Montréal is finally warming up, and we couldn’t be happier! To celebrate, here’s a list of phenomenal summer activities for your next stay at Hotel Ruby Foo's.
2. Feel the sand between your toes without leaving the island
Are you dreaming of a beach vacation but stuck in town this summer? No problem, our beautiful city is filled with delightful destinations where you can feel the beachside breeze in your hair and lounge on the sand.
Village au Pied-du-Courant is the perfect urban beach for those wishing to relax, enjoy good food and spend the evening dancing to top DJs. You’ll have the impression of being on a modern boardwalk with a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, especially on the evenings when the fireworks are on display.
For those who are looking for something a little more glamorous, the Clock Tower Beach is the place to get your dose of Vitamin D. With its fine sand, refreshing cocktails and pretty blue parasols, you’ll feel like you’re on the French Riviera. If you prefer a location where you can go for a swim, head over to Jean-Doré Beach anytime between June 19 and September 2. Make the most of your visit and rent a canoe, kayak or pedal boat. Everything you need is available on site, including lounge chair for maximum comfort.
3. Fill up on culture during festival season
Montréal is a true cultural hub. There’s always something going on! Spring heralds the return of warm weather, and it really kicks off when the festival lineups are announced. Unabashed music lovers, rejoice! The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal, Osheaga, Heavy Montréal, ÎLESONIQ and Piknik Électronik will give you plenty to listen to.
In addition to the wave of music events, the city offers many other cultural festivals during the summer, including Just for Laughs and Zoofest for comedy fans, as well as Week-ends du monde for seasoned travellers. Fashionistas, don’t miss out on the Fashion & Design Festival! And sports enthusiasts will definitely love the Rogers Cup: this year, the tournament will feature the top names in men’s tennis.
4. Enjoy the good life at the Old Port
The Old Port is at its most exciting in the summer; its European charm is difficult to resist. What a perfect time for a romantic stroll along its pedestrian walkways, browsing the creations of the neighbourhood’s artists and watching local street performers. Stop at one of the city’s most beautiful patios—like Jardins Nelson or Perché—for a drink. And to cap off your magical day, hop on the ferris wheel at sunset. If you’re the athletic type and are up for an adrenaline rush, try the zip line for an urban aerial experience.
Hungry for art and technology? Discover PY1, the brand new immersive multimedia venue envisioned by none other than Guy Laliberté. He is producing Gabriel Coutu-Dumont’s latest creation, Through the Echoes, which will premiere on June 1, 2019 at the Clock Tower Pier. A technological odyssey through space and time combining music and light awaits! All summer long, avant-garde digital creators will feel right at home in the grand, modular pyramid’s futuristic decor. It’s an attraction not to be missed.
5. Experience water sports on the St. Lawrence River
Are you a fan of the great outdoors seeking to step out of your comfort zone? Why not give stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or surfing a try? Tame the waves of the St. Lawrence River and learn water sport techniques with professionals from KSF or SUP MTL—summers will never be the same!
Montréal definitely has everything you need for an unforgettable summer. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff at Hotel Ruby Foo’s for guidance on the city’s festivities.