Where to shop for specific products in Montréal, Québec

When you first arrive in Montréal, you may have some questions about what the best stores are to do your different types of shopping. You might have heard people mention SAQ, but don't know what they mean, or you may be wondering where to buy stationery. There are some shopping quirks specific to the [...]

Skydiving and free-fall simulator in Montreal

Once you have taken the huge step of moving into a new country like Canada, you are ready for all kinds of adventures! And is there more exciting adventure than skydiving? Gather all your courage and jump! There are two skydiving schools near Montreal: Nouvelair and Parachute Montreal. Both offre approximately the same services [...]

2018-07-26T21:37:41+00:00By |Leisure|0 Comments

A Guide to Official Canadian Holidays

If you're new to living and working in Canada, you may be wondering about the national holidays that will give you days you will have off from work to celebrate with friends, relax, or take an extended weekend vacation. While some of Canadian holidays may be similar to those of your home country, others [...]

2018-07-08T15:36:09+00:00By |Cultural, Leisure|0 Comments

Best Public Parks in Calgary

Parks in Calgary are a world to discover, not only because there are nearly 5,000 of them but also because of the many different spaces, activities and venues that each has to offer. The city has more than 8,000 hectares of parkland, the largest urban park in Canada and the longest paved urban pathway system in [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:11+00:00By |Calgary, Leisure|0 Comments

Favourite Spring Activities In and Around Montréal

With the snow melted away and the flowers beginning to bloom, spring is the perfect time for Montréal newcomers to explore the amazing leisure activities the city has to offer. Montréal may have a reputation for being a playground for winter sports and activities, but in spring we love to trade our heavy winter coats [...]

The Canadian History Museum

The Canadian History Museum (Musée canadien de l'histoire) is located in the Hull district of Gatineau, near to Ottawa. Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it is Canada's national museum of Canadian and world history and civilization, sharing richly diverse and colourful histories and cultures through a mixture of permanent, temporary and even virtual [...]

“Travelling South” from Canada

You may have heard Canadians use the expression “Travelling South” and wondered where in the "south" do they mean? When people say “south” they're actually referring to the southern states of the USA, the Caribbean islands, or even Central or South America. These are the closest destinations to Canada when you're in need of [...]

Montréal’s Libraries

Montréal is a city of culture, and one of its many attributes is that it has plenty of libraries, or bibliothèques. Wherever you live in city, there will be a library close to you...a joy to hear for all you book-lovers out there! Once you're settled in a neighbourhood, or borough, you can find [...]

Winter activities in Canada

Without wanting to overlap with our existing blog on skiing resorts near Montréal; we wanted to outline some of the other popular winter activities in Canada, as skiing is just one of many things to do during the long snowy season. In fact, there are plenty of ways to amuse yourself between winter snowstorms: [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:47+00:00By |Canada, Leisure|0 Comments