Let's all join in on a collective sigh; it's August already, and the dreaded end of summer is approaching at an alarming rate. And trust me, I hate to be the person to say that, because with school looming on the horizon, no one wishes that summer would last forever more than me.
But the truth is that the month of August is just beginning, and we should all be more motivated than ever to enjoy this beautiful season and all it has to offer. Summer in Montreal is always eventful, and although you might feel like all of the major festivals and attractions are long gone, there are still tons of awesome things left to do in the city.
So it's time to make the most of what we have left, and wholeheartedly embrace the last month of summer. Whether it's something as simple as sipping coffee on a terrasse, or partying hard at a music event, don't let the imminent end stop you from participating in all of the fun and exciting summer experiences Montreal has to offer.
We all know that love is in the air of Montreal, and come on let's be real... Montreal is actually VERY romantic. So, if you want to impress that special someone, then you should for sure check out some of these ideas I have in store for you!
Not only does Montreal have great restaurants, they also have fabulous activities so you should really get started on planning this superb date for that special someone this summer. It's time to get fancy and classy in Montreal for a date your date wont forget!
Air plane watching in Montreal is actually very romantic on a cool summer night. I suggest heading to The Pitfield Circle with some chairs, candles, and chocolates for a sweet date that will fly high in the eyes of that special someone!
If your date has a sweet tooth, I suggest taking them out for cheesecake at Rockaberry! It's casual and has a cosy atmosphere. You and your date will both enjoy their delightful cheese cakes. I strongly suggest their Apple Crumble cheesecake since it melts in your mouth.
There is no better way to be romantic than to show your date the Montreal Botanical Gardens. They have gorgeous Lilac and Cherry Blossom trees that will blow your date's mind away! It's a perfect location to sit under the trees and enjoy a romantic and fruity picnic.
You will have your date saying Je t'aime in no time if you bring them to Cacao 70 for some amazing crepes! They are filled with chocolate and fresh fruit that no one would turn down. I promise that your date will be saying ou la la by the end of the night!
Play all the cards by bringing your date to lobster restaurant! I suggest Rib N Reef for some delicious Montreal lobsters. Splurge a little on your date and get some juicy lobsters and then some juicy kisses!
Show that special date some love by bringing them to a hot dumpling restaurant in Montreal! I recommend Le Cristal Chinois since it is classy and homey. It will show your date how much you care for them. You will sweep them off their feet!
Bring your date on a cute, but romantic, art adventure in Montreal! I suggest checking out the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts or two of my favourites Paint The Nite and Le Ceramic Café! These two activities are things that you can enjoy together.
At Paint The Nite, you and your date drink up while sharing some good laughs and most importantly some gorgeous paintings (be sure to order tickets before hand)! At Le Ceramic Café, you and your date will enjoy yummy food while painting ceramic moulds and cups!
You will both have a blast and will be able to share something together! You can admire their beauty and the beauty of art!
Why not show your date a romantic time over a nice cup of coffee! The Tommy Café is a perfect place for a romantic coffee. It's sweet, fun, and it will bring you and your date closer together. You will have a sweet cosy time to get to know that special someone a little better.
Now, if you really want to impress your date with some romance, I suggest taking them wine tasting! Take a little field trip to Vignoble Bouche Art located in Bouchard Island and impress your date with your wine knowledge!
There is no better way to be romantic than to take your special someone to a romantic Montreal terasse! My personal favourite that always works is Terasse Nelligan. It has a gorgeous view of the Basilica and trust me, it is as romantic as it gets!
Personally, I adore their fish tacos and delightful sangria! So head down to Old Montreal and make that date romantic!
If you are looking for the perfect romantic and intimate date, then I suggest taking that special someone to watch the sunset on Mount Royal. The view is breath taking and why not make it extra special with some snacks and candles to romanticise the mood!
Mount Royal is a crowd favourite and I can assure you that your date won't be disappointed!
Well, I don't expect you to actually take your date to Paris, but dinner at Europea may feel like you are spending money on a trip there! It may be expensive but it is very sophisticated and romantic. So if you want to buy your dates heart with authentic food, then Europea is the place to be!
We all know how fancy and romantic wine is, but let's not forget about champagne! La Champagnerie is a perfect place to taste test some fancy wine with that special someone. It's romantic and a real show stopper!
Montreal has magical views especially from the waters that surround it, so why not take that special someone on a romantic boat ride! Personally, I find Le Bateau Mouche to be a very romantic place for a great brunch. You will impress your date and have a wonderful time for yourself.
Have a fun and sweet time with that special someone by taking them to a wonderful cooking class in Montreal. You will taste each other's creations and ultimately have a great time! I suggest tying Chef En Vous for a fun and tasty time.
23. Make Your Date A Candlelit Picnic And Go Stargazing
Montreal has multiple parks that are all perfect destinations for a candlelit dinner and to then lie down and go stargazing. I suggest setting your date up at Jarry Park. It's a magnificent park to set up a blanket and candles for that romantic dinner under the stars.
Head down to Montreal's only drive-in movie theatre located in Saint-Eustache for some old school romance. It's a great way to enjoy your date's company and to have some good old laughs! It's romantic especially if you set up your truck as a temporary bed.
Mmm mmm good! I would love to go on a romantic date that involves tasting chocolate and even making some! I mean chocolate is anybodies best friend and it is super romantic to have each other taste test chocolates by feeding them to one another.
I suggest hitting up Divine Chocolatier Inc. where you can make, learn, and eat chocolate! It's tasty for all and a great romantic destination for that special someone in Montreal. It's located right near the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts so combine this idea with number 7!
When all else fails, go the typical way and take that special someone out on a spa date at one of Montreal's luxurious spas! I suggest doing this typical idea but at a less typical place.
Instead, be more secluded and head down to Spa Le Finlandais! It is romantic and very modern. It is most romantic during a sunset and also at night with all the lights that turn on. So impress that special someone with relaxation and sophistication!
I don't know about you guys, but to me, there's just something about lilacs that scream Montreal. Not only do they smell - and look - amazing, but they're also kind of a symbol for spring in the city (aka the end of winter/the beginning of pure, seasonal happiness).
Although there are tons of spots to check out Montreal's gorgeous lilac trees, there are certain areas where you're guaranteed to get a good look at these pretty purple flowers - and where you're guaranteed to impress your date, too. Curious as to what I'm talking about? Well, don't worry. I've got your back, friends.
Alright, raise your hand if you've been to Westmount Park. Is your hand raised? If it's not, then TBH, I feel kind of bad for you.
This spot not only has an ace location - right in the heart of Westmount - and a vast expanse of pretty green space (which includes a beautiful pond), but it also just so happens to be one of the best places in the city to go on a lilac-spotting date. With tons of vibrant trees for you and your S/O to admire, theres seriously no way you could go wrong in spending the day at this Westmount park.
At this stage in the game, I'm super sure that you know about the Botanical Gardens. But, honestly, this spot is just too perfect not to write about.
Pretty much heaven for anyone who loves flowers, plants, or nature in general, the Botanical Gardens has got tons of gorgeous tress and flowers for you to check out - including their super pretty lilac trees. Although the Botanical Gardens are beautiful at basically any time of the year, they've got an especially romantic feel around this time of year, perfect for that first (or second, or third) date.
Located in Montreal's Plateau, right near the mountain, Jeanne-Mance Park is an awesome spot to chill, have a picnic, or do pretty much anything.
Including take a date, of course; and if you and your date are down to scope out Montreal's beyond gorgeous lilac trees, then this is the spot for you. Bonus points if you're down for a couples' jog, too, since Jeanne-Mance Park is also a fantastic jogging spot.
Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory is a lot of things: Canada's biggest church, a basilica, a Canadian National Historic Site, and one of the places that Montreal is pretty much well-known for.
But did you know that it's also an awesome spot to check out beautiful, blooming lilac trees? Seriously. The Oratory's outdoor garden is honestly breathtakingly beautiful, and features tons of gorgeous greenery, including a handful of pretty lilac trees. Oh, and for added bonus points, you can make a whole day out of it. Check out the trees; check out the Oratory; enjoy your summer date, it's all good.
Honestly, what's there not to love about Jarry Park? It's legit got everything an awesome park should have - and then some.
Like what, you ask? Like a huge, gorgeous water fountain; a seriously awesome gazebo; a pool; green space... Pretty much anything you could possibly ask for, TBH. Oh, and not to mention their gorgeous lilac trees, blooming pretty much everywhere throughout the park. So, go ahead. Pick a spot, get comfy, and prepare to lilac-gaze with bae.
If you've ever been to Montreal's Prince-Arthur Street, then the chances are very high that you know about Square Saint-Louis. The oasis-like respite is pretty much a gorgeous haven for anyone who's down to take a second to relax in the middle of Montreal's super busy Plateau.
And it also happens to be an awesome spot to peep some seriously gorgeous lilacs. Although the flowers tend to mostly bloom around the perimeter of the park, you can still see some seriously gorgeous blossoms, no matter what vantage point you happen to be taking.
Alright, straight up: Birthdays are the best. Any other day of the year, it's super weird to be commanding all the attention, but on your birthday? No problem. You're the star. The day is all about you, so soak it up!
Naturally, you want to have an awesome time on your birthday, and thankfully in Montreal, there are tons of super fun things to do to celebrate another year of you. If you want to mix it up a little bit, here are some amusing, slightly out of the box things for you to do on your special day.