Good afternoon all you lovely Montrealers! I hope the second week of January is treating you well.
Everyone is back to work and school after a long winter break, saying that it's a difficult week would be an understatement. With the frigid weather and soggy conditions, this week has been petty brutal.
TL;DR Listed below are 8 things to do this weekend in Montreal. Below each item, you'll find links to relevant information.
But the weekend is right around the corner! If you're looking to fend off the winter blues by actually getting out and doing something — which is highly recommended — then start by checking out this list, because there are a couple key events like Happening Gourmad going on around the city.
Be safe and stay warm Montreal!
1. Book a table at one of the Old Port restaurants participating in Happening Gourmand, a city-wide food festival!
Where: Old Port // Participating Restaurants (see more info)
When: January 10th - February 3rd
2. Check out immersive short-films at SAT Fest 2019
Where: Société des arts technologiques [SAT] 1201, Boul. Saint-Laurent
When: January 9th - February 10th // 7 p.m.
3. Visit the Old Port's iconic Natrel skating rink this weekend
Where: Natrel Skating Rink // Old Port
When: Saturday & Sunday // 10am-10pm
4. Check out a pop-up Vintage Clothing sale in the Plateau
Where: 115 Rue Prince-Arthur E // Plateau
When: Saturday January 12th & Sunday the 13th // 12pm-6pm
5. Hunt for treasure at this Plateau church "Vintage Bazar"
Where: Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus // 5039 St Dominique Street
When: Saturday January 12th // 9am-4:30pm
6. Escape the cold and enjoy some exhilarating indoor activities at Action 5000
Where: Action 500 // Three locations: Hochelaga, Laval, & Dorval
When: Open 24 Hours!
7. Interact with the animals at Montreal's Eco Museum!
Where: Eco Museum // 21125 Sainte Marie Rd, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
When: Open Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm
8. Check out a local comedy show at The Comedy Nest downtown
Where: 2313 Saint-Catherine St 3rd Floor
When: January 10th, 11th, & 12th