The Cost of Living in Montreal vs Toronto

They’re 541.7km apart. 5 hours and 48 minutes by car (pending traffic, of course). 5 hours and 32 minutes by train. 1 hour and 15 minutes by plane. 112 hours by foot (though you’d have to be insane to even attempt it). And yet, despite the remarkably close proximity between two of Canada’s largest [...]

EcoVillages in Québec: A sustainable way of living

EcoVillages are an alternative form of living, which are becoming increasingly popular in Québec. As the name suggests, the EcoVillage is community oriented way of life, happening mostly in rural areas and following an earth-conscious philosophy. Off the grid and without centralized municipal resources like water and electricity, the communities typically rely on solar [...]

Winter in Montréal 101: How to dress for the cold

Winter in Montréal 101: How to dress for the cold Canadians are world-renowned for being nice. But Canadian winters? That’s a different story. In Montréal especially, the winters can be mean, freezing, and occasionally, hilariously cruel. So if you’re planning a move to the Great White North, and Montréal in particular, here’s a step-by-step [...]

Pumpkin carving for Halloween: Tips for Beginners

In Canada, as October rolls around, you will see many people decorating for Halloween. In North America, this holiday is widely celebrated with everything from trick-or-treating, to lights and decorations covering many houses, inside and out. A favourite decoration for Halloween is most definitely the Jack-o'-Lantern, which is not only a great family craft [...]

Yes we Cannabis: You say jump, we say How High

Pot smokers, freedom fighters and bon vivants are joining hands across Canada this month to make a joyful noise of jubilation, followed by the husky sound of hearty coughing. With the passage of the Federal Cannabis Act, on 17 October 2018, Canada became the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize recreational [...]

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Cheers to Canadian beers

A well-stocked Canadian fridge will always include the following things: back bacon, maple syrup, and most important of all, beer. That’s because beer has been synonymous with Canadian heritage since early Europeans settled here in the mid-17th century. And any festive holiday party, adult birthday party or sloppy company party will prove that Canada’s [...]

Sports in Canada

When you think of Canada, you may think about the cultural proximity with the US, the freezing cold but also about sports. Sport is an integral part of Canadian culture. The major sports in Canada are similar to those of the US, but with a bit of a Canadian twist! Ice Hockey: The Canadian national [...]

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 [...]

Cocktail Canada: The Bloody Caesar

The Bloody Caesar is a cocktail invented right here in Canada, in Calgary, Alberta, and is rarely found, or heard of anywhere else in the world.Invented in 1969, by Walter Chell, at the Calgary Inn (which is now the Westin Hotel), it is said to be created mimicking the flavor of the italian dish, Spaghetti [...]

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