8 Ideas for a Date in Montreal During the Pandemic
Finding ideas for a date in Montreal during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic is a task all on its own. Dealing with coronavirus restrictions by yourself is tough, especially if you live alone. Below, we’ve included some date ideas that respect the current safety measures that have been put in place. For couples who live together, we have provided some at-home ideas. We have also included ideas for a date in Montreal which can be explored while respecting social distancing guidelines. A combination of indoor and outdoor activities is sure to inspire couples to turn a new leaf as Autumn comes to a close and Winter makes its way ever so steadily.
You can still enjoy a brilliant display by Illumi, featured in Laval’s Chomedey sector off of highway 15 and Boulevard du Souvenir. Although you can’t explore on foot, Cavalia has created drive-in routes where you and your loved one can cruise through the spectacular array of exhibitions while blasting your favorite Christmas singles!
Whether you live on boulevard St-Laurent, Cote-St-Luc Road, or the island’s northern edge on Pierrefonds boulevard, The Defi-Evasion team has created an online escape room that will prove to be an interesting evening for your loved one and your friends. This multi-player game can be played with 2-6 people, making it an interesting double date filled with problem solving tension, creativity and potentially some competition.
Going for an Autumn stroll in one of Montreal’s most beautiful historic areas should be on your to do list before it gets too cold to enjoy it fully. The paved stone roads of St-Antoine street, rue Saint-Jacques, and Boulevard Notre-Dame are tied together beautifully by the Basilica, antique shops and quaint cafes in the surrounding area. With a spectacular view of the marina during the day and a well-lit avenue at night, any time is a great time to enjoy this unique part of town.
If you’ve never been bouldering, now is the perfect time to start. With the closing of Montreal’s gyms and fitness centers, the rock-climbing walls provide a perfect outlet for your pent up physical energy. You and your partner can test the limits of your finger strength, core stability and mental problem solving skills. They now have two locations: the Chabanel location located on Chabanel Ouest street in Ahuntsic-Cartierville and the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve location along St-Catherine East street downtown. Their experienced staff will show you the techniques and safety measures needed to enjoy yourselves during this new and exciting workout.
One of the city’s secret hideaways, the lookout view from Mount-Royal’s Belvedere is a stunning sight worth sharing with him or her. Routes can overlook Westmount and Outremont, as well as Notre-Dame-de-Grace or Cote-St-Luc. On the way up, the mountain’s fall colours will leave you both speechless, allowing time for sincere stares into each other’s eyes. A thermos filled with your warm beverage of choice provides you with a well-deserved reward once you’ve attained the summit and settle down to take in such a view.
Discover One of Montreal’s Nature Parks
Take some time on a sunny afternoon to take a nature walk in one of Montreal’s many well-landscaped parks. Along the North shore’s Boulevard Gouin, there are several parks along the water that each contain their own sort of enchantment. Choose between Ruisseau-De Montigny, Parc-de-la-Merci, Parc Nature Bois-de-Liesse, Ile-Aux-Praires, L’Anse-a-l’Orme and many more! These strips of waterfront forest provide plenty of peace and nature watching opportunities. If you pay attention you might notice some striking wood ducks, cryptic barred owls, sly red foxes and a multitude of cheerful songbirds in the trees.
Located in Beaconsfield’s Elm Plaza, Cugini’s Pizza features hand-crafted artisanal pizzas made with fresh ingredients purchased daily by the chef owner Germano. His original combinations such as his Toscana, which contains oven roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, arugula, Italian olive oil and sweet balsamic glaze will leave you mind blown. It’s all the rave in the West Island. Not into pizza? Order out from any of your local restaurants to take a night off cooking and offer your support to small businesses during a time where many of them are suffering from the effects of the pandemic.
Make Jam or Apple Sauce From Your Hand-Picked Produce
Whether you’ve gone apple picking at Quinn Farm in Ile-Perrot, picked produce from the Atwater market or Marche Jean-Talon; these quarantine vibes offer ample opportunity for you and your significant other to experiment with making your own preserves in the form of pickled veggies, jam or sauces! It’s definitely worth using simple YouTube tutorials to pick up a practical skill that will allow you to save something sweet for the coming Winter months.