As the Summer begins there is nothing quiet like organizing an exciting crazy activity with your friends for an unforgettable memory. With Montreal being a buzzing city of fun we are definitely not lacking in choice.
As the University sessions have come to an end and we cash in on our hard earned vacation time, now is a better time than ever to get planning.
Here are some activities I highly recommend to provide you with that souvenir of a life time.
1. White Water Rafting
Propulsion Rafting just 60 minutes from Montreal boasts 30 years of experience creating a safe but exhilarating rafting experiences for anyone who wants to get out of their comfort zone. As an added bonus at the moment you can purchase a package offer on Groupon for as little as $79 per person. This includes 4 to 5 hours of rafting (two descents), equipment (paddle, life jacket, helmet and wetsuit), light lunch (during the experience), full BBQ steak dinner at the end of the day, showing of a DVD and photos of your experience, one certified guide per raft, on-site amenities (pool, hot tubs, hammock, volleyball, terrace, bar, etc.) and a camping space set aside if you wish to extend your stay.
2. Team-Based Archery Combat
The Dodgebow area here in Montreal is where players face off against their friends using bows and arrows designed to be harmless. It is a combination of paintball with a dodgeball-type arena. Participants can develop individual or group strategies to beat their rival team. Inflatable obstacles protect them from enemy fire. Bows, foam-tipped arrows, face masks and arm guards are provided for added safety. To add to the fun there is a special offer on Groupon. For as little as $29 you get one hour of Dodgebow for two people.
3. Hot Air Balloon Flight
Just 30 minutes from Montreal La Magie de l’air offers hot-air balloon rides all year round and at any time of day. The current package available on Groupon offers a whooping 50% off at $129 for a “hot air balloon flight” package for 1 person. So climb aboard the 2nd largest hot air balloon in Quebec and fly over the Montérégie hills as they rediscover the landscape from a different perspective. This includes once landed, a gift basket and glass of sparkling wine.
4. Tandem Paragliding
Altitude Free Fly just 60 minutes from Montreal is offering a 15-minute free flight in a tandem with a certified pilot to admire the Montérégie’s sceneries with a souvenir video for just $145. Comfortably sitting in your harness, you will enjoy the breathtaking views while the professional maneuvers the wing to gain altitude and start the flight.
5. HydroZorb Descent
Bubble Foot Canada offers the safe hydroZorb descent as a quick and fun way to go down a slope in an enormous bubble with water at the bottom for just $29 for one person. So if your looking for a mind blowing experience not far from home check this out.
6. Bubble Soccer
It is as simple as finding your own pitch whether inside or out and then contacting Bubble Foot Canada to get, 2 hours of gameplay, 1 experienced fun coordinator, 16 bubbles, 2 huge Zorb bubbles, and delivery of the equipment to the chosen location. All this is currently available for $189-$229. Enjoy this totally wacky way to have fun with a sport combining soccer and American football where players face off inside enormous plastic bubbles.
7. Air Gun Shooting
Fancy playing at James Bond for the day, well then try your hand at air gun shooting at Tir du Soleil, the only sports and recreational air gun range in Montréal. They welcome everyone from beginners to veterans of the sport, for as little as $27 for one Super Rambo package for one person. The package include, 60 minutes of shooting with unlimited pellets, 1 sniper rifle (with scope), 1 semi-automatic rifle and 12-round magazine (new), 1 revolver or combat pistol,1 sport pistol and unlimited targets.
8. Jetpack Experience
Jetpack Canada are now offering the ultimate jetpack experience. Their jetpack using oxygenated water propels you up to 45 feet in the air. You control the water pressure yourself as you are guided down below by a qualified instructor who accompanies you on his jetski. For just $49 you get 15-minute jetpack experience for one person, departure from Quebec, Trois-Rivières, Gatineau or Shawinigan by boat, helmet and life jacket for the activity training and a demonstration by a certified instructor.