To fully indulge in the good vibes defrosting with the comeback of the warmer months, here are Trylon’s ideas of Montreal activities to welcome the Spring that has finally sprung.
To start things off, we recommend you soak up the vitamin D your body has desperately been craving these past few months by spending as much time as possible outside. And what better way then to go to outdoor markets, such as Marché Jean-Talon or Marché Atwater? To us, there’s nothing that feels more springlike than walking around colourful food and flowers kiosks. Leisure about, taste the fruits, smell the flowers, and you’ll see, you’ll feel quickly rejuvenated.
Spring Window Shopping
Speaking of walking around, another activity that can boost your mood and let you enjoy the sun’s rays to the fullest is doing some good old window shopping. We particularly like walking on St-Laurent streets along the Little Italy and Mile-End districts, or on av. du Mont-Royal. There are so many cute shops, restaurants and coffee shops that cater to all tastes that we guarantee you won’t see the hours go by.
Coffee Walks in Parks
Not a fan of shopping, and still wanting to get to outside steps in? Then this idea will truly be your cup of tea… or coffee! Inaugurate the return of Spring with a good old iced coffee and a walk in a burgeoning park. What can we say, it’s a timeless classic! We like Oui mais non near Jarry Park, Café Myriade close to Mont-Royal Park, and Arthurs Nosh Bar just a short walk away from the Lachine Canal.
Drinks with friends outside
It might be a bit premature for terrasse season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink outside with close ones. Bundle up, bring some snacks and choose your drink of choice (negroni’s spagliato, anybody?) Next step : choose a friend’s balcony, porch patio… or even a park if you can’t find one. All that’s left to do is to enjoy : cheers!
Around this time of the year, it’s “sugar time” in Québec. Since sugar shacks can sometimes be far from Montreal, there are a few options right in the city that can let you bask in a similar ambiance while satisfying your sweet tooth. Situated on Boul Saint-Laurent, Caribou Gourmand offers sugary spring brunches from March 11 to April 16. Downtown, stop by the Marché Artisans inside the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth Hotel to sample their brunch, which is happening every weekend up until the 10 of April. Brunches are too heavy for you in the morning? Terrasse William Gray in Old Port has got your back. Savour their tasty sugar-shack inspired menu that starts with a brunch and ends with a dinner option as well. Finally, if you want to combine sweetness and art to take your feast to the next level, the Labo Culinaire will be perfect for you. Happening in the Société des Arts Technologiques, they provide what they call a “urban sugar-shack experience”. Including installations like a chandelier dripping with maple syrup, it doesn’t get more unique than this.
With these activities, your mood will be just as cheerful as the warm weather blessing us with its return. We hope you’ll enjoy!