And when you're as into sushi as I am, you've been to quite a few places, friends. I've legit been to too many sushi restaurants in Montreal than I can count, and although I'll be the first to admit that our sushi scene is fleek, a select few spots really stand out.
This spot, situated near Square-Victoria metro, not only has some of the tastiest sushi rolls you can possibly try in the city, but it also happens to have some seriously welcoming, trendy, and intimate vibes, making it one of the most perfect spots for an awesome date night.
Located in Old Montreal, this seriously delicious sushi spot should absolutely be on your to-try list. Not only is the sushi incredibly fresh and incredibly flavourful, but it's also a super vibrant spot, with a seriously unbeatable location.
Ask anyone where their favourite sushi place in the city is, and chances are they might just tell you it's this Westmount favourite. Spearheaded by chef Antonio Park, Park Restaurant and its above and beyond delicious, buttery sashimi will never disappoint.
This East End restaurant serves up sushi rolls you will legit be dreaming about for days. All the food here is super fresh and incredibly tasty, but their tasting menu in particular is something you've totally got to try.
Situated in Montreal's NDG, this spot is a favourite for tons of Montrealers - and for good reason. Serving up deliciously delux and inventive sushi rolls, the meals here are just as delicious as they are beautiful.
One of the newest spots on this list, Le Ninja has been making quite a splash in Montreal's sushi scene - and for good reason. The rolls are beautiful and inventive, the dishes are above and beyond tasty, and all in all, this is one incredibly solid spot to come and nosh on some raw fish.
Pretty much an institution in Montreal at this point, this Plateau restaurant has been serving up seriously fresh and tasty rolls for ages. Not only is it delicious, but the casual, welcoming vibe here makes it the perfect spot to come and try out pretty much any time.
Ah, Jun I. This Plateau sushi spot is one of Montreal's most famous, and if you've ever been here, then you know exactly why. They serve up complex and fresh sushi rolls, made with super high quality ingredients, making for one sushi experience you won't soon forget.
One of Montreal's more popular sushi spots, Saint is a somewhat hidden sushi restaurant in the Plateau. Their rolls are incredibly creative and incredibly delicious, and although the spot is small, it's an incredibly warm and welcoming spot!
Archaeology museum Pointe-à-Callière is bringing its popular 18th-century market back to Old Montreal this year. The museum says its market occupies the same spot as the one first established by French settlers.
Once again at the Place Royale, craftspeople will be selling their wares and demonstrating colonial skills.
A Bombay spokesperson described the maze as a "large-scale [...] whimsical oasis" with walls that "cloak the discoverable experiences within."
The maze installations are being created by Quebec's Charlie Larouche (Glassware Artist), Jeroen Kleijn (DJ & Olfactory Artist) and Chantal Royer (Botanical Artist) who were inspired by the taste of Bombay Bramble, a new naturally-flavoured raspberry and blackberry gin.
The experience will be completely free, and anyone over the age of 18 can take part.
In addition to a Bombay Bramble sample, guests will leave with a signature Bombay Sapphire Balloon Glass that they can use to stir up fun drinks at home.
Hedge Maze at the Old Port
Bombay Sapphire Canada
When: August 6: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; August 7 and 8: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Address: 430, boul. Saint-Laurent, Old Port, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Hedge mazes are fun, but even better when they're boozy.
Swing By This Sandy Beach In The Middle Of Downtown
Where: Saint James United Church, 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
When: June 4 to September 26, 2021
Why You Need To Go: Yes, you read that right — just outside Saint James United Church is the coolest sandy beach hangout, where you can even bring booze. It's the most relaxing place to chill in the middle of the downtown core.
This particular oasis is described as a "vacation in the sun, right in the downtown core" with "comfortable furniture, shade, a seaside soundscape, and that one-of-a-kind feeling of hot sand underfoot."
Alcohol is allowed, as long as you consume it with food so you can BYOB if you really want to set the mood of being on holiday.
Sitting on a lounge chair with your toes in the sand as you sip on a cocktail under the sun, it's hard to believe this is really Sainte-Catherine.
At the very least, it's the perfect place to relax after a long day of shopping.
A Beach In The Middle Of Downtown MTL
When: June 4 to September 26, 2021
Address: Saint James United Church — 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Instantly escape the hustle-and-bustle of downtown, swapping it for beach holiday feels.