Sunset-chasing is for those warm evenings when you just feel like doing something spontaneous and romantic. We all know the typical spots to catch sunset views in Montreal, like the Mount Royal lookout and Old Port, but if you're down for an adventure, there are some other pretty spectacular — and sometimes, well-hidden — spots in and around the city to witness those precious last few moments of daylight.\nAll of the sunset-watching sites offer a little something extra. From dazzling views across the water to spooky ruins, to close encounters with landing aircraft, these places set the stage for remarkable experiences.\nEditor's Choice: 7 Montreal Jobs That Pay More Than Minimum Wage & Let You Work From Home\nWhile some of these spots do require a car, others are accessible via public transit from downtown Montreal, so there are possibilities for everyone.\nSunset dates are both cheap and unforgettable. All you need is a blanket, food, wine (where permitted), and some good company to create lasting memories.\nSo get your sunset playlist ready, grab some friends or your significant other, and head to one of these places for your next spontaneous outing.\nIn all cases, be sure to check local rules before heading out!\nJack Layton Park\nView this post on Instagram Hier soir, mon amie et moi avons décidé de faire différent et d’aller à la recherche d’un endroit (ailleurs que dans notre grande ville) pour regarder le soleil se coucher, avec une petite pizza et une sangria à la main 🍹💛 C’était beau, bon et agréable! #sunsetlover #happiness #qualitéboffonvaseledire A post shared by ana 🖤 (@_ana.allard) on May 23, 2020 at 4:16pm PDT\nJack Layton Park occupies a tiny peninsula that peeks into the Ottawa River in the town of Hudson. The view west is a wide expanse upriver — perfect for dazzling, colourful sunsets.\nWebsite\nBerge aux Quatre-Vents\nView this post on Instagram ~Неделька выдалась тёплой и сухой, без дождей! Народ плещется в реке наслаждаясь закатом!☀️🏊♀️ ~ La semaine s'est averée chaude et sèche, sans une seule goute de pluie ! Les gens se baignent dans le fleuve en observant le coucher de soleil🏊♂️🌅 **************************************** #lecoucherdusoleil #ig_amazingnature #landscapephotography#fivestars_sunsets #siluette #lost_world_treasures #lecoucherdusoleil #raw_canada #oh_canada #lavalcmaintenant #sunrise_sunset_beautiful #nature_perfect_day#закатыирассветы #bns_nature#природапрекрасна #sunset_creative_pictures #sky_clouds_sunsets #pouruninstant #allbeauty_addiction #riyets #sunset_in_beautiful_landscapes #stellar_shots #sunset_oftheworld #rnaturemood#sunset_madness_ #global_creatives #sky_brillance#skyandsea#lavalenpause#nature_obsession_landscapes * * * ••••Feel free to feature my photos as long as credit is given and I am tagged to the photo•••• A post shared by Viktoria Araslanova☀️🌿 (@viktorialaval) on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:48pm PDT\nThe Berge aux Quatre-Vents looks west from Laval across the Rivière des Mille Îles to Deux-Montagne. Set up a sunset picnic at this hidden gem to impress your date.\nWebsite\nParc Jacques-de-Lesseps\nView this post on Instagram Ciel d'une soirée d'automne! #nofilter📷 #hessohappynow #youngplanespotter #fatherandson #thatsky #colorfulsky #yul A post shared by PR C h a v a n n e s (@donprc) on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:37pm PDT\nParc Jacques-de-Lesseps is a rarity. Dedicated to airplane spotting and just metres from the runway at Montreal-Trudeau Airport, the park provides phenomenal views of landing flights.\nWith no trees to obscure the sky and the wide expanse of runways before you, the sunsets are particularly phenomenal as they shimmer off of airplane wings.\nFind it here\nParc René-Lévesque & Parc St-Louis In Lachine\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoria Talay (@victoriatalay) on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:11pm PDT\nThese parks are just across from each other, so we'll include them as a single entry.\nParc René-Lévesque is a long peninsula at the western end of the Lachine Canal with sprawling lawns dotted by monumental works of art. The park has views in every direction but get to the benches at its very tip for the best views across Lac St-Louis, a particularly wide section of the Saint Lawrence.\nNorth of Parc René-Lévesque is Parc St-Louis, with its view of the Lachine lighthouse and a Dairy Queen just across the street, so you can grab a Blizzard with your significant other before watching the sun drop into the river.\nWebsite for Parc René-LévesqueWebsite for Parc St-Louis\nParc de la Baie-de-Magog\nView this post on Instagram #magogsunset A post shared by Kathy Harris-Miltimore (@ksassy2179) on Jul 5, 2019 at 5:09am PDT\nThe destination in Estrie has a lot to offer, including epic sunset views.\nThe public Parc de la Baie-de-Magog just south main commercial area provides western views across Lake Mephremagog toward rolling hills that cradle the sun as it descends.\nWebsite\nGault Nature Reserve, Mont St-Hilaire\nView this post on Instagram #sunset #quebec #saintbasilelegrand #monteregie #montreal #canada #lac #nature 🔥 A post shared by Gwendoline Duchaine (@gwenyoline) on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:10pm PDT\nThe reserve owned by McGill University includes a number of trails that approach the peak of Mont-St-Hilaire. From there, hikers get views to the north and west.\nThe park closes at 7:30 p.m. — just in time to catch some twilight colours over the fields of the Saint Lawrence valley.\nWebsite\nSaint Raphael's Ruins\nView this post on Instagram My most favourite spot to shoot.... #straphaelsruins #shareyourweather #globalcapture #insta_worldz #depthofearth #ig_photoz #igcolor #instagood #ig_great_shots_canada #gottoLove_this #ig_myshots #landscapequest #DiscoverON #splendid_earth #splendid_earthpix #landscapecaptures #weekly_feature #ig_amazingnature #imagesofcanada #night_captures #nikond750 #nationalgeographic #got__greatshots #moods_in_frame A post shared by Katie Munro (@katiemunrophotography) on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:50pm PST\nThe national historic site in Glengarry, Ontario feels mystical as the sun sets and the stone walls cast long shadows on the surrounding field.\nThe ruins close at 4:30 p.m., so prospective visitors might have to wait until fall for prime sunset views.\nWebsite\nPlage Saint-Zotique\nView this post on Instagram Perfect Light ! A post shared by Bianca La Rochelle Design+Art (@biancalarochelle) on Jul 4, 2020 at 6:06pm PDT\nThere's nothing like a sunset at the beach. The popular spot on the Saint Lawrence near the border with Ontario is a great place to catch a brilliant sunset after a long day of swimming and boating.\nWebsite\nCentre de la nature, Laval\nView this post on Instagram Природа как нарисована!!! Какое буйство красок! Я в восхищении 😍 A post shared by Margaryta Popova Garneau (@popova_margaritochka) on Jul 17, 2020 at 5:30pm PDT\nThe popular gardens in Laval are open until 10:00 p.m., so you can find a little grotto to sit and just enjoy the final hours of sunlight.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.