If there's three things every Montrealer needs more in their lives, it's more barbecuing, more blues and more bourbon. And what we need even more that those individual items, is a festival that gloriously combine all three.
This summer, the Montreal BBQ Bourbon N Blues festival is set to bring us two full days of delicious, finger-licking BBQ along with plenty of bourbon to wash it down, all set to live blues music.
Never before has Montreal seen a festival of this kind, bringing together some of the very finest things in life, and to top it all off it's taking place at Canada's #1 outdoor venue, Parc Jean-Drapeau in the summertime.
Admission is $25 ($45 for two-day pass)
cooking equipment provided
enter solo or with a team
prizes include 1-year gym memberships, boat cruise for 6ppl, bbq giveways
Dates - June 20-21 @ 11am
Check out the Montreal BBQ Bourbon N Blues festival Facebook event here, and visit www.mtlbbq.com for more details.
Espace pour la vie and Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal's Biosphere would reopen to the public as of Friday, August 13.
The structure, which houses an environment museum, was built as the American Pavilion for Expo 67.
In a Facebook post, the mayor announced that to mark the occasion, admission to the museum would be free all weekend.
Earlier in the year, the Governments of Canada and Quebec announced that control of the museum would be transferred to the City of Montreal and that it would become Espace pour la vie's fifth site, joining the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Insectarium.
A Bombay spokesperson described the maze as a "large-scale [...] whimsical oasis" with walls that "cloak the discoverable experiences within."
The maze installations are being created by Quebec's Charlie Larouche (Glassware Artist), Jeroen Kleijn (DJ & Olfactory Artist) and Chantal Royer (Botanical Artist) who were inspired by the taste of Bombay Bramble, a new naturally-flavoured raspberry and blackberry gin.
The experience will be completely free, and anyone over the age of 18 can take part.
In addition to a Bombay Bramble sample, guests will leave with a signature Bombay Sapphire Balloon Glass that they can use to stir up fun drinks at home.
Hedge Maze at the Old Port
Bombay Sapphire Canada
When: August 6: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; August 7 and 8: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Address: 430, boul. Saint-Laurent, Old Port, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Hedge mazes are fun, but even better when they're boozy.