July 10, 2020

Top 5 Things to Do in Montreal This Summer

Things to do in Montreal

After months of quarantine, Montreal is beginning to open up again! Many of our favourite places are now running with extra safety measures so you can enjoy the city while remaining healthy. Phew! What’s more, BRiX is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, so there’s no shortage of fun things to do close-by! Here’s our list of five great activities you can do in Montreal this summer.

Visit a Drive-In Theater

There are several drive-in theatres close to BRiX! For instance, the FreshAir Cinema is located only 8 minutes away on Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest! The FreshAir Cinema is a full-service outdoor movie company that uses giant inflatable movie screens, projectors, sound systems, and generators to create an “open-air cinema,” which is perfect for today’s social-distancing rules. If you’re looking for a more classic experience, Cine Parc Boucherville is only a half an hour away from BRiX, and it’s a great option to feel like you’re back in the 1950s!

Go for a Hike

The best part of living at BRiX is living in the heart of downtown Montreal but still being close enough to parks and nature! Less than half an hour away, you can take a hike at Ruisseau-De Montigny Nature Park located on Boulevard Louis-H. La Fontaine! Not only will you get a workout in on this three-kilometre walk, but you’ll also get to see a gorgeous waterfall!

Take Part in a Walking Tour

Round Table Food Tours is back in action! They’re offering several fantastic walking tours of our beautiful city with smaller groups, social-distancing measures, and lots of hand sanitizer! You can choose from culinary adventures such as Afternoon Tea, The Ultimate Chocolate Expedition, Under the Surface: Montreal’s Chinatown – just to name a few! Plus, BRiX is located steps from China Town, so we love this option to explore the evolution of Montreal’s Chinatown, from its beginnings to its current mix of people, food, and businesses!

Tour the Botanical Gardens

Montreal is home to some of the most beautiful botanical gardensin the world! Plus, it’s a great way to get outside and enjoy nature while staying close to the city. With 10 greenhouses and over 30 thematic gardens, you can easily spend an entire day here and not get bored! You can also participate in several guided activities such as Cultivate Nature, Plants that Clean Up, or The Art of Japanese Gardens. Book your ticket online today!

Get Food at Orange Julep

Why not be a tourist in your own city? Nothing says summer like the classic Orange Julep!Treat yourself to a delicious Orange Julep Drink and pig out on good old fast food like hot dogs, hamburgers, and poutine! You might even catch a classic car show.

So which of these five things will you add to your list? Personally, we love them all! If you’re looking to live in a vibrant city just minutes from several amazing cultural and recreational activities, visit and book your tour today!

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