11 things to do in Montreal this Valentine's Day
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Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or someone who likes to spend their Valentine’s Day trying a new date idea, there are plenty of things to get up to in Montreal.
From bouquets of donut-hole flowers to a romantic snowshoe walk on Mount Royal, here are 11 ways to celebrate your Valentines Day in the city.
And, if you’re really not a fan of February 14, we suggest you take a look at the last event on this list. It doesn’t disappoint.
Visit the Place Ville Marie Observatory for half price
The Place Ville Marie Observatory will be open on Valentine’s Day… at a reduced price! From 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, come and enjoy the view of Montreal illuminated with love.
Where: 3 Place Ville Marie
When: Open on February 14 from 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Buy your sweetheart a Donut hole or Pokébowl bouquet
Forget flowers – this Valentine’s Day Montrealers can gift each other food bouquets! The promotion from on-demand food delivery service foodora offers the chance to order edible arrangements from restaurant partners Mr. Puffs or Club Soya.
Or opt for a more traditional bouquet of roses that stay fresh all year
Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by picking up those classic reds, but adding a little twist to the go-to present.
There are flower stores throughout Canada offering preserved bouquets that last a full year through. No need for watering, sunlight, or any care at all – just make sure you don’t let them freeze, and you’re good to go!
Go indoor rockclimbing at Allez-Up
Take your date on the rock climbing adventure of a lifetime! Allez-Up is Montreal’s premier rock climbing facility, boasting walls and activities for all levels. Conquer your fears and get fit together. Whether you’re belaying, climbing a rock wall, or trying your hand at bouldering, this is an awesome place to spend Valentine’s Day.
Where: 1555 Rue St-Patrick
When: Open on Valentine’s Day from 6:30 am to midnight
Visit the Prince exhibit at Place des Arts
One of the greatest music stars of all time is being celebrated at Montreal’s Place des Arts in honour of Black History Month. Prince: His Purple Majesty is an exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist. Prince’s life and musical career is explored by musicologist Duke Eatmon.
Where: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts
Go Valentine’s Day snowshoeing on Mount Royal
You and your special someone will be able to take in the beautiful sites of the mountain and city. After your excursion, you and your date will be treated to a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate truffles. Snowshoes are loaned for each hike for approximately 90 minutes.
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: Available online, $30. Register online.
Have a spicy salsa skate session at the Old Port rink
Every Wednesday, the Old Port skating rink will transform into a giant Salsa dance party for its Latin Nights!
Skate the night away as a guest DJ plays Latin beats all night long. Salsafolie will also be on site to help you learn how to dance Dominican Bachata and Merengue. There will be a special dance section reserved around the rink for you practice your moves.
When: Open on Valentine’s Day from 6 to 9 pm
Parc Lafontaine is a stunning spot to take a moonlit stroll or embark on a fun winter activity like snowshoeing or cross country skiing. However, if you are looking to up the romance ante, Parc Lafontaine is also home to Montreal’s own love lock fence. Just like the ones seen in Paris, Berlin, and nearly every major city around the world, Montrealers can now solidify their love by purchasing a lock (you can get them at Dollarama), writing your initials on them in permanent marker, and attaching it to this fence in Parc Lafontaine. Your date definitely won’t forget this romantic gesture.
Where: Parc Lafontaine
Le Ceramic Cafe
Do you love art and coffee? If you answered yes to this question, then Le Ceramic Cafe Studio is for you. Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows Montrealers to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich, whilst creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Here’s how it works: When you walk into the cafe, each table is adorned with all your painting needs (paint brushes, palettes, paint, and water bowls). Choose your table, and then head on upstairs where you’ll discover over 2,000 different pieces for you to paint. There are cups, bowls, plates, piggy banks, teapots, vases, pictures frames, jars, candlestick holders, garden gnomes, and more (you name it, they have it). Perhaps you and your date can even make something for each other! After all, nothing says love like handmade art.
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
When: Open on Valentine’s Day from 10 am-11 pm
Montreal may not be located on the coast, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our very own killer waves. If you’re a surfer who’s been missing the wild ocean or you’re looking to try a new water sport, then Oasis Surf in Brossard is for you. Take your date on a tropical staycation and hit the waves! Prices start at $30 for a 30-minute surf lesson (board and helmet included).
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
When: Open on Valentine’s Day from 12 to 9 pm
Shred a picture of your ex for free chicken wings
If you’re still miserable over that ex who broke your heart, we’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day event for you. Westmount bar, The NextDoor Pub and Grill, has made a hilarious announcement: they will give free chicken wings to anyone who brings a photo of their ex and shreds it to pieces on Valentine’s Day.
The bar will be supplying the paper shredder, all you have to do is show up with a photo of your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend in hand. However, you do need to purchase 10 wings beforehand, in order to be eligible for the free ones.
Where: The NextDoor Pub and Grill, 5175 A Rue Sherbrooke O
When: February 14