Things To Do

12 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend

There's nothing like the first weekend in July.

Montreal is supercharged in the summer months. Though there's never a dull moment in any season, it's as though our city is hit with an adrenaline boost between June and September. Despite the cancellation of festivals and major events, there's still no shortage of things to do in Montreal this weekend.

From splitting a pitcher of sangria with your BFF (while social distancing, of course) to checking out a lavish new sunglass boutique, there is an abundance of adventures to be had in the city over the next few days.

Now more than ever, Montrealers are heading out to explore their neighbourhoods and maybe even discover a new favourite eatery, park, or bike path.

If there was ever a summer to reconnect with the metropolis we call home, it's this one.

Reopening plans keep rolling in, so there are even some new activities to try this weekend.

Bask In The Sun At The Newly-Reopened Verdun Beach

When: Every day, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.*

Where: 4110, boulevard LaSalle, Verdun

*The beach may be closed before or after a storm.

See all the rules here.

Go On A Wine Date With Your BFF

Where: Some of the best wine bars in the city.

When: Whenever the need strikes.

Find out where.

Shop Some Of The Amazing Deals In The City Right Now

Where: Quebec-based stores with impressive post-quarantine sales.

When: When you need to revamp your summer wardrobe.

Find out more here.

Explore A New Bike Path & Take In The Views

Where: One of the many (many, many) bike paths on Montreal Island with spectacular views.

When: Whenever you're up for it!

See some of the best routes.

Check Out The Fabulous New VF Store

Where: 4873, rue Notre-Dame O.

When: When you want to live like Elton John.

Read our article more

Go On A Montreal Chocolate Expedition

Where: Throughout the Mile End.

When: When you are craving a choco-coma!

Learn more.

Get Some Work Done At One Of The City's Now-Open Cafés

Here's a list of some open cafés.

Go To The Movies For The First Time In Months

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Where: Select Cineplex locations that are reopening in Montreal.

When: Check showtimes here.

More info here.

Grab A Slice & Head To The Park

Where: Caffè Farina, 3422, rue Notre-Dame O.

When: Friday – Sunday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Check it out here.

Grab A Pitcher Of Sangria

Where: Terrasses around the city.

When: When you need a little refreshment.

Find out where

Hit A Spot On The Ultimate Montreal Summer Date Bucket List

Where: Spots around Montreal.

When: When you need a little romance in your life.

Find out where to go.

When All Else False, Head Out Of The City For An Easy Hike

Where: Various spots near Montreal

When: When you just need to get out of the city.

Find out where.

Have a great weekend, Montreal!