5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, August 5

Aug 2 2019, 4:57 pm

We may not be celebrating the civic holiday like the rest of the country, but there’s plenty of events happening around town today, August 5, that it doesn’t really matter, right?

Here is what’s going on around town as August welcomes in the first Monday of the month.

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Coupe Rogers Montreal

The 2019 Rogers Cup returned to Montreal this past weekend for the 139th edition of the tournament and the 128th of the Canadian Open.

When: From now until August 11
Time: Varies
Where: IGA Stadium, 285 Rue Gary-Carter
Price: Varies, available online

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden, the English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975, is stopping by the Bell Centre tonight as part of the iconic band’s “Legacy of the Beast Tour.”

When: Monday, August 5
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $204.60 – $351.37, available online

Tiësto at Montreal Beachclub

Located in Pointe-Calumet, an easy 45-minute drive from Montreal, Beachclub is exactly what its name implies — a club on the beach.

The outdoor beach site can host up to 10,000 guests at a time, making it the largest outdoor club in North America.

Tonight, Dutch DJ Tiësto will be spinning beats all day.

When: Monday, August 5
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 701 Rue 38, Pointe-Calumet
Price: $30 – $84, available online


Parc Jean Drapeau is bringing Montrealers another challenge this summer: staying afloat.

Aquazilla, the floating obstacle course on water, is returning to the man-made island again this summer.

The 30-by-35 metre inflatable structure is combined with obstacles, slides, and platforms. Your job is to complete the course without falling into the Jean-Doré beach.

When: Monday, August 5
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Price: 6 – 13 years: $13 for an hour/$25 unlimited, 14 and over: $15 for an hour/$28 unlimited, family deal: $50 f0r an hour, $98 unlimited (tickets available on-site)

Amaze Escape Room

You escaped the July’s heat, now try to get out of an escape room.

Try your luck at escaping from a prison, military facility, lost temple, or laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: Monday, August 5
Time: 2 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.