Montreal, the erstwhile commercial capital of Canada, is the most populous municipality in Quebec province. Well-connected by air and rail to various parts of the country as well as international destinations, this bustling city is also a hub of education. There is no dearth of places to enjoy art, relish good food, and live life to the fullest when you are in this beautiful city. This 4,000-year-old destination is a popular location for international conferences as well as music and sporting events such as the Canadian Grand Prix segment of Formula One racing. With plenty of things happening each day, the city is just as amazing by night as it is by day! Here are some things to do at night in Montreal.
1. Go for a midnight stroll up Mount Royal
The city of Montreal derives its name from this volcanic mountain that towers over the city. The mountain sits in Mount Royal Park, a sprawling green space, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who also designed New York’s famous Central Park. Walking up to the summit of Mount Royal through one of many routes through the park, especially in the middle of the night, is an unforgettable experience.
Mount Royal Park
Address: 1260 Remembrance Road, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2, Canada
Website: Mount Royal Park
Opening hours: 6.00 am -12.00 am
2. Laugh a while at The Comedy Nest
Smile away your blues at Montreal’s popular comedy club where you can catch in action, some of the established comics from across North America. Doors open about 45 minutes before show time and give you the chance to down a few drinks at the bar and to fuel up with some light snacks. The 90-minute show usually features local talent as openers.
The Comedy Nest
Address: 2313 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1N2, Canada
Website: The Comedy Nest
Opening hours: 7.15 pm - 9.00 pm
Price: 5-12 USD
3. Try air-gun shooting at Tir du Soleil
Montreal’s sole air-gun shooting center is a great spot for everyone over the age of eight to spend some time as night falls. Choose from a range of air guns and pistols to shoot at moving targets. Don’t worry if you have never done this before because the facility provides you with the training and all the equipment necessary.
Tir du Soleil
Address: 5186 Queen-Mary, Montréal, QC, H3W 3E7
Website: Tir du Soleil
Opening hours: 2.00 pm – 10.00 pm (Mon/Tue) 12.00 pm – 10.00 pm (Wed/Thu) 12.00 pm – 12.00 am (Fri) 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (Sat) 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (Sun)
Price: 12-45 USD
4. Go late-night gaming at Amusement 2000 Plus
A fun place to while away your night while in Montreal, Amusement 2000 Plus offers a range of classic arcade games. Put your gaming skills to the test and face-off with friends for the perfect way to end an exciting day. Or you could just be getting started!
Amusement 2000 Plus
Address: 1381 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1R1, Canada
Website: Amusement 2000 Plus
Opening hours: 10.30 am – 3.00 am (Sun-Thu) 11.00 am – 4.30 am (Fri/Sat)
Price: From 10 USD
5. Pamper yourself at The Bota Bota Spa
Enjoy rejuvenating treatments at this unique floating spa. Situated in the old port of Montreal, this spa is housed in a historic river ferry boat. Relax in the sauna as you look out at the twinkling city lights in solitude. Savor flavorful dishes made from fresh organic produce at the elegant restaurant adjoining the spa.
Bota Bota Spa
Address: Old-Port of Montreal McGill Entrance, Corner of De la Commune and McGill
Website: Bota Bota Spa
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm (Mon-Thu) 9.00 am – 10.00 pm (Fri-Sun)
Price: 40-150 USD
6. Play arcade games at Arcade MTL
Spend the night at this hip, brick-walled bar featuring a range of vintage arcade games. Take up challenges and unwind with friends or family in this intimate setting in the Latin Quarter of town. The arcade often hosts tournaments that are extremely popular with the young and old alike. Of course, the different types of beer available add to the charm of the place!
Address: 2031 Saint-Denis Montreal, Quebec H2X 3K8
Website: Arcade MTL
Opening hours: 5.00 pm – 1.00 am (Tue/Wed) 5.00 pm – 3.00 am (Thu/Fri) 12.00pm – 3.00 am (Sat) 12.00pm – 1.00 am (Sun) Closed on Mondays
Price: From 7 USD
7. Eat dinner at Nouveau Palais
Drop by this casual dining and drinking place for some excellent comfort food, Canadian-style. A favorite among locals for brunch as well as late night eats, this cozy restaurant is not to be missed. Enjoy a range of salads, soups, and mains including pizza and specials for dinner. They have a midnight menu especially for those who get late cravings for a side of cheesy fries to go with that sumptuous burger!
Address: 281 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 1T5
Website: Nouveau Palais
Opening hours: 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm (Mon) 5.00 pm – 11.30 pm (Tue/Wed) 5.00 pm – 3.00 am (Thu/Fri) 10.00 am – 3.00 am (Sat) 10.00 am – 10.30 pm (Sun)
Price: From 3 USD
8. Take a tango lesson at Dance Conmigo
Unleash your love for dance with an exciting private tango lesson at this professional studio. Dance the night away with Alain and Cheryl as you learn the finer nuances of this sensual dance form. You can also opt for a private lesson in a public space to help you get over your fear of dancing in public.
Website: Dance Conmigo
Opening hours: 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Price: From 30 USD
Relish a sumptuous five-course dinner as you sail down the St Lawrence River in a cruise ship. Take in the stunning views of Montreal and its neighboring islands as you feast in one of three glass-enclosed dining rooms. After dinner, enjoy dancing on the open terrace as the DJ plays all the latest music. Seeing the beauty of Montreal from the water with the starry sky above is something you will cherish forever!
Montreal Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Circus Performance
Duration 4 hours
10. Watch a midnight screening at Dollar Cinema
Enjoy the old-world charm of an inexpensive movie theater at the Dollar Cinema with tickets hovering around USD 2.50. Add a dollar’s worth of popcorn or soda and settle in for the next couple of hours. Dollar Cinema has two theaters and a lobby where you can get your tickets and refreshments. The theaters also host live performance such as concerts and circus acts on a regular basis.
Address: 6900 Décarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H3X 2T8
Website: Dollar Cinema
Opening hours: From 1.00 pm
Price: 2.50 USD
Have fun in Montreal
This is just a short compilation of the wonderful things that you can find to do at night in Montreal. Be sure to put these on your itinerary for a feel of the real city!
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