Photo cred - Shawn Kristofor Bennett Photography\nSummer has officially arrived and we think it's time that you experience a real Montreal summer. Often, a whole summer will go by and you will not have done half of the things that Montreal has to offer. We’re here to make sure that this doesn’t end up happening again. We’ve created a Summer Guide which will cover any and everything happening in or around the island this summer. You can use this guide to ensure that you get the most out of our vibrant, beautiful city.\nAs our city gives us more to offer, we'll keep adding to this list - that way, whenever you need to know something, you'll know just where to go.\nFestivals\nThe amount of festivals happening in the city of Montreal is ridiculous and incredible. You can literally plan a whole, amazing summer around attending all of these festivals - in fact, we think that's exactly what you should be doing right now.\nOsheaga\tJazz Festival\tJust for Laughs Festival\tPiknik Electonik\tileSoniq\tMud Rocker\tItalian Week 2014\tCircus Festival\tDragon Boat Festival\nNightlife/Going Out\nAlthough our dreams of having bars stay open until 6 am were brutally, viciously crushed, we're still planning to spend a lot of this summer in a kind of, a little bit tipsy state.\n50 Things To Do This Summer \tSummer Pick Up Spots\tComedy Nights\tTerrasses\t5 a 7 Spots\tRooftop Terrasses\tFree & Fun Things To Do This Summer \tThings To Do With Your Significant Other \tEvening Activities For Couples \tElectroDash At Parc Jean-Drapeau\nDining\nWe love food in Montreal and in the summer, it feels like we really get to explore everything the city has to offer. Here are some summery options you definitely have to check out - whether you just want to keep cool or you're really craving a mac n cheese hot dog!\nFarmer’s Markets \tIced Tea\tFood Trucks\tIced Coffee\tIce Cream\tThe Summer Coffee Passport\nQuintessentially Montreal\nLet's be honest with each other right now - we're a pretty strange city. We have a lot of weird, unique, creative and amazing things going on that really make up Montreal. From an oyster festival to a naked bike ride, our city - like its citizens - will try anything at least once. And if we love it? We'll keep doing it year after year. Take a look at some quintessentially Montreal events happening this summer.\nInternational Fireworks Competition\tDiner En Blanc\tOysterfest\tMontreal Expos Day\tUrban Campground\tFree Outdoor Film Screenings \tCat Cafe\tMural Bike Tour\tOld Port Horror House\tNaked Bike Ride\tThe Red Ball Project\nImportant Information\nIt's really not fun to plan an afternoon with your friends and have it fall apart because you're not familiar with the rules and regulations of the city. We got your back. Everything you need to know about enjoying summer, legally, is right here, with a few not-so-legal additions to make sure you know about everything summer-related.\nSummer BBQ-ing in the Park\tDrinking in the Park\tCelebrities You'll See This Summer \tScenic Summer Jogging Spots\tSummer Smoking Spots \tThe Ultimate Summer Travelling Hack\nThe Great Outdoors\nWe only get about 5 seconds of summer (compared to a billion days of winter) in this city, so we need to spend as much time as humanly possible outside. Luckily, Montreal thrives in this department - explore the city and get your tan on while you're at it!\nBeaches\tOutdoor Pools\tParks\tAll Summer Long Sidewalk Malls\tTam Tams\tJune 2014 Sidewalk Sales\nWorking\nWe don't mean to be a drag but, unless you've been extremely blessed in life, you're going to have to find some way to make a little money in order to enjoy summer in the city. Don't worry about it though - we've got you covered.\nSummer Jobs\tSummer Volunteering\tOutdoor Jobs\tUnique Jobs\nGetting Out of Town\nAs much as we love you, Montreal, sometime we just need to get out of town for a little while. We won't be gone long, and we won't wander too far (we couldn't do that to you!) - we just need to take a few days to ourselves. Luckily, the surrounding areas have just as much to offer as the city itself so we can stay close by, while still escaping the chaos of Montreal.\nMusic Festivals\tRoad Trips\tWeekend Escapes\tCampgrounds\tWater Parks\nAre you ready for the best summer of your life, Montreal?