Let’s be honest, the dinner and a movie first date idea is tired, so why not try a fun and unique activity guaranteed to make a great first impression?\nRead Also: 17 Montreal Places To Take A Date To If You Want To Try Something Brand New\nThe following places are sure to prevent the dreaded first date awkward silence.\n1. Morning Date At L’Avenue\nvia @libbyswett\n922 Ave du Mont-Royal E\nGrab a coffee and wait in line for one of the best brunches you will ever have. Use the wait time to discover any deal breakers and seize the opportunity to dip out once you hear about their cat obsession.\nOnce inside, between the menu, the decor, and especially the washroom, you will not run out of conversation topics here.\nFacebook\n2. “Group” Date At One Of Montreal’s Cat Café\nvia @ornella_mzn\n172 Avenue Duluth E, Multiple Locations\nIf your date does like cats (in a completely normal way), treat them to one of the most unique dining experiences they will ever have. Home to friendly feline rescues, Montreal’s cat cafés also have excellent food, sweet treats, and coffee drinks.\nEven if you don’t love cats, you are sure to get creativity points with your date and you may even leave the café with a new appreciation for them.\nDisclaimer: make sure your date is not allergic to cats, nothing kills romance quicker than frequent nose-blowing.\n3. Show Off Your Sommelier Skills At Le P’tit Plateau\nvia @mtlcook\n330 Rue Marie Anne\nTake advantage of saving a little money at dinner by bringing a bottle (or two - no one here is judging) to one of Montreal’s many BYOW restaurants.\nWhile there is no shortage of choices, you can use this opportunity to share your insider Montreal knowledge by taking your date to an adorable neighborhood gem. The tiny restaurant in the Plateau is as charming as it is delicious. Bonus: there is a dep 60 meters away.\nFacebook\n4. Share The Romance With 20,998 Others At A Habs Game\nvia @aude_dgs\n\n1909 Ave des Canadiens-de-Montreal\n\nOk, so you may not equate romance with hockey but for a true Montrealer, nothing is more romantic than cheering our beloved Canadiens to victory.\n\nGrab some Molson Tall Boys and share a poutine. Bonus points if your date hurls insults at the other team with you.\n\nFacebook\n\n\n\n5. Bring Some Culture To A Date At St. Joseph’s Oratory\n\nvia @mlle.lilouu\n\n3800 Chemin Queen Mary\n\nGet ready to take your first couple selfie from one of the best views of the city. In addition to the view, the architecture and stained glass of St. Joseph’s Oratory will provide a stunning backdrop for a uniquely Montreal date.\n\nBrush up on the interesting history beforehand to wow your date with some fun facts. For example, did you know it is Canada’s largest church?\n\nFacebook\n\n\n6. Enjoy A Little Bit Of Everything On The Mile End Food Tour\n\nvia @jmikoll\n\n160 Rue St. Viateur E\n\nThis date is perfect for those who love to multitask. Explore Montreal’s fastest growing neighborhood while walking, eating, and getting to know your date.\n\nThe tour offers a variety of sweet and savory treats from six different locations so you and your date will be sure to find some common interests. \nWebsite\n\n\n\n7. Challenge Your Date To A Smoked Meat Battle\n\nvia @nelsonbobby\n\nWhat says romance in Montreal more than sharing a couple plates of smoked meat? Exactly, nothing. If your date lives in Montreal, chances are they’ll have a favorite spot.\n\nAsk them their favorite and you, for argument’s sake, chose a different one. Favorites include Schwartz's, Dunn's, Smoked Meat Pete's. Then, you can go to the two locations and share a sandwich at each, then compare notes.\n\nHint: letting your date win regardless is sure to earn you bonus points.\n\n8. Catch A Show At Place des Arts\n\nvia @mohammed_al_hamadani\n\n175 Rue St. Catherine\n\nIf you like the idea of a traditional movie date because it relieves the conversation pressure, try a more exciting version. With so many options, Place des Arts is one of Montreal’s best spots for live entertainment.\n\nYou can catch a concert or a comedy show, there is something for every interest.\n\nFacebook\n\n\n9. Treat Yourself (And Your Date) At Liverpool House\n\nvia @saltgourmetfoods\n\n2501 Rue Notre Dame W\n\nNamed one of the world’s best restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler, Joe Beef’s more intimate sister restaurant will undoubtedly impress your date.\n\nLeave the wine selection to the wait staff and share some gourmet dishes. If you’re lucky, they will have the lobster spaghetti that night.\n\nWebsite\n\n\n10. Enjoy Some Fresh Air At Outdoor Yoga \n\nvia @lolewomen\n\nYoga on the first date? Now that’s a stretch. Bring your best downward dog to one of Montreal’s many outdoor yoga classes. These are often taught for free and you can find them all over the city.\n\nOnce you’ve burned some calories and loosened up, why not head over to one of the cat cafés for lunch?