Cool things to do in the Montreal area

Whether you’re wandering through Old Montreal, hiking up Mount Royal or chowing down on world-famous bagels, smoked meat and poutine, Canada’s second-biggest city offers first-rate experiences. What’s on your list?

Having cancer taught me to embrace the many incredible experiences life has to offer. Inspired by my journey, I started Badge of Awesome Communities to share ideas for adventure in destinations around the world — and invite others to do the same. Explore the featured attractions below, see what others are saying in the comments, and add your own favourite things to see and do in the Montreal area to the growing collection!

Life is short. Let’s inspire each other to get off the couch and make the most of it.

Featured Attractions

Rage Axe Throwing

The ultimate catharsis. Channel your inner woodsman with Montreal’s thriving axe-throwing community.

Putting Edge

Add some illuminated magic to your mini-golf experience at one of Putting Edge’s three Montreal locations

Petits bonheurs

Unforgettable art shows, workshops and festivals for children of all backgrounds

Laser Quest Montréal

Bring your friends and family together for an unforgettable, upscale laser tag experience

A/Maze Escape Games

Search for clues and solve ingenious puzzles to find your way out of the Mad Scientist’s Laboratory, Magic Academy, Military Facility and other thrilling escape rooms

8 thoughts on “Cool things to do in the Montreal area

  1. Josh Martin says:

    What’s on your list of favourite things to see and do in the Montreal area? Add them to the comments below, and be sure to check out what our featured attractions have to offer!

    Ministry of Cricket & Other Homeless Sports – https://www.ministryofcricket.ca/
    Rage Axe Throwing – https://www.ragemontreal.com/en/
    Putting Edge – http://www.puttingedge.com/
    Petits Bonheurs – http://www.petitsbonheurs.ca/
    Laser Quest Montreal – https://www.laserquest.com/qc-montreal/
    A/Maze Escape Games – https://www.amazemontreal.com/

  2. M Callaghan says:

    – Nuit Blanche
    – Hikes up Mount-Royal
    – sandwich from Schwartz’s
    – the Marche Jean-Talon farmers’ market in Little Italy
    – wandering around Old Montreal

  3. John says:

    Montreal is home to so many great attractions and so much history and culture. You could visit a hundred times and have a hundred totally unique – and totally awesome – experiences. I moved here nine years ago and am still discovering hidden gems throughout the city.

  4. Jeanne says:

    My friends and I did an organized tour of craft breweries in Montreal. So awesome! A tasty and tipsy way to see this great city!

  5. Colonel PopcornPants III says:

    MTL kicks butt when it comes to festivals.
    1. Just For Laughs
    2. Pride
    3. Nuit Blanche
    4. International Jazz Festival
    5. Igloofest
    6. And the list goes on!

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