Ever wondered where your favourite Netflix shows and movies were filmed? A new map highlights Canadian filming locations — and you can filter it by province, which means you can specifically scout out the Quebec filming locations and explore them for yourself.
The Netflix In Your Neighbourhoodmap currently features three shows that were filmed in Quebec: Somebody Feed Phil, M'entends-tu? (Can You Hear Me? in English) and Jusqu'au déclin (The Decline in English).
If you click the series on the map, the map lights up with red pins that indicate specific shoot locations. If you click on the pins, you'll get more details about the episode as well as a look at the location via Google Maps.
For instance, did you know the clothing store where Ada works in season two of M'entends-tu? (Can You Hear Me?) is actually HKR Collections in Verdun?
Netflix has even placed decals with QR codes at some locations IRL that you can scan to learn more about the area and its role in the film or show.
In Montreal, you'll find these decals at Olive et Gourmando, Poissonnerie La Mer, La Boîte Aux Huîtres, Park and St-Viateur Bagel — all of which appeared in Somebody Feed Phil.
The map will be updated with new locations as more content is released. Who needs Hollywood tours when you've got this?!
Netflix In Your Neighbourhood
Address: Canadawide, including Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Explore the Quebec filming locations of your favourite Netflix movies and shows with this new interactive map.
If you're obsessed with Squid Gameright now — you know, like everyone else in the world — then we'd like to present you with an opportunity. You can participate in a real-life activity based on the hit Netflix show in Montreal this month, and there's even a cash prize up for grabs!
Don't worry, though. This version of Squid Gamedoes not involve blood, gore or risking your life.
All of their games are COVID-19 friendly, using the streets of Montreal as a playground and web-based mobile apps to facilitate the activities. They also have a matchmaking service that pairs you with other players if you don't have a team.
Walking Brain Founder David Naderi told MTL Blog the Squid Adventure Games will use artificial intelligence. He said everything will be guided by players' mobile phones so you will need a smartphone with a working data connection.
"You don't need to enter any buildings or touch any objects. They just will have their phone in their hand," he explained.
"They will walk from location to location in the area between parc Mont-Royal and parc La Fontaine. And they will solve some location-based riddles, some mind puzzles, that are very similar to those of Squid Game."
The teams will consist of three to four players and there will be six rounds of different games each team must complete. If the team can't complete one of the rounds, the system will eliminate them. If multiple teams complete all the rounds, the winner will be determined based on which team was fastest, Naderi said.
The amount of the cash prize depends on how many people participate. Naderi said that if there are 10 players, a team can win $100, but if there are 15 to 20 players, a team can win $200 because they will put the entry fees toward the prize.
The activity lasts three to four hours and you'll need to be 18 or older to play.
Address: Meet at McGill University's Roddick Gates
Why You Need To Go: Immerse yourself in your favourite Netflix show without risking your life! The website promises that the activity is "super fun and exciting" but also "challenging" — and, best of all, "non-murderous."
Thanks to the hit Netflix show Squid Game, a Korean candy engraved with shapes called dalgonahas gone viral on TikTok. And it's also flying off shelves in shops around the world — including in Montreal.
Whether you just want a taste or you're hoping to play the game featured on the show (hopefully minus all the blood and gore), check out these six Montreal spots that sell the sweet and spongy honeycomb treat, made with sugar and baking soda.
Depanneur Chez Claude et Claudette
Courtesy of Robert Kim
This Saint-Henri depanneur told MTL Blog that their homemade dalgona is selling like hotcakes. It's no surprise that they've really gotten into the Squid Game spirit, even decorating their dep with Squid Game Halloween balloons.
Marché Oriental Jang Teu sells dalgona at its three Montreal locations, but a spokesperson told MTL Blog they have limited quantities so they recommend reaching out to the branch you plan to visit for exact stock information.
DÉCARIE JANG TEU - 2116, boul. Décarie, Montreal, QC
DOWNTOWN JANG TEU - 2109, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
ST-JACQUES JANG TEU - 6785, rue Saint-Jacques O., Montreal, QC
This Korean grocery store sells dalgona, along withother Korean grocery items and ready-to-go lunches. But, if you want dalgona,get there early. A spokesperson for the NDG location told us they sell out later in the day and the best time to get it is in the morning.
Address: 6151, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, Quebec
The owner says he's shocked by dalgona's popularity.
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Netflix'sSquid Gameis making waves around the world and Montreal is no exception. Just ask the owner of a Saint-Henri depanneur who says dalgona, a Korean candy featured on the show, is flying off the shelves.
Depanneur Chez Claude et Claudette owner Robert Kim, who was born and raised in South Korea, told MTL Blog he and his wife began making and selling the Korean treat on Saturday.
He posted that he had the "honeycomb candy" (made with sugar and baking soda) in stock on social media and, on the first day, he said he sold out within an hour.
Since then, Kim said they've been making more and more and are now up to about five dozen, which — at $1.99 per piece — sells out each day. He called the rising popularity of dalgona "shocking."
"Some people come to the store and they knew exactly [that] we had it. They come to buy these things," Kim explained.
"But [some] didn't expect that. They didn't know anything about it. When they saw this [they said], 'Wow, that's the game! From the game.'"
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Netflix describes Squid Game as a show in which "hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children's games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly."
Kim said he grew up playing the dalgona game showcased on the show but with "no death, obviously." And no blood or gore either.
At the shop across the street from his elementary school, he and his friends would try to trim out the shape engraved in the cookie with their hands or a needle. As a prize, he said, they could win a free dalgona from the merchant.
"We have enjoyed this game and we were sharing it. It's very happy [...] that people start knowing these cookies," he said. "I'm not BTS or anything, but I'm very proud to show people Korean culture and foods and so on."
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Kim and his family, who also have an event company, even decorated Depanneur Chez Claude et Claudette with their own Squid Game Halloween decorations.
You can see them for yourself — and try dalgona — at 4131, rue Saint-Antoine O.
Videos posted to Instagram and TikTok show someone recruiting Montreal metro riders to engage in Squid Game-like activities — minus the bloodshed.
The hit Netflix show follows a group of contestants competing for prize money in deadly versions of children's games. The main character, Gi-hun, joins the competition after a recruiter wearing a suit approaches him in the metro.
The Instagram and TikTok videos show a similarly-dressed individual engaging with STM riders and playing some of the games featured in the show.
Contacted by MTL Blog, the person behind the social media accounts declined to identify themselves but said they're developing more content for their channels.
They also said they've given prizes to some players in the form of $50 and $100 Amazon gift cards — much more modest than the ₩45,600,000,000 (about CA$48,021,177.60, according to Google) grand prize in the Netflix show.
"I'm doing these videos because I'm having a lot of fun creating unique experiences for people," the account owner told MTL Blog. "Seeing the enlightment on the face of the participants, the people around and the reactions from the videos make it all worthwhile!"