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11 Very Fun Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend

Soak up every second of summer while it's still here!

Contributing Writer
Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend August 20-22, 2021

This weekend in Montreal is heating up... and we don't just mean the weather.

With just a little bit of summer left, why not soak up every second — especially on the weekend.

Be Artsy At This Free Pop-Up Exhibit

Price: Free!

When: August 21 and 28 from 12-5 p.m.; September 4 from 4-8 p.m.

Address: Centre St Jax, 1439, rue Saint-Catherine O., Montreal, QC (first three Saturdays); Riverside St. Henri, 5020, rue Saint-Ambroise, Montreal, QC (September 4)

Why You Need To Go: On for its second weekend, What The Pop! celebrates local talent and is helping to bring some colour and art back into the city.

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Make Music By Walking, Jumping, Dancing Or Rolling

Address: Place des Arts, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This new installation is music to our ears!

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Grab Some Free Shawarma

Price: Free!

When: Saturday, August 21

Address: Shawarmaz, 1206, rue Peel, Montreal, QC & 2159, boul. du Curé-Labelle, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: Celebrating the anniversary of the Laval location, Shawarmaz is giving away 500 items at each of its locations, but get there early — It's first come, first served.


Float The Day Away At This Rooftop Pool

Price: $15 per day for non-members

Address: 3575, ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC (entrance through the Galeries du Parc mall)

Why You Need To Go: It's gonna be a hot one this weekend, so dive right into a pool that'll have you feeling like you're on vacation.

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Rent A Sea-Doo With Your Favourite Person

Price: Two-person model for $115 for an hour, or $57.50 per person

Address: Marina St-Tropez, 23, 39e Ave., Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, QC

Why You Need To Go: Giving a totally new meaning to hanging out on the water.

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Try The Chicken At This New Sports-Themed Spot

When: Official opening on August 30 but open for take-out already

Address: G.O.A.T. Grill, 4376 Notre Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: The name doesn't lie, it really is the greatest of all time.

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Head To This Stunning Yogurt Shop For A Taste Of The Mediterranean

Address: Yaourti, 1407, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Not only is it healthy and delicious, the restaurant also happens to be gorgeous.

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Shop For Deals At The Dollar Ronald Closing Sale

Discount: 25% off food and 50% of everything else

When: August 9 until the closing date (approximately mid-September)

Address: Dollar Ronald, 4787, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Check It Out: After 21 years in business, this family-run store is bidding the community farewell. But not without a proper closing sale to say goodbye.

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Rent Your Own Private Garden Terrasse

Price: $1,500 for the day, $700 for a half-day or $10 per person per hour (not private)

Address: Hôtel Particulier Griffintown's Secret Garden, 1200, rue Ottawa, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Cheers to living in such a cool city with so many cool things to do!

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Taste Scrumptious Asian Eats At The Market Beneath Chinatown's Wish Tree

Price: Free admission; menus range from $4-8, with premium dishes costing $9-12.

When: August 12 to October 3, 2021. Thursdays and Fridays from 5-11 p.m. & Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m.

Address: Place des Souhaits (corner of boul. Saint-Laurent & boul. René-Lévesque O.)

Why You Need To Go: You can get delicious Asian street eats at great prices.

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Enjoy Street Art & Activities At The Last Weekend Of Mural 

When: Until August 22

Address: Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: There's one more weekend to take in the gorgeous street art and activities that MURAL has to offer this year!

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

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