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Quebec Is Officially Getting A Curfew Again

And there will be fines for violating it. Happy New Year!

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9 Things To Do In Montreal For The First Weekend Of 2022 To Forget About 2021

Goodbye 2021, you will NOT be missed!

UPDATE: The Government of Quebec has introduced new COVID-19 health measures since this article was published. Please review guidelines and double-check the website and social media pages of the event or activity before you head out. We strongly recommend calling before you go.

Friday marks the last day of 2021 — and oh, what a year it was. There may be all kinds of restrictions in place in Quebec right now, but there are still tons of things to do in Montreal this weekend for you to ring in the New Year.

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11 Free Things To Do In Montreal This January In Case You Already Blew Your 2022 Budget

A list of activities that also don't break any rules!

Let's face it: the holidays can be damn expensive, and once the new year rolls around, most of us have already blown through the budget we planned for the next few months... or year.

But luckily, there are tons of things to do in Montreal this January that are all completely free. So you can leave your credit card at home!

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6 Outdoor Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend That Are Actually Fun & Not Closed

Have the best holiday weekend ever! 🌟

It's Christmas weekend in Montreal, and the city is looking festive! Regardless of whether or not you celebrate, there are still plenty of things to do if you want to enjoy some holiday magic.

Sure, there are COVID-19 measures in effect, but you can still get outside and explore your city. From enchanting scenery to winter sports to illuminated walks with a cup of hot cocoa in hand, Omicron can't take away ALL our fun.

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Montreal Artists Are Turning An Ugly Wall That Looms Over The Plateau Into A Massive Mural

The community will choose from a selection of interactive murals that are being projected onto the wall.

Every morning, as Colin Riendeau sits by the window of his Plateau-Mont-Royal apartment sipping tea, he looks up at a huge grey concrete wall. Now, after seven years, he's doing something to change that. By partnering with Montreal artists, MAPP_MTL and MURAL, Riendeau is helping to transform the eyesore across the road into one of the area's biggest and most vibrant murals.

Before the final mural can be painted, Riendeau and the artist collective — consisting of multimedia director Aude Guivarc'h and interactive designer Hugo Daoust (who's also a media artist and creative coder) in collaboration with several mural artists — are projecting digital, interactive versions of potential mural designs onto the 13-story building as a test run, beginning this weekend.

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One Of Canada's Biggest Escape Room Games Is In Laval & It Feels Like A Dystopian Movie

Can you save humanity from out-of-control artificial intelligence? This game is as challenging as it is impressive.

The fate of humanity rests in your hands — well, at least if you sign up to play Rain Corp., a recent escape room game added to the roster at Escaparium's Laval location, which bills itself as one of the biggest escape room games in Canada.

The sprawling 2,500-square-foot room allows you to fully immerse yourself in gameplay and completely escape from reality while you race to solve puzzles and find clues, almost as if you were a character in a dystopian sci-fi film.

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9 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend Because It's Basically The End-Of-Year Break

And we deserve it! ✨

Not only is it the weekend again in Montreal, but it feels like things are winding down after another wild year.

The end-of-year break basically starts now — and we deserve it after a long 2021, so find some joyous/relaxing/fun things to do and enjoy the next few days.

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