If you are in a long-term relationship, then I am sure you know the struggle of finding new and fun things to do with you bae in Montreal. After going to Mount-Royal for the millionth time together to watch the sunset, I'm pretty sure that you both get pretty bored (I know my boyfriend and I do). But, I have some fabulous news for you!
The list below contains activities, restaurants, ice cream shops, and much more things you and your bae must do this summer in Montreal. I suggest making this your official bucket list as a couple to make your 2017 absolutely AMAZING!
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Activities To Do This Summer With Bae:
1. Go Rock Climbing
For that fit date of yours, why not surprise them and finally take your bae 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 for spending over $20.
2. Have A Spa Date
When you and your bae are constantly on the run trying fun new activities, us this as an excuse to go to the spa and chill out! At Bota Bota you can enjoy a relaxing time for your special someone while celebrating all the new things you have tries out!
3. Go To The Botanical Gardens
Step into the almost spa-like setting of the Main Exhibition Greenhouse, where the heat and the flowers’ sweet fragrance help you forget winter. You are surrounded by lush greenery, filling you with a sense of lightness and inviting you to relax with your bae while enjoying summer and the blooming flowers!
4. Go to The Clock Tower Beach
Drink up on a "pretend" beach with you bae as you soak up the sun this August! Not only can you get bottles, but you can also enjoy some fun summer activities like tanning, volleyball, and much more.
5. Check Out Atwater Market
Atwater Market is an absolute must visit location in Montreal with your girlfriend! You will be surprised on just how much time you can spend at Atwater Market, especially in the nice weather of spring! It is literally my happy place and the variety of restaurants always serve fresh food. Plus, you can just walk around all day and enjoy a nice bike ride along the Lachine Canal or buy plants and flowers with your bae (cacti YAS)!
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Restaurants You Must Try This Summer With Bae:
TYPE: Great for those vegan couples on a casual day
This organic restaurant places emphasis on locally grown, wholesome ingredients, plus delicious vegan dishes like poutines and much more!
2. Terrasse Sur L'Auberge
For a great rooftop terrasse that overlooks the whole city of Montreal you'll, have to check out Terrasse sur L’Auberge. Not only is it located in Old Montreal, but it also stands out above the rest... not just because it's a rooftop. This terrasse is probably one of the most romantic ones since you can watch the sun set over the city as you enjoy a sweet drink.
3. Jardins Nelson
This Old Montreal staple is FINE AS HELL! Their outdoor terrasse it surrounded by beautiful flowers, music, and a classy environment. Most people think that all you can have is a fancy dinner or lunch, but they ACTUALLY have a superb selection of cheap eats!
4. Les Enfants Terrible
Sit literally in the sky with a view of the WHOLE cityscape as you munch on a delicious lunch at Les Enfants Terrible! They have a rooftop terrasse located at PVM that offers fabulous views and a great day.
5. Venice Mtl
Feel like you stepped right off the metro and into Venice beach with your date when you enter Venice MTL! Their food is fresh and delicious for a nice treat on a hot day.
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Cafes You Must Visit This Summer With Bae:
Have a "garden breakfast" from 8am-11pm at Cafe Santropol! You can enjoy a light breakfast with a coffee in their backyard garden that will absolutely blow you and your special someone's mind away!
2. Arts Cafe
For a stylish vintage cafe brunch that is perfect for sweet loving, I recommend checking out Arts Cafe! They serve fabulous brunch dishes and it is the perfect for a lovely date. This cafe is absolutely great for those who can expect a creative day ahead!
For a refreshing cup of coffee over a beautiful view and flowers after a long day of school, I recommend checking out Brûloir! It's so charming and a great place to chill out with bae this summer.
4. Cafe Melbourne
For some Australian treats in the Plateau Area that will help you with your latest work assignment, this is the place for you! You can munch on some yummy grub and enjoy a superb coffee in this absolutely adorable cafe that gives off vintage vibes.
5. The Floating Boat Cafe
Ok, you ABSOLUTELY MUST check out Canal Lounge Cafe Flottant! For only $22 you and you bae can have a FULL bottle of sangria as you sit on the terrasse located on top of the boat. It is absolutely stunning and my new favorite place!
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Ice Cream Shops You Must Visit This Summer With Bae:
Located in Ahuntsic in Fleury Street, Virevent will literally make you feel like you are in Italy! Everything is basically homemade and they are most known for their spectacular gelato.
2. Havre aux Glaces
For some delightful homemade sorbets as you walk through Atwater Market, I highly recommend getting some from Havre aux Glaces! I come here every time I am at Atwater market and I always end up on cloud nine.
3. Ca Lem
Ca Lem features the most tasty soft servers with spectacular flavors like coconut ash and pumpkin spice! I mean they even have black ice cream... You can't get much more insane than that. This is a bucket list MUST!
4. Kem CoBa
Kem CoBa is literally one of my most favorite places in Montreal! They feature soft-serve ice cream with flavors that change daily! The atmosphere is so bubbly and happy that regardless of you mood you automatically feel better after getting ice cream from here.
5. Blueboy Frozen Yogurt
Le Blueboy Frozen Yogurt is the cutest and most aesthetically pleasing place on this ice cream bucket list! Not only is it Diner themed, but it also serves the best frozen yogurt that you actually make yourself! You make your own creation with whatever you please.
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Road Trips Near Montreal You Must Go On This Summer With Bae:
Distance: 1.5 Hours Away
There are multiple activities you can do on a weekend trip to Mont Tremblant like hiking, skiing, ect., but I suggest head to the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant! They offer a superb Spa that is absolutely stunning during the Spring so that you and your bae can finally relax! Mont-Tremblant is home to this beautiful spa and many other activities that you can participate in for your luxurious weekend away. This spa offers great baths for only $60 each and for $150 you can get the baths experience and a Scandinavian massage.
Distance: 2 Hours Away
Island Line Trail, also known as Colchester Causeway, is located in Vermont and it is an epic 14-mile rail trail that you and your bike loving bae must try! I swear it is almost too epic to handle. You can see all of Lake Champlain as you fly over the water on your bike and create memories of a life time!
3. La Malbaie
Distance: 4 Hours Away
For nature, romance, and luxury all in one, I suggest heading out to La Malbaie in Quebec. This little town is located right near the Camping Des Chutes Fraiser and the peaceful Jardins de Quatre-Vents. They have boutiques, boulangeries, chalets, golf clubs, and beautiful views.
4. Bruce Peninsula National Park
Distance: 7 Hours Away
Bruce Peninsula National Park holds what seems to be something from the Caribbean. The park has a peninsula that is absolutely breath taking! It is only an 8 hour drive from Montreal and trust me, it’s worth every minute. Their beach offers kayaking, swimming, biking, and much more to make your cheap trip magical.
5. Scarborough Bluffs
Distance: 5 Hours Away
Want to be in paradise? Then Scarborough Bluffs is the place for you! It's only five hours away from Montreal! You can enjoy its gigantic beaches and high cliffs over a beautiful sunset in Ontario.
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Brunch Places You Must To This Summer With Bae:
1. Restaurant L’Avenue
If you want to feel like you are in the retro ’90s enjoying a yummy brunch, then I suggest coming to L’Avenue! It’s a great location to feel like you are in an old 90’s movie while enjoying 3D murals. The food is great and it’s the perfect location to laugh and catch up with your friends before the holidays.
This awesome French style diner located in St-Henri has people talking and it definitely does not disappoint. Foiegwa’s charm lies in the white ceramic ceiling walls filled with framed portrait caricatures. This cool place delivers fine French cuisine in an upscale diner setting – unlike anything else in Montreal; you get the best of both worlds!
3. Olive & Gourmando
Located in the historic Old Montreal, Olive et Gourmando offers simple and healthy brunch options. I suggest siting down for some fancy dishes! Now, this isn't a brunch location that you come dressed to for the Oscar's, but it is definitely a place that serve bomb and fancy dishes!