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Imagine if one of the Cirque du Soleil founders had the idea of reinventing what a hotel ought to be, and decided to build it in one of Quebec's most charming villages, pair it with one of the province's best skiing mountains, and link it with a scenic train ride to Quebec City. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it happened. Hôtel La Ferme is unlike any other destination in the province.

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Discover 5 Independent Coffee Shops in Montreal

A perfect cup of coffee at Café Myriad, Montreal

The coffee scene is booming in Montreal, and new, independent coffee shops are sprouting across the city. While many of the new generation of independent coffee shops open in trendy neighborhoods like Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End, the movement is reaching citywide popularity and excellent coffee can now be found easily. Here's a list of five outstanding coffee shops, each with its own character, all with a great atmosphere - and free Wi-Fi, of course.

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Holidays/Shopping: The Nutcracker Market

Thursday November 28, 2013

Montreal's Nutcracker Market

The Nutcracker Market offers values such as originality and rarity as far as the selection of merchants, products and services, with a magical setting inspiring a sense of wonder so typical of the holiday spirit. Exhibitor categories include, among others, jewelry, dinnerware, local products, interior and outdoor décor items, body-care products and toys.

  • When: November 28 to December 8, 2013
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Wed: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Thu-Fri: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Montreal Convention Centre (View Map)
  • Official Website

Shopping: SOUK@SAT

Wednesday November 27, 2013

SOUK@SAT holiday market

Looking for a unique gift? Faithful to its mission of showcasing Montreal's coolest creations, Souk@Sat is reuniting once-again as every year, in December, under the same roof, over sixty local artists. The entire SAT space will be transformed into an immense loft filled with a multitude of Montreal's contemporary creations, original, stylish and well-thought-of gifts in a vivid atmosphere.

  • When: November 28 to December 1, 2013
  • Opening Hours: Thu: Noon to 10 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: Noon to 9 p.m.
    Sun: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) (View Map)
  • Official Website

Holidays/Shopping: Christmas Market at Quebec City's Old Port

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Quebec City's Christmas Market

At Quebec City's Christmas Market, you'll find a variety of food products and handicrafts, perfect to decorate your reception or to give as gifts. Discover more than 70 local producers offering over 1000 exclusive products in a unique decor, the Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec.

  • When: November 21 to December 31, 2013
    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec (View Map)
  • Official Website (in French only)

Exhibition: Scandal! Vice, Crime and Morality in Montreal, 1940-1960

Friday November 15, 2013

Centre d'histoire de Montreal

Discover Montreal's mysterious past: In a neon glow, from 1940s to the 1960s, Montreal moved to the rhythm of its innumerable cabarets and clubs. The city's often smoldering night-life overflowed into the dark corners of illegal gambling houses and beyond the curtains of brothels. Scandal! Had Montreal really become an epicentre of vice and corruption? An inquiry sets out to answer this question.

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