The annual celebration of gravy, cheese and fries features imaginative takes on the classic Quebec dish, including crab poutine, fish n' chips poutine, smoked rib poutine and piri-piri chicken poutine, among many others.
There's also a classic poutine and vegan poutine for the purists and non-meat-eaters.
As always, for dessert, there are churros with your choice of caramel, chocolate or maple syrup dipping sauce.
Circus performers and other entertainers will be on-site on weekends to animate the festival grounds.
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Le Grand Poutinefest — Montreal Old Port
July 21: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
July 22 – July 31: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
August 1: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Address: Quai de l'Horloge, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To try all the wild poutines the festival has to offer.
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."