What are we doing downtown after work?

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When the workday is done, flee commuting bottlenecks and give yourself a few hours of freedom—especially now that warmer weather is here. Read on for our guide with unique and enticing suggestions of what you could do after work, or from dusk till dawn!

Life's a game

Get some of your work pals together for a round of mini-golf at Putting Edge, an all-ages entertainment centre that’s got a lot going on, and going for it! Filled with bright colours that will keep everyone amused and entertained, there’s nothing better to blow off some post-work steam! - Putting Edge

Make a splash!

Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, the Sheraton Centre, and Hôtel le Crystal are just some of the downtown hotels that open the doors to their pools to Montrealers for a small fee. Often located on rooftop terraces with spectacular views, why not recline under a parasol with a great book, or take a leisurely dip as the sun sets?. - Hôtel Le Crystal - Hôtel Bonaventure - Sheraton Center

Marvellous markets

Every August, farmers and fruit and vegetable vendors take to the city streets—to sell their goods of course, as many merchants do in Europe. Take a stroll on side streets and enjoy lush offerings brought from the country to the city; have a chat with farmers and vendors—and maybe discover a new vegetable or two! - Marché des Ruelles

Tipples at the top

Rooftop terraces are the place to be for gourmets who love to sip martinis, negronis and tutti quanti all while admiring the view. Which view suits you? Try out the patio of restaurant Les Enfants Terribles, at the top of Place Ville Marie, or the roof of the Hôtel Renaissance or Hyatt Regency, the latter of which looks down on the Place des Festivals. - Hyatt Regency - Hôtel Renaissance - Les Enfants Terribles

Flirt with fright!

Make a date with the paranormal for a night, and discover some of the city’s secrets! Led by Haunted Montreal’s professional actors and storytellers, steel yourself for little-known spooky stories that took place right where you stand, in any and every part of the city! Do you dare try a night of fright?! Haunted Montreal

Creatively cultural

As soon as summer hits, the McCord Museum transforms Victoria Street into an urban forest that hosts enchanting and exciting 5 à 7s. After you’ve had a tipple and listened to some great beats, why not explore the museum’s featured and regular exhibitions and drink in some culture? - Musée McCord

A visitor in your own city...

The best way to get to know and love where you live is to take a walk. Each summer, the Quartier des spectacles is the focus of popular and fascinating guided walks. The Quartier may be small, but it’s big on history, as well as anecdotes, emblematic spaces, breath- taking architecture, and interest! Quartier des Spectacles

Charming city squares

The city centre is full of lovely squares that are perfect for a peaceful pause. You might even get lucky and see an open-air concert at Victoria Square, or watch a documentary at Cabot Square, host to the Cinéma sous les étoiles series that projects films all summer long. - Cinéma sous les étoiles



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