While it’s true that the nightlife in Montreal is incredible, sometimes staying out late and going to a club isn’t your thing. Lucky for you, you do not need to partake in Montreal’s nightlife scene to have a good time in our bustling city. From extreme trampolining to laser tag, Montreal has a multitude of activities happening on any given night.
Here are 9 activities to do on a Saturday night in Montreal if you’re not into clubbing:
Take up extreme trampolining for an evening at this 30,000 square foot warehouse in Anjou. With massive rooms filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, you can feel like a kid again jumping as high as your body can soar. If you get tired of plain old jumping, iSaute also boasts a trampoline dodgeball stadium and a basketball dunk centre.
Where: 8700 boul du Golf Anjou
When: Saturdays 10:00 am to midnight
Try your skills at air gun shooting at Montreal’s own indoor air gun sport centre. Offering you the chance to shoot anything from a revolver to an M16, Tir du Soleil can accommodate anyone, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran. Rest assured, the environment is totally safe and secure, and is suitable for anyone ages 8 and up.
Where: 5186 Chemin Queen Mary
When: Monday to Thursday 2 pm to 9 pm, Friday 2 pm to 10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 10 pm
Featuring retro video games of all sorts, Arcade MTL is perfect for a late night out or an evening 5 a 7. Back to the…past.
Where: 2031 Rue Saint-Denis
When: Open until 3 am on Thursdays and Fridays and until 1 am on Saturdays
Eat all the bagels your heart desires
Head up to the Mile End and get a taste of Montreal-style bagels. With Montreal’s two most famous bagel joints, Fairmount and St- Viateur open 24 hours you can eat as many bagels as your heart desires as late as you like. Fun fact: Montreal bagels slathered in cream cheese make for even better hangover food than poutine (though it’s close).
Where: St-Viateur Bagel, 263 Rue Saint Viateur Ouest or Fairmount Bagel, 74 Avenue Fairmount Ouest
When: Both bagel joints are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Laser Quest is one of Montreal’s most exciting attractions. If you go earlier in the day there is likely to be a kid’s birthday party or two, but if you head there in the evening it will be filled with like-minded adults looking to have a good time. Whether you take the game super seriously and turn into James Bond, or you just enjoy running around under a black light, Laser Quest is a great option for a Saturday night in Montreal.
Where: 1226 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
When: Saturdays from 10 am to midnight
Montreal River Cruise
Experience Montreal from the water on one of the city’s many river cruises. Cruise along the St. Lawrence River, take in the unforgettable Montreal skyline at sunset, and enjoy a gourmet meal. Dinner cruise packages range in price but they are pretty spectacular, especially if you catch a glimpse of Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition while floating along. Croisieres AML offers several different cruising options.
Where: 530 Rue Saint-André
When: Various times
Take in a show at Montreal’s Mainline Theatre. Located in the heart of the Plateau, the Mainline Theatre is the home of indie theatre in Montreal. Referred to as “the hippest venue” in the city, the Mainline hosts a range of eccentric productions from improv to one woman shows.
Where: 3997 Boulevard Saint Laurent
When: Various times
Netflix and chill
There’s nothing wrong with taking a break, relaxing at home, and binge watching your favourite TV show on Netflix. Thanks to Montreal delivery services like Just Eat, you can watch your favourite show whilst simultaneously munching on some of Montreal’s finest foods.
Where: Your home
When: Any day, any time