It's always very difficult to plan first dates, but it seems even harder to do so if you don't like to drink. Now, your date may like drinking, but here are some alternative first date ideas you can plan right here in Montreal that will assure both of you a fabulous time!

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There is something on this list for every type of date you can imagine! From food, to athletics, or to learning, I can assure you that you will be planning at least a few second dates afterward. So, start texting that special someone and getting down to a first date minus the drinks.


1. Forget About Drinks And Go For Chocolate Shots

1255 Rue Bishop

Instead of Drinking: enjoy a sweet chocolaty dessert at C'chocolat! I suggest surprising them with a chocolate bomb and a sweet milkshake for a sweet like candy date.

First Date Appropriate: 10/10 (the way into a girls heart is always chocolate)

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2. Forget About Drinks And Go To An Escape Game

3550 St-Jacques

Instead of Drinking: enjoy a fun first date by signing up for an escape game at A/Maze. You and your date pick a scenario and try to solve it together!

First Date Appropriate: 9/10 (you will get to know your date and see how you guys can work together but things can get pretty competitive)

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3. Forget About Drinks And Go Watch The Sunset At Mount Royal

Montreal skyline to end this Sunday ?? #Canada #montreal

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Instead of Drinking: enjoy a beautiful winter sunset on the top of Mount Royal. This is pretty intimate but an easy peasy first date for those with cars and a good personality since you will be doing a lot of talking!

First Date Appropriate: 9/10 ( might be a tad chilly!)


4. Forget About Drinks And Go To A Cooking Class

the squad cookin' up a storm at yesterday's team-building event! #crew #culture #montreal #vancouver

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444 Saint-Francois-Xavier

Instead of Drinking: show off your cooking skills by going to a cooking class at Ateliers & Saveurs! Not only will you guys make food but also eat it after ( a win-win situation if the food you make turns out right)

First Date Appropriate: 9.5/10 (knives may be dangerous if you are clumsy )

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5. Forget About Drinks And Go Skating

Instead of Drinking: get your winter romance on and take that special person skating in Old Montreal. This is a beautiful first date and great for the holidays

First Date Appropriate: 9/10 ( might be a tad chilly!)

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6. Forget About Drinks And Go To The Shooting Range

5186 Queen-Mary

Instead of Drinking: shoot your way into your date's heart by taking them to Tir du Soleil! This is a fun activity during winter and a great way to have fun without being forced to just stare at each other over a dinner table.

First Date Appropriate: 8/10 ( can get competitive, and even with rubber bullets, BE SAFE!)

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7. Forget About Drinks And Go Surfing

Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc

Instead of Drinking: show your date how much you love summer! Take them to Oasis surf for some fun in the imaginary sun!

First Date Appropriate: 8.5/10 ( might be uncomfortable at first if you don;t know how to surf )

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8. Forget About Drinks And Go To Le Ceramic Cafe

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4338 St Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2K8

Instead of Drinking:show your date your creative side and bring them painting! You can sit back, relax, and enjoy each other's company,

First Date Appropriate: 10/10 

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9. Forget About Drinks And Go Rock Climbing

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1555 Rue St-Patrick

Instead of Drinking: head down to Allez Up for some athletic fun! This is a great way to see that sporty side of your date while getting a workout.

First Date Appropriate: 9/10 ( going to be sweaty!)

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10. Forget About Drinks And Go For A Spa Day

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Vieux-Port de Montréal, Entrée McGill Coin De la Commune et McGill

Instead of Drinking: head down to Allez Up for some athletic fun! This is a great way to see that sporty side of your date while getting a workout.

First Date Appropriate: 8/10 ( might be a bit too much for a first date)

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11. Forget About Drinks And Go Skiing

How Far: 1 hour and a half

Instead of Drinking: head down to Mont-Tremblant for some skiing fun! This is a great way to get close to your date and see what you have in common.

First Date Appropriate: 9/10

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12. Forget About Drinks And Go To The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

Instead of Drinking: show your date that smart side by taking them to the latest exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

First Date Appropriate: 8/10 

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13. Forget About Drinks And Go On A Helicopter Ride

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Price: 20 min = $300//30 min = $430// 60 min = $865

Instead of Drinking: fly over Montreal on your first date! Not only will this assure you a second date, but it will also show that special someone how interested you are in them considering the price.

First Date Appropriate: 8.5/10 (might seem too extravagant)

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14. Forget About Drinks And Go To Mont-Tremblant Village

537 Montée Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC

Instead of Drinking: head down to Mont-Tremblant village for a little road trip. You guys can enjoy a beautiful dinner, walk in the snow, or maybe add a spa day!

First Date Appropriate: 8.5/10


15. Forget About Drinks And Go Go-Karting & Paint Balling

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Instead of Drinking: Head down to Action 500 for a race to 2017! it is literally open 24 HOURS! Yes, you heard me! You can ride all night and make some good memories! Here is a Groupon to save up to 67% off your next ride!

First Date Appropriate: 9/10

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