Montreal sure is an extravagant city at times, but your dates don't always have to match that level! Sometimes, the simply and cute dates are the best ones of all. Of course everyone loves going to a fancy dinner, but that gets boring! So, instead of spending an arm and a leg on another basic dinner date, why not go on a cute cheap date instead!
Montreal has many alternative dates that you can plan for under $20. You will soon realize that these "cheap" dates are when you and your boyfriend and girlfriend have the most fun together! So, break the boring and not your wallet with ideas from the list below.
1. Be Cute And Go To Baristello & Cie
For those of you who love funky cafes covered in floral wallpaper and smothered with the sweet smell of fresh coffee, then Baristello & Cie is the place for you! This is definitely the place to be on a rainy or snowy day with that special someone because it reminds everyone of summer and it's a great place to get to know someone.
2. Be Cute And Go To Cinko
Price: $20 for 4 dishes
CINKO only serves meals of $5... Yes, you heard correctly! So, instead of spending an arm and a leg at an expensive restaurant with your date, you should just bring them here! Not only is it super cheap, but also amazing, so your date won't even realize the price.
3. Be Cute And Go Rock Climbing At Allez Up
For that fit date of yours, why not surprise her and finally take her to Allez Up! Here you two can rock climb your night away and have a blast as you work out that upper body. It is honestly super fun and a great way to try something new without traveling very far!
4. Be Cute And Go Zip-Lining In Old Montreal
Price: $ 19.99 +tx
Open this winter in Old Montreal! For the first time, MTL Zipline will be open every weekend this winter from 11am to 5pm. Have a rush of adrenaline on your date with something new to the two of you and Montreal this winter, or as usual this summer!
5. Be Cute And Go Snowshoeing In Mount-Royal
Snowshoeing and hot chocolate:
Friday and Saturday Evenings, January 6 to March 4
At nightfall, treat your date to a big breath of fresh air and a hot chocolate along the way by snowshoeing at Mount Royal. This is a fun and different first date that will show how unique you are to your date and that will really get you both in the holiday spirit!
12-15 years of age: $17
16 years of age and older: $22
6. Be Cute And Go To Tir Du Soleil
Price: $15 per hour
Why don’t you try something crazy and new with your date! I suggest going to Tir Au Soleil for some shooting and rubber bullets. It’s a grat way to break the ice and to just have a fun time with one another.
7. Be Cute And Go To The Last Weekend Of Igloofest
Price: Last week is FREE!
This year, in honour of Montreal’s 375th, the Igloofest will be bigger and better thanoff the bat, this year’s celebration will last 6 whole weeks! that’s 2 weeks longer than usual! So, show your date that you are a fun party person and bring them to a night filled with EDM, beer, and fun!
8. Be Cute And Go To Hot Yoga At Enso
Price: $10 for community class
Another way to sit back and relax this winter with your special someone is by doing some yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and release stress. I suggest going to one of Montreal’s many yoga studios. My personal favorite is hot yoga at Ensō where you sweat your stress away and pretend like you are in a rain forest enjoying some good old yoga!
9. Be Cute And Go Skating In Old Montreal
The Old Port skating rink seriously has it all: it’s got romance, fun, decorations, lights, and to top things off, it’s outdoors. It may not be the beach but it sure is fun this winter and a great place to spend a nice day with the one you love!
10. Be Cute 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. You can admire their beauty and of course the art!
11. Be Cute And Go To Sky Tag
Price: $15 for an hour
If you don’t want to be too crazy but you and that special someone are craving some sort of activity, why not go trampolining at Sky Tag in Montreal’s West Island. It is truly fun for everyone and it’s a great way to spend a Friday night especially if you are bored at 11pm.
12. Be Cute And Go To The Melvin Charney’s Sculpture Garden
Time to get your sculpting on with a hot chocolate at the Melvin Charney’s sculpture garden, which is an extension of the CCA. This garden contains multiple sculptures that you can enjoy observing over a warm cup of hot chocolate and a beautiful sunset with the one you love.
13. Be Cute And Go To Crew Collective Café
Don’t just bring your stunning girlfriend to any old cafe, instead I suggest taking her to this absolutely gorgeous cafe! The Collective Crew Café is open until 10 during the week and 8 during the weekend. This cafe isn’t only stunning with its architecture, but it is also intimate and romantic!
14. Be Cute And Go To C'chocolat
Ah yes, the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you and your date need to treat yourselves to on Valentine’s day! Not only is it 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 who are running on a budget. I know it is not really a restaurant, but going out for dessert is just as good!
15. Be Cute And Get Mr. Puffs Pastry
4879 Boul Notre-Dame, Laval
I mean food is awesome so why not enjoy little balls of doughy goodness! Just out of Montreal, in Lava,l is Mr. Puffs Pastry where you and your date can treat your sweet tooth. They are honestly absolutely delicious and you guys have to try it especially if you want to warm up on a cold winter night!
16. Be Cute And Go To St. Joseph’s Oratory
Saint Joseph’s Oratory truly is a site to see! It is absolutely breathtaking and a perfect location to bring your date. Not only can you appreciate the inside, but also the outside of the Oratory! The whole atmosphere is stunning and perfect for a cute cheap date!
17. Be Cute And Montreal's World Trade Center
Montreal’s World Trade Centre (near Square-Victoria metro) is perfect for enjoying a gorgeous view while talking to your date with a nice cup of coffee. The atmosphere is incredible and it's also a nice place to exchange anniversary gifts!
18. Be Cute And Go Paintballing
Have some fun with your boyfriend and get competitive by taking him paint balling! Arnold Paintball is actually having a great special where on Sunday evenings it is only 11$ for indoor paint balling. So get competitive and make a fun bet on you will win this paint balling challenge
19. Be Cute And Go To The Botanical Gardens
The Montreal Botanical Garden is absolutely stunning and the perfect place for a romantic walk this winter. I suggest heading done there sometime with your date so that you can walk under through tropical rainforests and forget all about winter. It is absolutely stunning in the winter and summer!