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5 Things to Do in Montreal This January

From classic dishes to memorable plays, discover the top activities in Montreal this month.


Canada Goose

Photo: Arash Moallemi

Down Time

Though Canada Goose opened a plant in Boisbriand in 2017, the brand’s new flagship on Rue Sainte-Catherine O. marks its first store in La Belle Province. Shoppers can test out down-filled parkas in a room where the temperature plummets to a bone-chilling -25°C – a decent stand-in for the iciest of Quebec winters.


Children of God

Photo: Emily Cooper Photography

Children of God

Follow the story of an Oji-Cree mother and her children in this powerful musical that delves into the history of residential schools in Northern Ontario.

January 20–February 10
Segal Centre,


L’homme éléphant

Photo: Jean-François Hamelin

L’homme éléphant

The classic cautionary tale of John Merrick, whose physical deformation made him a public curiosity, gets a French-language production at Théâtre du Rideau Vert.

January 12–March 16
Théâtre du Rideau Vert,


True Crime

Photo: Dahlia Katz

True Crime

Torquil Campbell, from the pop band Stars, mines his own psyche in an exploration of the lines between fiction and fantasy, couched in his fascination with an iconic con man.

January 8–27
Centaur Theatre,

Food & Drink

Nouveau Palais

Photo: Max Hart Barnwell

Staple Foods

Checkerboard tiles and retro pendants reinforce the nostalgic vibe at Nouveau Palais’ second location, in the Plateau, where you’ll find house faves like fried chicken, gooey mac ’n’ cheese and their beloved burger.