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30 Montreal Things You Must Conquer So That You Don't Feel As If You Wasted Your Summer

Today is a very sad day... Today, August 23rd marks the last official month of summer until September 22nd. Unfortunately, school is rapidly approaching (or already well underway for CEGEP students) and I think we can ALL agree that summer 2017 has been pretty shitty thanks to the weather. 

READ ALSO: It's Official, You Can Now Get A "Potato Tornado" In Montreal

However, we can still salvage the last month of summer and go out with a BANG! There are still plenty of things to do in Montreal in the next 30 days that are probably on your summer bucket list that you either forgot about or didn't get the chance to do. Well, it's time to make them happen and conquer summer! Down below is a countdown of all the insane last minute things you can still do in the next 30 days to make you feel like you didn't waste summer 2017!

30. Go Try Montreal's First-Ever "Doughnut Smoothie" Cafe

via @mtllovin

Les gourmandises de Peyton

If you love smoothies and doughnuts, then I suggest trying this ALL NEW Montreal Cafe that had its official inauguration last month! They have created a true gift from the gods through their insane combination of doughnuts and smoothies. This cafe is already killing the game since they know exactly how to attract Montrealers.


29. Go To The "Asian Street Food" Festival

via @andreiandreeamoismusic


This summer 2017, Montreal is changing up the game and will be hosting its first-ever all-Asian food festival! This all-Asian night market, hosted by Foodfest MTL, will feature some INSANE treats that will completely blow your mind. Plus, it's located at Montreal's all new open-air bar, Riverside which can be found along the lovely Lachine Canal!

When: Friday, August 25th from 17h00 - 23h00 or Saturday, August 26th from 11h00 - 23h00,


28. Go To The Botanical Gardens

via @janeth_mp

Step into the almost spa-like setting of the Main Exhibition Greenhouse, where the heat and the flowers’ sweet fragrance help you forget all about school that lies ahead. You are surrounded by lush greenery, filling you with a sense of lightness and inviting you to relax while enjoying summer and the blooming flowers!


27. Go to The Clock Tower Beach

via @mcmgt

Before fall sneaks up on us, let's take advantage of the sun! Drink up on a "pretend" beach as you soak up the sun in the last 30 days of summer! Not only can you get bottles, but you can also enjoy some fun summer activities like tanning, volleyball, and much more.

26. Go To Montreal's Tattoo Festival

via @draven888

Gare Windsor

Tattoos are honestly amazing pieces of art and we Montrealers are lucky enough to be hosting Quebec's biggest tattoo festival! The Art Tattoo Show Montreal will be taking place this summer downtown and it looks LIT AF! The Art Tattoo Show will be taking place on September 8-9-10 2017 at Gare Windsor downtown Montréal.

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25. Go To The All-New "Hot Dog Restaurant"

via @crazydogsbar

1637 Rue St-Denis

This cool new spot is called Crazy Dogs Bar and it's located at 1637 Rue St-Denis in the hub of the downtown action. They're offering a menu full of crazy hots dogs loaded with toppings, crazy poutines like their tater tots poutine, sausage poutine, and loaded nachos!


24. Go To Piknic Electronik

via @manny_man_hat_tan

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Piknic Electronik is a great way to end a fabulous weekend! You can enjoy drinks, electro music, food, and a chill AF ambiance with you BFFs while soaking in the sun. It is every Sunday until the end of September!


23. Go To World Street Food" Festival

via @worldfoodfestival

There's tons of insane food festivals happening all summer long in the city and the best thing is that each and every one of them is unique! They all have something cool and different to add to the city giving all of us a totally new experience each time. It's super exciting news that Montrealwill be hosting a cool new festival on September 9th that everyone's going to want to attend.


22. Check Out Atwater Market

via @daniellamutuc

Atwater Market is an absolute must visit location in Montreal even at the end of summer! You will be surprised on just how much time you can spend at Atwater Market, especially on a nice summer day! 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 and flowers.

21. Go To The Canal Lounge

via @missrouquine

Quai Atwater

Feel fancy AF as you legit sit on this boat terrasse and enjoy some wine and views of the Lachine Canal. I honestly loved going here at the beginning of the summer! The views from the top of the boat (where the terrasse is located) are honestly stunning and the service is A1.


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20. Go To The Montreal Restaurant Ranked "Most Beautiful In The World"

via @hotelrubyfoos

1844 Amherst St

Yes, Agrikol has been ranked 8th most beautiful in the world making it the most beautiful restaurant in Montreal, according to Insider! This hip and colorful restaurant is famous in Montreal for its stylish French-Caribbean theme that will make you look and feel like you are on an island get away!


19. Go To The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

via @flowers_in_my_head

1380 Sherbrooke St W

No summer would be complete without a beautiful visit to the MMFA!


18. Go See And Maybe Ride Montreal's New Ferris Wheel 

via @ericbranover

Located in Old Montreal right infront of Terrasse Bonsecours, you can find Montreal's HUGE and NEW ferris wheel! You definitely have to see it this summer and if you're lucky, it might be open before summer is over!

17. Go Bike To Terrasse St. Ambroise

via @__gobii__

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise

For those sporty adventures friends of your who love biking, I recommend making it your mission to take them to Terrasse St. Ambroise during the next 30 days! Terrasse St. Ambroise is actually amazing. I was just there this weekend with my friends after we biked long the water near Atwater market. The beer is superb and they have great snack food.


16. Go To Les Enfants Terrible

via @briannaesterson

1 Place Ville Marie

No summer is complete without a rooftop terrasse lunch! Les Enfants Terrible has been super popular lately so it 514% is a must this summer!Sit literally in the sky with a view of the WHOLE cityscape as you munch on a delicious lunch/dinner at Les Enfants Terrible!


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15. Go To Hike Up Mount-Royal

via @vincenziouu

If you haven't ran up Mount-Royal yet, then your summer is definitely NOT completed! Even if you used to do is all the time last summer and you've had enough of it, no summer seems right without going to the top at least once to watch the sunset.

14. Go On A Day Trip With Your BFF

via @kendrabree3

Day trips are honestly SO fun to do especially in the summer with your BFF! I know that I had a bunch on my bucket list and I didn't get to do many but lucky for all of us there is still 30 days that gives you room for at least 2 day trips! I suggest the On Water" Bike Path 2 Hours From Montreal and Vermont River Tubing!

13. Rent An Insane Airbnb In Montreal

Finish summer off with a party at one of Montreal's Most Insane Airbnbs! Personally, I suggest the Luxury Party Penthouse in downtown Montreal.

Book here

12. Take The Montreal Train Ride Ranked "Most Beautiful In North America"

Via Smarter Travel

I absolutely ADORE taking the train from Montreal to various places in North America, and I 514% have to agree with Insider for ranking the Amtrak's Adirondack as most beautiful in North America! I used to take it EVERY year to visit my family in New York when I was younger, and trust me it is STUNNING! The route begins at Montreal then Saratoga Springs and it ends in New York (and vise-versa). It is a 10-hour ride (one way) that takes you through the most beautiful places in North America! So, out of the 30 days that remain, take a weekend off and enjoy this fabulous train ride to NYC.


11. Go To Montreal's All-New "Open Air" Bar On The Lachine Canal

via @riversidemtl

5020 St-Amboise

I don't believe that any bar this summer 2017 will compare to the the all-new "open air" bar located on the Lachine Canal. This spectacular barhas been named Riverside and it used to be a vacant secret spot between the old silos along the canal, but now is has turned into a lit AF urban hideaway bar.

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10. Go Get A Potato Tornado

via @sophielafs

1023 Boul. St-Laurent

Cafe Unique17 is a brand new cafe in Montreal that specializes in their insane variety of bubble teas and bubble waffles. However, what you may not have known is that they also make the potato tornado!

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9. Go To Montreal's All-New "Hawaiian Themed" Restaurant

via @janytremblay

1190 Sainte-Catherine East

You've seen the Hawaiian cafe in Montreal and all the poke restaurants but you've never, EVER seen ANYTHING like this! Kamehameha Snack-Bar has changed the restaurant game. Not only did they go above and beyond on their decor, but their menus is CHALK FULL of options from ice cream fish cones to of course your favorite poké .


8. Go Get Day Drunk At Jardin Nelson

via @embinkley

407 Place Jacques Cartier

If you love sangria, wine, or fancy cocktails paired with a gourmet meal, then Jardin Nelson is the place to be! The ambiance is more upscale with live Jazz bands in a beautiful garden terrasse!


7. Go To Au Pied-du-Courant

via @jlairdmtl

19 Prince Arthur O

Au Pied-du-Courant is a Montreal boardwalk village where you can chill out in the sand and enjoy the sun starting June 2nd! Each day features a special theme in 2017, so be sure to check some of them out especially with your friends during your last 30 days of summer.

6. Go To Ca Lem

via @kaylapomponio

6926 Sherbrooke West

This ice cream has becomeso hot this summer in Montreal and you absolutely MUST try it! There truly is no other ice cream that beats their charcoal black/green match tea swirl.


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5. Go Skydiving 

via @samjhobbs

Why not be a thriller and go skydiving with your closest friends to really make summer 2017 topnotch! Parachute Montreal Inc. offers a great and safe experience to all their customers! So, be adventurous and take a risk before summer is over!


4. Go To KemCoba via @jaycido

60 Avenue Fairmount O

KemCoba 514% has to be on your ice cream bucket list! Kem CoBa is literally one of my most favorite places in Montreal! They feature soft-serve ice cream with flavors that change daily! The atmosphere is so bubbly and happy that regardless of you mood you automatically feel better after getting ice cream from here.


3. Go To Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

via @heynadine

3 Place Ville Marie

Enjoy Montreal from a whole new angle by going to the Ville Marie lookout! It's the perfect place to take pics and enjoy summer from the sky!


2. Go Order A 10L Sangria Pitcher With Your BFFs

via @laptitegrenouillemtl

3435 Boul St-Laurent

You know when you go to a bar and you see a big group of friends ordering 10L of beer, you turn to your BFF and say "damn if that was filled with sangria I'd order 3 and we'd get LIT AF". Well, I have some news for you... all your sangria dreams are about to come true because this Montreal bar now offers 10L pitchers of sangria that will make summer 2017 go out with a bang🍹. All thanks toLa P'tite Grenouille de Montréal.


1. Go Have A Spa Day At Bota Bota 

via @ouramdream

Vieux-Port de Montréal, Entrée McGill Coin De la Commune et McGill

After working full-time this summer, nothing sounds better than a beautiful spa day at Bota Bota! It is officially my favorite spa in Montreal due to it's large spa, stunning views and relaxing vibes. This is the ULTIMATE last minute thing to do in Montreal while you still have 30 days of summer because you can relax after all the hard work you've done and have ahead.


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