How to get out of your comfort zone? The Montreal Bach Festival

Do you like classical music? Have you listened to classical music before? Maybe you think you don’t like it and it might be because you haven’t listened to it. Classical music just as electronic music is about feelings and interpretation.

Each year in Montreal there is a big festival called “The Montreal Bach Festival”, which is inspired in the timeless musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Through a series of concerts and educational programs, this festival showcases elite musicians from over the world, and it also contributes significantly to Montreal’s international reputation as a cultural metropolis, attracting both local and international audiences of different music tastes.

The performances this festival offers are world-wide known and word-class in classical music, however, there is a specific event that is outside the box and had a huge success in the last edition: Red Bull Flying Bach, a mix of breakdance with Bach’s classical music based on the Well-Tempered Clavier, with the jazz performances of Uri Caine, Steve Kuhn and Moni Cinelu, recitals of uncommon instruments took places with mandolinist Avi Avital, guitarist Goran Göran Söllscher, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhouts, and violist Nils Mönkemeyer.

This year the festival will be held from November to December in different places in Montreal. You can check the programs and buy the tickets on the official website, click here.

We recommend this festival, is a different and unique experience in Montreal. Try new things and get out of your comfort zone, that’s the point of studying abroad! Remember: you will always find something new that you may like and you just didn’t know because you had not tried it before. Go out and try new things!


Do you know “the Viking”, an awesome Alpine Roller Coaster in Quebec?

Are you a fanatic of extreme rides? Or do you prefer relaxing activities? You don’t have to choose one, you can get a combination of both of them in “the Viking”.

The Viking is an Alpine Roller Coaster ubicated only 90 minutes away from Montreal, in Mont-Saint-Sauveur. This is the only roller coaster of its kind in Quebec. The best thing about this ride is that you can control the speed (up to 35 km/h) and it allows you to ride down the mountain alone or with someone.

This rollercoaster has something special during the winter time because you will be going down 1.5 km of forest with pine trees covered in snow allowing you to admire the beauty of the landscape as you enjoy this little thrill.

The Viking opened for the first time in 2009. It’s important to say that this ride is open until May 17th from 11am to 4pm.

If you can’t go during the winter time, the forest landscape is also beautiful in another time of the year.

Yet another incredible thing about it is that it’s not as expensive as you think. You will be able to get a discount with the purchase of 2 or more, or if you combine it with the purchase of a ski ticket. One ticket will cost you 12.99CAD, but as we mentioned if you purchase 2 or more tickets or if you combine it, it will cost you 8.99CAD.

Visit this ride, enjoy an amazing landscape and live a different experience. Quebec is big and it has plenty of activities, however; each of them are different and we consider this is a unique one.