11 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend (Now That It's Warm Enough To Enjoy The City)
With spring officially here, we're saying goodbye to some installations and festivals for another year, but that means that the city will breathe new life as more great exhibits say hello.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Plus, some of our favourite things to do are finally coming back now that the weather is starting to get nice again.
We have a feeling this is going to be a stellar weekend...
Try Montreal's New Table Tennis Café
Address: TT Café; 5544, rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: This place offers drinks, Vietnamese food and the chance to play table tennis with a pro... what more could you want?
Play The Montreal Drinking Game
Where: At home
Why You Need To Check It Out: Montrealers like to drink and have fun, so a Montreal-themed drinking game seems like a perfect choice.
Have A Cute Spring Date
Where: In and around Montreal — where current travel restrictions permit
Why You Need To Check It Out: Spring dates are a great way to spend quality time with your S.O. and enjoy the beautiful season.
Flex Your Photography Skills
Where: Throughout Montreal
When: Until June 15
Why You Need To Check It Out: Show off your skills and your Montreal pride with the citywide photography contest — the top prize is a $2,000 contract with Tourisme Montréal.
Eat Cookies For Breakfast
Where: Beau Events, Online
Why You Need To Check It Out: Weekends are all about breakfast, so why not check out these pancake cookies from this Lasalle-based company?
Get Some Boozy Beignets
Price: Box of six for $20, not sold individually
When: Wednesday to Friday, from 12 p.m. until they are sold out
Where: Fleurs & Cadeaux; 1002, rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, QC
How to order: Through the CHK PLZ app or in-person
Why You Need To Check It Out: From Le Mal Necessaire come these boozy donuts, (or boozy beignets) that are the pastry equivalent of the classic cocktails.
Check Out Mo Pâtisserie
Address: 5781, chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: Out in NDG is this amazing Taiwanese pâtisserie with treats in fun shapes.
Enjoy The Warm Weather At The Botanical Garden
When: Garden is open every day; visitors are encouraged to reserve a time slot online
Address: 4101, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: To get your first taste of spring weather in one of the city's most beautiful settings. The exterior gardens might not be blooming just yet, but there are also nine greenhouses to explore!
Try Vegan Fried Chicken
Address: Burger Fiancé; 417, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: This place makes vegan fried chicken that looks and tastes so good you'll forget it's vegan.
Check Out Cabane Panache
When: Until April 2
Address: rue Wellington, Verdun, QC
Why You Need To Go: Celebrate maple season with this free mini festival over in Verdun.
Check Out The Last Weekend Of Montréal en Lumière
When: Until March 28
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Why You Need To Go: Soak in the city coming to life during the festival's final weekend of 2021.