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5 Things to Do in Montreal This February

From an eclectic music festival to specialized bakeries, discover the top activities in Montreal this month.


Montreal/New Music festival

Photo: Bo Huang

The Sounds of Music

Based on the theme of “wide open spaces,” shows at the ninth edition of the Montreal/New Music festival range from Beatles and Bach tunes performed by 150 electric guitarists to Inuit throat singers accompanied by German vocalists and an accordion player, breaking down real and imagined barriers between sonic genres.

February 21–March 2

Food & Drink

Petit Lapin

Photo: Monique Simone Weston

Petit Lapin

This adorable patisserie’s second location in Outremont helps kids with nut and wheat allergies (to name a couple) celebrate happy birthdays with cakes that are as safe as they are delicious.


Emma’s Boutique Gourmande

Emma’s Boutique Gourmande

Alongside traditional doughnuts and ice cream, this Saint-Henri spot doles out an extensive specialty lineup, including beloved vegan pies, cookies and drool-worthy cupcakes.


Audacieuse Vanille

Photo: Odile Joly-Petit

Audacieuse Vanille

Free of gluten, soy and dairy, and created with locally and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible, this artisanal Verdun spot will make you feel good about their baked goods.



Photo: Alex Paillon

Clothes Call

The revamped Billie and Billie le Kid Outremont sister shops offer a curated selection of stylin’ threads, from the likes of Velvet and Maison Scotch, for moms and their cool kids alike.