Marvel At Hot Air Balloons Filling The Sky Near Montreal
Price: Mostly free entry, but prices vary
When: Every weekend throughout the month of August — dates for each activity vary
Address: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Why You Need To Go: Less than an hour out of town, it's hardly a drive but you'll still feel like you're far far away. Check out the last weekend of this breathtaking hot air balloon festival before it's too late.
Address: Taverne Gaspar - 89, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This gourmet tavern is hosting your favourite meal (brunch... what else?) while playing your favourite R&B jams of the '80s. Think of tunes by Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder setting the mood as you sip your mimosa and eat your eggs.
Address: Meet at McGill University's Roddick Gates
Why You Need To Go: There's an IRL activity based on Netflix's Squid Game (minus the blood, gore and death) happening in Montreal this weekend — and you can even win a cash prize. There's still room for the morning of October 24. You can book your spot on the website.
Our city is undoubtedly beautiful during every season, but it truly gains a special charm during fall, which is why we sought out the best places in Montreal to go and admire the colourful leaves right now.
Most of the leaves will have fallen in just a few short weeks, so we need to make the most of the shortest, yet prettiest, season!
Montreal Botanical Garden
Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The Botanical Garden is stunning during any season, but it truly comes to life during the fall. And it's also absolutely magical at night.
Montreal La Ronde's Halloween-themed Fright Fest is on now and the park is giving adults the opportunity to enjoy the horror kid-free.
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays in October, La Ronde is restricting access to people aged 18 and older.
The site's most intense rides, including the Goliath, Titan and Vampire, will be open for the Friday events.
Regular tickets for the 18+ evenings are $24.99. Season pass holders pay $19.99. The price includes access to the amusement park's haunted houses.
Visitors will need to present their vaccine passports and an official ID to enter the park.
Fright Fest sees La Ronde transform into a playground of horror every weekend in October. The festival includes "scare zones" with roaming zombies. It's unclear if the zones will be active during the 18+ evenings.
Get all the details below.
La Ronde 18+ Haunted Nights
Price: $24.99 for a regular ticket; $19.99 for season pass holders
Where: La Ronde, 22, chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, QC