11 Very Fun Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend

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

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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 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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Snowboarding in the city just got a lot easier. Vans and the Dillon Ojo Foundation, which was founded in 2018 in honour of Montreal pro snowboarder and artist Dillon Ojo, have combined forces to create a state-of-the-art snowpark at the Parc Olympique. Montrealers can now live out their snowboard dreams right in the heart of the city, and the best part, it's free!

Located near the Viau metro station, the Dillon Ojo Snowpark offers a total of eight obstacles, including a medium-sized jump and an array of sliding rails ranging in difficulty level for snowboarders of all ages to enjoy. The park will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of March or as long as the weather permits.

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Ski season is upon us! While the winter slopes can be intimidating for many — not to mention, expensive — Mont Sutton, a Quebec ski hill, offers some of Canada's first Yooner rides. Since you're probably wondering, "WTF is a Yooner?" it's a ski/sled hybrid that's a must-do winter activity everyone can enjoy.

Located only 90 minutes outside of Montreal by car, Mont Sutton is the perfect place to try a Yooner. Seated 20 centimetres above the ground with shock absorbers, an easy-to-control handle, and a runner for carving stellar turns on the mountain, you'll feel like you're skiing without needing a single lesson while riding a Yooner.

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Cultural institution TOHU is offering free equipment rentals at the park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until March 6 (weather depending). Visitors can pick up skis, snowshoes and even winter kites on a first-come-first-served basis and explore 9 kilometres of trails.

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