If you're the type of person who has ever used or thought of using a selfie stick to snap a pic at the museum, apparently you are not alone, and what's more, you won't be able to do it anymore according to this CBC report.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology Museum have already banned the use of selfie sticks in their exhibitions rooms, citing that they are "intrusive and potentially dangerous for the security of the works of art," and invasive to "someone else's personal space."
A few museums in the US have already banned these "wands of narcissism," with several more currently putting policies in place, and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art is also now considering outlawing them.
What's most interesting about this whole affair is the fact that there are actually people who refer to them as wands of narcissism, and even more distressing, our society is at a point where regulations of this kind are becoming increasingly more necessary.
Access Info: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, such as at the supervised beach
Address: Saint-Anicet Beach in Jules-Léger Park - 1582, 61e Rue, Saint-Anicet, QC
Why You Need To Go: An hour southwest of Montreal in Saint-Anicet, Quebec, is a little beach where the waters are so clear you'll feel like you've left the country. Enjoy the beach, picnic area and gorgeous views. There are also some really cute Airbnbs nearby.
Access Info: Swimming and watercraft are not permitted
Address: Gatineau Park - 33, ch. Scott, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even though it's green and not actually pink, as the name suggests, Pink Lake is known as one of Gatineau Park's most breathtaking sights. Hike the 2.3-kilometre loop around the lake to catch it from all angles.
Why You Need To Go: "Explore the majestic Lac Sacacomie whose shore extends over 42 km," reads the Hotel Sacacomie website. Whether you take a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or motorboat, the magnificent landscapes will not disappoint.
Why You Need To Go: It may not be a lake, but we couldn't leave a body of dazzling crystal-clear water off the list. Bonaventure River is a must-see in the Gaspe. You can canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, or tube.
Why You Need To Go: Located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, you can swim or do other aquatic activities in the "nautical basin," next to the Domaine hotel, which includes a 15,000-square-foot beach.
Adopting Lulu means adopting her sister Lola as well, and the SPCA says they sing to one another. How cute? If you've always wanted a little birdy by your side, you could get two for the adoption fee of only one.
The SPCA says "Angelo is very friendly and companionable. If you are currently working from home, he will hang out in the room with you, dozing in a cozy spot." Sounds like he'd make a great companion.
We're currently in the midst of the first-ever 'La Pizza Week,' which is taking place across Quebec and across Canada. Between May 1 and May 7, hundreds of restaurants across the country have prepared unique and delicious pizza creations.
Why You Need To Taste It: This meat lover's paradise has pepperoni, capicollo, smoked meat, bacon, minced meat, ham and Sicilian Italian sausage. It is currently the only Montreal pizza in La Pizza Week's top 5 based on voters' favourites from across Canada.