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Montreal End-Of-Summer Bucket List

So much to do in so little time!
Montreal End-Of-Summer Bucket List
  • Looking for fun summer things to do in Montreal before August is over? Same.
  • We created this end-of-summer bucket list to help make sure you made the most of all our city has to offer, before it's all over.
  • From Old Port to Boucherville, food festivals to free movies, take a look at the events below to make sure your August goes out with a bang. 🎉

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but now that mid-August is here, it's time to face the facts: summer is almost over. You probably have already realized this, hence the nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach that reminds you that you may not have made the most of the summer.

Well, we get it. And we're here to help... because we, too want to make the most of the amazing season that is summer in Montreal.  It really is amazing.

As you probably know, Montreal comes alive in the summer with a host of ephemeral terrasses, pop-up restaurants, and other seasonally-specific events.

But, of course, there is still another good month of warm weather and long summer days ahead of us. To help you make the most of what's left of the summer, we've compiled a list of summer-only events, bars and restaurants that you need to try before they disappear again.

Eat At A Pop-Up Restaurant Before It Closes For The Season

Where: Check out this list of pop-up restaurants that are only open in the summer.

Nothing says "summer" like sipping a nice cocktail and eating delicious food at a restaurant that is only open for a limited time.

Read our article here!

Go To La Ronde

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald, Montreal

La Ronde is only open for a few months out of the year, so make sure to make the most of this action-packed amusement park while you still can!

Find out more!

Go To A Beautiful National Park

Where: Parc national des îles de Boucherville

The Parc national des îles de Boucherville is one of Montreal's best-kept secrets, only a 20-minute drive from the city centre. The park is the perfect escape on a warm summer day when the heat of the city gets to be too much.

Learn more here.

Picnik Elektronic

Where: 5455 Gaspe Ave, Montreal

Picnik happens every weekend in the summer, so there's no excuse not to go. Sun, DJs, and buckets full of booze await.

Find out more!

Attend A PY1 Night

Where: Quai de l'horloge, Montreal

PY1 nights is a unique, immersive club experience, and it's only in Montreal until August 31.

Find out more!

Lounge In A Montreal Park

Where: Your choice of park!

Montreal has a variety of beautiful parks to lounge in. From Westmount to Olympic Parc, the city has plenty of places to cool down, have a beer, enjoy a picnic and relax.

And did you know ladies can go topless?

Check Out Le Village Au Pied-du-Courant

Where: 2100 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal

This pop-up location hosts a ton of fun events, like BBQs and social experiences, like the "Living Library" where you can ask elderly people for advice. The location, set at the foot of the St-Lawrence river, is easy on the eyes, too.

Find out more!

Eat All The Food At A Carribean Jerk Fest

Where: Agora Châteauguay, 75 boulevard Maple

This huge Carribean jerk fest is a free event that anyone can attend. The event features jerk cuisine, vendors and drink stands, so there's something for everyone.

Find out more!

Play Beach Volleyball By An Outdoor Bar

Where: Riverside St-Henri, 5020 Rue Saint Ambroise

Riverside St-Henri not only has great cocktails, but it's also a dog-friendly bar with beach volleyball courts, and foosball. No, you're not dreaming.

Find out more!

Drink At Alllll The Terrasses

Where: Check out this list of Montreal's Best Terrasses.

Nothing says "summer" like drinking on a terrasse. Check out our list of all of the best terrasses in the city and enjoy as many as you can before the month is over.

Read our list for more info.

Check Out A Free Outdoor Concert

Where: Various locations, dates and times.

Montreal has a host of outdoor concerts in the summer. Check out the concerts happening in parks all around the city this year, like the Orchestre Metropolitain's free outdoor shows.

Visit their website here!

Go On A Bike Ride

Where: Check out our list of scenic bike rides in the city.

Though some hardened souls bike all year round, most of us see it as a summer-only activity. Make the most of the beautiful weather and enjoy the view of the city from a bike.

Find out more!

Frolick Through Lavender Fields

Where: 891 Chemin Narrows, Stanstead, QC

Enjoy the beauty of a massive lavender field. The best time to visit these fields is in late July and early August, at the height of the bloom.

Find out more!

Challenge Your Friends To A Silly Game

Where: Montreal

For those of us who like some good, old-fashioned fun, try challenging your friends to a game where you race down a hill in giant inflatable balls.

Click here for more info.

Watch A FREE Outdoor Movie

Where: There are many venues where you can watch outdoor movies for free, here are a few of them.

Because of Montreal's long, harsh winters, we like to make the most of warm summer nights. For example: hanging out in parks watching movies and eating popcorns.

Read our article for more info.

Enjoy The Water Of The Old Port

Where: Montreal Old Port

Before the lake freezes over again, rent a pedal boat, grab a cocktail or just take a little stroll through the Old Port. Bonus if you do this as a cute, romantic date.

Find out more!

Go To A Beach!

Where: Check out this list of beaches close to Montreal.

Though the summer is nice, it can also be very hot. If you need to cool down, head to a beach and swim the day away before it gets too cold!

Find out more!

Party At Les Jardins Gamelins

Where: 1500, rue Berri

Les Jardin Gamelins are open until late September. Until then, the venue hosts a ton of free outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, including some pop-up food vendors you have to try.

Find out more!

Enjoy Your City Like A Tourist Would

Where: Check out our list of "tourist traps" you actually need to try.

While the summer season is in full swing, blend in with the tourist crowd and hang out at some "tourist traps" that are actually really great.

Find out more!

Enjoy A Huge, Outdoor "Beer Garden"

Where: Les Jardineries, 2705 boulevard Pie-IX

This Beer Garden in the Olympic Park has a ton of places to sit, relax and enjoy some fantastic beer. It is only open in the summer, so head there will you still can!

Find out more!

There you have it! Try to tick off as many of these activities as you can before the end of the month. Enjoy the rest of the summer, Montreal.

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