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.

1. Spend a Sunday dancing at Piknic Electronik

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2. Ride your bike down the Lachine canal and have a beer (or three) at Terrasse St. Ambroise


3. Spend an evening at the beautiful Jardins Gamelin

4. Take a stroll under St-Catherine street's pink balls

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5. Enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon at Tam Tams

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6. Take a walk through the Plateau to see all the new street art

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7. Visit one of the city's awesome rooftop gardens

8. Sip your morning coffee at one of these gorgeous cafe terrasses

9. Then head to one of these rooftop terrasses to get your drink on

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10. Rent a paddleboat or kayak on Beaver Lake, the Lachine Canal, or in Old Port

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11. Check out the many delights at the Jean Talon Market and Atwater Market

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12. Have a boozy picnic at one of Montreal's many beautiful parks

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13. Test your adrenaline limits on the crazy rides at LaRonde

14. Party it up like a celebrity at Beachclub

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15. Partake in the city's Pride Parade on August 14th

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16. Pretend you're on vacation and relax on Jean Doré beach for a day

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17. Take a photo in front of the blue wall at La Diperie with your ice cream in hand

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18. Venture to the floating boat cafe for a unique experience

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19. Treat yourself and your S/O to a day at Bota Bota spa


20. Spend a day at the Botanical Gardens

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21. Be adventurous and try Ziplining through the Old Port

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