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October 24, 2013

Fashion, travel, ghost-hunt opportunities in Montreal

MONTREAL — Get a scare, book a trip, buy a designer dress or catch a flick — each new season brings unique events in Montreal.


The city first takes a fashion step forward with The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers. Known in French as the Braderie, the event features the surplus wares of some 100 Quebec-based clothing designers including labels such as Bodybag by Jude, Harricana, Against Nudity and Marie Saint Pierre. Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, children’s fashions, coats, sportswear and accessories are all present and accounted for. 

It’s held today through Sunday, Oct. 27, at Old Montreal’s Bonsecours Market, 350 St. Paul E. For questions, call (514) 866-2006 or visit


Next, the Montreal International Travel and Tourism Show celebrates 25 years of literally getting out of town with more than 100 countries represented by tourism offices, tour operators and travel agents. It’s a great way to plan your next getaway.

Highlighted this year is adventure and culinary tourism as well as two destinations making their Tourism Show debut: Panama and Nicaragua.

The show is held Friday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 27, at Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere W. Adult admission costs $13. Call (514) 527-9221 or visit to learn more.


The seasonal Halloween fun begins at Pointe-a-Calliere, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, which presents its annual “Jack O’Lantern: Halloween at Pointe-a-Calliere,” an animated, guided tour that tells the cultural origins of Halloween.

Joining Jack are a few ghoulish friends, including a cat-like witch and Gwynedd the Druid magician, who knows the secret of light. Jack and friends lead the way (in English) at 12:45 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. 

The event is at 350 Place Royale in Old Montreal. Admission includes access to all exhibitions and costs $20 for adults, $42 for families, $16 for seniors, and $7 for youths ages 6 to 12. Call (514) 8729150 or visit for more information.

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