9 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend To Get Your Butt Off The Couch

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9 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend To Get Your Butt Off The Couch

It's almost the weekend again in Montreal and we can practically taste it.

Sure, the weather's cooling down. And yes you're probably working from home so putting on pants is an added hassle. But it's only getting colder and we've been cooped for too long... so that's all the more reason to get your butt off the couch and have fun! Make the most of the weekend with these exciting things to do.

Check Out Montreal's New Supper Club

Address: 212, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: 212, in the heart of Old Montreal, is part restaurant, part entertainment and a full-on experience.

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Light Up Your Life At Illumi

Price: $21.75 per person 13 years old and older; $15.75 per child; additional $10 per car

When: Until the end of November

Address: 2805, boul. du Souvenir, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: Light up your life with this bright and colourful exhibition!

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Experience Aura At The Notre Dame Basilica

Price: Ranges from $21 to $32

When: Until November 27

Address: Notre Dame Basilica — 110, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: The world-famous Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal isn't just a church. It's currently home to an immersive light experience which the website calls "a stunning universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable."


Buy Some Old Habs Gear

Price: Auction

When: Until November 14

Address: Online at the Tricolore Sport store

Why You Need To Go: True Canadiens fans out there can bring a piece of the Habs home with them.

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Explore Villeray, Montreal's Coolest Neighbourhood

Address: Villeray, QC

Why You Need To Go: Named the 18th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out, you can imagine why Villeray is one of the city's best weekend hangout spots.

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Discover OASIS

Price: $28.74 for adults

When: Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last entry is 80 minutes before closing.

Address: Palais des Congrès — 301, rue Saint-Antoine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: OASIS is one of the dreamiest ways to spend the weekend.

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Visit The McCord Museum FOR FREE

Price: Free!

When: Until January 19

Address: McCord Museum — 690, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the McCord has opened its doors to let everyone enjoy the amazing collections inside for free.

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Grab Some Brunch Without The 'Scene'

Address: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: The only thing better than Sunday brunch is going somewhere before it becomes "the cool spot." Try somewhere new, that's not the usual "scene," so you can roll out of bed and avoid seeing 1,000 people, you know.

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Warm Up With A Drink At A Super Cozy Bar

Address: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Colder weather means warming up with weekend drinks. Choose only the coziest bars to drink away your winter blues.

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In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

Old Montreal Is Hosting A Free Winter Scavenger Hunt

Dress warm and explore the streets of Old Montreal.

Old Montreal is easily one of the most beautiful spots the city has to offer, and the charm factor is certainly turned up high during the winter. Now, you have an opportunity to explore it all. You can embark on a scavenger hunt organized by Guidatour and SDC Vieux-Montréal through the stunning streets of Old Montreal, and the best part of it all, it's totally free!

Those who wish to participate are encouraged to layer on their jackets, toques and scarves as they explore the historic district in a walking circuit that includes a "questionnaire, games, and fun challenges," says Guidatour.

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Missing indoor dining? Us too. But luckily, a group of chefs and sommeliers found a way for us to be able to live out this experience again while we wait for Montreal restaurants to be allowed to reopen.

Sommeliers Xavier Richard-Paquet and Joris Gutierrez Garcia and chefs Paul Toussaint, of Kamùy and Americas BBQ, and Massimo Piedimonte, the former chef of Le Mousso, created an outdoor pop-up restaurant in Montreal with a heated terrasse to keep us warm and eating well this winter.

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Snowboarding in the city just got a lot easier. Vans and the Dillon Ojo Foundation, which was founded in 2018 in honour of Montreal pro snowboarder and artist Dillon Ojo, have combined forces to create a state-of-the-art snowpark at the Parc Olympique. Montrealers can now live out their snowboard dreams right in the heart of the city, and the best part, it's free!

Located near the Viau metro station, the Dillon Ojo Snowpark offers a total of eight obstacles, including a medium-sized jump and an array of sliding rails ranging in difficulty level for snowboarders of all ages to enjoy. The park will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of March or as long as the weather permits.

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This Quebec Ski Hill Offers Canada’s First Yooner Rides & It's Like Go-Karting On Snow

WTF is a Yooner? You only need to drive 90 minutes outside Montreal to find out!

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Ski season is upon us! While the winter slopes can be intimidating for many — not to mention, expensive — Mont Sutton, a Quebec ski hill, offers some of Canada's first Yooner rides. Since you're probably wondering, "WTF is a Yooner?" it's a ski/sled hybrid that's a must-do winter activity everyone can enjoy.

Located only 90 minutes outside of Montreal by car, Mont Sutton is the perfect place to try a Yooner. Seated 20 centimetres above the ground with shock absorbers, an easy-to-control handle, and a runner for carving stellar turns on the mountain, you'll feel like you're skiing without needing a single lesson while riding a Yooner.

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