Between choosing what to wear, where to go, what to say; trying to impress a special someone can be a bit of a challenge sometimes, even for you pros out there. Whether it's your first date, or seventeenth, you want to do something fun, out of the ordinary, and most of all, memorable, where you're doing a little more than just staring at each other awkwardly over a pricey meal.
Not to say there's anything wrong with a fancy dinner, but how about breaking the ice a little first with a unique activity that's sure to hit the mark.
I’m of course talking about taking aim with top-of-the-line, air-guns at Montreal's brand-new USHOOT! Shoot at a variety of targets in 3 different and authentic ranges, just like the ones in America. The experience will definitely give you an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!
Don't worry, you don't have to have ever fired a gun before, and you don't even need a permit whatsoever. USHOOT is open to all ages, with different types of zones suitable for all levels of expertise, and their highly-trained and friendly staff will provide you with all the training you need to feel confident and secure.
As you begin to master your sharp-shooting skills, choose from a wide selection of brand-name gun models, and USHOOT's ranges are also equipped with sound systems so you get to pick the perfect soundtrack to enhance your fun experience.
Each range is beautifully designed, with wooden finish as well as self-retrievable interactive targets, and the prices are very inexpensive, ranging from only $14,99 to $26.99 + tax, including unlimited pellets.
And USHOOT won't only show you and your date a good time! With two floors offering one recreational range and 2 huge sport ones that can accommodate groups of up to 13 people, it's also the perfect spot for birthday bashes, bachelor parties, corporate team-building, or anything else you want to celebrate in a unique way.
So the next time you're looking for something super fun to do, and that won't break the bank, check out USHOOT at 3715 Wellington Street in Verdun, just minutes away from St-Catherine Street!
Just a couple of months to go until Montreal gets its own real-life Bridgerton ball, transforming a local venue into Regency-era London. While much remains to be seen — such as which guests will win the queen's favour — we now know exactly where the event will take place.
True to the elegant and regal ballrooms featured on the hit Netflix show, Montreal's "The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" will be held at Le Windsor Ballrooms (formerly known as the Windsor Hotel), located near Dorchester Square on rue Peel.
The Regency era, during which the show is set, was the period from 1811 to 1820 — not too long, relatively speaking, before the Windsor Hotel was built in 1878.
According to the website, the venue features two "Victorian-style French renaissance ballrooms," separated by a long marble alley. "The rich architectural detail will surely transport you back to another era," it says.
But the ambiance of the ballrooms is not the only thing that will make you think you're in another time and place. The immersive experience includes actors dressed in period costumes, dance performances, cocktails, a string quartet playing music inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack, acrobatic performances, romantic love stories and interactive moments based on the series.
These details alone could likely make you feel like a Bridgerton cast member, interacting with elite members of high society, but it's also worth noting that this isn't the Windsor's first brush with royalty. It's hosted actual royals in the past.
For instance, a state banquet was held to honour King George VI and Queen Elizabeth — who were staying at the hotel — in 1939. In 1951, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited the hotel, appearing twice on the hotel balcony "to respond to the crowd who had come to welcome them," according to the Windsor website.
"The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" is set to open on January 29 and run until March 6. Tickets are on sale now. You must be at least 17 years old to attend.
Address: Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, Maisonneuve Market, etc.
Why These Make Good Date Spots: Markets are full of things to do no matter the season — cheese tasting, flower spotting, window shopping — making them perfect spots to spend a few hours with someone you're into.