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Top 5 Great Date Ideas in Old Montreal

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

Montreal is commonly referred to as the city of romance. Whether your having a night out on the town with friends, or schmoozing a new date, Montreal sets the bar for fun activities, amazing restaurants and beautiful scenery. Check out the What’s Up team as they take on the city in the video below!

La Grand Roue Montreal

What better way to spend date night than 60 meters up in the air with a panoramic view of Montreal? Le Grand Roue Montreal is the largest observation wheel in Canada and our idea of the perfect first date or even a night out with friends and family. Visit this Montreal staple all year round and be privy to the many restaurants in the area, and the entertainment that takes place in its surroundings.

Address: 362 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 0B4

Instagram: @lagranderouedemontreal


Montreal Science Center

Located on the King Edward Pier in the Old Port of Montreal, The Montreal Science Centre is home of some of the most amazing interactive exhibits. Tired of the conventional date night at the movies? It also boasts one of the coolest IMAX Theatres we have ever seen. For parents that need a good family date night – the science center has you covered with tons of options for the entire family.

Address: 351, Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, Qc, H2Y 2A7

Instagram: @centredessciences


Olive + Gourmando, St. Paul

They say the key to someone’s heart is through their stomach right?

Olive+ Gourmando is the perfect place to prove that mantra with their heartwarming coffee, scrumptious desserts, and delicious sandwiches and salads. Take your pick from their amazing menu and stroll down the streets of St. Paul with your beau. Bonus: They also have the coolest merch!

Address: 351 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7

Instagram: @olive_e_gourmando


LA Pop

There is never a bad time for dessert! If you’re romanticizing someone with a sweet tooth, you have to hit up LA Pop for their famous waffles on a stick! With over a dozen toppings to choose from, LA Pop has reinvented the conventional waffle and created a haven for dessert lovers. Promenade through the Old Port with your pop stick and bask in the beauty of the city while you feed those happy endorphins!

Address: 436 Saint Francois Xavier St

Instagram: @lapopmtl

Notre Dame Basilica

Nothing is more poetic than the historical district of Old Montreal. The Notre-Dame Basilica oozes romance with its beautiful structure and picturesque features. In the evenings, the church and its surroundings are lit up and only add to the beauty. Whether you are with your lover, friends, or a family member, the Notre-Dame Basilica is something to see!

Address: 110 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1

Instagram: @basiliquenotredame


Video Sponsored by: Mr. Puffs, Old Port Montreal

Famously known for their delicious Puffs a.k.a Loukoumades, the traditional Greek donut hole, Mr. Puffs has taken Montreal by storm with their bite size pieces of heaven.

If you happen to be in the Old Port, this Mr. Puffs location is the perfect place to get your fix of something sweet or salty. With a variety of toppings for your puffs, specialty shakes, and desserts, they’ll have you salivating for more!

Address: 438B Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3

Instagram: @mrpuffsoldport


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