WEST-ISLAND | IDEAL FIRST DATE LOCATIONS
Updated: Apr 12
Somewhere you can get to know someone- that’s not a movie theatre.
With Valentine’s Day having just ended, there are without a doubt, some new relationships brewing, or just starting to flourish. We’ve compiled some ideal places to go for a first date, so you can really get to know someone and have fun in the process.
STUMBLE ACROSS THE MACDONALD SKATING RINK
Dust off your old skates and go for a date at an indoor skating rink! The cost for adults is $3.50, while if you’re a McGill student, you can get in for FREE!(proof requested) Share your skating skills with your date while conversing around the track! And- if you’re lucky, sometimes they play some music! How romantic!
Where: MacDonald Arena, 21111 Lakeshore Rd. (Macdonald Campus)
When: Every Saturday @ 7pm
SHARE A MOCHA IN CAFÉ TWIGS
After a nice stroll along the boardwalk in St-Annes, head into Café T.W.I.G.S to enjoy an incredible menu of goodies. From backed goods, to sandwiches, soups and any kind of coffee you can imagine, get to know your date in this quaint gem. Surrounded by art, colorful interior design and a hint of jazz background music, this place is the quintessential date location.
Where: Cafe Twigs, 85 Sainte-Anne St, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
SUNDAY MONDAY & TUESDAY: CLOSED
ACQUIRE A LOVE FOR THE ARTS IN STEWART HALL’S ART GALLERY
The Art Gallery in Stewart Hall houses just about 10 exhibitions every year, with a variety of pieces exploring all different styles of art. The FREE ADMISSION gallery is known for the diversity of its exhibits, displaying the work of many local artists as well as international ones, which is guaranteed to spark a conversation between you and your date. After exploring the gallery, you can go into the backyard of the hall, which has one of the prettiest views from the West-Island.
Where: Stewart Hall Art Gallery 176 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road Pointe-Claire, QC
When: Monday to Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 1 to 9 p.m.
GET LOST IN YOUR BOOK TOGETHER IN CHAPTERS POINTE-CLAIRE
After a bite to eat and some shopping at Fairview, why not head across the street to Chapters Pointe-Claire, where you can each talk about your favorite genres of books, and authors. With endless aisles to choose from- you’ll bound to get lost in conversation and pages. Once you and your date find an ideal book, you can take the escalator upstairs to Starbucks and read over a nice coffee.
Where: Chapters, 6321 autoroute Transcanadienne bureau 141, Pointe-Claire, QC