I don't know about you, but whenever it gets scorching hot out in the summer I crave swimming. All I want to do is find the closest pool of refreshing, blue water and jump is as quick as possible. Instead of sweating away in my humid apartment, I'd rather be floating in a shimmering, icy pool. Wouldn't you?\nWell, August is known as the most humid and hot month of the summer in Montreal so if you're not craving that pool time yet, trust me you will be soon. Luckily for you Montreal has some secret swimming spots for just this occasion.\nFrom hidden rooftop pools to secret lakes and sandy beaches you'll have unlimited options for the hot days ahead!\n1. Hotel Bonaventure Rooftop Pool\nRooftop chilling. Words can't describe how awesome this city is!A photo posted by Steven Schambach (@stevenshom) on May 29, 2016 at 6:44pm PDT\n900 Rue de la Gauchetière O\nThis amazing rooftop pool is located in the centre of downtown Montreal. It has a full bar as well as a full menu for you to enjoy a drink and food while you're there! They're also open for night swims, so bring your friends and swim with a view of the twinkling city lights at night.\nCheck out their website for more information!\n2. Cap St. Jacques Beach\n:)A photo posted by Tristan (@tristxan) on Jul 28, 2016 at 9:44am PDT\n20099 Boulvard Gouin West\nDid you guys know there was an amazing beach right here in Montreal? Well, there is! This beach is located in St. Jacques Nature Park and features some amazing activities you can enjoy as well as swimming! You can try canoeing, archery and an obstacle course, for an adventurous afternoon.\n3. Parc Jean Drapeau Pool\nEntraînement de natation tombé à l'eau, pcq'un kid a trop brossé la veille. ?? #évacuation #puke #fakjaitravaillémontanA photo posted by sarahleroux (@sarahleroux) on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:14am PDT\n130 Chemin du Tour de l'isle\nLocated right on the island of Parc Jean Drapeau, this is the perfect swimming spot for a scorching summer day. This huge swimming complex features a competition-sized pool, a huge pool with a gradual slope, and a diving tank!\n4. Secret McGill Pool\n#mtl #pool #summer #notsosunnyday #chillinwithbooradley #chill #mcgill #mcgillpoolA photo posted by Allison De La Puenté (@allylhadwin) on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:45am PDT\nYou most likely didn't know this, but there's a secret pool on Mont-Royal. It's known as the 'secret McGill pool' because it's located right near McGill Hospital. There's no real directions on how to get there, you just kind of have to figure it out for yourself. You can access it off Avenue du Pins or there's a secret pathway through Mont-Royal park off of Avenue du Parc.\nI know that's not super helpful, but at least you know it's out there! Now all you have to do is put on your detective's cap and go find it!\n5. Jean Drapeau Beach\nJournée plus que parfaite avec les plus belles! @vane_sansregret @elodie_valois #paddleboard #summer #fub #beach #parcjeandrapeauA photo posted by Roxane Joly ⚓ (@roxjoly) on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:19pm PDT\nParc Jean Drapeau\nParc Jean Drapeau has so much to offer! Not only do they have a huge public swimming pool, they also have a whole beach as well. You can relax under an umbrella, take a dip in the clear blue water, or try some water activities like paddle boarding or kayaking!\n6. Le Crystal Rooftop Pool\nThis is where you will find me all afternoon @hotelcrystalmtl #rooftop #montreal #bonstjeanA photo posted by christian_dare (@christian_dare) on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:44pm PDT\n1100 Rue de la Montagne\nOkay, so this isn't a full pool per se, but it is a pretty large hot tub with an amazing view. If you're looking for a place to chill out and relax for a couple hours, this is an awesome place to do it! If you are looking for a full-sized pool to actually swim in, they have one indoors as well!\n7. Île Bizard Nature Park\n"Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, cause life's greatest lessons are learned through pain." -unknownA photo posted by Julia Hoare (@hoxre) on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:51pm PDT\nIle Bizard\nThis is an adorable little island located right next to Montreal. It has an amazing beach where you can get some gorgeous views of the sunset/sunrise, whichever you prefer. Or you can try their nature walks, kayaking, wildlife watching, or any number of activities!\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.