house-call services providing similar intravenous pick-me-ups, but a Hangover Bus makes it just so darn accessible.
The Hangover Club does provide private services and house-calls as well, but right now are the only ones with their own bus. Unfortunately, you can only find the Hangover Bus patrolling the streets of NY, but you know this is something Montreal would embrace in a heartbeat. Am I wrong?
Attention party animals: on September 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., Montreal's corgis and their owners will be gathering in a downtown park for a special day of fun and fluffy butts.
Organizer YATAI MTL is launching the pooch party after successfully hosting a Shiba Inu gathering in June as part of Montreal's first-ever Japan Week celebrations.
Among the highlights of the Shiba gathering was the presence of "Kombu the Corgi" an adorable fellow "who tried to infiltrate" the Shiba-only affair and underlined the need for a corgi party, reads the invite.
To keep the event from being too overcrowded – as it's sure to be the social event of the year for Montreal's corgis and their people – guests must pre-register and organizers are only disclosing the venue a few days in advance.
Admission is free and the event will be postponed until September 12 in case of rain.
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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!