7 Social Distancing Activities To Do In Montreal


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this summer is different but you can still have fun with these social-distancing activities in Montréal.

At the moment because of COVID-19 a walk in the park might seem like one of the only things to do right now. Fortunately, that is not the case. Montreal has risen to the challenge of creating fun, imaginative activities that fully embrace social distancing rules.

The pandemic has changed the way we live but, it’s also paved the way for innovative ideas and activities which otherwise wouldn’t exist.

Montreal is being pushed to spread their imaginations and get creative by doing things they haven’t done before. Combining fun and staying healthy.

You can always stick to the usual watching sunsets or picnics, but you can try to make the most out of this unusual time.

Who knows what the world is going to look like when the pandemic is over. Or when it will be over? If you’re lucky enough to be healthy, you should enjoy it but do it safely.

We have made a list of 7 COVID-19 friendly activities you can enjoy!

Royalmount Drive-In

Royalmount drive-in theatre in Montréal.

Where: 8315, Chemin Royden, Mont-Royal, QC

Drive-ins are a great way for people to come together but respect social distancing practices. Also, with every ticket purchase, they are donating a portion to The Montréal Hospital Foundation. What a great way to have fun and give back at the same time.

To check out movie times click here.

Go To “Drag-Thru” Brunch

Why not try out a drive-thru drag show? Enjoy eating tacos with a side of distant entertainment. Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook Events page for future events they sell out fast.

Keep Up With The Traveling Cabaret Truck

Traveling cabaret truck in Montréal.

This glass-fronted truck called “le cabaret ambulant” goes around the streets of Montreal, loaded with artists all summer long to entertain you. For more details on where to find them check out their website.

Enjoy Expanded Terraces

Terrace in Montréal.

The city has closed many streets off to traffic and reduced the cost of terraces permits. The outcome? Terraces on terraces on terraces – particularly on ave. Bernard in Outremont, ave. du Mont-Royal on the Plateau, Promenade in Verdun, and areas of Old Montreal and downtown. Another beautiful terrace to go to is Cafe Suspendu Mont-Royal. While you in the area stop by Trylon Apartments.

It is unknown if this will continue after COVID, so take advantage of it while you can.

Immerse Yourself In Art

Interactive art exhibition in Montréal.

Interact with an “ambitious, interactive audiovisual installations” titled Cercanía at the Arsenal Contemporary Art gallery from July 31 to September 27, 2020.

It is the newest exhibition by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, a Montreal-based artist. He stated that it was “designed specifically to respect social distancing and the best health and safety practices against the pandemic.”

Hangout In The Revamped Public Outdoor Spaces

La terrasse Shā Tān in Montreal.
La terrasse Shā Tān

Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles, the Chambre de Commerce du Montreal Métropolitain and numerous other commercial partners came together to enhance downtown Montreal. To view all of the activities and spaces check out their website

Street Mural Festival

The Mural Festival is changing it up this year and has created a “large-scale outdoor installation on Saint-Laurent Boulevard that uses art to create safe social spaces.” It is a collaboration between MURAL and Stella Artois. On the street, there is a 140-foot long terrace that will be run by SuWu and Warehouse.

There’s never a dull moment in Montreal regardless of what is going on in the world, from street art festivals to “drag-thru” shows, there is always something to do.