This is it! Just one last month until summer vacation ends. The days are feeling a tad bit cooler, aren’t they? (Sorry, didn’t mean to burst your bubble.) …but wait! It’s not over justyet.
Let’s fill up those social calendars and make the best of the rest of this summer! Who’s in?
1. That’s a Wrap! Montreal Fireworks
Be sure to catch the last couple of fireworks shows at the beginning of the month. August 08 will be the last show of the season!
2. Summer Engagements
So you’re planning a wedding for next summer? Check out the huge wedding dress sale being held in Sheraton Laval this month. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll score your dream gown!
3. Golf Course
Credit: Royal Montreal Golf Club
4. Indoor Mini-Putt
Weather’s bringing you down? Let’s face it: August weather is a tad bit cooler (and sometimes, more wet) so why not enjoy a day of indoor mini-golf at Putting Edge? It’s located at the heart of Montreal’s thriving downtown area, so you’ll have an easy time finding somewhere to eat once you’re done.
5. Get Your Music Fest On!
Did you listen to us last time on our July activities list? If so, then you purchased your tickets to Osheaga. This month, you’ll finally be able to enjoy the hot line of artists who’ll be performing. Woo-hoo!
6. Dim Sum
Make a summer lunch date in China Town. Montreal’s got a great list of dim sum restaurants. The concept: waitresses push a cart full of decadent Asian-fusion meals and you choose which plates you’d like! So interactive and most importantly, so delicious!
7. Shop ‘Til You Drop
Summer’s almost over (I know! I’m sorry – I said it again!) and autumn is fast-approaching. Why not get a head start and shop some new apparel? Most boutiques will have already released their Fall collections, so be ahead of the trend!
8. Montreal Pride
From August 09 to August 19, we can celebrate Montreal’s Pride Festival and there will be tons of fun stuff to do! There’ll be the Pride Parade, Community Day, and other great activities to celebrate.
9. Cathedral Views
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is quite the sight to see. Even if you’re a native Montrealer, we recomment you play tourist in your city and pay the beautiful cathedral a visit. Its architecture will take your breath away.
10. Music, music, music
Piknic Electronik is a Montreal favorite. The music fest is held every Sunday until September 30. Go in, have fun, and bask in the sunshine for the last few weekends of summer ’18.
11. Eat a Cannoli
It’s Montreal Italian Week from August 03 to August 12. Browse Little Italy and bring your appetite. There are plenty of restaurants, bakeries, and cafes to enjoy a cannoli (or two).
…and I said it again. Face it, kiddos: it’s almost back-to-school time. Parents: make it an activity with your little ones to shop in advance for their supplies. If you make it an enjoyable experience, then they may actually get excitedfor school!
Up for a challenge? Montreal’s got plenty of “escape rooms” where you and your friends solve a mystery to escape a locked-up setting. It’s not your everyday activity and totally worth the experience!
Credit: Wally Gobetz
Hike or jog up the good ol’ mountain for one last summer view. I mean, come on, can you really get enough of this city? Mount-Royal offers the best scenic view, so breathe in that summer air and enjoy it!
15. Weekend Getaway
With one more month of summer vacation, why not schedule a last-minute road trip? There are plenty of places to visit outside of the city. Our personal favorite is Mont-Tremblant, where there are so many things to do and discover.
16. Terrace it Up!
Boris Bistro is best known for its beautiful terrace. While the sunshine is still around, we recommend heading there for a dinner date and basking in the beautiful weather.
17. Brunch it Up!
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Are you more into brunch? Fabergé is a local favorite and their menu is unique, specialized, and has some of the best offerings in town. (Psst: We can never pass up their chicken and waffles – go, go, go!)
18. Monkland Village
If you’re up for something a little more simple, then take a stroll down Monkland Village. Here you’ll find the cutest shops, ice cream stops, and tasty restaurants to give a try.
From August 03 to August 05, the Palais de Congrèswill be hosting Otakuthon – a convention dedicated to all-things-anime. Get your tickets and witness impressive costumes, breathtaking artwork, and other fun activities.
20. Pit Stop at a Food Truck
“First Fridays” at the Olympic Stadium never tasted so good. The first month of every Friday, food trucks across the city stop at the Olympic Stadium and foodies… well, you’ll have the time of your lives.
For four days towards the end of the month, a visual arts attraction will be held on Mont-Royal street. There will be street paintings, performances, and even children’s activities. It’s a great way to wrap up the season for the entire family!
22. I Scream, You Scream…
…we all scream for ice cream! Haven’t had enough icy snacks this summer? Drop by Kem Coba, one of Montreal’s favorite ice cream shops.
23. An Aquatic Obstacle Course
At Parc Jean Drapeau, your family can face a water obstacle at the very fun Aquazilla. You’ll come face-to-face with a 30 x 35 metre inflatable structure. Who do you think will win?
24. A Cup of Joe
Montreal has so many cafés to choose from, so why not make your next date a coffee date? Pikolo Espresso Bar’s coffee is exquisite and they serve locally homemade pastries to pair it with.
Being held from August 07 to August 15, Montreal will be hosting the First Peoples Festival. There will be concerts, films, and even street food!
26. Fries & Cheese
Who’s up for some poutine?! Until August 05, you can discover all the ways poutine can be made. Bring your appetite… this will be a good one!
27. Montreal RibFest
Credit: Daily Hive
More of a meat-eater? From August 17 to August 19, head over to the West Island (Pierrefonds) for some mouthwatering ribs and good ol’ rock music.
28. Festival Orientalys
From August 02 to August 05, Montreal’s Old Port will be hosting the Festival Orientalys. There will be performances, workshops, animations, and other exciting activities dedicated to showcasing the beauty of countries like China, Syria, Cambodia, Japan, and more!
29. Run, Run, Run!
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The Color Run is a 5km running event where you’ll be doused with paint as you get to the finish line. The event is taking place on August 25 – start training!
30. The Gardens
Visiting the Botanical Garden will always be a Montreal favorite. On its 75 hectares, you can enjoy its 10 exhibition greenhouses – totally a sight to see!
How will you be wrapping up 2018’s summer season?