As soon as the first sun of summers hit, everyone around the city starts to find ways to soak up the warm sun. This time is the most ideal time to sightsee the most beautiful town. So butter up some sunblock and slip on your flip flops because we are about to reveal the ten most exciting things you have to do this summer in Montreal.
Montreal hosts a frenzy of summer festivals. Starting from the International Jazz festival, Osheaga’s live band performance, and showcase of Jazz, folk, Rock, electronic and African music. The oh-so-famous ‘Just for laughs’ and an International Fireworks competition attracts the competitors from all around the globe.
Indulge in outdoor eats
It is widely believed that Montreal is a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window. As the summertime starts, something similar can be said of Montreal’s plentiful terraces. After a long winter, the entire population of Montreal comes out of hibernation to drink and dine al fresco. Indulge in local specialties like smoked meat, poutine and craft beers.
Explore Green Spaces
Head to ‘Mount Royale’ to breathe out the toxins of the concrete metropolis city. The wide green space is famous for its beautiful pond and offers a panoramic view of the entire city!
Pamper yourself in the Nordic styled spas which are abundant and easily found. Head to Nun’s island to find one, it is a little far off from the downtown but what bad is the distance once you will get to experience the services.
Experience the Magical Old Montreal
Walk through the cobblestoned streets and experience the taste of historic cafes, stores and art arenas. You may zip line over the blue waters of Bonsecours Basin to have a bird’s eye view of the city. Not to forget the ride of the largest wheel in Canada, Montreal Observation Wheel.
Surf Away on the Waters of the City
Experience Jet Ski, jet boats and electric boats for adrenaline! A variety of cruises welcomes the visitors aboard to let them sight see the beautiful skyline. If you got extra bucks with you, you may charter a yacht in the Old Port.
Montreal Tower Observatory and Botanical Garden
Get spectacular views of Montréal from the Montréal Tower Observatory, standing 540 feet tall at a 45-degree angle. Then, see up to 22,000 plant species at the 10 exhibition greenhouses and 20 thematic gardens of the Montréal Botanical Garden.
Seek the Hidden Gems
Summers are probably the right time to explore the city’s hidden gems. New hot spots regularly pop up in the Plateau, St. Laurent, downtown. Try finding secret speakeasies like Prohibition-style emporium The Cloakroom on Mountain Street, or O. Noir on Prince Arthur where you can experience dining in the dark and even the servers are legally blind. In the Village, you may try the trendy new Agrikol for authentic Haitian food, drink, and music.
Montreal Helicopter Tour
This 20-30 minute Helicopter ride is one of the most amazing experiences you will have in the city. While flying over the city get bird’s eye views of Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal, Mont Royal, Parc Jean Drapeau, the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Saint Lawrence River.
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Amazed by Niagra? Witness the Montmorency falls, 1.5 times bigger falls than Niagra. The narrow streets steep hills and historic treasures of the city take you back 350 years to rewind the French Canadian history.
Don’t let the summer be a bore and try out one of the shortlisted the best of bests of Montreal!