Montreal New Year’s XS Celebration 2013 summary: For 6 years running Montreal XS has played host to Montreal’s top New Year’s Eve party, which this year will be even bigger, crazier, and more excessive than ever for Montreal New Year’s event XS Celebration 2013: the biggest all-inclusive NYE party EVER held in Montreal.
Why guys love it: 6 hours of unlimited drinks, 15 big name DJs, sexy cirque performers and body-painted models, more female patrons (with more booze) than you will find anywhere, crazy pre-sale deals for regular, premium open bar, and VIP table ticket holders; the biggest and the best Montreal New Year’s Eve party, period…What’s not to love?
Location: Montreal Forum (entrance for regular tickets on Ste.-Catherine, entrance for premium tickets / VIP on Atwater)
MUTEK International Festival summary: Performances by some of the most talented “electronic music artists” around
Why guys love it: This event will show you that you don’t need traditional instruments to create infectious beats. MUTEK events have been held in many cities outside of Montreal, including Toronto and New York.
Location: Several Montreal venues
MUTEK will expand your definition of what it means to be a musician
Montreal Chamber Music Festival summary: Several weeks of musical performances
Why guys love it: If you couldn’t make it to the city for the Montreal International Jazz Festival you’ll be happy to know this one includes several shows featuring the genre. Classical performances are also part of this musical main event.
Location: Place des Arts
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival will appeal to fans of jazz and classical music
Aires Libres summary: Pedestrian zone created for the summer
Why guys love it: This prime Montreal nightlife location is closed to cars and completely transformed. Street performances, artists selling their wares, and sidewalk terraces outside select Montreal restaurants are just some of the highlights.
Location: rue Saint Catherine
An outdoor dance performance in Montreal
Festival TransAmériques summary: Contemporary dance and theater performances
Why guys love it: Think guys wouldn’t love it at all? Not so fast! It’s perfect if you’re planning a Montreal bachelor party for the cultured groom…and men will almost certainly be vastly outnumbered here by the fairer sex.
Location: Various Montreal performing arts venues
A different kind of dance performance at a Montreal night club
Montreal Bike Fest summary: Several events celebrating Montreal biking
Why guys love it: This Montreal festival gives you the opportunity to join with other cycling enthusiasts for a daytime or evening outdoor adventure. Sign up for the 50-kilometer option if you’re looking for ultra-fit ladies with plenty of stamina!
The Montreal night clubs (and ladies) are the perfect reward after a strenuous day of biking
Friday Nocturnes summary: Monthly event featuring artwork, music, and a cash bar
Why guys love it: It doesn’t get much better than this for bachelor parties for the cultured groom! And since it ends at 9 p.m. there is still plenty of time for clubbing.
Location: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
Friends showing their approval of the sizzling nightlife of Montreal
April Fools Day summary: A possible way out of the dog house
Why guys love it: You might convince her that those photos of you and eight Montreal strippers were totally photoshopped…an elaborate prank. Since this will only (maybe) fly on April 1st, though, it’s better to take bachelor party cover up measures in advance.
Guy posing with two girls at a nightclub in Montreal
Technofolies summary: Demos and workshops focusing on the latest techno advances (3-D, stop motion, augmented reality, and more)
Why guys love it: If you have a fetish for hardcore tech geeks in glasses you’ll likely find the selection of ladies here rivals the hottest nightclubs in Montreal.
Location: Montreal Science Center
NOT the typical attendee at the Montreal event known as Technofolies
Montreal New Years XS 2012 summary: The most exclusive, wildest New Years celebration in Montreal
Why guys love it: Year after year Montreal New Years XS delivers! Just a few highlights are an all-night open bar with an all-you-can-drink policy, music from DJs known and loved the world over, and body-painted models.
Location: The Telus Theatre
Gorgeous girls celebrating at Montreal New Years XS 2011
New Years Grand Ball summary: Outdoor celebration attended by thousands
Why guys love it: It’s a nice time and offers an up-close view of the New Years Eve Fireworks. If you’re looking for a wild party with lots of booze Montreal New Years XS 2012 is a better bet.
Location: Old Port
Montreal New Years XS is a wilder party than the New Years Grand Ball that will get you out of the cold
Salon Des Metiers D’Art Du Quebec summary: The largest craft sale in North America
Why guys love it: If she’s always complaining that you never put any thought into your Christmas gifts this is your chance to prove her wrong! Stop by during your Montreal weekend getaway to purchase one-of-a-kind jewelry and other creations.
Location: Place Bonaventure
Find a thoughtful gift for her at the Salon Des Metiers D'Art Du Quebec and reap the rewards
Noel Sur L’Avenue summary: Month-long December festive celebration
Why guys love it: This series of Montreal events has something for everyone. Four Montreal bars will feature Christmas DJs (admit it…those tunes have grown on you). Or, take part in a different form of speed dating to taste gourmet offerings from local merchants.
Location: Mont-Royal Avenue
Hot girl gearing up for Christmas in Montreal
Mile End Poets’ Festival summary: Poetry, music, and dance
Why guys love it: After hearing musings on love, the female attendees might be more receptive to an evening of male company. Just don’t blow it by suggesting a trip to a Montreal strip club followed by a visit to your Montreal hotel.
Location: Various venues
At the Miles End Poets’ Festival, listening to some verse might just pay off big time
Montreal Halloween 2011 summary: Don your costume and hit the Montreal night clubs
Why guys love it: The coolest thing about Halloween in Montreal is definitely the ladies’ costumes. Instead of trying to be scary women use the holiday as an excuse to bare even more skin than usual!
Location: Anywhere you choose
Ladies dressed up in sexy schoolgirl costumes to celebrate Halloween in Montreal
The Great Pumpkin Ball summary: Huge exhibition of unique carved and decorated pumpkins
Why guys love it: No matter how old guys get Halloween in Montreal is an exciting time. This event will bring back memories of making jack-o-lanterns as a kid…just try not to get too sentimental around your boys.
Location: The Botanical Gardens
All dressed up for a wild and crazy Halloween in Montreal
Montreal Witches Masquerade Ball summary: Samhain ritual followed by a Montreal Halloween bash
Why guys love it: It’s a Montreal nightlife experience that’s unlike any other. Most people here are actually devoted pagans, so keep the jokes about Mother Earth and witches’ cauldrons to a minimum.
Location: 3697 boulevard Saint-Laurent
- If you attend the Witches Masquerade Ball, bring your favorite mask and an open mind
Montreal Zombie Walk summary: Terrifying parade of the living dead
Why guys love it: It’s the only time you can stumble around screaming “brains” without getting arrested or being looked at like a freak. It’s part of SPASM, so you’ll also get a chance to view some cool zombie flicks.
Location: From the Mont-Royal metro station to Club Soda
- Friends celebrating Halloween in Montreal at an amazing night club
Quebec Intercultural Storytelling Festival summary: Talented storytellers from around the world
Why guys love it: You might just learn a thing or two during a Montreal bachelor party…like how to invent a tale that will actually convince your significant other you have no idea how that charge from Pussy Corps ended up on your credit card statement.
Location: Various Montreal venues
- Like it or not, storytelling is an essential skill if you want to stay out of the doghouse after a Montreal bachelor party
Montreal Thanksgiving summary: Nationwide holiday on the second Monday of October
Why guys love it: Tradition states that on this day you eat a huge turkey dinner and give some gratitude for the good things in life. With dozens of Montreal nightclubs and Montreal strip clubs, you have a lot to be thankful for!
Location: The entire city
- Gorgeous girls at one of the hottest night clubs in Montreal
Montreal Monster Spectacular summary: Indoor monster truck show
Why guys love it: This is one of the coolest Montreal bachelor party ideas for guys who like to see trucks go smashy smashy. If you’ve got a cultured groom on your hands, though, avoid at all costs!
Location: The Olympic Stadium
- Fans of fast cars and trucks will love the Montreal Monster Spectacular
Old Montreal’s Extravaganza summary: Month-long celebration leading up to the holidays
Why guys love it: With one month of indoor and outdoor activities and shows, there are plenty of opportunities to be part of this event. Go skating, take part in food tastings, or just watch the New Years Eve Fireworks.
Location: Old Port
The New Years Eve fireworks are just one part of Old Montreal’s Extravaganza
Salon Des Boomers Plus summary: Massive exhibition of products and services for the 45+ crowd
Why guys love it: Exhibitors at this Montreal event range from posh resorts and spas to trendy dinner theaters. It could be a good bachelor party idea for the 40-something groom, but only if he’s comfortable with his baby boomer status.
Location: Montreal Convention Center
- A slightly more mature group of friends out for dinner at a Montreal supper club
International Tourism and Travel Show summary: Learn about 100 different countries and start planning your next getaway
Why guys love it: Anyone with the travel bug will find the wealth of information here an invaluable resource. It might even help you make a final decision about whether your next destination should be Bratislava or Helsinki.
Location: Place Bonaventure
- A fun night out during a trip to Montreal
Montreal Super Motocross summary: ATV and motorbike riders risk their lives and compete for victory
Why guys love it: If there’s one thing that makes us almost as happy as Montreal strip clubs, it’s seeing crazy stunts and speeding vehicles. This event doesn’t have any dancers, but it’ll give you your adrenaline fix.
Location: Montreal Olympic Stadium
A super-fast racing car on display in Montreal
Montreal Dinner in the Sky summary: A full-course dinner…in mid air
Why guys love it: No matter what type of Montreal corporate event you’re planning, booking a dining time at this Montreal event will make it memorable. You’ll get a fantastic view of the skyline and a wonderful meal.
Location: Old Montreal and Old Port
Guys having a great time at a Montreal event
Montreal Labour Day summary: The unofficial last weekend of summer
Why guys love it: It’s one of your last chances to see the girls of Montreal in their barely-there outfits before the cool fall weather hits. Most the most of the holiday by hitting the Montreal nightclubs hard!
Location: Montreal, Toronto, Las Vegas, and many others
Ladies partying in a Montreal nightclub
Piknic Electronik summary: Weekly outdoor rave held during the summer months
Why guys love it: It’s the type of music you’d hear in Montreal after hours clubs but the setting is family friendly. You can bring beer and wine with a picnic lunch or purchase drinks there.
Location: Parc Jean Drapeau
- A DJ entertains the crowd at a Montreal event
Tam Tams summary: Free Sunday shows throughout the summer
Why guys love it: It’s a drumming and dancing spectacle you won’t soon forget. If you’re lucky there will also be some Montreal belly dancers swaying and grooving to the infectious beats. Feel free to join in!
Location: Mont Royal Park
- A talented musician playing the drums at an event in Montreal
Montreal Circus Arts Festival summary: Shows by local and international circus groups
Why guys love it: The feats of the performers will amaze and impress guys and ladies alike. Try an aerial trick of your own or discover why Cirque du Soleil is a name known throughout the world.
Location:Various Montreal performing arts venues
A Montreal circus performer putting on a show
Montreal Italian Week summary: Series of Montreal events celebrating Italian culture
Why guys love it: Like the services offered by Montreal VIP this event is very diverse. You can check out some Ferraris one day, participate in a bocce tournament the next, and finish off with a night at the opera.
Location: Little Italy
- A blue Ferrari parked on a street in Montreal
Montreal International Fireworks Competition summary: Largest event of its kind in the world
Why guys love it: Even huge cities such as Miami and Atlantic City can’t match this competition. Watch the pyrotechnics for free from afar or pay to see them up close.
Location: Old Port, Parc Jean Drapeau, or La Ronde
A spectacular Montreal fireworks show
Love Sundays summary: Outdoor daytime event offering a Montreal nightlife vibe
Why guys love it: The girls here are dressed like they’re about to hit the clubs and the music is world class. The daytime setting allows you to determine which girls actually are smoking hot…no forgiving dim lighting here!
Location: Terrasses Bonsecours
- Dressed up to hit the Montreal night clubs
Montreal Sidewalk Sales summary: Montreal shopping, activities, and entertainment
Why guys love it: These sales provide an opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family back home and bask in the Canadian summer sun. They also provide an excuse to check out all the female shoppers in their flirty dresses.
Location: Throughout Montreal
Ladies doing a little outdoor shopping in Montreal
Fantasia Film Festival summary: Premieres of North American and international films
Why guys love it: For more than a decade makers of short and full-length horror, sci-fi, and action films have been sharing their creations with audiences at this Montreal event.
Location: Mainly the J.A. De Seve Cinema at Concordia University
The nightlife is even more amazing during Montreal festivals and events
Les FrancoFolies de Montreal summary: The world’s largest festival focusing on French music
Why guys love it: There are indoor shows and free outdoor ones in downtown Montreal. Roughly one million people attend the hundreds of shows so the Montreal nightlife is at its best!
Location: Mainly the Place des Festivals
A singer performs for the crowd during an event in Montreal
Montreal Canada Day summary: Daytime Montreal activities and after dark debauchery
Why guys love it: If you’re looking for an excuse to have an evening of heavy boozing and club hopping (not that you require one) Canada’s birthday on July 1 provides all the justification you need!
Location: Check out the Canada Day schedule for Old Port
A car proudly displaying the symbol of Canada during an event in Montreal
Montreal Victoria Day summary: The unofficial start of summer
Why guys love it: Those from London will love that the queen’s birthday is still celebrated. The holiday is better known in Canada as May 2-4 weekend. It’s not a coincidence that the title shares its name with the largest box of beer available. And yes…the Montreal nightlife is insane.
The always crazy nightlife in Montreal gets even better when there's a holiday!
Vue Sur La Releve summary: Music, dance, theater, DJ performances, and more
Why guys love it: This Montreal event will expand your mind and appeal to your more artistic side. The shows span more than two weeks and exclusively feature works by French artists from Quebec and elsewhere.
Location: Various Montreal performing arts venues
A captivating live performance at a Montreal nightclub
Butterflies Go Free summary: Learn about the mating and courting rituals of butterflies
Why guys love it: This event will show you that whether guys are butterflies or men enjoying the Montreal nightlife their goal is always getting the girl. It’s enough to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Location: Montreal Botanical Gardens
- Lovely ladies out to experience the nightlife in Montreal
Montreal St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 summary: The 187th Montreal St. Patricks day parade
Why guys love it: Thousands gather to watch this two to three hour parade. And even though it’s on a Sunday you can count on experiencing the Montreal nightlife at its best.
Location: Corner of Fort and Ste. Catherine to Philips Square
A girl showing off her green at a nightclub in Montreal
Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival summary: Several nights of creative and hilarious performances
Why guys love it: Montrealers have an awesome sense of humor and you’ll find yourself laughing along with them here. Past festivals have featured local acts as well as talented comedians and troupes from Toronto and New York.
Location: Theatre Ste-Catherine
If you're looking for laughter you will find it at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival
Asian Heritage Month summary: Film, dance, and more traditional works by Asian artists
Why guys love it: If the groom thinks Lucy Liu is the hottest face in Hollywood he’ll thank you forever for bringing him to this Montreal event as part of his bachelor party in Montreal.
Location: 10 downtown Montreal venues
A gorgeous girl poses with three guys at a nightclub in Montreal
International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu summary: A Montreal event with tons of music and lots of balloons
Why guys love it: Hundreds of thousands come here and you can book a ride in a balloon…it’s one of the coolest Montreal bachelor party ideas around if the groom isn’t afraid of heights!
Location: 5 chemin de l’Aéroport
Balloons and thousands of hot ladies await you at the International Balloon Festival
Montreal Valentine’s Day summary: Buy some candy, hope to get lucky
Why guys love it: Putting forth just a token effort on this day can pay off big. Planning a Montreal couple’s getaway, however, will ensure that Cupid’s power lasts long after the big day is over.
Location: Anywhere (but ideally a Montreal hotel room)
Earn a kiss (and likely a lot more) by planning the perfect Montreal Valentine's Day
Black and Blue Festival summary: A yearly benefit for HIV/AIDS
Why guys love it: It’s officially a gay festival but the many straight women who show up to party earn it a decent “FF” rating. There are numerous raves for those who love the after hours scene.
Location: Varies from year to year
All dressed up in black and blue in a Montreal nightclub
La Francofete summary: A celebration of the French language and culture
Why guys love it: This is one of the events in Montreal where you can experience true Francophone music, art, and dance. If you enjoy yourself there is also a Toronto version of La Francofete.
Location: Varies depending on the year
Experience "French" culture at its best at La Francofete
Pan Africa International Film Festival summary: Movies and exhibitions focusing on African and Creole culture
Why guys love it: It’s fascinating to see things from another perspective. If you’re a devoted film buff check out the Montreal International Film Festival and the International Festival of Films on Art too.
Location: Various Montreal cinemas and venues
A group discusses their itinerary, which can be customized to include Montreal events, Montreal nightlife, and more
Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival summary: A five-day literary event
Why guys love it: There are well over 100 Montreal events, including readings by talented authors. Best of all…you might get to live out your fantasy of hooking up with a hot librarian.
Location: Several (many events held at the Delta Centre Ville)
Montreal events like the literary festival will show you that Montreal's culture is about more than wild clubs
Igloofest summary: Outdoor Montreal event featuring musical performances
Why guys love it: You can party in a winter wonderland and there are Montreal bars on-site. Put your “hot chick radar” to good use and figure out which girls have smoking bodies underneath all those warm layers.
Location: Jacques-Cartier Quay (Old Port)
Montreal events like Igloofest make winter more bearable
And Then There Was Light summary: A multimedia show describing the history of Montreal’s famous basilica
Why guys love it: When you return home with a knowledge of a church’s history, the girls might just believe you opted to experience the city’s history and culture instead of the Montreal strip clubs.
Location: The Notre-Dame Basilica
Visiting some cultural attractions is always a good idea when you don't want the girls to figure out what you were really up to
New Years Eve Fireworks summary: Welcome in the New Year with a bang
Why guys love it: They’re free to see and they’re pretty neat but they only last 20 minutes tops. Come to Montreal New Years XS instead…where the sound and light show lasts well into New Years Day.
Location: Old Port
The New Years Eve fireworks in Montreal
Arte Musica Foundation Christmas Concerts summary: Three nights of exceptional choral music
Why guys love it: Before the debauchery that is Montreal New Years XS you can hear renditions of works by genius composers. The music of Bach and Brahms will make for an enjoyable and refined evening.
Location: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Ladies showing off their holiday colors at Montreal New Years XS
The Longest Night summary: Learn about where some of your treasured holiday traditions came from
Why guys love it: This Montreal event will help you understand the connection between the seasons and how we celebrate Christmas…but it probably won’t explain why women look so good in those sexy Santa suits!
Location: The Montreal Planetarium
A lady at a Montreal nightclub wearing a Santa hat
Christmas in the Park summary: A full month of holiday-themed Montreal events
Why guys love it: If this won’t put you in the holiday spirit nothing will. Come enjoy the Montreal performing arts or hop aboard a horse-drawn sleigh for an old-fashioned romantic ride in the snow.
Location: Parc Lahaie
All ready for Christmas at a Montreal nightclub
Behind the Christmas Tree summary: Exhibit showcasing the environmental impacts of Christmas
Why guys love it: This is where you’ll find some “green” girls with a conscience. It might also make you think twice about your Christmas traditions but don’t let it deter you from overindulging at Montreal New Years XS.
Location: The Biosphere
Behind the Christmas Tree is a Montreal event that might make you reconsider your Christmas consumption
Nativité, Nativity, Natività… summary: Exhibition of arts and crafts depicting the Nativity
Why guys love it: Whether you’re a believer or not you have to admit the Nativity story is compelling. This Montreal event put on by St. Joseph’s Oratory shows how different artists have represented the famous scene over the centuries.
Location: Place Bonaventure
Christmas time in downtown Montreal
Boxing Under the Stars summary: World-class boxing event held directly before the Montreal Grand Prix
Why guys love it: Some of the best fighters around step into the ring at this event. There’s a massive tailgate party where fans can drink and meet the fighters.
Location: Uniprix Stadium located in Jarry Park
Montreal Grand Prix models
Montreal Santa Claus Parade summary: Wildly popular Montreal event featuring tons of floats and good cheer
Why guys love it: This parade is massive by any standard. Regardless of your reason for being in Montreal stop by to get swept away by the magic of the holiday season.
Location: Sainte-Catherine Street
Ladies getting into the holiday spirit at a Montreal club
The Grand Mascarade summary: Outdoor Halloween celebration lasting several nights
Why guys love it: The streets are full of ghouls and zombies and the humans who love them every night. Attractions, activities, and an amazing parade on the night of All Hallows Eve make this event a winner.
Location: Old Montreal and the Old Port
Start your crazy night of Halloween partying with the parade at the Grand Mascarade
SPASM summary: A Montreal festival showcasing Quebec horror films
Why guys love it: This is your chance to see some off-beat and truly frightening films that will likely never make it to mainstream cinemas. Could there really be a better way to spend the evenings leading up to Halloween?
Location: Various Montreal theaters
Prepare yourself for an insane Montreal Halloween by attending one or more SPASM screenings
La Ronde Halloween Fright Fest summary: Fun amusement park turned frightening
Why guys love it: The coasters here are amazing as always. There are also plenty of spooky attractions and events to enjoy, including a massive haunted house and a corridor of fright teaming with creatures of the night.
Location: La Ronde Amusement Park
Dress up in your scariest costume and join other Halloween fanatics at the La Ronde Halloween Fright Fest
Halloween summary: Loads of girls in not-so-horrifying costumes
Why guys love it: When else can you see dozens of male fantasies in one night? Choose from French maids, kitty cats, and oh-so-sexy witches. Check out the Halloween pics in our Montreal nightlife gallery to see exactly what we mean.
Location: Hundreds of Montreal night clubs
Ladies at a Montreal nightclub all dressed up for Halloween
International Festival of Films on Art summary: Hundreds of films
Why guys love it: See works from Stockholm, London, and cities closer to home. There are some hotties here but you better be prepared to say something more than “I liked it” if one decides to ask your thoughts on a film.
Location: Various theaters
See thought-provoking films and mingle with cultured women at the International Festival of Films on Art
The Magic of Lanterns summary: Hundreds of illuminated lanterns
Why guys love it: Montreal bachelor party groups take note…you can purchase your own miniature Chinese lantern to take home at this event. Fake evidence like this is an excellent way to hide the details of your bachelor party.
Location: The Botanical Gardens
Take in the lights at the Magic of Lanterns before lighting up the Montreal nightlife
Montreal International Film Festival summary: Films from around the world
Why guys love it: This Montreal event will show you the wide world of film that exists beyond Hollywood. You could see a documentary made in Budapest one day and a love story filmed in Prague the next.
Location: Several Montreal venues
Where else but Montreal can you watch cinematic masterpieces by day and scope out some of the world's hottest women at night?
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival summary: Over a thousand indoor and outdoor comedy performances
Why guys love it: It gets a higher “FF” rating than other Montreal festivals because the females here have a sense of humor…and might be able to laugh off some of the stupid things us guys do.
Location: Various venues
Experience the pure pleasure of laughing til it hurts at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal
Montreal International Jazz Festival summary: One of the most popular Montreal festivals
Why guys love it: Thousands gather in the downtown core to listen to the hundreds of free jazz performances. For a more intimate experience you can also purchase tickets to shows in cozy Montreal lounges.
Location: Various outdoor stages and indoor venues
Montreal festivals offer an opportunity to experience Montreal nightlife at its best
Montreal New Years XS summary: The top Montreal New Years Eve bash
Why guys love it: We can’t outline all the reasons here…but some of the best features of this wild celebration are an open bar, world-famous DJs, body-painted models, and countdown surprises. Click on the links to learn more!
Location: The Telus Theatre
Fabulous models at Montreal New Years XS 2010
Bal en Blanc summary: Annual white party in downtown Montreal
Why guys love it: If you thought the Montreal nightlife was wild you have to see this! Over 15,000 people show up and famous DJs from the world over come to perform. Lasting upwards of 14 hours, this Montreal event is for the raver.
This couple could easily be on their way to the Bal en Blanc in Montreal
Montreal International Auto Show summary: A Montreal event entirely devoted to the cars of the past, present, and future
Why guys love it for men’s packages: Only here can you admire classic cars from the 1930s and test drive the latest models.
Location: Palais des Congres (201 Viger Avenue West)
Fete des Neiges summary: The biggest winter event in Montreal
Why guys love it: This is the Canadian version of Carnival. This Montreal event features everything we like about winter: dog-sled rides, skating, and people dressed up as polar bears. Yes, there are mascots…try to remember you’re an adult.
Location: Parc Jean Drapeau (1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)
The Wildside Festival summary: A Montreal event celebrating theater and the work of women artists
Why guys love it for couple’s getaways: It’s a chance to show (pretend) you have a sensitive side. Laugh along or be moved to tears and watch your lady melt.
Location: Centaur Theatre (453 St. François-Xavier)
Can-Fit-Pro summary: This Montreal event is a massive trade show dedicated to health and fitness.
Why guys love it: Make this part of any Montreal VIP package to meet famous pro athletes, take part in hardcore bodybuilding sessions, and see lots of women in spandex.
Location: 900 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal Highlights Festival summary: This 10-day Montreal event is one of the largest winter festivals on Earth.
Why guys love it: Free activities, an all night party, amazing food, performances, pyrotechnics, circus acts, and thousands of women are all part of this amazing celebration.
Location: The Old Port of Montreal
St. Patrick’s Day Parade summary: Thousands gather every year to watch the floats, shamrocks, marching bands, and leprechauns
Why guys love it: The parade’s awesome, but the aftermath is better. Schedule a Montreal bachelor party on St. Paddy’s Day to experience the crazy Montreal nightlife.
Location: Fort and Ste-Catherine Street
Montreal Beer Festival summary: Springtime Montreal event for brew enthusiasts
Why guys love it: The name says it all! Sample a world of beers and take home a souvenir glass to remember this glorious day. A perfect Montreal activity for the all-guy group.
Location: 1160 de la Gauchetiere Street West
Montreal Grand Prix summary: A prestigious and world-renowned Montreal event for the true race fan
Why guys love it: Because we’re really simple creatures at heart. Fast cars, wrecks, and the thrill of competition will please us every time.
Location: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve