Just see where the wind takes you!
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
Bombay Sapphire Canada
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.
Try New Brews At This Pop-Up Beer Garden
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.
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.
Learn How To Salsa On Sainte-Catherine
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.
Kick Off The Start Of Italian Week
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.