11 pandemic friendly things to do in Montreal this week: June 14 to 20

Jun 14 2021, 1:48 pm

Do you feel like Montreal is starting to resemble a little bit of normalcy again? (Knock on wood.)

As Quebec’s largest city joins most of the rest of the province moving to Yellow Zone, here are 11 pandemic friendly things worth checking out across Montreal this week.

We no longer have to rely exclusively on Netflix and takeout to keep us occupied — here are some things you can enjoy safely around Montreal this week as we inch closer to the first official day of summer.

Plage Jean-Doré


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Jean-Doré beach has opened for the summer, and if the weather gets nice and toasty, how about soaking up the sun and some water at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s manmade beach?

This week it’s open every day, and admission costs under $10 for adults and $4.50 for teens.

Parc Safari


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Lions, tigers, and bears — oh my!

Parc Safari is up and running for the spring and summer season for anyone looking to get off-island and check out a slew of exotic animals, including zebras, elephants, big cats, hyenas, deer, and more.

They also have live shows and amusement park rides.

Starting this week, the park is open every day, ranging from $16 to $41 for admission.

A/Maze: Montreal Escape Game

Hey, you escaped lockdown. Now try getting out of prison!

A/Maze has reopened its Atwater location, including four themed escape rooms: Prison Break, Laboratory, Military Facility, and Secrets of the Lachine Canal.

Prices range from $13 to $25 per person. It might be a good way to escape the workweek.

Marché des Éclusiers


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This two-storey, indoor-outdoor market is right on the canal and offers fresh produce, coffee, baked good, and hooch for people who want to be as Old Port, as Old Port can be.

H2O Adventures – Swan Ride

Sure, you can take a kayak or canoe, but why not really stand out and tackle the canal in swan?

Besides being great for the ‘gram, it’s pretty fun to float down the canal in a giant bird.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


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When was the last time you went to a museum?

The MMFA is showcasing a slew of great exhibitions, including “Riopelle
The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures” highlighting North and Indigenous cultures and consists of nearly 160 works and more than 150 artifacts and archival documents.

Tyrolienne MTL Zipline


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Take a zip across Old Montreal.

For a smooth $19.99, zip across the Old Port and take in seriously breathtaking views of the Montreal skyline.

Espace pour la vie


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The newly renovated Biodôme de Montréal is open after having gone major renovations over the past two years.

The iconic space’s renovations are highlighted by a new “multisensory and immersive experience,” as guests can make their way through the five ecosystems of the Americas.

The Biodôme is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, and the Jardin Botanique is open daily from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets cost a smooth $19 to enter each one.

Jardins Gamelin


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It’s tough to get more Montreal than the Jardins Gamelin at the Quartier des Spectacles.

The space is full of thematic gardens, greenhouses, a butterfly house, and a musical atmosphere.

Grab a snack, soak up the sun, and chill out this week.

Check out a movie РCin̩ma Banque Scotia Montr̩al


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Remember movie theatres?

Cinemas opened across the province last week. Montreal’s most popular downtown spot is showing some good flicks, including The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, A Quiet Place Part II, Cruella, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, and Wrath of Man.

Plus, you can eat popcorn inside again!

Bota Bota

Bota Bota is open every day until 9 pm for people looking to get a massage, water circuit, or some serious spa time.

The past 14 months have been difficult, so take some time to relax.

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