News from Montreal Tourism, Fall 2015 issue
Le 19 août 2015
Fall is an awesome time to be in Montréal. Things get cooking city-wide with three major food fests, a major photo exhibition and the best and brightest in new cinema. Plus, culture vultures can take in oodles of contemporary dance, a major indie music fest and a glittering line-up in symphony, ballet and the opera. Be here!
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Montréal’s got a crave-worthy calendar of events cooking for foodies. From August 20 to 24, Omnivore features the freshest new talents in the SAT’s Foodlab kitchens. Celebrated Montréal chefs dazzle taste buds at the YUL EAT Festival in the Old Port, September 5 to 7. And MTL à TABLE invites everyone to explore the city’s ebullient restaurant scene, October 29 to November 8. New food trends, up-and-coming chefs, cranked-up culinary classics, demos, dinners, parties: all this and more on the Montréal menu!
Montréal shows off
Montréal’s cultural calendar shines big and bright this autumn. Sensory Stories at the Phi Centre invites visitors to rediscover narrative through virtual, interactive and immersive experiences until September 27. The World Press Photo exhibition at Marché Bonsecours captures hearts and minds with prizewinning images until September 27, while the Festival du nouveau cinéma provides a one-of-kind film fix by reeling in the planet’s newest and hottest works and talents from October 8 to 19.
Montréal is seriously festival
Fall’s bona fide festival time in Montréal too. Proving it is Festival Quartiers Danses , which kicks it up with a fresh program of contemporary dance from September 9 to 20. On its heels is POP Montréal , where seasoned and emerging musicians and plenty more happenings rock the city from September 16 to 20. The three-year-old Phénomena Festival brings more boundary-pushing performances from October 16 to 23, while M for Montréal breaks out a huge new line-up of genre-spanning music, November 18 to 21.
Montréal keeps it classy
Montréal rolls out the red carpet to the classics this fall, with Maestro Kent Nagano conducting emBolero at the Maison symphonique de Montréal from October 20 and 21. The Opéra de Montréal thrills audiences with the emotion and intensity of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Strauss’s Elektra in September and November, respectively. And dance lovers can watch and wonder as the Grands Ballets steps it up with Kaguyahime by choreographer Jiří Kylián, October 15 to 30.
New guided tour of the Olympic Park
As the Olympic Park’s 40th Anniversary fast approaches, we are offering guided tours that will teach you all about the highlights and proud moments of this mythic place —located right in the city. The one-hour visit will take you on an informative tour of the Stadium and its brand new installations, showcasing the architectural masterpiece and its stunning history.
Three all-out food races around the Eaton Centre Food Court, with $1500 in prizes to be won! Place an order with a competitor, and they race around the food court at top speed to deliver the meal as fast as they can, without making any mistakes. Information at montrealeatoncentre.com
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel – The Exhibition
Until October 12
The chance to fully engage in the artwork in a way never before possible.
Gardens of Light
September 4 to November 1
This fall, the Chinese and Japanese Gardens will be offering two brilliant experiences you’re sure to enjoy.