What to do in Montreal between “Quebec Day” and Canada Day?
Montrealers do love summer season and summer in Montreal is surely unbeatable. We are only few days away from Canada Day, and because many of you will be on vacation between “Quebec Day” and “Canada Day”, here are few suggestions on how to make the most of that “week off” in the city.
To enjoy family fun times
Out in the fresh air or inside our stellar facilities, the Old Port of Montreal is a veritable profusion of activities that will work your body, your emotions, and your mind. How about a ride on a Segway, or some fishing, or an IMAX® film, a cruise, or a trip to the Science Centre? All this and more just ready for the taking. A new feature in the Old Montreal landscape is Voiles en Voiles, a family adventure park offering aerial obstacle courses, climbing and many other outdoor activities in the world of royal and pirate ships.
To stay fit and enjoy the views
Spa Eastman Montréal, located in the heart of downtown, recently opened their brand new yoga studio in partnership with LOLË that offers spectacular panoramic views of the city. With daily classes and a new “YogiBody” treatment that is, indeed, the ideal care to press on “restart” and start summer on the right foot, Spa Eastman Montreal is going to be your “go to” place for a well-balanced vacation that combines wellness and fitness.
To eat well (outside) and encourage local farmers
“Le Marché des Éclusiers” , that cool concept where you can enjoy : coffee, drinks, food and buy local products, reopened for the warm season and offers, in addition to an enchanting setting on the water and an all-day served 7 days a week, a farmer’s market on Thursdays and Saturdays starting in June, where local products will be sold in the heart of Old Montreal. A great opportunity to enjoy summer, discover a spectacular set up and encourage local producers!
To enjoy the warm weather in a beautiful setting
Bota Bota Spa sur L’eau launched a new and exciting summer programming that includes a weekly “5 a 7 Thursday” event, that takes place every Thursday from June to September. The entry fees to the spa includes : access to the water circuit while a series of invited guests musicians will perform live in the new outdoor area of the most gorgeous “spa on the water” in the country. Cocktails and bites are also available on site and can be enjoy in your robe.
To (re)discover a new neighbourhood
Every Saturday of the summer, take part in one of the 4 Epicurean Courses that are happening in different Montreal neighborhoods such as: Hochelaga, Wellington, Mile-Ex / Little Italy and St-Henri to re(discover) a district while making new gourmet discoveries. The Epicurean Routes offers 6 to 9 stops depending on the neighbourhood, privileged meetings with passionate partners, mouthfuls and drinks discovered reflecting their company. Each course is unique and reflects its neighborhood and the varied and passionate traders who define its identity. So, why not take advantage of your week off to discover a new neighbourhood… by its food scene and local actors?
To enjoy 1$ ice cream cones
On June 30th, Cacao 70 will celebrate the opening of its first “ice cream shop” Atelier Dip, in Old Montreal, a concept that serves ice creams topped with Cacao 70 chocolates. Brand-new Atelier Dip offers a sweet menu such as: ice cream and waffles, chocolate covered with flavours like coffee, matcha and butter peanut, and, of course, ice cream dipped in chocolate. To celebrate the opening of this tasty new project, Cacao 70 will offer ice cream cones $ 1 to all visitors from 1pm to 8pm on Saturday June 30th. Don’t miss out!
To celebrate Canada Day in style
The official celebrations of Canada Day will be held on July 1st at Quai Jacques Cartier in the Old Port of Montreal. A colorful program that will begin at 11:30 AM on the official Montreal Canada Day site on Place Jacques Quartier, which will allow everyone to celebrate their Canadian pride and our beautiful country. Except: family activities, outdoor shows and fireworks in the late evening to close the festivities as it should.