11 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend To Get Your Butt Out Of The House

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11 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend To Get Your Butt Out Of The House

The best time of the week is already upon us. And that means we're all trying to figure out unique things to do in Montreal this weekend to switch up our routine a little bit.

Well, here are 11 ideas to consider if you're hoping to find a reason to leave your home when Friday comes around.

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Go To Piknic Électronik

Price: $20

When: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until October 10, 2021

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Why You Need To Go:Piknic Électronik is the perfect place to remind yourself that Montreal is officially coming back to life, plus having a reason to dance outdoors all day.

Try Some Vegan Cactus Leaf Tacos

Courtesy of Casa Kaizen

Address: Casa Kaizen; 16, ave. des Pins E., Montreal, QC, or Time Out Market Montreal; 705, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: There isn't one thing on this Mexican and Japanese fusion restaurant's menu that tastes bad, but the grilled cactus leaf tacos are truly out of this world.

Go See The Wish Tree In Chinatown

Address: At the corner of boulevards Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque, Chinatown, Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Montreal always has a way of coming to life and night and the new installation "Place des Souhaits" simply adds to it. The wish tree part of the piece twinkles at night! It's also set up next to a patio where you can spend your day chilling.

Visit A Beach In The Middle Of Downtown MTL

Price: Free

When: June 4 – September 26, 2021

Address: Saint James United Church; 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: To go from the stress of the city to cool sandy beach vibes in a matter of seconds.

Sign Up For Latin Dance Classes

Address: Latin Groove; 1184, rue Sainte-Catherine O. 4th floor, Montreal,

Why You Need To Go: If you've always dreamt of improving your dancing skills, what better time than now? Latin Groove has a variety of different classes, from bachata to salsa.


Wander Through This Colourful Art Installation

Address: Square Victoria, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Having you been searching for a little extra colour in your life recently? The "À l'ombre des cosmos" installation provides exactly that.

Try This Inflatable Obstacle Course On The Water

Where: Mega Parcours Eau Défi - 105, 81e avenue, Saint-Zotique, QC

When: Every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Price: $10 per hour for adults 18+

Why You Need To Check It Out: Spending a day pretending to be a child on bouncy toys? Who could say no?

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Sip Cocktails On The Old Port's Newest Terrasse

Where: Les Terrasses de la Marina, Quai Jacques-Cartier (in front of Place Jacques-Cartier), Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you try all kinds of tasty drinks here, but all of them come served with an incredible view. A win-win.

Spend A Night At Jardins Gamelin

Address: 1500, rue Berri, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for a night filled with dancing and music in a lovely outdoor setting, Jardins Gamelin is your spot.

Explore Some Ephemeral Gardens

When: Until September 6, 2021

Where: Avenue Mont-Royal, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Seven spaces along avenue Mont-Royal will be recreating colourful urban gardens for the rest of the summer. You'll be able to find a colourful skate park, a light and shadow garden, a rose mural, and other unique spots to check out.


Discover This Outdoor Terrasse

When: Every day until September 6 from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Address: Place des Commencements; 200, rue de la Commune O., Montréal, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can find Place des Commencements located at the end of the Grand Quai in Old Montreal, which has a lovely beautiful green terrasse where you can sit on chairs and admire Habitat 67 and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.


Alanna Moore
Contributing Writer