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A super welcoming sushi spot with sushi rolls that'll blow your mind, this West Island restaurant doesn't just nail the taste, texture, and freshness of their rolls. Their presentation is on point, too; especially their sashimi "flower bouquets".
One of the best all you can eat sushi spots in Montreal, this Plateau restaurant knows how to do sushi right. All their rolls are incredibly fresh and flavourful; and their desserts are out of this world awesome, too.
Located right in the Plateau, this spot is low-key, intimate, and probably one of the best spots for getting to know your date. Their sushi also just happens to be among some of the best in the whole city, too.
This St. Leonard restaurant serves up classic and fusion Thai dishes. One of their tastiest menu items is their poutine, which includes lobster, peanut butter sauce, and tempure sweet potato fries. Their sushi, however? Out of this world amazing.
Honestly, I feel like the best way to impress someone in the city is to take them to Park. This Montreal spot has achieved landmark status in my book, and their above and beyond amazing, high-quality sushi will leave you wanting more.
Why You Need To Go: For the rest of the summer, seven spaces recreating colourful urban gardens are scattered along avenue Mont Royal. There's a colourful skate park, a light and shadow garden, a rose mural, and other funky spots to check out.
Why You Need To Go: If you've been craving something greasy, you'll be happy to know that you can get a free burger for a limited time at Burger King. All you have to do is download the restaurant's app and place an order over $1 to get a free Whopper.
When: Every day until September 6 from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: Place des Commencements; 200, rue de la Commune O., Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can find Place des Commencements located at the end of the Grand Quai in Old Montreal, which has the most beautiful green terrasse where you can sit on chairs and admire Habitat 67 and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. It's an ideal spot to watch the sunset.
Address: La Brise du Large; 1800, Chemin des Iroquois, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This is the new waterfront park on the Lachine Canal, La Brise du Large, that you have to check out this summer if you want to sit in the shade for a picnic or feel like you're in the South.
Why You Need To Go: A trip to the museum is always a good idea — especially when it's free. Note that the Christian Dior et Chapleau – Profession : caricaturiste exposition will cost you $9.50 on Wednesday evenings, but the rest of the museum is free to visit after 5 p.m.
A trip to Toronto usually means tons of concrete buildings as your view, but if you go just a little way from the downtown sector, you'll find the Scarborough Bluffs, which make it feel like you left Canada and ended up in the Caribbean.
The Scarborough Bluffs stretch along 15 kilometres of Lake Ontario and you can admire the azure-coloured waters from so many different spots.
Bluffer's Beach was specifically designed to give people access to the Scarborough Bluffs. The beach has picnic areas, lookouts, a boat launch and a park next to it with different trails to walk along.
The grotto is a large natural sea cave surrounded by clear turquoise waters, reminiscent of something you might see in Italy or the Caribbean. And you can even jump in for a refreshing — yes, that's code for cold — swimming experience.
After being cooped up all winter, many of us are craving a new destination to get excited about. With travel limited outside of the province, this is a great time to explore beautiful Quebec — and Gaspésie is one of the most popular places to do that.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Gaspésie, known as the "Quebec maritime" offers diverse landscapes — from the countryside to the mountains to the sea. Whatever your interests, you'll have plenty to choose from, but here are eight things you shouldn't skip.
Why You Need To Go: The famous Percé Rock is an emblem of Gaspésie — so you can't leave without snapping a photo of it. Fifteen kilometres of trails, accessible only by boat, will take you through meadows, fields, evergreen forests and the impressive Northern Gannet colony.
Why You Need To Go: This breathtaking park is located on the northeast tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. During your hikes, you will be able to observe wildlife and maybe even see some seals, which have colonies on the park's shores.
Why You Need To Go: This seaside region in Gaspésie will enchant you with its beaches and its warm climate. Jacques Cartier named it in 1534, on a hot day, and the name suits it very well! Fifteen small towns are part of this region and each has something different to offer. Water activities should be on the agenda.
Why You Need To Go: Sainte-Flavie is the first town you will see when you arrive in Gaspésie: it is known as "the gateway." Stroll along the Route des Arts for local galleries and boutiques with magnificent works for sale to the public. There's also a beach where you can watch beautiful sunsets.
Why You Need To Go: Amidst a picturesque landscape, you can see the tallest vertical axis wind turbine in the world. Le Nordais wind farm, one of the largest in North America, is very impressive and certainly worth a visit.
Address: 1981, route du Parc, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC
Why You Need To Go: This is where you'll find the famous Chic-Choc Mountains. Located in the centre of Gaspésie, this park will give you a 360-degree view of many natural wonders and also offers nautical activities like boat rentals.
Why You Need To Go: The most Instagrammable spot in the region! People visit this lighthouse, operational since 1906, for its beauty and the magnificent views that the place offers. Between the mountains and the sea, you can take a moment to breathe in the fresh, maritime air of the Gaspé.