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Food We Discovered In Canada

I made a short list of 5 aliments we tasted for the first time in Canada and that we thought you should know about, if it's not already the case! 1 - Poutine : This is a classic and a Canadian staple food! Originating in rural Quebec, this decadent dish is made of crispy French fries topped with cheese curds and...

Our Best Summer Moments In Montreal

As winter is knocking at our doors, here's a top 10 list of our favorite activities and good moments we spent in Montreal during this summer of 2017. 1 - Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix  (June 11, 2017) Romain and I took part in this event for the second time already (first time being in 2015). It's not just a race......

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,...