Find out which Montreal events you won't want to miss, month by month.
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If there's one event that crowns February in Montreal, apart from the glory of Montreal chocolate show Je t'aime en chocolat, it's Montréal en Lumière. Its outdoor activities, fine dining events and live shows arguably make it Montreal's biggest winter festival.
But I would be remiss to omit mention of Valentine's Day in Montreal, given the city's savoir-faire in the romance department. Visiting with your better half? Book a room in Old Montreal. Then reserve a table at one of Montreal's most romantic restaurants. You'll thank me.
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The first thing that comes to mind with every March in the city is the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Locals are especially rowdy for the occasion, in a peace-loving way, mind you. That's your cue to drop by downtown. It's a hilarious, festive affair.
And March signals an equally illustrious tradition somewhat unique to Quebec. It involves a sugar overdose and potential indigestion.
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April in Montreal is usually last call for Butterflies Go Free, a Montreal Botanical Gardens winter and spring tradition whereby thousands of butterflies are released in its greenhouses to the awe of onlookers.
It's also last call to hit the slopes just outside city limits, the perfect time for beginners to try downhill skiing or snowboarding for the first time given how sticky spring snow is relative to colder months.
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Labour Day weekend in Montreal is a big deal. Lots of events and activities going on.
It's also apple-picking season, a popular activity in the area given how many orchards surround the city of Montreal.
And it's the season for POP Montreal, an indie music, art, and design fest.
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Fall foliage is nothing short of stunning in Montreal come October. Long walks and clement temperatures define the season, as does Montreal Botanical Garden's Gardens of Light, an annual event featuring Chinese lanterns and light displays.
And who could forget Halloween.
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November in Montreal features the most popular parade of the year, the Montreal Santa Claus Parade.
And at the beginning of the month, it's MTL à Table, Montreal's answer to Restaurant Week.
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