Spend the day ice skating on Beaver Lake
Where: 2000 Remembrance Road Montreal // Mont-Royal
When: Monday - Sunday // 9AM - 9PM
Ice skating is the quintessential winter date activity. That because it's fun for both guys and gals. Holding hands while skating?! Can't get any cuter than that. Not to mention cozying up in the chalet for some hot cocoa once it's done.
Visit the Souk @ SAT holiday market
Where: 1201 Saint-Laurent // Downtown
When: November 29th - December 3rd // Noon - 9PM
"Souk" is the Arabic word for market. The Souk @ SAT is an annual holiday market featuring a variety of local artisans, designers and artists works. You will find everything from illustrative prints, leather goods, hand-made soaps, artisanal culinary products, and much much more.
Make your way to Parc Jeanne Mance for tobogganing
Where: Parc Jeanne Mance // Plateau
When: Open all day!
Tobogganing is another traditional Canadian winter activity and a super-cute date idea. And, best of all, totally free! Also, think of it like a free workout, too. All the running up and down the hill is bound to burn some calories.
Visit the Iconic Ogilvy's Holiday window display
Where: 1307 Saint-Catherine Ouest /// Downtown
I've seen the holiday window at Olgivy's about a thousand times, but each year I get excited to see it again. Each mechanical toy was handcrafted and painted individually, it's really quite a marvel to enjoy. Grab a warm beverage and head down t Saint-Catherine for an adorable holiday day date.
As of December 11th, the Biosphere of Montreal will be illuminated
Where: 160 Chemin Du Tour De L'isle // Ile Saint-Helene
When: As of December 11th // Anytime!
The biosphere - which was built for the famous expo 67' - is now a museum located on Ile Saint-Helene, and is also an architectural marvel. To honour the 375 anniversary of Montreal and the 50th of expo 67', the city will be illuminating this beautiful and iconic structure. Check it out for free!