There sure are so many things to do in Montreal and one day just doesn't seem to be enough. However, if you ever find yourself visiting Montreal for merely 24 hours DON'T STRESS! You will 514% want to do everything possible to fully experience Montreal but that is impossible.
So, to help you out the list below composes of three things you can do depending on what day you visit Montreal! 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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Things To Do On A Monday For 24 Hours:
1.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!
2. Enjoy A 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!
3. Enjoy A Night Out 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!
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Things To Do On A Tuesday For 24 Hours:
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 Fresh Lunch From 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 stoll along the Lachine Canal or buy plants (cacti YAS)!
3. 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 and brunch!
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Things To Do On A Wednesday For 24 Hours:
1.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 roadtrip 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!
2. 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.
3. Enjoy Painting At Le Ceramic Cafe
If you want to spend your one day in Montreal relaxing but you don't always have money to go to a spa, then head down to the Ceramic Cafe! You can enjoy a lovely painting experience with some coffee on a nice raining spring day. It's literally open until midnight!
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Things To Do On A Thursday For 24 Hours:
1.Enjoy Visiting 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 area!
2. 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.
3. Enjoy Dinner/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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Things To Do On A Friday For 24 Hours:
1.Enjoy Brunch At Beauty’s Luncheonette
This is the lowkey brunch spot for you if you love that classic Montreal breakfast dish that you wake up craving on a Friday morning. They have had over 50 years of practice so you can expect a master classic brunch dish when coming here! You can get your bagel game on and enjoy a cool winter morning.
2. Enjoy Going To The Food Truck Festival
Starting on May 5th, every first Friday of the month will be met with dozens of food trucks! So, if you happen to be in Montreal on the first Friday of any month with spring and summer, then be sure to check out the Olympic Stadium where all the food trucks are waiting!
3. Enjoy A Night Out At Apartment 200
Let's be honest... Who doesn't want to be seen at Apt. 200! Not only can you just throw on some Nikes, but you can also play pool and hit the dance floor. It's the happy medium between a bar and club that EVERYONE is Montreal wants to go to!
BONUS: Grab Dinner At Bevo
For pizza right out of the wooden oven that will make you feel like you are in Italy, you need to take your date out Bevo in Old Montreal. Not only is the location beautiful, but the food is delicious and the melted cheese will make your heart melt even more! I suggest strolling through Old Montreal afterwards since the atmosphere is truly breathtaking.
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Things To Do On A Saturday For 24 Hours:
1.Enjoy Biking Along The Lachine Canal
Enjoy the sunshine we are going to have this spring by going biking along the Lachine Canal. It is absolutely stunning and a great way to stay active while having fun with your 24 hours in Montreal. If you are wondering where the hell you are going to find a bike, don't worry! Montreal has Bixi bikes that are actually free throughout May 28 or that can be rented you just put it on your credit card and bike to the next pit-stop.
2. Enjoy Going To Montreal's Quartier Des Spectacles
Not only is there always something going on at Montreal's Quartier Des Spectacles, but you can also swing your afternoon away on The 21 Balancoires/21 Swings exhibit. It's basically 21 musical, lighted swings installed at Montreal's Quartier Des Spectacles, on the Promenade Des Artistes. Afterwards, you can grab a quick bite to eat at a local restaurant and walk around the shops.
3. 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!
BONUS: 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 hella lowkey and no heels required. Plus, everyone wants to be seen in a picture on their palm leaf wall!
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Things To Do On A Sunday For 24 Hours:
1.Enjoy Visiting The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Why not check out the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see their spectacular spring 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.
2. Enjoy Going Rock Climbing
Head on down to Allez up for a rock climbing adventure this spring! This is a perfect activity for those athletic Montrealers and they have walk-ins every Sunday from 1-5PM!
3. 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.
BONUS: Grab Brunch At Fabergé
This amazing little breakfast place located in the Mile End is your number one cure 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!