Things to Do in Montreal

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The supermarket is the winner of the People's Choice Award for design. Read More

An antiques and curios shop opened in 1975, Arthur Quentin has since expanded to offer housewares, accessories, clothing, cookware, and other decorative... Read More

Though Montreal after dark used to mean La Calèche du Sexe and other such red-light joints downtown, the city’s nightlife is now centered... Read More

Set on an otherwise unappealing stretch of Rue Sainte-Catherine, the industrial-looking Belgo Building is an inauspicious hub for the city’s... Read More

Montreal has great bike trails throughout the city and along the water. The best of them is the one that follows the Lachine Canal for about nine miles,... Read More

The kooky sister establishment to bar Plan B, Bily Kun hangs mounted ostrich heads along its 20-foot-high walls by way of decoration. The look is... Read More

In May 2009, the city launched North America’s largest public bike-share program, rolling out 3,000 bikes at 400 docksa round the city available... Read More

In recent years, Montreal’s music scene has given rise to a parade of innovative bands, including the Arcade Fire and the Stars. If you want to... Read More

In Montreal, where interior shops tend to cater to either traditionalists or cutting-edge Modernists, Celadon Collection bridges the gap between stodgy... Read More

Original Debut: Home to a fading vaudeville scene when it opened in 1913, the Imperial became a movie house in 1934 when it was leased to Léo... Read More

Rue Saint-Denis, up in the Plateau, is the prettiest shopping street in the city, with pint-size boutiques tucked into gabled houses. At this basement... Read More

The brewing tradition is alive and well in Quebec, nowhere more so than at this excellent, nothing-but-the-basics microbrewery just a few blocks east of... Read More

From the same owners as Whiskey Café, Dominion Square Tavern serves a French-Canadian menu and house-made items by chef Érik Dupuis. The... Read More

A sprawling central business district, downtown also encompasses the stately McGill University, gorgeous mansions along Rue Sherbrooke, and some of the... Read More

This eclectic little boutique/art gallery showcases paintings by owner Lysanne Pepin, quirky jewelry, and a handful of well-priced bohemian women&rsquo... Read More

Every year, during the first week of July, Montreal puts on this music celebration. Some acts have included Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, and Mali's... Read More

For three weekends in late January and early February, Parc Jean-Drapeau becomes an outdoor celebration of winter with the Fête des Neiges, or... Read More

Fans of vintage clothing shouldn’t miss this 15-year-old shop for its well-curated selection of designer hats, scarves, and party dresses from the... Read More

This serene, four-floor luxury department store, housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco building within the mansion-lined block known as the Golden... Read More

Once just a pet project of insect collector Georges Brossard, the Insectarium officially opened in 1990 within the Montreal Botanical Garden. More than... Read More

Stop in at this 2009-opened boutique to pick up cult clothing brands Supra and Elm, plus works by up-and-coming Montreal artists. Read More

Try to catch a performance by the Mittenstrings, an up-and-coming Montreal phenomenon. Read More

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