Winter in Montreal sure can be dreadful, especially if you desperately want to go on a vacation. But I have some great news for you! Montreal actually offers great places that will help you escape winter and the city without actually leaving Montreal!

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Yes you heard me! This list is full of surprises and I guarantee that you will be shocked! You will totally forget that you are even in Montreal. So, make this winter great and pretend like you are on vacation by checking out what I have in-store for you!


Escape By Going To Montreal's Winter Rooftop Pool

Feel like you are on a fabulous vacation this winter by heading to Hotel Bonaventure! You can 4 friends can rent a room for $25 each and enjoy their all day heated pool. It's great for the winter and a lovely way to relax without having to leave the city!

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Escape By Going To Montreal's World Trade Center

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Head down to the most beautiful building in Montreal this winter to make you feel like you stepped into a whole new city! The Montreal world trade center sure is stunning and the Christmas decor is to die for during the holidays. Check out their food court options and eat next to their infinity fountain!

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Escape By Going To The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

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1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

Feel like you are checking out museums across the globe by checking out the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts. No vacation is complete until you go to at least one museum!

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Escape By Going To Montreal's Biodome

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Montreal may be pretty depressing in the winter but there is one place that is very will make everyone feel like they are on vacation! The Biodôme! Enjoy a tropical paradise without actually leaving the city!

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Escape By Going To Oasis Surf In Montreal

Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc

For those who want to feel like they are in California or Hawaii, I suggest going to the indoor surfing center called Brossard’s Oasis Surfing.  At Oasis Surfing, you can enjoy a nice drink, some great food, and a surfing experience that makes you feel like you are in the ocean this winter.

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Escape By Going To Outdoor Winter Spas In Montreal

124 Boul Labelle, Rosemère & Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal, Rue de la Commune O

Pretend like you are getting a relaxing massage in Switzerland by heading to one of Montreal’s superb spas. If you want to feel like you are in  secluded space, then I suggest trying Spa Le Finlandais. But if your heart is set on being on a boat, then check out Bota Bota! You get to relax in Montreal and day dream that you are on vacation.

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Escape By Going Wine Tasting In Montreal

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6417, rue St-Denis, Montreal

Become your very own personal wine consultant and feel like you are in Paris at Les Conseillers Du Vin! Here, you and your friend will learn, taste, and make your own wine for a day! This is a great way to have a classy and tipsy wine vacation without leaving the city!

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Escape By Going For High Tea In Montreal

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Bar A Beurre

350 Rue Notre-Dame E

Check out Bar A Beurre for a classy AF wanna be vacation! You can dress up and pretend that you are in England having tea with the queen!

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Escape By Going To AeroSim

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177 autoroute 440 suite 201, Laval

Feel like you are taking off to your dream destination by checking out Laval’s flight simulator. AeroSim Experience is a flight stimulator of a boeing 737NG. You are the one taking control against the sky! It’s an amazing experience especially for those who have always dreamed of being a pilot!

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Escape By Going Horseback Riding

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1271 Chemin Saint Louis, Saint-Lazare

For a lovely stay-cation, I suggest driving just 15 minutes out of Montreal to watch the sunset while horseback riding this winter! It may be chilly but it is absolutely amazing and a great way to enjoy winter in your own city!

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Escape By Going To Surfboard Yoga

2070 Rue Peel Montreal, Quebec

It’s official, Montreal has surfing Yoga! You can now surf through winter while relaxing in Montreal at Club Sportif MAA. It's a full body workout that you will not regret! So book your class ASAP so that you can cross it off your winter bucket list!

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Escape By Going To Le Club Chasse et Pêche Terrasse

280 Rue Notre-Dame East St

If you like the idea of exquisite cuisine in a French château,then  Le Club Chasse et Pêche is the place to go. It's located in the Old Port and you will feel like a real king or queen after making reservations!

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Escape By Going To The Westmount Greenhouse

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Westmounts greenhouse is absolutely stunning and open Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (as of 3 p.m., front entrance is closed; visitors must enter greenhouses via the adjacent Westmount Public Library) Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is absolutely stunning and will make you think you are living in a wole new world!


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