There sure are SO many things to do in Montreal and one day just doesn't seem to be enough. So, if you happen to be one of those lucky people that get to spend a FULL weekend in Montreal then here should be your game plan. This list will supply you with the full "Montreal" experience that you will never forget.
The list below composes of SIX things you can do for each day of the weekend! Of course these are only suggestions and you can mix and match what you want to do on a particular day, but trust me... If you follow these suggestions you will have an INSANE time in Montreal!
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Summer On A Friday In Montreal:
1.Enjoy Brunch At Foiegwa
Located right near Atwater market, this amazing little diner is A1! The atmosphere is hip and their chicken and waffles are TO DIE FOR! This French styled spot is definitely something you need to cross off your bucket list!
2. Enjoy A Hike Up Mount-Royal
If you are more on the active side, why not gather some of your friends that came on a road trip to Montreal with you for an early morning hike to watch the sunrise! Not only will you stay fit, but you will also have a gorgeous view of the city and I suggest brining a picnic for a nice brunch!
3. Enjoy Delicious Ice Cream From La Diperie
Since you are probably full from your morning hike/picnic, why not quench your sweet tooth with some delicious ice cream from La Diperie! They are probably the most famous ice cream shop in all of Montreal, so a visit to the city wouldn't be complete without it.
4. Enjoy Walk Through Old Montreal
Montreal is a very romantic setting that is itself priceless. Your date has probably never been to Old Montreal, so 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 the city.
5. Enjoy Dinner At LOV
LOV is a great location for a hip celebration, whether it be a birthday or anniversary! If you happen to be one of those vegan couples visiting Montreal, then this restaurant is great on a casual day! They are an organic restaurant that places an emphasis on locally grown, wholesome ingredients, plus delicious vegan dishes like poutine!
6. Enjoy Clubbing At Kampai
For a great birthday bash dinner and a lowkey time, I suggest checking out Kampai! Their Japanese garden beer paired with their superb dishes will blow you mind! It's a great place for a lovely dinner and also a night out with drinks since it turns into a hip bar/club after dinner service!
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Summer On A Saturday In Montreal:
1.Enjoy Going To The Botanical Gardens
From 9-5pm every day of the week you can check out Montreal's superb botanical gardens! It includes 75 hectares of facilities and greenhouses and plenty of exotic plant life to make you feel like you are in a whole new world. It is absolutely stunning and the park area makes for a great little picnic on your trip to Montreal!
2. Enjoy Brunch At Arthurs Nosh Bar
This super cool restaurant has a modern ambience and amazing food. They are most famous for their latkes that are totally LIT. When you want a simple but delicious lowkey morning then this is the place for you!
3. Enjoy Lunch From Ma Poule Mouillee
Because what's a trip to Montreal without having a fabulous poutine? Ma Poule Mouillee offers heavenly poutines than will make your heart melt. I mean let's be real, fries, gravy, and cheese make a perfect mix.
4. Enjoy Renting BIXI Bikes And Biking To Atwater Market
Atwater Market is an absolute must visit location in Montreal especially if you only have 24 hours! You will be surprised on just how much time you can spend at Atwater Market, especially in the nice weather of spring! It is literally my happy place and the variety of restaurants always serve fresh food. Plus, you can just walk around all day and enjoy a nice bike ride along the Lachine Canal or buy plants (cacti YAS)!
5. Enjoy A Dinner At L'Gros Luxe
L’Gros Luxe never disappoints! Not only can you order several dishes and expect nothing less than heaven on a plate, but you won't break the bank! Their menu is fairly cheap so you will 514% be impressed with the dishes they serve. Plus, you can definitely expect the bill to be under $50. I recommend their delicious mac and cheese and their tater-tot poutine!
6. Go Clubbing At Fitzroy
For a nice casual night out with all of your gang and no reservations, I suggest heading to Fitzroy! They have a huge space that boasts plenty of pool tables, couches, video games, plants, and two bars. It's so fun and casual that heels are not required. Plus, everyone wants to be seen in a picture on their palm leaf wall!
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Summer On A Sunday In Montreal:
1. Grab Brunch At Fabergé
This amazing little breakfast place located in the Mile End is the number one cure for anyone lacking a good start to any day. Not only is their food delicious, but it's refreshing and perfect to get rid of any negativity. Trust me, this is the place you want to go when you have a crazy day ahead!
2.Enjoy Visiting The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Why not check out the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see their spectacular summer exhibits, FOR FREE! This is a win-win situation, you don't have to spend any money and you get to walk around and view beautiful pieces of art from a different city.
3. Enjoy Going Rock Climbing
Head on down to Allez up for a rock climbing adventure this summer! This is a perfect activity for those athletic tourists since Allez Up has have walk-ins every Sunday from 1-5PM!
4 . Enjoy A Coffee At Bar Darling
Bar Darling isn't just a typical bar, it's also a cafe! So, if you only have 24 hours in Montreal check it out for either coffee or drinks.You can now have Tequila at 1PM to start off your day and coffee at Midnight to keep you up for a LIT AF night ahead at this amazing bar. So, forget about those average places that just serve dinner and then transform into a bar and check out Bar Darling where you can enjoy all of life's wonder... Coffee and Alcohol. This Plateau cafe-bar is officially changing the game in Montreal!
5. Enjoy A Night Out At Piknic Electronik
Piknic Électronik is a weekly electronic music festival which takes place every Sunday starting mid May! It takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau and features local and international DJ's. It is 514% the perfect place to truly meet the people of Montreal and get a taste of how we party. There are drinks and plenty of places to city and enjoy the ambiance.
6. Enjoy Having A Relaxing Spa Day At Bota Bota
Ah yes, the perfect way to relax with your BFF if you happen to only have 24 hours in Montreal is by treating yourselves to a spa day. Personally, I recommend Bota Bota since it is only $45 before 11 am and after 6pm for their water circuit. Not only do you relax, but you also get to see Montreal from a whole other angle with the stunning views you receive on the boat's deck and in the main pool that looks over the whole city!