Montreal deals for jazz fans

One of the world's finest music festivals is about to take center stage in Montreal, Quebec. And you can be there to take it all in for a lot less than you'd imagine.

The Guinness Book of World Records cites Festival International de Jazz de Montréal as the largest jazz festival in the world. This year's big event will be held from June 30 – July 12 and featuring more than 3,000 artists from 30 countries with more than 650 concerts. The festival will encompass a four-block radius in downtown Montreal. More than 400 free outdoor shows are offered each day of the festival from 11am through midnight.

In fact, Stevie Wonder opens the 30th edition of the festival with a free gig on June 30 at 9:30pm.

Get there on a choice of carriers at $114 each way, or $151.95 inclusive of all extra fees. Participating are Air Canada, American, Continental, USAirways.

Delta offers four daily non-stop flights at inclusive rates of $157.60.

Give at least a two-week advance notice of travel. Sale prices, valid seven days a week, are valid on trips finished on or before Nov. 19.

Buy tickets through June 12.

Airfares are subject to change without notice.

The ideally located Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile offers the "Jazz Survival Package" package. Included in the two-night package are Deluxe room accommodations, two welcome cocktails at Le Bar; two passes to the Montreal Fine Arts Museum; a picnic basket for two; daily breakfast on the terrace or at Renoir restaurant; one Evian mineral spray mist; one L?Occitane relaxing pedicure kit; valet parking and guaranteed late check-out.

Rates for the two-night packaged stay, based on double occupancy and hotel availability, start from $480 USD.

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