8 ways to feel like you’re on vacation in Montreal

Jun 14 2016, 3:19 pm

Work getting you down? Craving a vacation? Rather than blowing a ton of money on a flight to the U.S. or Europe, why not take advantage of all that Montreal has to offer! You’d be surprised by all of the activities you can do in and around Montreal that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

From relaxing on the beach to catching some sweet waves, Montreal is a vacationer’s paradise. Check out 8 ways to feel like you’re on vacation in Montreal:

Tan at Clock Tower Beach

Rather than spending all that money on a round-trip ticket to California, you can soak up the sun right here in Montreal. Clock Tower Beach, located in Old Port, is the perfect place to relax in the sand with a drink in hand. Admission is just $2 and it is open every day of the week.

Where: Rue Quai de l’Horloge, Montreal

Explore the Notre-Dame Basilica

Discover Montreal’s very own gothic cathedral in the heart of Old Montreal. Stepping foot into Celine Dion’s wedding venue, you will feel as though you’ve been transported to Paris.

Where: 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal

Relax in a Beer Hall

Kick back Bavarian-style at Bier Markt. Offering 150 beers from over 30 countries, Bier Markt is the place to be if you want to feel like you’re actually in Munich at the Hofbrauhaus.

Where: 1221 Boulevard René-Lévesque, Montreal

Take a Trip to La Ronde

Wishing you were at a Disney theme park right about now? Sadly, Orlando’s pretty far south. Lucky for you, La Ronde is a fabulous alternative. Conveniently located on Parc Jean-Drapeau, La Ronde’s got all your classic rides and a slew of new ones that might just make the hair on your neck stand up!

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald, Montreal

Try a Go at Surfing

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. Prices start at $30 for a 30-minute surf lesson (board and helmet included).

Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc

Go Wine Tasting

Quebec may not be Napa, but it does boast some pretty impressive, not to mention beautiful, wineries. Escape the urban jungle and enjoy the sprawling fields of dried grapes at any one of the 20 wineries near Montreal. For more details on Montreal’s surrounding wineries, click here.

Where: Various locations

Have Bottomless Brunch

Partaking in bottomless brunch is sort of like being at an all-inclusive hotel. Once you’ve paid the bill, the drinks can just keep on coming. L’Atelier d’Argentine is one of the classiest bottomless brunch joints in Montreal. In addition to your hollandaise-covered eggs benedict and warm beignets, you can choose between two bottomless brunch options: the bottomless bloody Mary and the mimosa kit.

Where: 355 Rue Marguerite d’Youville, Montreal

Visit the Montreal Botanical Garden

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Transport yourself to Japan and enjoy the pristine Montreal Botanical Garden. Featuring a tree pavilion, tropical food, the garden of weedlessness, and best of all, Montreal’s very own Japanese garden, the Montreal Botanical Garden will make you feel like you’re on vacation even if you’re just in Rosemont.

Where: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal

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