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10 things to do this spring in MontréalMontréal’s outdoor culture fills parks, gardens and farmers markets the moment the temperature ascends above freezing. Even the ubiquitous BIXI bike share stations appear well before the year’s last flurry. Here’s a snowdrift worth of activities and amenities to see in Montréal this spring.

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Winter in Quebec: Montréal’s top day tripsMontréalers embrace their bucolic ventures into winter, turning forested paths into skating trails, hauling inner tubes up hills and locating spas wherever they can. Here are some of our favourite destinations, all less than 90-minutes away from Montréal, to bundle up or take it off during winter in Quebec.  

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Things to do in Montréal: Exploring Little BurgundyFamous for its blend of European and North American cultures, with everything from authentic French cuisine and 18th century architecture to contemporary art galleries and international music festivals to enjoy, there are plenty of fascinating things to do in Montréal. But this is also a local’s city, with a gritty side that most tourists don’t get to see. Few neighbourhoods exemplify this coarse façade more than Little Burgundy.

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The best bière blanche in MontréalIreland touts its stouts, America stakes its claim to “hopped up” IPAs, but it’s all about bière blanche in Quebec. Also known as white ale or, in its Belgian birthplace, witbier, this pale golden, unfiltered brew served as the standard refresher in La Belle Province long before current converts started splashing an orange slice into their vessels. Take a look at our guide to the best bière blanche in Montréal, for some seriously good sipping.

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All Aboard The Rocky MountaineerCanada encompasses the largest area in the Western Hemisphere, a diverse geography that traverses the subtle Laurentian Mountains of Quebec to the sharp apogees of the Canadian Rockies to the dramatic coastal ranges of British Columbia. Traveling by VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer reveals the nuances of this vast country, beginning with 24 hours in Montréal, one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities.

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A Montreal Food Guide: From Bagels to Poutine

by ClaireBullen January 2014 - last edited September

Montreal Comfort FoodWhile Montreal offers visiting foodies plenty of gourmet attractions, it’s somehow the city’s no-fuss comfort food that's most resonant in the minds of travellers. For those looking to hunker down and warm up with some of the city’s most comforting dishes, we’ve handpicked a few of the best places to try Montreal's favouritive foods.

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