This summer is a big birthday season in Canada. The country is marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and the city of Montreal is marking the 375th anniversary of its founding. As you can imagine, the period between the Quebec National Day (June 24) and Canada Day (July 1) is more hectic than usual in Montreal.
So the Monteal Poutinefest, on which we reported last June, is making way for other celebrations on the Quai de l’Horloge in the Old Port. But it’s expected to be back—bigger and better than ever—in August. So start making plans now. The Poutinefest is scheduled for August 15-20. Admission will again be free, but you might want to reserve a room in Montreal now. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
As you can see from the clip above, we wrote about it in the April 30 edition of the Boston Globe’s travel section. Here’s a link to read online: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2017/04/27/montreal-poutinefest-celebrates-fries-with-that/DWfAFxsgaCaLEM6txLs3HJ/story.html