Every summer I make a list of all the things I need to do before summer slips through my hot little hands. There is so much happening in Montreal in the summer that it’s hard to do it all in 2 months! Here is my top ten for this summer:
1) Ferris wheel ride (give yourself a HUGE check mark next to this one for smooching while you’re stuck at the top)
Put on your favourite outfit and don’t forget your camera.
Montreal suggestions: La Ronde or one of the various county fairs.
2) Picnic at the park
Pack your wicker basket full of fruit, cheese, a baguette and a bottle of wine and head over to the nearest park.
Montreal suggestions: Parc Lafontaine, Parc Jeanne Mance or Mount-Royal.
3) Movie at the Drive-In
Bring some pillows and your favourite person to cuddle up to and drive to the nearest drive-in theater.
Montreal suggestions: http://cineparcs.webs.com/cinparcsactifs.htm (french only) or there’s the Sunset Drive-In in Colchester Vermont which is not too far!
4) Swimming in rooftop pool
Show off that new bathing suit while checking out the amazing view. So much fun day or night!
Montreal suggestions: Hotel De La Montagne, Sky Pub (also has a hot tub).
5) Paddle boating
Get some exercise and cool off at the same time.
Montreal suggestions: Lachine Canal, Beaver Lake, Old Port.
6) Sleeping in a tent (or under the stars, if you’re feeling brave)
Hide out in a tent and tell scary stories (just make sure you have someone to cuddle up to after you’re done).
Montreal suggestions: http://www.campingquebec.com/find-a-campground/search-by-criteria.html
7) Running through a sprinkler
Remember how much fun it was to run through the sprinkler when you were a kid, well..I promise you it will still be loads of fun now.
Montreal suggestions: Find a friend with a backyard or put your swimsuit on and go on a sprinkler hunt in your neighbourhood.
Drinks with the ladies on a terrace (extra points for matching your outfit to your drink)
Call up your lady friends, put on your shades and head over to the nearest terrace.
Montreal suggestions: Ste. Elizabeth-Quartier Latin, Suite 701-Old Port, Café Local-Mile-End.
9) Biking through alleys in the dark
Hop on your bike and start alley-hunting, you’ll be surprised at what you’ll see when biking through these mysterious back streets-watch out for the speed bumps!
Montreal suggestions: Mile-End and Outremont have some of the best I’ve been through.
10) Day in the country
Plaid and head scarf is all you need when you’re heading out of the city!
Montreal Suggestion: Eastern townships
Have fun, be safe and please don’t blame us if you have more fun than we recommended and end up getting into a wee bit of trouble. Oh and if you have anything else to add to the list don’t be shy!