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25 reasons to love spring in Montreal — Montreal Gazette

 

25 reasons to love spring in Montreal

Which one is your favourite?

Spring is in the air, and that means a whole new universe of possibilities is available to Montrealers.
There are so many great facets of spring to choose from, but here are our 25 favourites:

  1. No more snow! (Hopefully. We wouldn’t want to jinx it.)
  2. Ice cream shops are reopening, and their delights won’t melt all over you until summer.
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  3. The coloured ball canopy returns to the Gay Village on Ste-Catherine St.
    Artist Claude Cormier’s “18 Shades of Gay” installation GAY VILLAGE OF MONTREAL VIA FACEBOOK
  4. Two words for you: Terrasse. Season.
    The Nelligan is a great destination for drinks and major cinq-à-sept action, as Torontonian Ryan Pearce and Marcus and Elisabeth Sturm from Austria discovered.
    The Nelligan is a great destination for drinks and major cinq-à-sept action, as Torontonian Ryan Pearce and Marcus and Elisabeth Sturm from Austria discovered. DAVE SIDAWAY / MONTREAL GAZETTE
  5. Bixi, Montreal’s bike-sharing service, is back, and not a moment too soon.
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  6. Discovering all the things that were hidden under the snow. (They don’t all smell like rotting corpses.)
  7. Cabane à sucre season is still going, and that means more maple goodness for the rest of us.
    Canadian maple syrup taffy poured on the snow at Cabane a Sucre, Erabliere Au Sous-Bois in Mont St-Gregoire.
    Canadian maple syrup taffy poured on the snow at Cabane a Sucre, Erabliere Au Sous-Bois in Mont St-Gregoire.MARIE-FRANCE COALLIER / MONTREAL GAZETTE
  8. Cherry blossoms (briefly) bloom across the city.
  9. Squirrels!
  10. Those funky musical swings return to the Quartier des Spectacles.
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  11. You can go outside without being swamped by mosquitoes.
  12. You can finally spend the day relaxing in one of the city’s many, many, many parks.
  13. Taking in a show — and maybe a drink — at the Jardins Gamelin.
  14. Playoff hockey
  15. Everything starts to bloom at the Botanical Garden.
  16. The Montreal Impact will (eventually) play home games at Saputo Stadium.
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  17. Plants and produce are on fully display at Montreal’s markets.
    Maria Nguyen prepares flowers for customers looking for Mother's Day gifts at Atwater market on Friday May 11, 2018.
    Maria Nguyen prepares flowers for customers looking for Mother’s Day gifts at Atwater market on Friday May 11, 2018. PIERRE OBENDRAUF / MONTREAL GAZETTE
  18. The city’s full network of bike paths — even on bridges — opens.
  19. Watch the butterflies go free.
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  20. Piknic Elektronic brings electronic music back to Parc Jean-Drapeau.
  21. Did you know it is possible to wear shoes that aren’t winter boots?
  22. The bears are out of hibernation at the Ecomuseum, which means you can go visit them. They’re quite cute.
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  23. It no longer gets dark at 5 p.m.
  24. Yes, the lookout on Mount Royal is incredibly basic, but the best time to visit it is before the summer rush.
  25. Spring’s a good time to work on your golf game — especially if you play hockey for a living

via 25 reasons to love spring in Montreal — Montreal Gazette

 

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