Address: Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, Maisonneuve Market, etc.
Why These Make Good Date Spots: Markets are full of things to do no matter the season — cheese tasting, flower spotting, window shopping — making them perfect spots to spend a few hours with someone you're into.
Address: Taverne Gaspar - 89, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This gourmet tavern is hosting your favourite meal (brunch... what else?) while playing your favourite R&B jams of the '80s. Think of tunes by Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder setting the mood as you sip your mimosa and eat your eggs.
Address: Meet at McGill University's Roddick Gates
Why You Need To Go: There's an IRL activity based on Netflix's Squid Game (minus the blood, gore and death) happening in Montreal this weekend — and you can even win a cash prize. There's still room for the morning of October 24. You can book your spot on the website.
The Festiv'Halloween takes place in the facilities of La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac and you can even choose what level of thrills you want to experience. It's an activity that's accessible to everyone, even if you're not into creepy experiences.
If you aren't a fan of all things scary, you can go from 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday of the month as well as on Sunday, October 10. Admission is $8 per adult and gives you access to the decorated maze, just without the scary animations.
You can also take part of your day to pick pumpkins, squash and corn to make your own popcorn.
But, if you do like getting spooked, you should go between 5-9:45 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting October 15, as well as on Halloween Sunday, to try out the dark maze with some absolutely spooky entertainment.
You can walk through "The Cursed Domain," a haunted trail made up of fifteen different themed tables that stretch over 250 meters, both inside and outside.
For these two nightly activities, the cost is $10 for October 15 and 16, and $13 for the following two weekends. You can reserve your spot now!
Address: Various locations throughout the city and online, including Cinéma Banque Scotia
Why You Need To Go: The festival, which aims to "foster relations between China and Canada," kicks off in Montreal with Saving Chinatown, a short documentary about the threat of gentrification and anti-Asian racism Montreal's Chinatown and Asian community have experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Address: Barranco MTL - 4552, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Love weekend brunch, but want to add a little cultural flair? You'll definitely want to check out this Peruvian brunch spot in the Plateau. Bottomless mimosas are available for $30.
Address: Belle Gueule - 5579, ave. Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Ring in October with Oktoberfest at one of Montreal's go-to microbreweries for European-inspired beer. To mark the occasion, they've also added German snacks to their menu: sauerkraut, Bratwurst, traditional pretzels and more.