Montreal’s Old Port Will Be Hosting A “River Party” This Summer

Le Grand Splash is back for 2015.

Montreal is an island, a fact that's easy to forget considering there's barely anywhere to swim in this city. Over the last 12 years, the Comité Citoyen Montréal Baignade has been pressuring the city of Montreal to create more places where citizens could enjoy the water that surrounds us, and it seems to be paying off.

This year marks the 12th edition of the Big Splash event where hundreds of Montrealers will gather in the Old Port to take a dive in the Saint-Lawrence River. The event aims to raise awareness of this lack of public water access in a campaign to "take back the river".

Last year 200 people participated in the Big Splash and even more are expected to attend this year.

Register here to know the exact time and location of the Big Splash.

Iconic Montreal Deli Boucherie Slovenia Is Closing Its Doors Forever

Boucherie Slovenia will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

Boucherie Slovenia, a boulevard Saint-Laurent institution for 50 years, will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

The iconic home of enormous Eastern European-style sandwiches — Slovenian sausage and towering cold-cuts were staples — will close its doors forever on January 29, said the owners, Lourdes Rodrigues and Jean Teixeira, in a Facebook post.

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It's looking like now is a good time to start renting a new Montreal apartment if you've been searching for a while.

According to's December 2021 Montreal Rent Report, the average cost to rent an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment in the city has dropped by $50 since November. It's now reportedly an average of $1,236 a month to rent an unfurnished 3 1/2 in Montreal.

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12 Free Things To Do In Montreal This December

Time to get in the holiday spirit!

The snow has officially fallen meaning it's time to make the most of the chilly season. And what better way to do so than by checking out some of the free things to do in Montreal this December?

These activities will keep us all busy as we count down the days until jolly ol' Saint Nick comes to town.

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Club Med, the world-famous resort and experiences company, is opening its first-ever Canadian location in Quebec's Charlevoix region. Officials attended a launch event on Monday.

After the inauguration of the new ski resort, Premier François Legault, of course, took to Instagram to boast about how proud he is about it.

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