Top 10 things to do in Montreal this FallPublished September 16, 2015 by Kimberly Handfield
Top 10 things to do in Montreal this Fall – From where to get your next latté, to upcoming festivals, here are some local ideas for the Fall months ahead!
Fall means two things: sweater weather, and a welcome back to hot beverages. Here’s a list of ten things you can do while you enjoy the cool, crisp weather.
Coffee in hand and warm pretzel in the other, fall is a time for sung sweaters and tasty treats. Bretzel and Compagnie is a local Montreal shop that offers authentic Bavarian-style soft pretzels from traditional to gourmet flavors like: cheddar n’chili, chocolate drizzled, roasted garlic, cinnamon sugar, and maple glazed. Mmm… (Disclaimer: their instagram will make you drool).
From September 5th to November 2nd come check out the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Lights, colors, mystery, magic and romance awaits you.
Pop Montreal is a non-for-profit international music festival, that presents emerging artists from around the world. Running from September 17th-21st, this years line up is definitely worth getting excited about. (We recommend: The Unicorns, Lakes of Canada and Special Noise!)
Budget friendly, cordial staff, and cozy- not to mention that this place serves one of the best chai lattés in town. It is creamy, delicious and made with an actual tea bag (not syrup) and is drizzled with honey on top. (They even serve Felix and Norton cookies!)
Are you passionate about cinema? This independent film festival is all about its latest practices and features films from all over the world. Every year over 300 films are shown. From October 7th-18th make sure to stop by and see a screening!
Discover Montreal while tasting some of its best local foods. Montreal’s best bagel, vegan falafels, home-made ice cream, greek phyllo pies, and Genevieve Grandbois chocolates are only some of the dishes you get to savor during this 3 hour tour (enough for a big lunch).
Fall is a time to cuddle up with a good book. Argo bookshop is one of Montreal’s oldest independent bookstores. First opened in 1966, it currently has over 6,000 titles. Support this local book store, stop by, chat, and come discover this treasure trove of books.
RIDM, also known as Montreal’s International Documentary Festival, is just around the corner. From November 12th-23rd the festival presents a selection of some of the best documentaries from Canada and around the world.
Fall wouldn’t be complete without its celebration of color. Go for a walk in the jewel of Montreal: Mont Royal. There are plenty of paths to choose from that lead to wooded areas and landscapes. However if your feeling adventurous, on Sundays, behind the Tam Tams in the woods, medieval battles take place with mock-up weapons!
Credit photo: Danielle Levy Nuutrition Consulting
Restaurant Day is all about good food, good company, and a good time. Describing itself as a worldwide food festival, it is a day where anyone can set up a restaurant, café, or a bar, in a home, at an office, on a street corner, in a garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on a beach. Also known as “one day restaurants”, it is a day to spend discovering culture and cuisine. Next restaurant day for Montreal is: November 21th!