11 Things To Do In Montreal This Long Weekend To Make It Extra Fun

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11 Things To Do In Montreal This Long Weekend To Make It Extra Fun

Labour Day is here, which means an extra day of the weekend in Montreal.

As always, you can count on Montreal to be packed with fun things to do before the summer is over.

Celebrate 'Le Burger Week' With A Delicious Burger

When: September 1-14, 2021

Address: Various restaurants throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Celebrating its 10th edition, Le Burger Week is back and tastier than ever.

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Get A Free Personalized Poem By Yolk Literary

Price: Free!

When: Friday, September 3, 2021, from noon to 8 p.m.

Address: Time Out Market Montreal, Centre Eaton - 705, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Not only will you get a personalized poem written for you by some of the city's most talented writers, they'll also write it on an antique typewriter. How fun!


Live It Up On Friday (And Saturday And Sunday) With The Return Of Les Premiers Vendredis

When: September 3, 2021, from 4-11 p.m., September 4 and 5 from noon to 11 p.m.

Address: Parc Olympique - 4545, rue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This amazing food truck festival makes its delicious return just in time for the long weekend.

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Catch Some Open-Air Movie Screenings At A Brand New Public Square

Price: Free but reservations are required

When: September 2-5, 2021

Address: L'Esplanade Tranquille at Quartier des Spectacles

Why You Need To Go: Montreal has always been a creative city when it comes to film, and this festival will help you discover your new favourite movie while having some fun outdoors.


Check Out The Last Weekend Of The City's Coolest Summerhouse

Address: Greenwood Summerhouse - 729, rue de la Cathédrale, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: It's the last weekend of the pop-up summerhouse, and while we wish it could last longer, we're happy we still get one more chance to spend some time there.


Grab Drinks And Dips At Montreal's Cool New Middle Eastern Restaurant

Price: Plates range from $3-22

Address: Babacool - 140, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Good food, good drinks and all-around amazing vibes — what could be better?

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Head Over To Les Guingettes

Address: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect spot if you're looking to hang out with friends and sip sangria.


Knock Items Off Your Summer Bucket List

Why You Need To Go: Labour Day may mean the summer's coming to an end, but beautiful weather means there's still time to do everything on your summer bucket list.

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Welcome This African-French Sandwich Shop To A New Neighbourhood

Price: Sandwiches range from $9.99-11.99

When: New location opens on September 4, 2021

Address: 3491, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you haven't tried these sandwiches yet, you have no idea what you're missing!

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Attend A Free Festival With Hip-Hop & 3-On-3 Basketball

Price: Free but book a ticket online in advance

When: September 3-5, 2021

Address: Quartier des spectacles

Why You Need To Go: Festival DISTRIX turns the spotlight on urban sports and arts and you can join in the fun.


Hang Out At Pied Du Courant One Last Time

When: Open until September 5; Thursday from 4-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4-10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: 2100, rue Notre-Dame E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This village has it all — from a terrasse and urban beach to DJs, drinks and dancing.


Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

Gabi Sandler
Contributing Writer