The eight points are a mix of outside perspective, questions and advice for born-and-raised Montrealers. Among the advice: "it's a bagel, chill the f*** out." According to Parys, Montreal's Haitian cuisine and poutine take precedence over the much-discussed dough holes.
The Winnipegger also picked up on Montrealers' humility when it comes to their English proficiency. Often, as he points out, francophone Montrealers' English is much better than their anglophone counterparts' French.
All Montrealers might appreciate two of Parys's pieces of insight: that "you guys aren't crazy drivers, your rules just suck" (see it's not our fault!) and that "Quebeckers being rude is propaganda."
His other points include five archetypes of Montreal residents (shoutout to the ubiquitous "young men with chest fanny-packs") and, most importantly, the fact that "Celine Dion is a treasure."
We also thank Parys for bringing some much-needed attention to the revelation that is French fries with mayonnaise.
He concluded his post by thanking the city's residents.
"This is the first time I have lived outside of Winnipeg and I feel really welcomed," he wrote.
"This city strikes a perfect balance of enjoying life, economic opportunity, culture, great architecture, and friendly people."
STOP. DROP. AND GRABYOUR WALLETS because H&M is hosting a mega $5 summer sale JUST FOR CANADA! H&M is currently putting all your favorite items on sale! Literally, EVERYTHING is on sale so it's time to get on their website ASAP or head to their downtown Montreal location RIGHT NOW.
H&M happens to be one of the most popular clothing stores in Montreal, but I'm sure you already knew that. Their fashion pieces are absolutely popping and their sports wear is super chic at the moment for summer 2017. You can find crazy steals and the cutest things to complete your summer wardrobe at their summer sale that is purely for the celebration of Canada Day.
Now, this deal is ONLINE & IN STORE while quantities last, so you better get downtown ASAP! This sale includes bras, swimwear, sports wear, beauty products, summer dresses, accessories, T-shirts, Men's wear,and much more that is just too pricey to buy at full price.
These offers are available for a limited time (until July 3rd 2017) and while supplies last. PLUS, if you can't find your size in store you can find some online and shipping is FREE with the code 3046!
Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Thursday, June 29th until Sunday. July 2nd ! It's officially the last weekend of June and the first half weekend of July so festivities are well underway to help us all enjoy Montreal's beautiful summer 2017.
Let's start to celebrate July by enjoying all the insane things you can do this weekend! On the plus side, most activities are even free this week! Of course, we also cannot forget that it is Canada Day this weekend, so let the celebrating BEGIN!
Enjoy one of Montreal's staple festivals this weekend by heading to some of the first shows this Thursday! Most shows are free and there are literally dozens of artists playing that will make your day 514% better.
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The ELEKTRA Festival
Elektra is an international Digital art festival presenting artists and works that combine art and new technologies. As a high-calibre Montreal-based cultural initiative, the ELEKTRA Festival is a showcase of local, national and international creation for Montreal’s community.
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Botanical Gardens
Since all the flowers are finally blooming, I recommend going to the Botanical Gardens the second to last week of June before the sun dries them up. Why not take advantage of this beautiful weather and check out the garden's outdoor exhibits with beautiful flowers blooming!
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Cacao 70's Chocolate Tour
Ever wondered how chocolate is made? Take a tour at Cacao 70's Chocolate Factory! Located at 1751 Richardson Street in Montreal, it has now opened its doors to the immense pleasure of chocolate lovers.
When: Fri, 30 June 2017 // 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Cacao 70 Fabrique de Chocolat // 1751 Rue Richardson
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Marché des Possibles
Marché des Possibles is a public open-air space featuring a free and diversified socio-cultural programming that includes musical performances, screenings of films and activities for children. On the premises, you will also find a bar and a bier garden , a market with artists and artisan creations, as well as delicious food provided by local chefs and pop-up restaurants.
"VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score."
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Marché de Nuit
Featuring local businesses, Food trucks, DJ sessions and a full on night market, the Marché de Nuit is a MUST see this Month on June 25th. You can party, buy products, and enjoy a cool summer night in Montreal that is always epic.
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Gay Village's Annual Arts Festival
Mtl en Arts is a sidewalk sale like no other since it is purely selling art! Over 100 artists are featured at this festival as their sell their masterpieces near Beaudry, Papineau or Berri-UQAM metro stations.
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Opening Of The Montreal International Fireworks Competition
Celebrate Canada Day with some fabulous fireworks as the opening of the Montreal international fireworks competitions begins with a big BANG! The opening firework display is a hymn to Montreal. The soundtrack that features music from various styles is an invitation in the heart of the city's glittering nightlife, from the 40s to today
When: Saturday, July 1st // 10PM
Where: Best views at Old Montreal & Parc Jean-Drapeau & LaRonde
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Old Montreal's MEGA Canada Day Celebration
Starting at 11 AM Old Montreal will transform into a huge festival celebrating Canada Day! With food stands, real life Foosball, flag making, face painting, dancing, fireworks, and much more you can expect nothing but the best party ever.
This terrasses is honestly huge! It's a great spot to hangout with a large group of friends as you sop on sangria and munch on from treats. It is located on the rooftop of Montreal's Hyatt Regency Hotel right in the heart of Place des Arts, so you can expect nothing but a gorgeous view.
For some delightful homemade sorbets as you walk through Atwater Market, I highly recommend getting some from Havre aux Glaces! I come here every time I am at Atwater market and I always end up on cloud nine.
Well, friends, I don't know about you, but to me, Canada Day always means the true beginning of summer. And what better way to start off Montreal's best season than with a huge celebration of our awesome country?
Keep in mind that these are true only for Canada Day itself, meaning the Saturday. Most people are off either the Friday or the Monday, so if you're planning an outing on either of those days, make sure you call ahead... and have an awesome Canada Day!
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