5 Up-and-Coming Montreal Bands

When it comes to music, Montrealers have much to brag about, but if you didn’t actually see Arcade Fire perform in a Plateau loft in 2002, what’s the point? Sadly, on that particular band, you’ve missed the boat. But a new generation offers hope. For you. Here, Montreal’s best up-and-coming bands. … Read More

Montreal’s Best Eastern European Restaurants

It’s hard to knock the French or the Italians for their culinary contributions, but come winter, hearty fare from the frostier regions of Poland, Russia and beyond is what you need to keep you warm. Here, Montreal’s best Eastern European restaurants. La Caverne La Caverne serves Russian soul food, with … Read More

Driving Distance, Montreal: Burlington, VT

Finding scenic small-town America within a couple hours of Montreal is easy. Finding quality restaurants and nightlife, solid live music and a quirky laid-back vibe? Not so straightforward. For that, you’ve got to head to Burlington, Vermont. Technically a city — Vermont’s largest, at that — Burlington feels unmistakably like … Read More

Montreal’s Best Ski Shops

Wanna launch a pre-emptive strike at seasonal affective disorder? Pop some vitamin D and get skiing. Whether your activity of choice is alpine, Telemark, Nordic or touring, the right gear is key. Here, Montreal’s five best ski shops. The Austrian Ski Shop NDG’s “biggest little ski store,” opened in 1966, … Read More

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