The best waterfront terraces in Montreal to check out this summer

May 9 2018, 7:39 pm

Waterfront terraces in Montreal are somewhat scarce which only makes them more special.

In high demand on hot days, these patios are the place to be to soak up the sun while the breeze keeps you cool.

Here’s where to live large by the waterfront this summer in Montreal.

Terrasse Bonsecours

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DJs, boozy brunches, and endless nights are among the top attractions at this popular patio that sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Old Port. Incredible views are just the cherry on top!

Address: 364 Rue de la Commune East
Phone: 514-864-4444

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Canal Lounge

Canal Lounge

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Just steps away from the Atwater Marke, this patio doesn’t just offer a view of the water, its actually ON the water. The floating terrace bills itself as “the perfect spot to get in the nautical spirit for 5 à 7,” and is open from May to October.

Address: 22 Atwater Avenue, Montreal
Phone: 514-451-2665

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Terrasse St-Ambroise

Terrasse St-Ambroise

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Flights, pints, and pitchers! This massive waterfront patio is a popular place to be in the summer months thanks to the top-notch suds and full sun.

Address: 5080 St Ambroise St, Montreal
Phone: 514-939-3060


Terrasse sur l’Auberge

Terrasse sur l'Auberge

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With views of the Old Port on one side and St. Lawrence Riveron the other, this rooftop patio offers panoramic views that should be at the top of your summer bucket list.

Address: 97 de la Commune St E, Montreal
Phone: 514-419-1349


Les Enfants Terribles

Les Enfants Terribles



Located in the Pointe-Nord Neighborhood on L’Île-des-Sœurs, this terrace offers pristine island views, along with summertime essentials like barrel-aged cocktails, mojitos, and more.

Address: 209 Rue de la Rotonde
Phone: 514-508-6068

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Annie’s Sur La Lac

Annie's waterfront patio


Boat right up to this terrace equipped with docks fit for any size pleasure craft – even float planes. The terrace boasts a great view of Lac St-Louis while the kitchen dishes out pub grub like popcorn shrimp, quesadillas, steak frites, and more.

Address: 76 Sainte-Anne St, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Phone: 514-457-0599

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La Grande Terrasse

Resto Bar Grand Terrace


As its name suggests, the massive terrace offers views of the St. Lawrence River from across Place Jacques-Cartier. A new team and new menu are in store for 2018, so even if you’re familiar with this patio you might want to get reacquainted again.

Address: 321 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal
Phone: 514-868-1955


El Meson

Restaurant El Meson

Restaurant El Meson

While there’s plenty of outdoor seating on the terrace in the rear, its the front tables at this Mexican restaurant in Lachine that boasts idyllic water-side views AND easy access to margaritas.

Address: 1678, boul Saint-Joseph, Lachine
Phone: 514-634-0442