5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 23

Aug 23 2017, 1:08 pm

Humpday is here, Montreal! From bug tasting to urban art, check out what is happening around town today.

Try a bug infused taco at the Insectarium 

The Space for Life chefs at the Insectarium are cooking up bug burgers and so much more.

A number of cultures around the world use bugs regularly in their cuisines. Now, the Space for Life chefs are putting their own spin on these creepy crawly dishes.

The tasting menu includes cricket burgers, silkworm tacos, and soft serve ice cream with a termite chocolate dipped cone.

When: Now until September 4, 2017
Where: Insectarium, 4581 Sherbrooke Street East

Take in some urban art at the Station 16 Art Gallery

This contemporary art gallery located in the lower Plateau is certainly nothing like you’ll see hanging in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Influenced by graffiti, street art, pop culture, and design, Station 16 offers some of the most colourful, vibrant, and eye-popping art in the city.

When: Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, closed on Sundays
Where: 3523 Boulevard Saint Laurent, Montreal

Visit the enchanted forest at Mont Tremblant

Tonga Lumina, the latest project by superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant.

The 1.5 km forest walk takes visitors on a magical, illuminated night tour of the forest and takes about an hour to complete.

Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.

When: Now until October 9
Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs

Learn about the history of First Nations at the McCord Museum The McCord Museum, Montreal’s foremost social history

The McCord Museum, Montreal’s foremost social history museum, is home to an extraordinary collection of First Nations artifacts. On Wednesday nights after 5 pm, admission to the museum is free, so be sure to check out the permanent exhibition, “Wearing Our Identity: The First Peoples Collection.”

When: Wednesday nights after 5 pm
Where: 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

Montreal Avudo

A dazzling water show paying tribute to the Saint Lawrence River has taken over Old Port this summer. Titled Montreal Avudo, this spectacular water show projects life size images inspired by the city’s history onto the water. The event’s official site promises that “Young and old will be dazzled, moved and transported by the magic of images and scenes projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations.”

When: Thursday to Saturday until September 2, 2017, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm each night
Where: The west sector of the Old Port of Montréal, near the King Edward Pier and the Montréal Science Centre


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