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.
Go On A Wine Date With Your BFF
Where: Some of the best wine bars in the city.
When: Whenever the need strikes.
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.
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!
Check Out The Fabulous New VF Store
Where: 4873, rue Notre-Dame O.
When: When you want to live like Elton John.
Go On A Montreal Chocolate Expedition
Where: Throughout the Mile End.
When: When you are craving a choco-coma!
Get Some Work Done At One Of The City's Now-Open Cafés
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Where: Select Cineplex locations that are reopening in Montreal.
When: Check showtimes 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.
Grab A Pitcher Of Sangria
Where: Terrasses around the city.
When: When you need a little refreshment.
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.
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.
Have a great weekend, Montreal!