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How to Spend the Last Long Weekend of the Summer in Montreal

Written by E-QIP on August 29, 2019

Summer in Montreal is a glorious, fun-filled time. The sun is out and so are the terrasses, and there’s never a shortage of things to do. As the saying goes, however, time flies when you’re having fun, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t believe that it’s going to be September in just a few days. 

Luckily, the summer weather (usually) does us the favour of sticking around well past August, and with Labour Day coming up on Monday, we’ll be taking advantage of the last long weekend of the season in this magical summer city by heading out to some of our favourite haunts. 

Labour Day marks the (unofficial) end of summer in Canada, and we think you’d be remiss to not see the season out in style, so we’ve put together a list of ways to do just that. Happy long weekend!

March to the beat of your own drum at Tam-tams, the weekly festival/drum circle that takes place every Sunday between May and September at the base of Mount Royal. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the laid back summer vibes with the beat of the hand drums as your soundtrack. 

Dance the night away at Piknik Électronik, Parc Jean Drapeau’s weekly outdoor electronic music festival. This weekend, you can dance two nights away, back-to-back, if you’re so inclined; during long weekends, the festival runs for two evenings (Friday and Saturday) instead of the usual one, so you can get in on double the fun.

Prepare for hibernation at Le Burger Week, which runs from Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, September 7.  Restaurants around the city will participate in the event by offering a unique signature burger and competing for the title of ‘best burger’ in a number of categories. There’s a burger out there for everyone, from vegan and gluten-free options to off-the-wall options like a cow tongue burger with foie gras and a schnitzel-spaghetti burger. 

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Absorb those rays of sunshine while you still can at one of Montreal’s local beaches. Surrounded as it is by water, Montreal is full of surprisingly decent beaches. And there’s no need to worry if you don’t have access to a car: the newly-opened Verdun Beach is only a metro ride away!

Check out the visual storytelling on display at the World Press Photo Expo, which opened at Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal on August 28 and will run until September 28. The expo, which has travelled to cities around the world, features the winners of the World Press Photo contest, an annual competition featuring some of the best photojournalists from across the globe. 


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