Amp up your summer with a Montréal staycation

Jani Pronovost

Jani relishes life’s little pleasures, especially those she can share with others. She and her trusty runners regularly take to the city’s streets in search of new things to see, eat and tell stories about! Between film sessions, she channels her creative energy into the written word. 

Now, more than ever before, we want to feel good: about ourselves, our homes, our beautiful city. And what makes Montréal so amazing is that it’s imminently discovery-worthy. Sprawling green spaces, diverse and dynamic neighbourhoods, foodie hotspots, unique and dreamy exhibitions and endless bike paths all beckon. So many getaways to choose from, right on your doorstep!

Take it easy

These past few months haven’t been easy. So why not take the edge off of confinement with some well-deserved “me” time and soothing ministrations in one of the city’s superb spas? And while Montréal’s reputation for excitement is legendary, it really knows how to chill too. The city teems with parks and green spaces that are great for unwinding and soaking up some pretty awesome views. Need to cool off? Head to any one of the city’s beaches and pools. Maybe sunbathing, picnicking or reading – or a combination of all three – are more your groove? If you’re in the mood for a getaway, you can also reserve a boat cruise on the river. So refreshing, and so cool!

Pamper your palate

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And whether indulging in flavours from near or far, your taste buds deserve the very best. So why not tap into Montréal’s world-class culinary offer that you can enjoy city-wide? In fact, now’s the time to support your favourite neighbourhood café or restaurant and our public markets. Inhaling aromas as you browse stalls brimming with fresh products is the ultimate feel-good!

Get inspired

Taking care of yourself means not just your body, but your mind too. Lucky for you, Montréal offers an array of adventures, experiences and art forms. What could be more inspiring than seeing an image that says a thousand words in just seconds, like at the MURAL festival? Or you can dive deep into ancient cultures as you enjoy one of the many exhibitions on in town. It’s good for the heart, head and morale.

Get moving

While the past few months have been awesome for cocooning, it might be time to switch it up with exercise to get the juices flowing. With its multitude of bike paths and sprawling green spaces, consider Montréal your giant playground. And no matter what your age or fitness level, exercising can not only provide hours of fun but it can give your whole new eyes on the city. From kayaking to canoeing to SUP, the city offers a surprising array of activities. Who says you have to go far to get your nature fix?

 

Montréal is an amazing city, but its greatest asset will always be the smiling faces and joie de vivre of the people who have proudly shaped its identity.

 

Jani Pronovost

Jani relishes life’s little pleasures, especially those she can share with others. She and her trusty runners regularly take to the city’s streets in search of new things to see, eat and tell stories about! Between film sessions, she channels her creative energy into the written word. 

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