With warmer weather, longer days and a later curfew in Montreal, there's no excuse for another date night spent watching Netflix on the couch (not that there's anything wrong with that... we're just saying, there's more to life). If you're really looking to impress your date, plan something unexpected!
These under-the-radar springtime date ideas in Montreal will earn you major brownie points. Plus, you'll guarantee yourself a fun time — no matter how well or how poorly the date goes.
Victoria Bridge for sunset
Address: Saint-Lawrence River, linking Montreal to Saint-Lambert.
Why You Need To Go: Sure, you COULD watch the sunset on Mont-Royal or by one of the city's most famous bridges (looking at you Jacques-Cartier and Champlain). But we prefer the more humble Victoria Bridge at sunset for its old-world charm and view of the Saint Lawrence River. That said, any of these sunset spots will do just fine.
A birria taco crawl
Address: Around the city
Why You Need To Go: It's not so easy to find birria tacos in the city — if your date has even heard of the new food trend. Adventure to these four restaurants where you can taste them, and then you and your date can vote on your favourite.
The Bonaventure Hotel for a swim in a hidden, heated rooftop pool
Address: 900, rue de la Gauchetière O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The year-round hotel pool boasts rooftop views of the city. You have to be a guest of the hotel to use it though, so save this for a special date and turn it into a full-blown staycation.
Bubble room for a party of two
Address: Hôtel ZERO1 - 1, boul. René-Lévesque E. Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Bubble rooms are a new phenomenon, so not many people have even heard of them. Basically, it's a themed room decorated to the nines that you and someone from your household bubble get all to yourselves. The experience includes a three-course meal and a drink-making class with a top mixologist.
Maison Pepin alley for a Hallmark movie moment
Address: 378, rue Saint-Paul O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Maison Pepin's hidden alleyway is not only magical at Christmas time. Do a little shopping at Maison Pepin and then head into the alley to take in the romantic scenery.
Underrated parks for a picnic
Address: Around the city
Why You Need To Go: Whether you set-up a picnic or bring your dogs to play, Montreal has so many underrated parks where you can skip the crowds and get a change of scenery. Examples include Connaught Park and Outremont Park.
U-Pick Farm for Tulip picking
Address: 1270, rue Principale, Laval, QC
Why You Need To Go: Anyone can bring their date flowers. But it's a whole other level when you surprise your date by bringing them to a tulip farm to pick the bouquet yourselves.
Combat d'Archers Montréal for smashing a bunch of plates and stuff
Address: 3955, rue de Rouen, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Blow off some steam — or sexual tension — by donning protective gear and breaking a bunch of plates (and stuff like it) at this brand new demolition room. You can also do archery, axe throwing and nerf gun battles.
The Little Shop for vintage knick-knacks
Address: 1002, avenue Ogilvy, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This secondhand shop looks like a living room so you may have passed by without even noticing it. But it's full of vintage treasures that will keep you and your boo occupied for ages!