Top 6 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Montreal


Why is Montreal such a perfect venue for a date? Because it offers an eclectic range of places of interest. This ties in perfectly with the ethos of Internet dating, where singles can get to know a diverse range of kindred spirits in the online environment. Even if you’re a little shy when it comes to getting to know an ideal Canadian travel companion, once you get familiar with how easy it is to sign up to outlets like dating site you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can build chemistry. Once you’ve got to know someone and are considering dating locations, here are six of Montreal’s unusual ideas.

Tyrolienne MTL Zipline for a first date

Why don’t you and your partner start the date off on a high? Literally. If you head over to the part of Montreal bounding the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway, you’ll come across an adrenaline-pumping high wire ride stretching right across Île Bonsecours. The first of its kind in Canada, this urban zip wire will test your nerve as you get strapped to the apparatus – but if you can hold your nerve (and not show yourself up in front of your date!) you’re in for the thrill of a lifetime. As you hurtle across the gap you’ll receive an unparalleled bird’s-eye view of the sprawling metropolis far below. Once you’ve both completed the challenge, you can congratulate each other’s sense of derring-do by retiring to one of the many nearby eateries or bars. Since many of these are at rooftop level, you can enjoy your refreshments while watching other victims.

Relax at floating spa Bota Bota

Near to the zip wire location on the Old Port, you’ll also find a spa center, located in a converted river ferry, Bota Bota. What better way to get to know each other than relaxing in a partially-outdoor water circuit? The massages will ease every last bit of stress from your system!

Bask in Montreal culture: architecture and outdoor theatre

An unusual Montreal first date idea might be to attend Shakespeare-in-the-Park. You’ll be surrounded by over 12,000 revealers, some wrapped in cozy blankets. This is a magical way to cement your relationship on a balmy summer’s night. The city is also known for its magnificent cathedrals. American writer Mark Twain once said: “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” As well as numerous churches and cathedrals which are worth visiting for their wonderful architecture, over 100 festivals are held here each year. Add galleries, restaurants and shopping malls into the mix, and there’s something for everyone.

Check out La Ronde Amusement Park

There’s one amusement park in the city, but it’s well worth a visit. Open to the public from May through to October, it’s operated by Six Flags, who run similar parks across the USA and Mexico. Enjoying the white-knuckle rides together is one activity guaranteed to bring you and your partner closer together.

Glimpse the stars at Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

Why not invite your partner to Montreal’s Planetarium for a closer look at the breathtaking nightscapes above the city. The facility makes use of the latest technology to allow its guests an unparalleled look at the cosmos.

Have a picnic with the Tam Tams

What are the Tam Tams? They are as traditional a part of Montreal as the fact half the city are French speakers. Hundreds of dancers, performers and drummer congregate around the Étienne Cartier Monument in Mont Royal Park each Sunday afternoon, ensuring the picnickers are entertained.


Rhonda’s Best of the West – September 2019




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