11 Happy Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend

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11 Happy Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend

It's almost the weekend again, and you know what that means — we're already thinking of all of the amazing things we can do in Montreal on our days off.

If it feels like the year is already going by so fast (hard to believe with everything that's happening or should we say not happening), so you can just imagine how fast the weekend will go. Don't let it pass you by!

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

Editor's Choice: It's Official, Montreal's Curfew Is Going Back To 8 PM

OASIS Immersion

Price: $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and children


10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday (last visits start at 5:40 p.m.)

Address: Palais des Congrès, 301, rue Saint-Antoine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: This totally immersive experience is something you need to see to believe.

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Go On Your First BIXI Ride Of 2021


$89 for a season pass (until April 15)
$19 for a monthly pass
$0.50 plus $0.10/minute for a single ride on a regular bike
$0.50 plus $0.25/minute for a single ride on an electric bike

When: As of Friday, April 9, 2021

Address: BIXI stations throughout the city! BIXI encourages users to check the app to find nearby bikes.

Why You Need To Go: To finally enjoy the nice weather and explore parts of the city you haven't been able to reach since the fall!

Knock Off Those Items On Your Spring Bucket List

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Spring in Montreal is so beautiful but goes so fast! Be sure to get to everything on your list before it's done for another year.

Explore The Parc René-Lévesque Scultpure Garden

Price: Free

When: Park opens at 6 a.m.

Address: 398, chemin du Canal, Lachine, QC

Why You Need To Go: One of our top destinations for a spontaneous summer getaway with your favourite person, Parc René-Lévesque, a sprawling peninsula at the western end of the Lachine Canal, is a great place for a picnic, bike ride or stroll among its wacky, towering sculptures.

Act Fast & Book A Spot To See The McCord's Christian Dior Exhibition

Price: $19 for adults, $14 for students

When: Online reservation mandatory. At the time of writing, there are still dozens of visit time slots available between April 9 and 11.

Address: 690, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: The McCord presents a survey of Dior's dresses from the late '40s and '50s.

Embark On An Unexpected Date

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Montreal isn't Canada's #1 romantic metropolis (at least, in our opinion) for nothing.

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Grab Some Easter Waffles... Even After The Long Weekend

Where: Gaufres et Glaces; See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Check It Out: The best part of Easter is the chocolate eggs, and the best way to eat chocolate eggs is in a decadent ice cream waffle.

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Get Naughty Waffles

Price: $7

When: As of April 9

Address: 400, rue Notre-Dame E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: For yet another but totally different waffle experience. These... interestingly shaped waffles come in both savoury and sweet flavours.

Go Flower Budd Hopping

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Spring is here! So go see some budding flowers — in places other than the Botanical Garden.

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Have The First Of Many Picnics

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: There are so many great parks around Montreal to hang out and lots of great spots near them to make for epic picnics.

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Add Some Colour To Your Life

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Now that the weather's nice and it feels like the city has its colour back, check out all of the colourful places around Montreal that are sure to bring some cheer back to your soul.

Iconic Montreal Deli Boucherie Slovenia Is Closing Its Doors Forever

Boucherie Slovenia will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

Boucherie Slovenia, a boulevard Saint-Laurent institution for 50 years, will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

The iconic home of enormous Eastern European-style sandwiches — Slovenian sausage and towering cold-cuts were staples — will close its doors forever on January 29, said the owners, Lourdes Rodrigues and Jean Teixeira, in a Facebook post.

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Montreal Was Ranked One Of Canada's Greenest Cities When It Comes To Transport

Montreal takes the lead as the most bicycle-friendly city in all of North America.

Montreal is certainly no stranger to a traffic jam, which makes taking public transit a more viable option to not only get around faster but do more good for the environment.

As Canadian cities take the initiative to improve their transit systems and reduce their carbon footprints, Montreal has become one of the country's greenest metropolitan areas when it comes to transport, according to one ranking.

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Montrealers Rode ALL The BIXIs In 2021 With 5.8 Million Trips & More New Users Than Ever

It was a historic year for BIXI, with records broken for most new users and most new memberships.

Montrealers clearly love BIXI bikes, as illustrated by the company's record-breaking statistics for the 2021 season, which has just come to an end. If you have any doubts about that love, just take a look at the 5.8 million trips taken over the year.

Alexandre Taillefer, chairman of the board of directors of BIXI Montreal, called the company's historic figures "a testament to the ever-growing importance of the bike-sharing service, particularly the popularity of the growing number of stations and electrically-assisted bicycles."

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More Than Half Of Quebec's 8 Biggest Cities Will Have A Woman As Mayor

In Quebec's city halls, women are kicking ass and taking names.

Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.

The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.

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