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  • Chloe Thomas
    Russell Springs, KY993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My mother and I had looked forward to visiting the Barbie museum in Montreal for months leading up to our trip.

    We were scared a few weeks before as it said temporarily closed, but did not stress as this seems to happen often and for short periods of time.

    The expo is free and inside a shopping center, which can be a bit tricky to find if you are not familiar with the area. Admission is free.

    We were amazed at all the Barbie’s. Each section was themed such as cultural, wedding, celebrity, fashion, and so on.

    Some people could get through the expo in 15 minutes, but we probably spent an hour here admiring the beautiful dolls.

    Great for all ages.
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • Lori R
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I have come to the Montreal Jazz Festival 15 times since 2002 and have always had a wonderful time.

    We are great lovers of jazz and music and drove six hours to get to Montréal in time on Friday, June 30th to see John Scofield perform.

    We quickly checked into the Doubletree, walked to the theatre and were sitting in our seats at the wonderfully historical Monument National. Just as the show was about to begin, the fire alarms went off.

    Everyone was evacuated from the theatre with no instructions about returning.

    When we emailed the theatre to ask about receiving a refund, we were denied. We were
    told the concert started 45 minutes later.

    No one gave any instructions about returning to see the show. We felt that belied denied a refund was very unfair since there was no information about returning.
    We were even willing to compromise and ask if just one ticket could be refunded instead of two. Again, we were told no.

    Thankfully, we saw Rodrigo and Gabriella on Saturday and Melanie Gardot on Sunday. Both shows were phenomenal.

    However, our experience on Friday night was a bit of a slap in the face to loyal supporters who have only fond memories of 15 trips to the Jazz Fest.

    The attitude of the theatre/Jazz Fest was not what we expected from a city that has been so gracious and hospitable in the past.
    Written July 4, 2023
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  • Asdum
    100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the experience and enjoyed the music a lot. I like to relive those moments I enjoyed so much a child. I can clearly come back here and I don’t think I will be disappointed ever!
    Written July 27, 2023
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  • Susan K
    Madison, NJ16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite the rainy weather, we had a wonderful time at the race this year. Our seats in section 2 of the Family Grandstand had a great view of the track and the Toundra Suite was perfect. Thank to the wonderful people in the suite including Samon and the rest of the staff. Most importantly, I would like to personally thank Teresa Fawcett-Wood, Director of Suites and Corporate Services, at Formula 1 GP Canada.CA. She was instrumental in ensuring we had an enjoyable experience. We can't thank her enough.
    Written June 19, 2023
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  • Tracy
    London, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited with adult family members and children aged 12 & 9. Everyone had a brilliant time and we were all super impressed with the quality of the experience.
    There’s a bit of queuing on arrival (in spite of the pre-booked slot). Once it was our turn, someone helped us to get our VR sets on. Immediately we could see an avatar representing the people around us. Our group had yellow avatars, the staff had green, and everyone else was blue - making it easy to identify people during the experience.
    Once we entered the VR space we were completely immersed, standing on a space station while looking down at the Earth. There were no walls at first so I really felts like I might fall off! It was quite realistic.
    We were able to walk around and tap bubbles which would immerse us even further - here you lost all perception of those around you and you were enveloped in a part of the space station on your own where an astronaut talked about life living on it.
    Towards the end of the experience we were guided to a seat in the “cinema” - the VR set made your assigned seat glow to avoid any confusion. We watched a short VR film, and then the experience ended.
    Overall the experience was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. The only negative was that a few of us had problems without headset and needed help, and sometimes it look a while to get someone’s attention.
    All in all it was well worth it.
    Written January 9, 2024
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  • Tina B
    Vineland, Canada34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can get a full weekend pass and see different bands play throughout the weekend, many top names with the younger generation, average age I would say is 18. I went with my daughter, she had a blast, I had a good time.
    Written December 22, 2017
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  • Anastasia Bowy
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came with my partner from New York to attend Igloofest! When we arrived we immediately appreciated the atmosphere of the festival. It was certainly very cold but it was really a fun and incredible evening. In addition we took advantage of the hotel package with double room and it was quite accessible
    Written November 8, 2019
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  • Gregory B
    Clearwater, Florida, United States19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the last night of the Francofolies in which the orchestra played outdoors with several famous Quebecoise singers. People were well-behaved, show was great.
    Written June 27, 2014
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