Looking for date ideas in Montreal this summer? Look no further. Here are a few of our favourite date spots in Canada’s second-largest city.
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Sip Coffee — With Cats
This one’s for the animal lovers.
If you haven’t been yet — and neither of you suffers from feline allergies — take your date to Café Chat L’Heureux, the first cat café project in North America. Inside, you can grab lunch or just hang out with the café’s eight adopted cats.
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Laugh It Up
Take a break from predictable movie nights and watch some live comedy together at the Just For Laughs Festival.
This July, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, Sir Patrick Stewart and others will descend on the city for the sole purpose of making you laugh. You’ll be reliving this date night for a while.
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Picnic Dinner
Picnic dinners are, in theory, romantic. But packing one can be stressful. So why not let someone else do that for you? Montreal’s Dinette Triple Crown dishes up some of the best Southern cuisine in the province in take-out wicker baskets complete with plates, cutlery, napkins, cups and a tablecloth. (You’ll have to return the utensils and textiles when you’re done.)
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Old Port
Whether you want to sit in the sun, go for a stroll or head out on the water, Old Port is a great summer-date spot.
Rent a quadricycle at the Jacques-Cartier Pier and get a little exercise on the way to the ice cream shop, or pedal-boat in the Bonsecours Basin as the sun goes down.
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Spa Date
Take advantage of the long, lazy days of summer and unwind together.
Bota Bota, otherwise known as the “spa on the water,” is a fully functional spas on a boat, offering 360-degree views of Old Montreal. (Best date idea ever? Some treatment packages include tasting meals and a glass of wine.)
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Go For a Stroll
Whether it’s a walk up Mont-Royal or a stroll along the Lachine Canal, nothing beats quiet summer evenings than a heart-to-heart (while hand-in-hand) with your sweetheart. Chat about anything and everything as you enjoy some of the best views of the city.
Montreal Summer Date Idea: Stop and Smell the Roses, Stay for the Bugs
Wander through the 20 themed gardens, spread out over 75 hectares, at the Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most celebrated botanical gardens. During weekends in the summer months, the Garden hosts numerous concerts on its well-manicured grounds — all included in the price of admission.
Also included with general admission: entrance to the Insectarium, one of the largest insect museums on the continent.
What’s your favourite summer date spot in Montreal?
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