And the city is here to help you celebrate the good vibes all around with a city jam-packed with weekend fun. Check out these 16 things to do in Montreal this weekend.
Experience Japan Week Montreal
When: June 7 to 13, 2021
Why You Need To Check It Out: Sample some street food, take advantage of some deals from local Japanese restaurants and learn more about Japanese culture.
Check Out The First Of Three Colourful Vegan Pop-Up Terrasses
Where: Parc de l'ancienne-cour-de-triage, 3653-3667, rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC
When: Until June 27
Why You Need To Check It Out: This terrasse is as colourful as the food and drinks.
Find Your Inner Child At Montreal's Rubber Duck ShopCourtesy of Pam Petropoulos of @lepetitduckshoppe | Instagram Courtesy of Pam Petropoulos of @lepetitduckshoppe | Instagram
Where: Le Petit Duck Shoppe, 398, rue Marie-Morin, Montreal, QC
When: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why You Need To Check It Out: Find the perfect rubber duck at what's maybe the most joyful spot in the city
Try This Haitian Food Counter
Where: Piklìz Comptoir Caribéen, 4206, rue Saint-Jacques O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: On the menu: wings, hibiscus lemonade and... pikliz poutine! There are also picnic kits!
Cool Off At A Rooftop Pool
Where: Club LaCité, 3575, ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC
Price: $15 per day for non-members
Why You Need To Check It Out: It's gonna be a scorcher.
Search For This Hidden Terrasse With Fried Chicken
Where: Bucky Rooster's, 3981, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: If there are two things that Montrealers love, they're fried chicken and a hidden terrasse.
Spend A Day At The Beach
Where: Verdun Beach and Cap Saint-Jacques Beach
Why You Need To Check It Out: If you're looking for a little more adventure than just a pool, check out the two Montreal beaches that are already reopening for the summer.
Grab Some Over-The-Top Ice Cream
Where: Le Blueboy, 150, ave. du Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC
Price: $24.50 per watermelon bowl and $21 per pineapple bowl
Why You Need To Check It Out: Nothing ends the weekend (or a list!) quite like a sweet treat.
Celebrate The Opening Of A New Arts & Culture Centre With A Pop-Up
Where: La P'tite Porte, 122 boul. de Maisonneuve E., Montreal, QC
When: June 11 to 13
Why You Need To Check It Out: Our very creative city is always ready to welcome new artists (and centres) with open arms.
Have Dessert On A Pink Terrasse
Where: 250B, rue Saint-Paul E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: Four words: Churro. Ice. Cream. Sundaes.
Hang With Sheep In The Park
Where: Parc Maisonneuve, 4365, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC
When: Starting June 13, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day
Why You Need To Check It Out: Parc Maisonneuve is once again using sheep to cut the grass. If you give the sheep plenty of space, you can set up a picnic and watch them go.
Explore The Jardins Gamelin
Where: 1500, rue Berri, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: The themed gardens are buzzing with activity. Take a seat on a terrasse and enjoy musical and other artistic performances.
Find Some Treats At Downtown's Newest Gourmet Italian MarketCourtesy of Italimenti Courtesy of Italimenti
Where: 1063, rue de la Montagne (corner boul. Rene-Levesque), Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: To find some tasty Italian products and try the pizza and pastries.
Have A Meal & Cocktail At The Marché des Éclusiers@duotang.studio for Marché des Éclusiers
Where: 400, rue de la Commune O., Montreal, QC
When: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day
Why You Need To Check It Out: The famous market in the Old Port has a new outdoor kitchen and terrasse!
Get Some Ooey, Gooey Bomboloni@bomboloniboss | Instagram @bomboloniboss | Instagram
Where: 5475, rue des Jockeys, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: If you're craving even more Italian treats, check out Bomboloni Boss' first-ever store in Côte des Neiges.
Finally Have A Drink At Your Favourite Bar Terrasse!Jack Bespalov | Dreamstime
Where: Across Montreal
When: As of June 11
Why You Need To Check It Out: After MONTHS of closure, Montreal bars are set to finally welcome customers back with the opening of terrasses on Friday (indoor seating will open next week).
BONUS: Discover Bleu Lavande's New Location
Where: 2525, rue Principal O. (route 112), Magog, QC
Cost before tax:
Seniors (65 and older): $12
Students (18-25, must present a valid student card): $12
Teens (13-17): $8, free if accompanied by an adult
Children (12 and under): free
Summer pass: $25
Why You Need To Check It Out: Everyone's favourite lavender farm has a new location and a whole new experience.
BONUS: Try A Terrasse In A Pool
Where: Fogo Euro Lounge, 20820, chemin de la Côte-Nord, Boisbriand, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: Check out this spot on the North Shore where you can keep cool with your feet in the water while you welcome back terrasses into your life.