The night labyrinth at La Ferme Forget in Laval, which is just a 40-minute drive from downtown Montreal, has reopened for the 2021 season and it's as spooky as ever.
Each Friday night, starting at 6 p.m., you can test your courage by getting lost among the winding corn stalks.
The cornfield is 3.5 hectares – the equivalent of five football fields — and the maze brings you into the heart of it. So you'll need to be brave as you navigate many twists and turns with only a flashlight to guide you.
After you've been found your way out of the corn maze and had the fright of your life, you can wind down with a fire and marshmallows that are included in the price of your ticket.
Tickets go on sale Monday morning for Friday of the same week. Since the number of participants is limited, you are required to book in advance. The activity costs $15 per person.
Your ticket also gets you transportation — by tractor — to the sunflower and zinnia fields to pick flowers, access to a mini animal farm, country music and refreshments in the picnic area, and more.
The last departure for the labyrinth is at 9 p.m. and the site shuts down at 11 p.m.
The maze is divided into two routes: the first one takes 20 minutes and the second one takes about an hour.
Enter if you dare!
Corn Maze In The Dark
When: Fridays starting August 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the last departure is at 9 p.m. with the site closing at 11 p.m.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.