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12 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend To Get Out Of Your Routine & Have Fun

The weekend is here!

Contributing Writer
Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend July 17-19, 2021

It's another summer weekend in Montreal and we're sending you all of the positive vibes to make this the best one yet. It's time to get out of your regular routine and have some fun.

What's everyone up to this weekend?

Attend A Festival International Nuits d'Afrique Show

Price: Free!

When: Until July 18

Address: Parterre du Quartier des spectacles, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Summer in Montreal means festivals, and International Nuits d'Afrique means a night filled with music and culture.


Catch A Free Circus Act

Price: Free!

When: Until July 18

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Montreal is known for its circus acts, and you can watch some free shows throughout the city.


Visit A Carnival Like The Ones You Went To As A Kid

Price: $35 for a one-day pass

When: Until August 8

Address: Fun Show Amusement Fair, 2888, ave. du Cosmodôme, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: Nothing says summertime fun like a night at the carnival.

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Get Dim Sum On A New Terrasse

Address: Jiao Dim Sum Bar, 399, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Recently reopened with a new terrasse, Jiao Dim Sum Bar is the perfect place to go for some dim sum bites.

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Visit 49th Parallel’s First Location Outside Of B.C.

Address: 488, rue McGill, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Welcome to Montreal, 49th Parallel!

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Discover This Super Colourful, Super Nostalgic Café

Address: La graine brûlée, 921, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Get your caffeine fix at this spot that's totally decked out in lots of colours and everything from your childhood.

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Try The Culinary Stylings At This Pop-Up For Black & Indigenous Chefs

When: Until October

Address: La Maison Onyx at Jean-Talon Market, 7070, ave. Henri -Julien, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This pop-up brings you the yummiest food from some of Montreal's best Black and Indigenous chefs.

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Try Montreal’s Coolest New Restaurant, Name’s On The Way

Address: 500, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Yes, it's really called that and yes, it's amazing.


Have A 5 à 7 At This Swanky Rooftop Bar

Address: Nacarat; on the third floor of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel at 900, boul. Rene-Levesque O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Amazing cocktails, delicious food and gorgeous views… What more could you ask for?!

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Visit This Seaside-esque Terrasse On Île Sainte-Hélène

When: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m

Address: Île Sainte-Hélène river shuttle dock zone

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy cocktails with a view of the city and river.

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Step Back In Time At This Cool Art Gallery

When: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours may differ for events)

Address: Galerie 203, 227, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Montrealers love art and anything from way back when, so this art gallery in Old Montreal is perfect.

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Get Free Pancake Ice Cream

Price: Free!

When: July 17 and 18

Address: NDG, 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal, 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Nothing ends off the weekend (or a list!) quite like free ice cream.

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