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15 Free, Cheap, Normal, Rich, & Extreme First Date Ideas In Montreal

There are pretty insane dates that you can go on in Montreal, but most people think that it comes at a cost. The truth is, that you can have epic dates at any price... even for FREE! Trust me, you can plan a A1 level first date without spending a dime or, if you prefer you can have an epic date and drop some bills!

READ ALSO: Montreal Is Hosting A Huge Lebanese Food Festival

First dates are always a struggle to plan especially if you are on a budget. So, to help us all out I have composes a list of free, cheap, normal, expensive, and extreme first date ideas that you can choose from! 

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FREE First Date Ideas:

1. Walk Through Old Montreal

via @dianaleee_

Montreal is a very romantic setting that is itself priceless. Your date has probably been to Old Montreal multiple times but why not explore the city in a different way. I suggest taking your date to Old Montreal and showing them all the great architecture! They will truly be amazing by the beauty behind our city.

2. Watch A Sunset At Mount Royal

via @oijulia

For romance, kissing, and looking over the whole city, I suggest driving up to Mount Royal. You can enjoy Mount Royal during the day and enjoy the cityscape or you can go at night with your date and have a romantic stargazing date. This is always free and it's always a safe lowkey idea especially if you are broke!

3. Go Biking Along The Lachine Canal

via @tastebudsboutique33

I honestly love biking with my bae and honestly I think it's a great treat where you don't have to spend any money. For those bae who love to bike, I suggest biking down the Lachine Canal towards Atwater Market for a fun Montreal spring day.

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Cheap First Date Ideas:

1. Check Out Piknic Électronik

via @piknicmtl

Starting mid-May, Piknic Électronik is back and it's the perfect date for those LIT Montrealers who love being outdoors and surrounded by music and fellow lowkey people! It's a great way to show your date the fun side of you.


2. Go To Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

via @youngkarissa

3 Place Ville Marie

See all of Montreal on your first date with your best bae for cheap! The Montreal Observatory is absolutely stunning and very romantic especially if you go at night under the stars.


3. Try Rock Climbing At Allez Up

via @allezupmtl

1555 Rue St-Patrick

For that fit date of yours, why not surprise her and finally take her to Allez Up! Here you two can rock climb your night away and have a blast as you work out that upper body. It is honestly super fun and a great way to try something new without traveling very far for spending over $20.


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Normal First Date Ideas:

1. Try An An Escape Game

via @amazemontreal

you dig mysteries, try one of Montreal's escape games! They are escape games in the sense that you have to solve puzzles, find clues, and use codes to escape and solve mysteries. It's a great way to get to know your date.

2. Go Surfing Together

via @laura_scavo

Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc

Summer is almost here, but not quite just yet! So, if you happen to be dating a Montrealer that just can't get enough of summer, I suggest heading to Oasis Surf if you want to celebrate the nice weather! It's honestly amazing and a great way to show your bae that you have an adventurous side. Plus it's a great bar!


3. Having Sangira On A Rooftop

via @chatonceleste

106 Rue Saint Paul O

My personal favorite terrasse happens to be Terrasse Nelligan located in the heart of Old Montreal. It is absolutely stunning! The views are amazing considering that the Basilica is your view from one side and the water front is your view from the other side. They have amazing fish tacos and even more spectacular sangria pitchers that you and your date will obsess over!


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Expensive First Date Ideas:

1. Have Dinner At Europea

via @ceciliaaa_yang

1227 de La Montagne

Headed by chef Jérôme Ferrer, Europea offers a French dining experience that is truly like no other. Their signature 12-course tasting menu is $120 of pure lovely food. This is a perfect location to pretend like you are in Paris on Valentine's day with that extra special someone.


2. Go To La Societé For Brunch

via @lasocietemtl

1415 Rue de la Montagne

La Societé is definitely the place to be if you are looking for the whole fancy package from valet to gourmet brunch dishes. I recommend trying their eggs benedict for a true explosion of flavours in your mouth! It's fancy, classy, and yummy!


3. Go See The Show VOLTA

via @clarabellejispesi

This year’s new Cirque du Soleilshow had a brand new theme unlike any of the other themes from previous years. VOLTA combines the world of action sports in an urban setting while maintaining some of the more classic Cirque du Soleil acts. It’s a new show with a brand new theme that you and your DATE MUST go see!


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Extreme First Date Ideas:

1. Go Skydiving At Parachute Montreal

via @pierrick_henley

Well, for those who love thrills, why not have the ultimate adrenaline rush by going skydiving! Parachute Montreal is very safe and a perfect place for the ultimate way to kick off spring.


2. Treat Yourselves To A Helicopter Tour

via @mvandersluis

Fly over downtown Montreal to admire your city in all its glory! The Ville-Marie circuit will allow you to fly over La Ronde, Olympic Park, Botanical Garden and Mount Royal, and finish with a panoramic view of downtown! This is a great luxurious activity for that fun couple who loves adventurous activities.


3. TrySky-Venture On Your First Date

via @marilee17

It’s the first ever free fall simulator in Canada. Visit Sky Venture and learn to like you are sailing over the sea! It’s the next best thing to a vacation and a great way to spend a first date that you will never forget!


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