Hot weather arriving in Montreal can only mean one thing: ice cream season is upon us. Seriously, there is no better summer activity than exploring the city with ice cream as your guide — checking Montreal ice cream spots off your summer bucket list as you go.

Here are 16 bucket list ice cream spots in the Montreal area that you have to try this summer!

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Le Blueboy: Artisan Glacier

Address: 150, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC (Plateau)

Why You Need To Go: They're famous for their watermelon and pineapple bowls but have a big menu full of fun and delicious Hawaiian-themed treats. We can't wait to try the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and birthday cake ice cream, which uses actual chunks of birthday cake.

Kamé snack-bar Hawaïen

Address: 1190, rue St-Catherine E., Montreal, QC (The Village)

Why You Need To Go: Discover how delicious ice cream can be when it's served in a fish instead of a cone.

30 sous Zéro

Address: 9190, boul. Leduc, Brossard, QC (Brossard)

Why You Need To Go: Hand-rolled ice cream, right in front of you! There are also lots of fun options like Taco ice cream and Dunkaroo toppings.

Le Grand Verglas

Address: 92, boul. Saint-Luc, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)

Why You Need To Go: Bigger is better at this ice cream joint!

Gaufres et Glaces 

Address: 6589, rue Beaubien E., Montreal, QC (Beaubien) & 4376, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC (Le Plateau)

Why You Need To Go: Ice cream and waffles absolutely smothered in the toppings of your choice — from chocolate to Caramilk bars to Skor.

Ca Lem Creamery

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Known for unique flavours like taro, yuzu and black sesame.

Kem Coba

Address: 60, ave. Fairmount O., Montreal, QC (Le Plateau) & 2525, rue Des Ormeaux, Montreal, QC (Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)

Why You Need To Go: Sorbet game is on point! They offer unique rotating soft-serve twist flavours like salted butter, matcha, honey orange blossom, and rose lychee raspberry.

Unicone

Address: 3813 A, rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC (Le Plateau)

Why You Need To Go: A cool spot — literally and figuratively — where you can find baklava ice cream and vegan options.

Crèmerie Valois

Address: 123, ave. Donegani, Pointe-Claire, QC (Pointe-Claire)

Why You Need To Go: It's a friendly, community ice cream spot with lovely ice cream and sorbet.

Sachère Desserts

Address: 1274, boul. de Maisonneuve E., Montreal, QC (Ville Marie)

Why You Need To Go: Some of the most refined and elegant soft-serve twists you can find, Sachère always keeps balanced flavour profiles in mind. Think toasted pistachio & sour cherry, Matcha & dark chocolate, and olive oil & grapefruit mint.

Wild Willy’s

Address: 20 ave. Cartier, Pointe-Claire, QC (Pointe-Claire)

Why You Need To Go: One of the West Island's most iconic ice-cream parlours for good reason! Wild Willy's has been serving homemade ice cream in Pointe-Claire Village for 28 years and counting.

Iconoglace

Address: 1320, rue Bélanger, Montreal, QC (Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie)

Why You Need To Go: This homemade vegan ice cream will blow you away!

Chocolaterie Chocomax

Address: 835 boul. Décarie, Saint-Laurent, QC (Saint-Laurent)

Why You Need To Go: Friendly neighbourhood chocolate shop operating for 30+ years with Belgian chocolates, pastries, and ice cream all made on-site.

Le Blue 

Address: 950, boul. Curé-Poirier E., Longueuil, QC (Longueuil)

Why You Need To Go: Absolutely wild desserts that are a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

Zetti's

Address: 3839, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC (Le Plateau)

Why You Need To Go: A brand new ice cream shop with bubble waffles and decadent desserts. It won't disappoint.

MTL Dulce

Address: 250B, rue St-Paul E., Montreal, Quebec (Ville Marie)

Why You Need To Go: Another new spot serving up crepes, ice cream and churros — both separately AND together. Yes, please!