Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend August 6-8, 2021

This feels like one of those Montreal weekends where you can let go and see where the wind takes you.

A new terrasse? A festival? A last-minute road trip? Why not!

Explore This Boozy Hedge Maze

Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend August 6-8, 2021

Bombay Sapphire Canada

Price: FREE!

When: August 6 from 4-8 p.m. & August 7-8 from 1-8 p.m.

Address: 430, boul. Saint-Laurent, Old Port, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in the hedge with a drink in hand.

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Try New Brews At This Pop-Up Beer Garden

Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend August 6-8, 2021

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When: Every day from 4-11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m.)

Address: Quartiers Belle Gueule Terrace - 5579, ave. Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: One of the coolest terrasses in the Plateau, you'll definitely want to stop by this nano-brewery for a drink, some food and all-around good vibes.

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Head Over To La Bronzette's Terrasse

When: Thursday and Friday: 3-10 p.m.; Saturday: 1-10 p.m.; Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Address: 1800, chemin des Iroquois, Lachine, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you're really in the mood to go terrasse-hopping, don't miss La Brazette. It's one of the most chill spots in the city.

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Learn How To Salsa On Sainte-Catherine

When: Every weekend; time cannot be specified due to COVID-19 restrictions so keep an eye on social media

Where: Along rue Sainte-Catherine

Why You Need To Go: Latin Groove is collaborating with SDC Montréal centre-ville to put an extra pep in your step as you walk down rue Sainte-Catherine. Now, in the midst of your shopping spree, you can take a break and learn how to salsa on the street.

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Kick Off The Start Of Italian Week

Price: Free

When: August 6-22

Why You Need To Go: The 28th edition of the popular festival will showcase some of the best food and music from local Italian culture.

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Find Your Balance At Yoga Fest

When: August 7, 4-9 p.m.

Address: 40, rue des Signeurs, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Filled with live music, amazing teachers and a beautiful setting, this is the perfect event for a mind-body connection.

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Road Trip To This Spectacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

Price: Mostly free entry, but prices vary

When: Every weekend throughout the month of August; dates for each activity vary

Address: Ciel en Fête Festival - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Why You Need To Go: Summer festivals are taking flight at this amazing event less than an hour from Montreal.

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Check Out This New Lobster Bar That Serves Lobster Poutine In Old Montreal

Address: La Pincette - 94, rue Saint-Paul E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This new lobster bar has lobster poutine and, as MTL Blog's Thomas MacDonald put it, charming "elevated lobster shack" decor. Talk about a catch!

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Go On A Gourmet Picnic

Price: $80 for two people

Address: La Cabane d'À Côté Picnic - 3595, Montée Robillard, St-Benoît de Mirabel, QC

Why You Need To Go: Summers are filled with picnics, but this one's special and you definitely need to try it before the fall.

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Let Osheaga Treat You To A Photo Exhibit, Fashion Show & Series Of Concerts

When: August 6-21

Address: Various locations downtown Montreal

Why You Need To Go: It may not the Osheaga we'd hoped for, but a series of events — including an exhibition, several concerts and a fashion show — will definitely tide us over until the next in-person festival. As a bonus, the art & photography retrospective at L'Astral is free, as is the fashion show.

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Stock Up On Rare, Wild Snacks At 'The Most Lit Depanneur' In The City

Address: Ô Dépanneur - 6005, boul. Gouin O. (or via food delivery apps)

Why You Need To Go: This place has gone viral on TikTok for its very special snacks, including Dunkaroos cereal, key lime pie Kit Kat bars, Cheetos mac 'n cheese, Froot Loops Pop-Tarts and so much more.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.