SPECIAL UPDATE: ABOUT US

Who is Circus Living?

We are in the middle of a theme overhaul which means in the near future, there will be more posts on where our true passion and interests lay and that is, with monsters, magic, ghosts, fringe science, and the unexplained. Soon, we will be posting our new vision and mission, and where we are ultimately heading with our new site, Circus Living 2.0. To keep updated on our progress, we urge you to
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Attractions




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THE BIG TOP

COME ONE, COME ALL!!!
Come witness Montreal Attractions & Carnivalesque Shows

INTERESTED IN THE SPOOKY STUFF? If you happen to have discovered our site because you are interested in quality macabre one of a kind art, monsters, the haunted, and the unexplained, hop on over to the concessions and jump areas of our site!

This section contains the main blog of our website. A closer look at our family including our passions and aspirations...and even just our day-to-day quibbles can be found here. As of July 2015, a special section called Montreal Living was added to our site which highlights our experiences in this marvelous city we now call home. A special feature on our former home town Niagara's hidden gems and attractions are also included in this section, as well as reviews of magnificent circus-esque or carnivalesque (Bhaktin geeks, I know you just got a thrill out of me using that term!) shows worthy of a shout-out.

Featured Big Top Attraction - A Special Shout-out!

Cirque du Soleil's Toruk (Dec 28, 2015)


 

Spectacular show! #toruk world premiere #cirquedusoleil #avatar #montreal

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Montreal Living

Circus Living presents De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche (July 16, 2016)
A quaint and charming patisserie located on Amherst in Gay Village (Montreal)

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche patisserie

A Family Guide to Montreal's Sidewalk Sales (June 4, 2016)
Surviving Montreal's Sidewalk Sales with Kids

Cacao 70: Hunt for Quebec's best chocolatiers (April 22, 2016)
A review of Cacao 70 Restaurant

Date Night: A review of Montreal's Le Balcon (Photoblog)
(Jan 3, 2016)
Comforting nostalgia, uninhibited sensuality, and down to earth sophistication

The Great Pumpkin Ball (Photoblog) (Oct 26, 2015)
The great outdoors, a creative display of 800 pumpkins, and meeting Esmeralda the Witch



Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Montreal Science Centre (Oct 21, 2015)
How to make the most of your visit with kids

Montreal Summer 2015 (Oct 13, 2015)
A recap of our summer in Montreal: Re-living the moments of summer, a mysterious Autumn, and learning to keep on.



KidCon Montreal (Oct 5, 2015)
How to make the most of your visit with kids

Montreal's Biodome (Sept 18, 2015)
How to make the most of your visit with kids

Chambly's Beer Festival (Sept 15, 2015)
Not just for adults! How to make the most of your visit with kids

Insectarium (August 28, 2015)
How to make the most of your visit with kids


Granby Zoo (August 18, 2015)

International Balloon Festival (August 10, 2015)

Taking a breather in Montreal (July 31, 2015)

Magic in Montreal (July 19, 2015)

Lost in Montreal (July 16, 2015)


Featured Big Top Attraction - A Special Shout-out!

Cavalia's Odysseo Sneak Peek and Review (April 13, 2015)


Special Features

The Hidden Gems of Niagara

Ronan's Ghost Hunt Birthday Party with Ghost Walks (July 16, 2015)
4th entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

A Sugar Bush Adventure at White Meadows Farms (April 1, 2015)
3rd entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

Educational Fun and the Great Outdoors at Heartland Forest (March 18, 2015)
2nd entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

Family Skate n' Wine at Ravine Vineyard (Jan 21, 2015)
1st entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...


Blog entries by date

A Sugar Bush Adventure at White Meadows Farms (April 1, 2015)
3rd entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

Educational Fun and the Great Outdoors at Heartland Forest (March 18, 2015)
2nd entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

Travelling with Spirit: How we travel with a 'spirited' child (Feb 11, 2015)
When Kiarra was a baby, she cried a lot...and I mean a lot....

Family Skate n' Wine at Ravine Vineyard (Jan 21, 2015)
1st entry for Circus Living's special feature 'The Hidden Gems of Niagara'...

In search of the Filipino Christmas Spirit (Dec 25, 2014)
Oh how I miss Christmas in the Philippines...the midnight mass, noche buena with the family, the dazzling over-the-top Christmas lights...

PHOTOS OF OUR TRIP TO GREEN ACRE PARK (PHOTOBLOG)
On our last trip to Green Acre Park located in St. Jacob's, Ontario approximately two years ago...

To my friend Kristina who is expecting her first baby (Aug 15, 2014)
I cannot presume to give you advice or to know what you will experience when your baby is finally born...

Help us Run for the Cure (June 11, 2014)
Guest post by Alessa Velasco: In the fall of 2012, I started my first year of participating in CIBC’s Run for the Cure....

Kiarra (May 30, 2014)
I decided to dedicate this blog entry to Kiarra....

Project 52 A dress, dirt, and an apple tree (May 5, 2014)
Yah, so I lied. I said I would write a much sooner post...

Project 52 Tidbits (April 10, 2014)
It is official, Ronan sleepwalks...

Project 52 Date Night (March 23, 2014)
Date Night...Randy and I finally made time to hire a sitter...

Project 52 Fate (March 18, 2014)
We were supposed to visit Ripley's aquarium this Saturday...

Project 52 Papa (March 9, 2014)
Sorry, no blog entry! I am in the process of planning an upcoming project...

Project 52 Magic Kisses (March 2, 2014)
Phew, what a horrid week. After Seamus got sick, Kiarra caught it, and then I did...

Project 52 Telling a story through pictures (February 23, 2014)
Still recovering from chronic fatique...well, not exactly...

Going Paleo (January 1, 2014)
"You are turning into eccentrics!!!" yelled Papa when we told him...

Terrifying Three's (December 29, 2013)
Is the terrifying three's over yet?...

Dear Troublesome Three (December 27, 2013)
And here they are my troublesome three...

Seamus (November 1, 2013)
On June 9, 2013, my love affair with Seamus began...

Hope (September 21, 2012)
On March 2012, Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer...