Lifestyle & Parenting

10 Things to Do in Montreal This May

May 7, 2017

Warm up to spring with these must-dos. —Christine Laroche

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1. Invoke warm weather and sunshine by sipping tropical concoctions at Snowbird Tiki Bar.

2. Kick off the cycling season with an inaugural Bixi ride and, from May 28 to June 4, by taking part in the Go Bike Montréal Festival, including the Tour de l’Île.

3. Get an exclusive glimpse inside artists’ workshops during the Virée des Ateliers, May 4 to 7. Bonus: You can shop their wares, too.

4. Prep your feet for sandal season with a vegan pedi at V&O Salon, the city’s swankiest eco-friendly nail bar.

5. Sprinkle your spring wardrobe with pieces from top local designers by shopping Cabinet Éphémère’s Rockland Centre pop-up.

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6. Celebrate Montreal’s 375th with 15,000 of your closest friends at Bonne Fête Montréal hosted by Guy A. Lepage.

7. Marvel at Living Connections, a.k.a., the Jacques-Cartier Bridge’s twinkly new makeover, starting May 17. Eat your heart out, Golden Gate Bridge!

8. Overcome your fear of heights while channeling your inner kid with a series of aerial courses and ziplines at Voiles en Voiles in the Old Port.

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9. Catch the final bow of travelling exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the MMFA with a display of 30 wedding creations by the enfant terrible of French fashion. From May 27 to October 9.

10. Go on a museum crawl—for free—on Museums Day (May 28).


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