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Montreal-Style Bagel Making Workshop!
Welcome to the only place in Montreal that will teach you how to make Montreal bagels! 1000+ five star reviews! Montreal bagels are world famous for their shape, taste and texture. A trip to Montreal isn't complete until you've tried one of these amazing bagels. So why not try your hand at making them yourself? I will teach you the secrets on how to make some deliciously unique and authentic Montreal style bagels at home, the easy way. We will start by learning how the ingredients used affect the Bagels and the final result. Then we will all measure our ingredients using scales. After that, I will show you how to properly mix and knead the dough which you will do on your own right after me. I have adapted the best Boulanger (Bread Maker) techniques to the home kitchen so you will become a confident baker at home in no time! After mixing the dough, we will learn how to shape the bagels, boil them, dress them up with various toppings, bake them and finally eat them fresh out of the oven! Not many things can beat eating freshly baked and delicious Bagels that you have made yourself right out of the oven. You will leave with a detailed recipe to take home. Thanks for reading and hopefully see you soon! Will
Tasting & Tour of a Craft Distillery
We'll meet in our tasting room before taking you into the heart of the action inside the distillery. Once inside, you'll get to see the entire gin, vodka and whisky (yes, whisky!) making process from start to finish. Often we'll be right in the middle of production so you'll get to see, smell and later taste just what it is we make. Of course, the tour ends back in the tasting room where you will sample our 2 vodkas and 3 gins. Other things to note: We do sell our products on-site! So you can take our spirits home with you to enjoy with family and friends. Note worthy: children under 18 years old are free of charge, accompanied by parents.
Stroll around Montreal like a local
Let's take a stroll around Saint-Laurent Boulevard and discover the cosmopolitan Montreal. We'll go through some of my favourites neighbourhoods. I absolutely love this city, and I want you to leave Montreal loving it as much as I do. If you want to see the real Montreal and experience the locals' lifestyle, this experience is for you! These are some of the things we will discover together: - Jean-Talon Market -Little Italy -Mile End -Bagels, maple syrup and much more -Street art And many more local tips! I like to keep my groups at a maximum of 6 people for a more intimate experience. The experience is more suited for adults and older children because of the long walk. However, I'm open to changes. If there's more than 6 people in you group or if you are accompanied by young children, let me know. For the ultimate personalized experience, I suggest booking a private tour. I look forward to meeting you :)
Curling 4 Ever
When you arrive, I, Michel, Gord, Maureen Bob, Claude, or Peter(One of us only) will welcome you with the warmest smile. Then we'll discuss curling history and fun facts. After we will go on the ice and try a few techniques, laughs will be on the menu, then you’ll jump right into the action of one of our country's favorite sports. I look forward to meeting you on the ice! We also support Retirees that still want to be active by hosting you. ***Please feel free to ask me any questions if you need a private group and if a date doesn't appear we could make it happen #Bachelor, #Bachelorette #TeamBuilding)*** Other things to note Bring your own snacks Please notice that you will need your proof of Vaccines and 2 pieces of ID, if you are a foreigner, you'll need your Passport as well.
Taste of Chinatown with a Food Writer
Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. It cannot be treated as one entire cuisine as ingredients and styles of cooking vary depending on the geography, climate, and religion. We will journey through Chinatown and taste these regional delicacies together. By the end of the experience, you will be familiar with the flavour characteristic from various parts of China. We will start in the heart of Chinatown and make our way through four food stops all within a block from each other. Each stop represents a specific province in China. [Optional] If interested, we will also walk through the aisles of the largest Asian supermarket in Chinatown, and have you familiarize with commonly used ingredients in Chinese cooking. If you're into photography, I'll be offering you tips on taking Instagram-worthy food pictures. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear. Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Come hungry!

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Learn to prepare espresso in a stationery cafe
Learn how to prepare thirdwave style espresso with a professional barista! Join me behind the counter in a unique micro coffee bar inside my stationery shop. Amateurs and coffee nerds alike are all welcome. During this experience, I’ll go over the technical side of making the perfect espresso. I’ll explain the science behind coffee, we’ll taste some espressos together and then talk about aromas and flavors. Afterwards, it's your turn to practice behind the machine. This is your chance to have all your coffee questions answered! A few important things to note: -The coffee bar is open during the day, so we may need to squeeze in a few orders -Please feel free to bring a water bottle and to take notes or photos during the experience if you wish :) -We will mostly be standing during this 1.5 hour experience, there are stairs to enter the space and there is very limited seating available -This experience is open to participants 18+ only -There is no public restroom on-site, but there are bathrooms 5 minutes away at the Rosemont Public Library around the corner -The shop is accessible by public transit via metro Rosemont, or there is paid street parking available Check out my list of local café recommendations here: https://fr.airbnb.ca/s/guidebooks?refinement_paths[]=/guidebooks/3708969&s=67&unique_share_id=420949ee-1a11-43eb-a073-d354f4e0629f
Montreal-Style Bagel Making Workshop!
Welcome to the only place in Montreal that will teach you how to make Montreal bagels! 1000+ five star reviews! Montreal bagels are world famous for their shape, taste and texture. A trip to Montreal isn't complete until you've tried one of these amazing bagels. So why not try your hand at making them yourself? I will teach you the secrets on how to make some deliciously unique and authentic Montreal style bagels at home, the easy way. We will start by learning how the ingredients used affect the Bagels and the final result. Then we will all measure our ingredients using scales. After that, I will show you how to properly mix and knead the dough which you will do on your own right after me. I have adapted the best Boulanger (Bread Maker) techniques to the home kitchen so you will become a confident baker at home in no time! After mixing the dough, we will learn how to shape the bagels, boil them, dress them up with various toppings, bake them and finally eat them fresh out of the oven! Not many things can beat eating freshly baked and delicious Bagels that you have made yourself right out of the oven. You will leave with a detailed recipe to take home. Thanks for reading and hopefully see you soon! Will
Tasting & Tour of a Craft Distillery
We'll meet in our tasting room before taking you into the heart of the action inside the distillery. Once inside, you'll get to see the entire gin, vodka and whisky (yes, whisky!) making process from start to finish. Often we'll be right in the middle of production so you'll get to see, smell and later taste just what it is we make. Of course, the tour ends back in the tasting room where you will sample our 2 vodkas and 3 gins. Other things to note: We do sell our products on-site! So you can take our spirits home with you to enjoy with family and friends. Note worthy: children under 18 years old are free of charge, accompanied by parents.
Explore the enchanted forests of quebec on ski or snowboard
Be ready for this Amazing journey Get the real experience about the Canadian winter ! We met at Lionel groulx metro station (Montreal downtown) We take our way to Mont-Tremblant (intermediate and expert). For newbies it best to go to Mont-Sutton. The most iconic place in Quebec for your winter vacations ! In our way we will talk about our journey: When we arrive to the mountains: We start by taking our ski equipment at the rental shop, I will help you to choose the best gear and show you how to wear it ! Once we are ready, we take our way to the top! We take the chairlift and enjoy the majestic view… If you are a first time, taking the chairlift, on ski or snowboard this could be a great challenge and you will practice before. Then, in the middle of the experience, we take a break. At this point, i will show you the restaurants and we will take the best spots to appreciate the view. then we come back to the tracks at the end, before leaving, we go take a beer on the Mountain pub to talk about this great experience! lessons are offered too! So the price include: Transportation from Downtown Montreal to the Mountains, Ski or Snowboard gear with helmet 2 hrs lesson for basics moves with a certified instructor Day pass for the ski park, The price do not include snowpants, snowjacket and gloves. (if you dont have this, i can add it for an extra).
Stroll around Montreal like a local
Let's take a stroll around Saint-Laurent Boulevard and discover the cosmopolitan Montreal. We'll go through some of my favourites neighbourhoods. I absolutely love this city, and I want you to leave Montreal loving it as much as I do. If you want to see the real Montreal and experience the locals' lifestyle, this experience is for you! These are some of the things we will discover together: - Jean-Talon Market -Little Italy -Mile End -Bagels, maple syrup and much more -Street art And many more local tips! I like to keep my groups at a maximum of 6 people for a more intimate experience. The experience is more suited for adults and older children because of the long walk. However, I'm open to changes. If there's more than 6 people in you group or if you are accompanied by young children, let me know. For the ultimate personalized experience, I suggest booking a private tour. I look forward to meeting you :)
Explore the depths of the Canadian forest in Snowmobile
Getaway in the middle of the Canadian forest. Explore the cold mountains. An adventure where you can travel in style and comfort , see up close the deep and wild Canadian nature. We starts by meeting on Lionel-Groulx Station. We present ourselves and we check we have our minimal requires to get the mountain. Once there, we arrive we do the check in and we grab the equipment. (snowpants, jacket, helmet, boots) We will prepare our snowmobiles and hear a brief instructions about how to drive, what to do and what not to do. When ready, we take our way to the deep forest of Olympia Mount in Saint- Hippolyte. In our adventure we will be able to see some wild animals like squirrels, foxes, bears, deer, moose At the top, we will enjoy the view, takes pictures and drink hot chocolate. The duration of the experience in total is 6 hrs. PLEASE NOTE -) If you want more time, do not hesitate to contact me. -) deposit of 2 500$ is mandatory for the driver of a snowmobile. if you dont want to pay, you could still ride as a passenger.
Curling 4 Ever
When you arrive, I, Michel, Gord, Maureen Bob, Claude, or Peter(One of us only) will welcome you with the warmest smile. Then we'll discuss curling history and fun facts. After we will go on the ice and try a few techniques, laughs will be on the menu, then you’ll jump right into the action of one of our country's favorite sports. I look forward to meeting you on the ice! We also support Retirees that still want to be active by hosting you. ***Please feel free to ask me any questions if you need a private group and if a date doesn't appear we could make it happen #Bachelor, #Bachelorette #TeamBuilding)*** Other things to note Bring your own snacks Please notice that you will need your proof of Vaccines and 2 pieces of ID, if you are a foreigner, you'll need your Passport as well.
Taste of Chinatown with a Food Writer
Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. It cannot be treated as one entire cuisine as ingredients and styles of cooking vary depending on the geography, climate, and religion. We will journey through Chinatown and taste these regional delicacies together. By the end of the experience, you will be familiar with the flavour characteristic from various parts of China. We will start in the heart of Chinatown and make our way through four food stops all within a block from each other. Each stop represents a specific province in China. [Optional] If interested, we will also walk through the aisles of the largest Asian supermarket in Chinatown, and have you familiarize with commonly used ingredients in Chinese cooking. If you're into photography, I'll be offering you tips on taking Instagram-worthy food pictures. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear. Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Come hungry!
Montreal Rage Cage Experience
Whether it's to de-stress or just for the novelty of it, the Rage Room is an awesome activity to do. It's pretty simple, choose from a variety of glass items and electronics, suit up in our complete protective gear and break stuff. A signed waiver is required to participate in this activity. You must be 18 years or older and will be asked to provide proof if deemed required. Please keep in mind, you are breaking glass items and electronics, so this experience is not for the faint-hearted. Other things to note When you arrive, you'll have to sign a waiver before starting the experience. The Rage Cage can accommodate up to 4 people at a time. Let me know if you would like to add people. Please note that if you wish to change the date and/or time of your booking less than 48 hours in advance, there will be a 10$ surcharge/person.
Crimes and red light of Montréal
On this tour of Montreal's downtown, we will explore what used to be the Red Light’s district. I'm inviting you to revisit the naughty part of our city’s history. We will look into the crimes scene and the sex work of Montreal from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The short itinerary will make us pass thru the Chinatown and the entertainment’s district of Montreal, mainly on St-Laurent street and Ste-Catherine street. We will discuss about the impact of the prohibition on our city that led Montreal to be known as the Sin City of the North or the Paris of North America. Among different adult subjects, we will discuss about the drug trade, the gambling industry, sex work, brothel activities and the famous criminals of Montreal. We will also talk about the different morality squads that fought crimes and corruptions that led to the late closing of the Red Light district. We will also observe the transformation that occurred in the entertainment’s district, a still vibrant part of our beloved city. Other things to note We will discuss about the criminality and the sex work that happened in at the beginning of the 20th century . Those subjects might not be suitable for people under the age of 16 years old.
Archery Lessons for Beginners
It's​ not every day​ that you get the chance to get your hands on a bow and arrows! Discover your inner Robinhood/Katniss and enjoy a 60-minute Beginners Recurve Archery Lesson. You will finish the course with knowledge of the different parts of the bow and arrow, safety concepts, and proper recurve archery form. Most importantly, you will have a ton of fun from your newfound marksmanship! NCCP coaches are very experienced in coaching beginner archery and will fully tailor the experience to best fit your physical aptitudes. Itinerary: - Check in about 10 minutes before the start time - Archery range safety & etiquette - Equipment walk-through and explanation - Recurve form workshop & target shooting - Most importance of all: fun competitions! - The lesson is 60 min in duration, however your are more than welcome to stay and practice longer (if the space permits) Large groups may be split into smaller groups to maintain a more personal experience for the guests. Other things to note This experience is tailored to everyone's physical aptitudes. NCCP-certified archery instructors are very experienced in working with beginner archers. So please don't be shy :) Please note that if you wish to change the date and/or time of your booking less than 48 hours in advance, there will be a 10$ surcharge/person.
Explore Old Montreal Walking Tour
Explore Old Montreal with this fun and informative walking tour experience in the historical district! This tour is the best introduction to Montreal and to the old city. It will give you a great foundation for understanding what makes the city tick and for planning the rest of your stay. History, architecture, culture, interesting facts and fun stories are all covered. We'll walk the cobblestone streets lined with beautiful buildings showcasing our architectural heritage. You'll discover some of the historical highlights and cultural contexts that contribute to making Montreal the unique, fun and diverse city that it is today. You'll leave the tour armed with Lesley's personal suggestions of things to see and do during your stay. A tiny treat and a small parting gift are also included in your experience! :-) You'll be part of an exclusive group of only 10 people = a much more personal experience than other walking tours with larger groups. Myself & my fabulous co-hosts - Amelie, Elise, Martin, Isabelle, Thom, Marie-Pier, Rene, Marie-Hellene, Gabriela & Catherine - are looking forward to meeting you and to showing you around! * Minimum age to attend is 12 years old. * The tour is in English
Déguster des sirops d'érable et apprenez à faire de la tire
Dans la cuisine de notre boutique, vous ferez une dégustation de sirops d'érable et de divers produits de l'érable (beurre, pain de sucre, pâtisserie et alcool), provenant de notre érablière et de chez nos amis. Vous apprendrez sur l'origine du sirop d'érable, les étapes de la récolte , son marché et les différentes utilisations en cuisine. Vous participerez à la fabrication et dégusterez la tire sur la neige. Attention! Ce sera une expérience sucrée!
French Wines & Global Montreal Foods - A Gastronomic Tasting
This unique experience combines a wine tasting of 3 lesser-known regional French wines matched to a family-style, 4-course tasting of dishes representing the tastes and stories of Montreal's global food cultures - Asian, Jewish, Caribbean, Italian, Portuguese, and Middle Eastern. The hosting Chef is an award-winning food writer (Gourmet, Food+Wine) and Doctoral scholar (Oxford Food) who has worked with Michelin-Star chefs and Top Chef winners around the world. The dining site is an apartment in a historic 1800's building in the famous Old Port. There will be an emphasis on Canadian sources of seafood, meat, ethnic inspiration, and cheesemakers.
Design and fabricate a silver ring
COVID-19 SAFETY PRACTICES: - It is recommended that participants wear the mask if possible, but it's not mandatory. - If you have symptoms prior to your experience, contact us to reschedule. Learn how to make a silver or brass ring! You can make the ring for yourself or a special someone. After measuring your finger size (if the ring is for someone else, you must know the finger size or bring a ring the person already own), you will saw, sand, file, solder and form the metal into a ring. Finally, you will end your project by polishing your ring to get a shiny, satin or mat finish. Note: this experience entails playing with a torch and fire to solder. If you are afraid of fire, this step might be a little challenging. Have no worries, we can help you master fire or just skip this step. We got your back! We will guide you through each step making it fun and easy. Our objective it that you learn something new, have fun creating something with your own hands and leave this experience with a smile on your face!
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