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12 Things To Do In Montreal To Take Advantage Of This Beautiful Weekend

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12 Things To Do In Montreal To Take Advantage Of This Beautiful Weekend

The weekend is here, and this weekend in Montreal is jam-packed with all of our favourites: good food, good views and the best vibes only. 

Are you ready, Montreal?

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.

Walk A Spring Trail

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Although it feels like walks are all we've been doing all year, there's something so special about a walk when the city comes back to life.

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Try Montreal's Newest "Pub On Wheels"

Where: Burgundy Lion; Anywhere on the Lachine Canal

Price: Free delivery, must purchase food (fries available for $1)

Why You Need To Check It Out: As picnics along the canal get into full swing, you don't have to worry if you didn't pack the booze — the booze can come to you.

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Wander A Tulip Field

Where: Just outside Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Spring is in full bloom and we've got some amazing flower fields outside of the city to explore.

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Head To The Botanical Garden

Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day

Why You Need To Check It Out: If you want to see beautiful flowers without leaving the island, check out Montreal's most famous garden.


Snap A Pic In Montreal's Most Instagramable Spot

Where: Old Port, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: We always knew that the Old Port was one of the most beautiful spots in Montreal, but now it's official.

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Enter A City-Wide Photography Contest

Where: Throughout Montreal

When: Until June 15

Why You Need To Check It Out: While you've got your camera out, enter the citywide contest to win a range of prizes, including the grand prize of $2,000.

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Head To Poutinefest

Where: CF Galeries d'Anjou, 7999, boul. des Galeries d'Anjou, Montreal, QC

Price: Free admission, poutine between $9.99 and $16.53 for takeout

Why You Need To Check It Out: Back for the second week at the Anjou location, Poutinefest is starting off strong.


Sink Your Teeth Into Montreal's Latest Inventive Dessert 

Where: Chef Tony Rinaldi; Online

Why You Need To Check It Out: The only thing sweeter than bomboloni, the Italian dessert trend that took Montreal by storm last year, is adding Italy's other favourite dessert, gelato, to form a bombolone ice cream sandwich.

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Dip Some Cannoli Nachos

Where: Cavallaro Saint-Jean; 4701, boul. Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

Price: $14.99

Why You Need To Check It Out: If those desserts weren't enough, you definitely need to head to the West Island to grab a plate that combines everyone's favourites: cannolis and nachos.

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Plan A Dreamy Picnic

Where: PICNIC MTL; Online

Why You Need To Check It Out: And if you're going to do a picnic, be sure to do it big.

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Try A Decadent Filipino-Inspired Pie

Where: Dre's Pies; order online

Why You Need To Check It Out: Andre Mejia is turning classic Filipino desserts into pies you can take to that fancy picnic you planned.

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Plan An Unexpected Date

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Sometimes the best dates are the most unexpected ones.

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