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10 Ways to Throw an Awesome Housewarming Party!

It's finally happened, my husband and I found our dream apartment in Montreal! We have been living here for 5 months already. The furniture's moved in and the boxes were unpacked, so we gathered our friends on June 10th 2017 to celebrate our new home! Here are 10 Ways to Throw an Awesome Housewarming Party and what you need to...

Eureka! Science Festival

Eureka! Science Festival celebrates Montreal’s technology, innovation and creativity! It is a great family gathering for curious minds of all ages. Romain & I went to this annual festival offering free science activities and entertainment on June 9-10-11, 2017. For children and students it's a unique opportunity to meet more than 150 practitioners who are passionate about their professions. Here's...

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, founded in 1904, is located on Westmount Summit which is visible from our apartment balcony. My husband & I are extremely lucky to enjoy this lovely montainside view... For more advices on how to find your ideal home, check out our previous post called "Apartment Hunting Tips" : http://montreality.net/apartment-hunting-tips/ The Oratory holds a statue dedicated...

Immigration & Integration Day

The 6th edition of Quebec's Immigration and Integration Fair was held at the Convention Centre : "Palais des Congrès" in Montreal on May 31st and June 1st 2017. My husband and I were lucky to join that event as we had just arrived in Canada on May 1st. Here are the different areas we could cover during our visit: 1...

The Biosphere

The Biosphere is a science museum mainly dedicated to the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island in Montreal. It also represents the former pavilion of the United States for the World Fair: Expo 67. The Biosphere is often mistaken with the Biodome which is an entire different museum devoted to natural science. On the 28th...

The Giants of Nantes/375th Anniversary of Montreal

Once upon a time... My husband and I fell back into our childhood. We rediscovered an astonishing world made of fantastic giant creatures! Romain and I had to LOOK UP... WAY UP! Our eyes were lifted skyward to experience the marvelous journey of the Giants. On the 19th, 20th and 21st of May 2017, three Giant Marionettes measuring more than 10...

New Metro Cars AZUR & Namur Station

The city of Montreal has always taken pride in having one of the most modern metro in the world... With the arrival of AZUR new metro cars, the STM (Montreal Transit Corporation) took an even bigger step towards innovation. When Romain & I walked into that metro for the first time, we felt like we stepped aboard the future!...

Atwater Market & Beer Festival

Atwater Market, established in 1933, was named in honor of the 19th century businessman and municipal politician : Edwin Atwater. Based near the Lachine Canal in the southwest of Montreal, this market place represents one of Montreal's most beautiful buildings considering its unique art-deco style architecture. No matter the season or even how cold or hot it gets in Montreal,...

Jacques Cartier Bridge/375th Anniversary of Montreal

"The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The bridge crosses Île Sainte-Hélène in the centre of the river, where offramps allow access to the Jean Drapeau Park and La Ronde Amusement Park. Originally named the Montreal Harbour Bridge, it was renamed...

Apartment Hunting Tips

Anyone who has ever looked for an apartment, knows the process can be both stressful and challenging... Especially if you are new to a city, which was our case! Here are some apartment hunting tips my husband & I came up with, according to our own experience in Montreal. There are plenty of ways of doing your searches but...