Fall has something else to offer other than layered clothing and coloured leaves, something much more fun and debaucherous it also offers Beau's brewery throwing the best damn Oktoberfest this side of Germany. If you're in the dark about just how awesome Oktoberfest is, here's a little breakdown: Beer, music, food, and beer!
Beau's Oktoberfest will be held on Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th this year in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. It is a 45 minute drive from Montreal, but fear not for those that do not have a ride!
MTL Blog is giving away:
3 pairs of tickets for the day of your choice (between Friday Oct 4th or Saturday Oct 5th)*
Bus transportation (roundtrip) from "Station du Collège" metro strop
Food is a huge part of Oktoberfest, and Beau's already boasts 20+ restaurants , serving up delicious meats like Smoked Meat Brisket, Maple Mustard Peameal, and traditional schnitzel. To keep your ears pleased, over ten live musical acts will perform throughout the two day party. But most importantly, the beer! Nine different beers will be readily available for your consumption, along with cask beers and ciders. Drink up Tom Green's Milk Stout, Smokin' Banana Peel's Rauch Weissbier, and much more to get yourself in the party mood. Check out the full lists of Food, Beer, and Music to get yourself uber pumped.
So how do you get in on this food-beer-fun-fest? As always, MTL Blog has got you covered. We are offering one lucky winner a pair of tickets for the day of your choice (Oct. 4th or 5th) PLUS round trip bus transportation. We're basically giving you lunch, dinner, tons of beer, and a ride home safe, so you don't want to miss the chance to get old-country crazy at Beau's Oktoberfest. Enter for a chance to win here, and get ready to get bavarian!
Everyone says that NYC is the city that never sleeps but I think Montreal comes in a pretty close second. There's constantly insane parties, super fun festivals, amazing art shows, adorable markets and sooo many more!
What: Montreal is hosting a huge vintage bazar with tons of clothes and local artisans selling their amazing stuff. There will be pizza available on-site as well located at Au Centre de Loisirs communautaires Lajeunesse in Villeray.
What: To celebrate the end of construction on Notre Dame street at the corner of Rose de Lima there's going to be a huge outdoor festival for everyone to enjoy! There will be games, live music, tons of local restaurants participating, and other fun stuff!
What: Lole Women is hosting a huge yoga event this weekend, similar to their massive all-white yoga tour that came to Montreal this summer. This event will be an all-white yoga event with just one yoga session on Saturday.
What: The CIBC annual Run For The Cure takes place to raise money for breast cancer research. It's more likely than not that someone in your family or a close friend has suffered from cancer and this is a way to run in support of them. This year's run will take place at Montreal's Maisonneuve Park.
Fall is finally here!! Now that we've finally given up on summer we can embrace everything that fall has to offer us. That means crisp fall air, leaves changing to bright colours, pumpkin spice everything and of course Oktoberfest!
This is probably going to be the biggest Oktoberfest celebration near Montreal! They're going to have live music on 2 huge stages featuring the band Stars and Rheostatics as headliners, a mini beer fest featuring 17 Beau's beers and over 50 other beers on tap, tons of food from local restaurants, fun activities and more!
Also, this year's event will have buses to and from Ottawa or Montréal as well. More info here about that.
Where: Parc Regional de L'Ile Lebel, Repentigny, Quebec
This massive Oktoberfest celebration is happening this weekend just a 40 min drive from Montreal! It's the biggest Oktoberfest bash in all of Quebec so you definitely don't want to miss it! There's going to be a huge stage with live music all day long, a Somersby terrasse, tons of microbreweries, wine, ciders and spirits set up all over the event, and of course tons of amazing food on site!
This amazing Oktoberfest celebration will take place on the shores of the beautiful Lake Champlain in Vermont! They'll be featuring over 40 breweries, live music and dancing all day long, Lederhosen competitions, carnival games, and so much more! They'll also have amazing food like pretzels, BBQ, sausages, deli's and more.
This massive single day party in Sherbrooke is going to be crazy! They have a huge stage featuring live bands all night long, traditional food and drinks and the location will be decorated to the nines!
This amazing Oktoberfest event is always super popular because it takes place right here in the city! It's going to feature over 40 microbreweries, various merchants offering amazing foods and traditional music all day long. Coupons are only $2 at the door of the event and $0.50 of each go to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation!
Enjoy 3 days straight of amazing parties, super fun entertainment, and awesome music featuring the country artist Meghan Patrick! You can enjoy traditional German eats like sausage and schnitzel and tons of amazing beer!
This awesome event will be held under a massive tent where you can enjoy tons of awesome attractions, games and entertainment! You can enjoy tons of traditional foods like pretzels, sauerkraut, sausages and wines and beers!
This massive Oktoberfest celebration in Toronto will be held in a huge 30,000 sq foot tent this year and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! If you're thinking of going to an Oktoberfest event, you should make the trek out to this one this year. There's going to be tons of beer taps, amazing traditional music, great food and so much more!
And there's one town in particular, very close to Montreal, that happens to have it all. Not only is it one seriously gorgeous town, but there are also a bunch of super fun events going down all the time, and in general, it's just a super charming place to be.
Vankleek Hill, Ontario is about an hour drive out of Montreal, and it's honestly the perfect spot to visit. It's so perfect, in fact, that there are more than a few things that'll make you want to drop everything and legit move there.
1. Get to Vankleek Hill because it's home to Beau's Brewery, and one of Canada's biggest Oktoberfests
Not only is Beau's a super chill brewery, but they put on an awesome celebration every Oktoberfest - shuttle buses included!
2. Get to Vankleek Hill because it's right in the middle of Montreal and Ottawa
Close enough to the hustle and bustle of two major cities, but still peaceful enough to remain a chill and charming spot.
3. Get to Vankleek Hill because you can see the stars
From certain spots in Vankleek Hill, the stars are as clear as day. Which means you never have to travel very far to be in awe by nature.
Fall is right around the corner and we all know what that means...Romance and adventures! Fall anniversaries are honestly my favorite since Montreal has so many activities. So, to help you boyfriends out, I composed a list of ideas for you next fall anniversary with your girlfriend.
All these activities are super fun and perfect for those adventurous girlfriends out there. These ideas are just some romantic suggestions that I believe will really wow that special someone of your for your fall anniversary. So get on that knit sweater and cute booties for a fabulous time.
Apple picking is honestly one of the most fun and romantic things to do with your girlfriend in the fall. Not only is it fun so any time, but it is a great idea for an anniversary with your adventurous girlfriend. The link in the title holds the best apple picking places near Montreal so choose wisely and enjoy some sweet apples and sweet love.
2. Spend It Right And Go To Gardens Of Light In The Botanical Garden
For a beautiful night our with your girlfriend, I suggest taking them to the lights festival at the Botanical garden. It is absolutely stunning and I honestly had an amazing time. It is very romantic and the walks through the garden are perfect for adventure and fun.
For that girlfriend who absolutely loves beer and walk through Atwater Market, then be sure to treat her to some sweet treats at Montreal's Oktoberfest! It is super fun and they offer pure German delights and entertainment. It is a great time and super fun. It begins in the last week of September and the first week of October.
I mean since you probably already when apple picking, why not go pumpkin picking! Pumpkin picking is just as fun and afterwards, you can carve your pumpkins together and make some pumpkin pie. This is a great way to bond and enjoy some good laughs at your awfully carved pumpkins. The link above names the best places in Montreal!
5. Spend It Right And Go Have A Picnic Sunset At Mount Royal
Mount Royal is home to beautiful views however, it is extra special in the fall! The view of Montreal with orange and gold leaves is absolutely stunning and your adventurous girlfriend will love the hike up Mount Royal. I suggest bringing some nice fall food like hot chocolates, corns, soups....
I can honestly say that Gatineau Park is drop dead gorgeous in the fall! This is a perfect anniversary activity that suits those adventurous girlfriends! There are multiple activities such as hiking, stargazing, and so on that your girlfriend will fall in love with.
The Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant offers a superb Spa that is absolutely stunning during the fall. Mont Tremblant is home to this superb spa and many other activities that you can participate in with your girlfriend. This spa offers great baths for only $60 each and for $150 you can get the baths experience and a Scandinavian masaage.
Apple pies are always fun to make so after your great apple picking experience why not make some delicious apple pie! Apple pie is always fun to make and fairly easy as well. So, treat your girlfriend to a fun experience as you guys attempt to make some apple pies together.
One of my personal favourite places is Le Céramic Café. A place where you create art as well as eat delicious food. It’s a great anniversary date since you can laugh, create, and try new things with one another. Not only will your girlfriend have fun but so will you. This is a great fall activity to do with that special someone.
Ah yes, the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you need to treat your adventurous girlfriend to! Not only does C'chocolat sell delicious chocolate bombs, but they also sell other fabulous deserts and great hot chocolates. Not only is the chocolate bomb super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good! This is a chocolate shop in downtown Montreal that is made for those sweet lovers!
HVOR is one of Montreal’s best rated restaurants! It is stunning and it is the perfect anniversary location for some gourmet food. The ambiance is very modern and classy so you can dress up and enjoy your gourmet snacks. Trust me, your GF or BF will fall more in love with you after you take them to HVOR.
Ateliers & Saveurs is a hands-on class led by professional chefs. You will be specializing in cooking divine french cuisine! This is fun and a great way to spend your anniversary with your extra special someone.
14. Spend It Right And Take A Helicopter Tour Of Montreal