Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Willows Beach, is a beautiful sandy beach in the Municipality of Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. Along the beach we find Willows Park, where a tea-room is run by the Kiwanis Club (volunteer-led organization) in spring and summer. On summer days the public areas are usually full of people. Various clubs and organizations often hold gatherings in Willows Park, including rallies, club meetings, poetry readings, barbecues and family gatherings. A part of the park is on the rocks. There are some trails in the area. It has change rooms, toilets, day use picnic sites, concession (summer only) sightseeing benches, playground, grass lawns and a paved walking trail.
Tips

If you like walking, there’s a walking path that connects Willows Beach to another popular oceanside park called Cattle Point which is part of Uplands Park.
In summer, you must try to arrive early to find a good spot on the beach cause it’s usually crowded.
It’s a good place to go with children and also a good place for the kayaks.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas is the largest city in the State of Nevada, in the United States. It is located in the middle of the Mojave desert, in Clark County. Mormons founded the town in 1855, which became an agricultural village at the beginning of the XXth century. Nowadays the city is well known by its casinos, luxury hotels and all the entourage that attracts tourists from around the world. It has more than 120,000 hotel rooms, making it the first hotel city in the world. It is also a place of choice for large congresses. Its climate is desert hot and this is one of the sunniest cities in the world. Hotel-casinos are divided into two areas: downtown, with the oldest casinos and the Fremont Street Experience light attraction and the Strip or Las Vegas Boulevard, a long boulevard extending from downtown to the South toward Los Angeles. This is where lie the largest, latest and often most eccentric casinos hotels. Their architecture, often with theme, is sometimes striking. Many hotels of the boulevard also include shows rooms used for concerts, performances of prestidigitation and other shows like the Cirque du Soleil productions. Among the most attractive wefind:

The Venetian, dedicated to the city of Venice, with 7,000 rooms, is the largest hotel in the world. It has 15 restaurants, 150 shops, a Museum of motorcycles and also the Guggenheim Museum of Las Vegas.

Paris Las Vegas, where you can see the replica of the Eiffel Tower (165 meters). It is connected to the Bally’s hotel by a shopping gallery.

Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, its main attraction is the Stratosphere Tower, which rises to 365 metres; at the top lies a small course of roller coaster and the Big shot; an attraction that propels customers at the top of a tower from 49 metres to 72 km per hour. It is also the highest attraction of the world; it offers also a breathtaking view on the boulevard and the entire city.

The Mirage, whose interior is marble from floor to ceiling and where there is an aquarium of about 90,000 liters and some 1,000 palm trees 20 metres high.

Luxor, there is a pyramid with 30 floors and 2 external towers with 22 floors. It is the 4th largest hotel in the world. It also has an Imax cinema and a small Nile on which you can sail. It is connected to the Mandalay Bay to the left and Excalibur to the right by a skytrain.

Tips

The CAT Bus (Citizens Area Transit) is a popular mean of public transportation among the inhabitants of the city and tourists with various routes which cover a large part of the Valley.
The Deuce bus (two-storey), shuttled on Las Vegas Boulevard, from the Strip to downtown, one valid for a two-hour service or another for the whole day.
The Las Vegas Monorail is a public transit system ranging from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel in the South of the Boulevard until the Sahara Hotel in the North of the Boulevard.
If you like shopping, Las Vegas is the ‘temple of shopping’; you will find many shopping malls as Fashion Show Mall.

Les FrancoFolies de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montreal is an appointment with the francophone world music. Some artists from all over the francophone world come to show their music. This year it will be the 29th edition and there will be more than 175 indoor shows and open-air concerts; lots of them completely free. This event shows us the quality, diversity and vitality of a rich music programming. These are 10 days in a great festival of music! This happens at the Montreal entertainment district, in the heart of downtown. Montrealers and tourists throng the site to celebrate safely. French music from around the world and it is in Montreal that it happens. There are several scenes outdoor presented by sponsors and in case of rain these shows happen in reserved spaces for the occasion. Bars, restaurants, street posts, are also at the rendezvous for a drink or a snack. Everything happens in order and peace of the Francophone world. There are many choices of artists in the same day but the main scene takes place every day at 21:00 in the center of the entertainment district. The big show takes the stage last Saturday at the closing of the festival and usually it is a great artist who comes to make the crowd enjoy the party.

Tips

Generally it is hot at this time of the year then drink water, wear cool clothes and sneakers or comfortable shoes. Outdoor shows means to stand up and there are not many opportunities to sit but you can always bring a folding chair.
If you do not watch programming at home, you will find hostesses everywhere that will give you the complete program of the entire event.
There are many other activities around the festival site in bars or discos.

2017 edition June, 08th to 18th