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Road Trip Itineraries in Maritime Quebec. Summer 2016 news

Road Trip Itineraries

The Gaspésie Tour is a legendary seaside drive that loops around the huge Gaspé Peninsula. Begin your journey in the region of Bas-Saint-Laurent. From the Kamouraska area, Route 132 will take you all the way to Gaspé, at the tip of the peninsula, via famous Percé Rock. Read more about this road trip itinerary.

This itinerary follows Route 138 from Tadoussac to Kegaska. From there, you can continue your journey aboard an authentic supply ship that will take you from village to village all the way to Blanc-Sablon. Out at sea and from the shore, you can observe up to 13 species of whales in this region, including blue whales, the largest animals on earth. Read more about this road trip itinerary.

In the maritime regions of Québec, ferries serve as an extension of the road network. In addition to allowing you to visit both shores of the St. Lawrence without retracing your steps, they are a novel way to travel and offer unique perspectives on the surrounding scenery and marine mammals. Read more about these road trip itineraries.

For a complete change of pace and scenery, nothing beats the Îles de la Madeleine. Whether you visit to enjoy the water and wind or to explore the rich culture of an island people surrounded by the sea, you will leave with wonderful memories and only one thought in mind: to come back for another visit! Read more about this road trip itinerary.

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 indulges

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.

Race4Food

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

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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.

Tourisme iles de la Madeleine:”Enter our contest and visit us in June!”

Getting to the Islands
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Enter our contest and visit us in June!
Contest
June on The Maggies !
The month of June is synonym of flavors and gourmet treats on the Îles de la Madeleine. Enter the now traditional Spring contest of Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine for a chance to travel to The Maggies on the wings of Pascan Aviation from your favorite destination! Enjoy your stay next to the historic site of La Grave and get the chance to enjoy the archipelago through several visits to our producers and restaurants.

The prize includes :

Two (2) round-trip tickets on the wings of Pascan Aviation flights from any city served by the company to the Îles de la Madeleine ;
A 7-night stay for two (2) people at Auberge Chez Denis à François including accommodation, breakfasts and a dinner for 2 in “Table d’hôte” formula at the Inn’s restaurant ;
A rental car offered by Hertz car rental ;
A gift certificate exchangeable at Gourmande de Nature ;
A gift certificate exchangeable at the restaurant La Table des Roy ;
A meal for 2 including a bottle of wine at Café La Côte ;
A meal for two at Café d’chez-nous;
A gift certificate exchangeable at the Fromagerie du Pied-de-Vent ;
A gift certificate exchangeable at Le Barbocheux ;
A gift certificate exchangeable at L’Étal (local products) ;
A gift certificate redeemable at the microbrewery À l’Abri de la Tempête ;
A tour, a tasting and a gift certificate at Fumoir d’Antan ;
A gift certificate exchangeable at the Pastry Hélène des Îles ;
A pound of coffee from the Brûlerie de café des Îles de la Madeleine.

ENTER NOW

Events schedule in Montreal for Spring 2015

FIFA [ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/international-festival-of-films-on-art-fifa ]
March 19 to 29, 2015
The International Festival of Films on Art embraces multiple forms of creativity.

Festival TransAmériques [ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/festival-transameriques ]
May 21 to June 4
Dance and theatre festival that builds bridges between local and international talent.

The Aztecs, People of the Sun [ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/the-aztecs-people-of-the-sun-montreal ]
May 29 to October 25
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History
A foray into the great Aztec civilization through hundreds of artifacts.

Rodin — [ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/rodin-metamorphoses-in-rodins-studio-mbam-montreal ] Metamorphoses [ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/rodin-metamorphoses-in-rodins-studio-mbam-montreal ]
May 30 to October 18
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Exhibition presenting 200 masterpieces created by legendary French sculptor Rodin.

With this freezing cold, the Château Madelinot warms up!

With this freezing cold, the Château Madelinot warms up!

Febuary 19, 2015

The wintry conditions of the past weeks will hopefully bring us a good harp seal observation season scheduled from February 26 to March 12, 2015. Every February, the Chateau Madelinot team feverishly prepares to greet its many visitors. It is with pride that our enterprise exploits and commercializes this ecotourism activity for more than 30 years.

Again this year, people will be coming from very far to live this unique experience: Japan, China, New Caledonia, Israel, Australia, Germany, Italy, and France. We are witnessing an increase of reservations from recent past years: the Management explains this increase from the feedback of an excellent 2014 season. Obviously, the show “L’Été Indien” co-animated by Julie Snyder and Michel Drucker has given an impressing visibility to the Destination Iles de la Madeleine, but also to the winter product, the harp seal observation.

As well, a delegation of six important travel agents from France, Germany and the United Kingdom will come experience for 3 days the harp seal experience which also includes a guided visit of the Islands, as well as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sunset photographing and other outdoor activities as well. This famtrip is anchored with the commercial project package which includes the Ice Hotel.

Joining our team again is the Japanese interpreter Mayumi as well as the well renowned Japanese photographer Rei Ohara who have become, with time, real Madelinots of adoption!

The Hotels Accents are proud to participate in the winter tourist development of the destination and to contribute to the economical life of the archipelago during a period of the year generally considered quiet, says the general manager, Mr Gino Thorne.

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“Rendez-vous with Adventure in Les Îles de la Madeleine” Contest!!!

Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine invites you to enter the contest

“Rendez-vous with Adventure in Les Îles de la Madeleine”

Îles de la Madeleine, March 6, 2014

– You love wind sports and can’t get enough wind? Or you really

enjoy Les Îles and would like to attend an amazing wind sports event? Then look no further, Les Îles de la

Madeleine is the perfect destination for summer of 2014!

With the promise of great wind conditions, Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine, Parc de Gros-Cap and Groupe

CTMA are offering you the chance to win a trip for two (July 14 to July 21, 2014). You can also take part

in, or get free admission to, the 2014 edition of Rendez-vous Aventure. Feat your eyes by watching the

online video on the Contest page… You’ll see wind sports’ enthusiasts and island lovers! All this in the

enchanting setting of Îles de la Madeleine. Enter now! The contest ends March 25, 2014.

To enter, just go to the “Contest” page posted on Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine’s Website and send in

your application. Please note that the draw will take place on March 25, 2014 at 1 pm, Atlantic Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

About Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

The primary mandate of Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine is to bring together the archipelago’s businesses

in order to expand the attractiveness of the tourism industry of Îles de la Madeleine. It also provides

leadership with regards to hospitality, information, development and marketing of the region as a tourist

destination. The association comprises more than 320

madelinienne businesses operating in the tourism

industry.

Enter now! The contest will be over in a flash!

It ends March 25, 2014

Fall 2013 events in Montreal

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
September 5 to October 5, 2013
More than 25 exhibitions deployed in different sites will transform the city into a vast yet coherent photography exhibition. This event will chart the changing relationship between the camera and the human body.

Gardens of Light at the Botanical Garden

September 6 to November 3, 2013
The two star features of the Botanical Garden, the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, will be illuminated at dusk to reveal two distinct atmospheres, each showcasing in its own way the outstanding beauty of nature.

International Freeski Film Festival

September 11 to 15, 2013
The IF3 stems from the need to group together in one event all the elements that constitute Freeski culture, in film, music, and photography.

POP Montreal International Music Festival

September 25 to 29, 2013
This festival brings a delectable menu of independent music in several venues around the city.

Canada Day celebration with Parks Canada

Free admission to Parks Canada sites to celebrate Canada Day

OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ – Parks Canada reminds that admission will be free in all 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas on Canada Day.

To celebrate Canada Day, Canadians are invited to participate in an array of activities offered across the country.

For details on celebrations across the country including activities involving Parks Canada in Canada’s Capital, please visit: www.pc.gc.ca/eng/voyage-travel/celebrations2013.aspx#Canada.

You can also follow us on these social media networks:
www.facebook.com/ParksCanada
www.twitter.com/ParksCanada

26 Arpil 2013 Free Lecture “L’arene de l’interculturel, 515rue Viger est, Montreal, QC

RACMA du 26 avril 2013 l’arene de l’interculturel Canada-Morocco

Communiqué

Dans le cadre de sa première activité officielle depuis sa récente création, le Regroupement

des Auteurs CanadoMarocains ( RACMA) organise une activité de lecture d’oeuvres

publiques d’auteurs interculturels sous le thème : « L’arène de l’interculturel ».

L’événement aura lieu le 26 avril 2013, au Centre Culturel du Royaume du Maroc-Dar Al

Maghrib, sis au 515 rue Viger est, et ce de 17h à 19h, et verra la participation d’une palette

d’écrivains, de poètes et de slameurs de la diversité qui viendront lire les textes de

l’interculturalité. L’invité d’honneur de cet événement est l’auteure : Rachida M’Faddel

Par cette initiative, nous espérons rassembler un bon nombre d’amis des Lettres et de

permettre à tous de se connaitre et d’échanger dans un cadre culturel et convivial.

Winter Activities in Montreal. December 2012 News

Luminotherapy in Quartier des Spectacles – December 6, 2012 to February 3, 2013
Quartier des Spectacles ▪ 514-879-0009 ▪ www.quartierdesspectacles.com
Le jour des 8 soleils leads visitors along a poetic route through the Quartier, following an invisible character in search of intriguing and fascinating light. Already a signature attraction for Quartier des Spectacles, architectural videoprojections will for the first time be arranged in a multimedia concept spanning a large number of downtown building façades. In addition, at each projection site spectators will be able to enhance their visual experience by listening to a soundtrack and narration on their mobile phones.

IglooFest
January 17-18-19 January 24-25-26 January 31 & February 1-2 February 7-8-9, 2013
Jacques-Cartier Pier ▪ Quays of the Old Port of Montréal – www.igloofest.ca
Igloofest aims to promote and popularize electronic music. One of Montreal’s winter must-dos, this festival has forged a reputation for itself through its punchy visual and architectural concept, an ambitious DJ line-up, and an enchanting igloo village that has truly contributed to Montréal’s climate warming!

La Fête des Neiges de Montréal – January 19 to February 3, 2013
Parc Jean-Drapeau ▪ 514-872-6120 ▪ www.parcjeandrapeau.com
Boule de Neige invites you to the biggest winter outdoor Festival in the city. The most spectacular and joyful festivities await you: tube sliding, ice skating, funny snow games, colorful outdoor shows and much more. The perfect event for families and winter lovers.

The 14th Edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE welcomes Buenos Aires as the grand featured city – February 21 to March 3, 2013
Several places throughout the city ▪ www.montrealenlumiere.com
The 14th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE glitters with a remarkable variety, vivacity and, above all, exclusivity: yes, this year’s roster is bursting with premieres and first looks at all-new shows! Festival fans looking for new concert experiences and previously unseen performances are in for a treat. For the Gastronomy Program, the capital of Argentina brings its warmth and flavour to our fames Festival’s Finest Tables. Also on the menu, the festival presents the chefs of Philadelphia and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Nuit blanche à Montréal (part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE)
www.montrealenlumiere.com
Offering the traditional kickoff to Nuits blanches celebrations in cities around the world, the Nuit blanche à Montréal once again draws Montrealers out to rediscover their city. With over 170 activities, most of them free, a practical-and free!-shuttle service and a Métro system running all night long and, above all, a new and more accessible nerve centre-the festival’s free outdoor site-there is more than enough action to set the Nuit on fire!

Art Souterrain (part of Nuit blanche)
www.montrealenlumiere.com
As part of the Montréal All-Nighter (Nuit blanche), Art Souterrain presents a unique new perspective on Montréal’s Underground Pedestrian Network. Hundreds of renowned contemporary artists present photos, videos, installations and artistic performances throughout the 6 km passageway between Place des Arts and Complexe Les Ailes. Art Souterrain’s goal is to change perceptions of the general public vis-à-vis new contemporary art practices and to unite the visual arts milieu by identifying and bringing together its principal figures.