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12 Things To Do In & Around Montreal For The First Weekend Without Curfew

We can actually leave the island now.
11 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend: May 28 – 30
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It FINALLY happened! It's the first weekend of the reopening plan, so no curfew and restaurant terrasses are open.

However you plan to celebrate, be safe and have fun!

Sit On A Café Terrasse

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: We may have been able to grab takeout coffee throughout lockdown, but being able to sit outside and sip our cup of joe makes our hearts happy.

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Head To An Old Port Terrasse

Where: Old Port, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: One of Montreal's most popular spots for drinks — you just know they'll be doing it right.

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Discover All Of The Old Port Activities

Where: Old Port, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: Speaking of the Old Port, there are lots of exciting things coming to make it even more of a summer destination.

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Have A Date Night At A Retro Drive-In

Where: Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache; 455, ave. Mathers, Saint-Eustache, QC

Price: $11 for people aged 11 and older

Why You Need To Check It Out: Like last summer, this is sure to be another season of drive-ins. Interregional travel is allowed as of May 28.

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Check Out A Pierogi Fest

Where: Goplana; 1187, rue Charlevoix, Montreal, QC

When: Sunday, May 30

Why You Need To Check It Out: As MTL Blog's Ilana Belfer put it, the festival is "complete with a live DJ, raffle, outdoor games and — of course — warm, pillowy, potatoey, cheesy, doughy, delicious pierogis."

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Rent A BBQ Donut

Where: Top Dopico's BBQ Donut, Marina de Boucherville, Boucherville, QC & Aventure Mille-Îles, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: Cheers to the cool adventures we get to have this summer!

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Go Ice Cream Shop Hopping

Where: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Check It Out: Ignore the cool weather and celebrate the end of curfew and the beginning of summer with everyone's favourite frozen treat.

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Try The 3rd Best Pizza In Canada

Where: Alto Restaurant; 3469, ave. du Parc, Montréal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: Alto Restaurant's Meat Lovers Pizza was recently voted third best in Canada and best in Quebec by voters for La Pizza Week 2021!

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Check Out Jean-Talon Market's New Restaurants

Where: Jean-Talon Market; 7070, ave. Henri Julien, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: This is one of the most popular markets in the city and it's about to get even tastier.

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Go On A Hike... And Maybe Stay For Sunset

Where: Various spots

Why You Need To Check It Out: Go on a beautiful hike and possibly stay for sunset... because now you can.

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Bike Along The Lachine Canal & Grab A Coffee & Ice Cream

Where: Riverside Bar pop-up café and ice cream truck; 5020, rue St-Ambroise, Montreal, QC


Café: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends
Ice cream truck: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on weekends

Why You Need To Check It Out: The perfect treat after Bixi-ing to Saint-Henri from the Old Port

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Have Some Friends Over In Your Yard

Where: Your yard or balcony

Why: Because we can now! As of May 28, private yard gatherings are allowed with a maximum of eight people with social distancing.

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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.

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