Unexpected Ways You Can Explore Montreal This Summer

The season to be in the city.
Unexpected Ways You Can Explore Montreal This Summer

When I ask you about summer in Montreal, what goes through your mind? 

Is it bright sun; sidewalk sales; outdoor festivals? Summer in Montreal is fantastic, but it can also blend together in a blur of sunshine, crowds, and outdoor stages.

Which is fine, but some of us might want to experience a different side to the city. Something just as fun, but a little... bolder. 

Well, if you want to have the ultimate dark and unexpected summer, then you’re going to have to make your way to Montreal’s Mural Fest.

There'll be something new waiting for you at this year's Mural Fest - something a little darker than you might expect.

Kraken Black Summer Skream will be taking over the festival this year, and shining a black sun on all things unconventional.

There'll be an unconventionally dark Kraken mural on St. Laurent and Duluth and rich and smooth Kraken Black Spiced Rum drinks at every Mural Fest Bar. For those who dare to experience the darkness in an unexpected way, check out the Kraken Black Summer Skream truck and experience the blackest treat of all: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum ice cream.

Sometimes, painting the summer black isn't such a bad thing. 

via @krakenrum

There are mysteries all around us in Montreal, even some hidden in plain sight. The best way to discover them, though, is to open your mind to some unexpected fun.

For more information on the Kraken Summer Skream truck, check out Kraken Rum's official Facebook page right here.

Here's What's Open & What's Closed On Labour Day In Montreal

There are still a ton of things to do this Monday holiday!
  • Here's a short list of what's open and what's closed on Labour Day in Montreal.
  • If you're heading out, make sure to call ahead to your destination to inquire about reduced hours.

Yes, it's a long weekend! Three uninterrupted days to relax, have fun, and not think for two seconds about things like school or work, or other responsibilities until Tuesday morning. Not to be too depressing but it will be six weeks before we get another official long weekend. 

But let's focus on the positive! This is usually one of the summer weekends that people are trying to pack in their last days of camping or chalet time. But if you're planning to stay in the city it's good to know what's open and what's closed so you can plan out your Labour Day weekend.  

Keep Reading Show less

Announcing Montreal's First Ever Pothole Beauty Pageant

Which is the city's most beautiful pothole?

What we love about potholes here at MTL Blog is that they provide us with an endless number of stories to share. Readers are constantly sending us photos of their favourite holes in the road. Not only that but we've become friends with many potholes around the city.

We see them every day doing their very best to make us late to work and to destroy our wheels so it's about time we give them some love! 

Keep Reading Show less

Montreal's Largest Vintage Pop-Up Shop Is Coming This Weekend

Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting their biggest event ever!

Fashion can transcend time and space. No one knows this better than vintage clothing aficionados. Vintage lovers rejoice because Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting the biggest vintage pop-up shop Montreal has ever seen!

With Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups, you never have to worry about finding the perfect piece because they have everything! Since March 2018, this independently operated pop-up boutique is one of the best vintage clothing markets in the city. You simply can't miss this Flohmarkt event happening at the former Urban Outfitters on St-Denis! 

Keep Reading Show less

A video shared with MTLBlog by Instagram user @21blocks this afternoon shows a massive car fire two blocks from Lionel-Groulx metro station at the Petro-Canada gas station in the Montreal neighbourhood of St-Henri.

Details of the fire are few, but it's clear several police vehicles were on scene.

Keep Reading Show less