Activities may be limited while Montreal is under red alert but no need to worry, there are still things you and your confinement partner can do together. You can try one of these eight date ideas that François Legault wouldn't get mad at you for.
Use this opportunity to get some fresh air and switch from classic indoor dates like bowling, dining out or going to the movies.
It's time to discover places you've never seen in Montreal before, taste new takeout menus and embrace all that the colder seasons have to offer.
So, put on your coat and grab your boo, it's time for a COVID-friendly date night.
Buy Some Snacks At A Local Marketmarcheatwater | Instagram
Where: Marché Jean-Talon, Marché Atwater, Marché Maisonneuve or any market close to you
Why you should go: It's the perfect time to go taste the seasonal vegetables and encourage local businesses.
This semi-outdoor date is really nice and you'll be able to buy all the necessities for a good meal with your +1.
Visit Illumi Laval by carillumicavalia | Instagram
Cost: $39.50 for driver, $26.50 for general admission
When: The first entries are at 6 p.m. and the last ones at 11:55 p.m.
Address: 2805, boul. du Souvenir, Laval, QC
Why you should go: The magical 3 km Illumi light course is truly a sight for sore eyes. This romantic outing, which takes place in the comfort of your vehicle, is both beautiful and COVID-friendly.
Admire Stunning View From The Outremont BelvedereAlain Beauchesne | Dreamstime
Address: 1J4, Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, QC
Why you should go there: This pretty viewpoint, less crowded than the Mount Royal Kondiaronk lookout, offers spectacular sunsets over the city.
It's the perfect place to sit and just chill with your date.
Try An Online Escape RoomMarie St-Yves | Narcity
Cost: Between $14 and $17.40 per player
Where: From the comfort of your apartment
Why you have to go: The Quebec company Défi-Évasion, offers five scary escape game scenarios to do at home.
All you have to do is choose your story and start the game 100% online whenever you want.
Go For A Nature Walkisabelle_beaudoin_photo | Instagram
Cost: Free, starting at $7.50 for parking
Address: 3555 Douglas-B.-Floreani Street, Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC; Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse
Why you should go: This nature park is the perfect place to go for a walk or a bike ride in nature and admire the latest colours in the trees.
The park includes 13 km of walking trails and 8 km of cycling trails.
Get A Tasty Meal For Takeoutholeechix | Instagram
When: During your next walk together
Where: Any restaurant your heart desires (that does takeout)
Why you should try: So you can support local restaurants while enjoying the company of your date. A win-win, right?
Choose New Plants Togethertherollingpopup | Instagram
Where: The Rolling Pop-Up brings the experience right to your door
Why you should try: This unique COVID-safe concept takes plant shopping to a whole new level. And who better to experience it with than your boo?
Have An At-Home Spa Daybkind.products | Instagram
Cost: Depends on the products you buy
Address: Chez toi
Why you should try: You can order local bath products online, like Maison Lavande.
You and your date can spend this relaxing evening at home by putting on your robes, applying a face mask, and sharing a bottle of wine.
Ah, and don't forget the cucumber slices on your eyes. Enjoy the spa!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.