Although this isn't an outdoor skating spot, this rink is still super magical. Featuring beautiful decorations, lights, and a super fun vibe that cannot be beat, this hidden skating rink is one of the most awesome spots to get your skate on in the city.
The only thing more fun than a skating rink? A skating rink in Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The Big O turns into a beautiful winter village just in time for the holidays, complete with their beautiful, fun outdoor skating rink.
At this stage in the game, I'm pretty sure we all know about the glorious outdoor skating rink in the Bonsecours Basin of the Old Port. But any skating rink list in Montreal would be incomplete without mentioning it; it's that much of a staple, and it's legit that much fun.
Located on Mount Royal, near the chalet and pretty much right in the middle of one of Montreal's most awesome natural spots, Beaver Lake is gorgeous 12 months out of the year. It's particularly special in the wintertime, though, when it turns into a frozen adventure, basically.
Seriously, how much fun is Parc Maisonneuve? During the summer, Parc Maisonneuve is perfect for jogging and biking. In the winter, it turns into a wintertime activity hub, even having iced-over trails for people to go skating on, so you can skate through the park with ease.
This hockey-themed spot in Montreal's Verdun was created by the Montreal Canadiens' Children's Foundation, and is legit the perfect spot for any avid hockey lover during the winter. So, go ahead, grab some hockey sticks and get turnt... On ice.
One of The Plateau's most gorgeous spots gets even more awesome during the wintertime, thanks to the huge lake situated in the park which turns into a super fun skating rink once the temperatures drop.
You might think that Parc Jean-Drapeau is only to be explored during the summer. But I've got news for you, friends: it's even more fun in the winter time. The ice skating rink is more like a huge ice trail, so you can explore the area while you skate!
Who needs a trip to Italy when you've got a taste of it in Montreal's very own Verdun? In the age of COVID-19, with dining rooms currently closed, we've got you covered on a must-try spot that is bound to fulfill all of your takeaway needs. BOSSA is an Italian restaurant and grocery store that prides itself on being family-run, and their signature sandwiches certainly set them apart.
Located on rue Wellington, BOSSA offers over 20 varieties of hot and cold sandwiches. From their sausage and peppers mix ($11.95) and prosciutto mortadella ($12.95) to their roasted chicken sandwich fixed with pesto, dried tomatoes, and a balsamic reduction ($12.95), you'll be salivating just thinking about it — we certainly are!
BOSSA owner, Daniel Lo Manto had been working in the restaurant business for over six years and figured it was time the neighbourhood got a much-needed "Italian centred" lunch spot. In addition to the restaurant's fully packed sandwiches, their menu also includes an array of authentic Italian pasta dishes and pastries made with fresh ingredients — items the BOSSA owner said stem from the recipes and techniques of his grandparents.
"There's a lot of heritage in this place, and a lot of love!" Lo Manto told MTL Blog.
When asked about the recipe he's most proud of, Daniel boasted about the porchetta sandwich ($11.95). However, in terms of popularity, it comes in second to their must-try chicken parm ($12.95), made with basil oil, mozzarella, chicken cutlet, parmesan and hot peppers.
UPDATE: The Government of Quebec has introduced new COVID-19 health measures since this article was published. Please review guidelines and double-check the website and social media pages of the event or activity before you head out. We strongly recommend calling before you go.
Why You Should Go: Indoor gatherings are limited to six people right now, so call your besties up and plan a little shindig at one of your apartments. No better way to start the New Year than with your closest people.
Address: 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why you should go: Three similar interactive works, titled Les Diamants, will spend the holiday season on the front lawn of St. James United Church. You spin them around to enjoy a little light and sound show.