In just two weeks, Valentine’s Day, the hallmark date dedicated to love will be upon us. Now if this day is important to you and your special someone, we’ve compiled five original date ideas in the city of Montreal that are sure to impress! Between traditional date ideas and unique new experiences, there are plenty of fun options to fan your flame and flex your inner romantic.
Check out these fun Montreal date ideas for you and your partner:
#1 Go Skating at the Old Port
First dates and more established couples can break the ice, so to speak, by skating at the Old Port Skating Rink! Until March 5th, 2023, you can take your lover to this iconic and historic Montreal destination where you can have fun and enjoy yourself in a musical ambiance. Make sure to grab some hot chocolate in one of the nearby cafés (Café Olimpico is just a few steps away) to warm yourselves up afterwards! If the cold isn’t your jam, you can lace up some roller skates and roll into some 90s nostalgia at Palais du patin.
#2 Dine at Terrasse William Gray
Nothing says romance like dinner under the stars! Luckily, the Terrasse William Gray has transformed its terrasse restaurant into an intimate and limited-time pop-up experience for foodies and lovebirds alike! If you're willing to splurge for a truly unique experience, book a table, sit back and enjoy a magical meal in your clear, frameless, geodesic dome that is heated for ultimate comfort. If you're thinking of a double date with your bests, this is also a great spot for that!
#3 Attend a Paint & Sip
Want to awaken the artist's within you? Try participating in a paint night activity! Paint night dates are a great opportunity to connect with other participants in a social setting. Win over your date with your creativity skills (or lack thereof) with great cocktails and appetizers at arms reach. You can easily find a paint night activity in your city via a quick Google search. Check out Pancho MTL and PaintNite.com.
#4 Visit a Museum
It's giving cultured! Between the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, the Montreal Science Centre and other gems in the city, there are many opportunities to show off your intellectual side while wandering into intimate moments and endless inspo to spark some feels.
#5 Participate in a DIY Crafting Date
You don't need to be an expert to create a custom DIY decor to dress up your home. All you need is some spare time and a few simple supplies, which you can find at Tututu Space. You can even make a beautiful hand-made tufting project at their location! What’s tufting, you say? It’s a new carpet-related decorating trend that's currently trending on TikTok. Why not try your hand at it?
BONUS: Elevate Any Date with The Connect Deck: Date Night!
Valentine’s Day in Montreal can be fun if you think outside the box and are open to trying new things! Remember to always be yourself and ask questions to get to know your date or partner in a way that deepens your connection. Our Date Night deck was created for exactly that reason - to fan the flame that burns between you and your connection.
With 100 conversation starters, you can successfully discuss values, dreams, attraction, trust, commitment and intimacy. Think of this deck as the trusted companion to spice up any one of the date ideas above. 😏
Get your hands on The Connect Deck: Date Night in our online shop here, check out some example questions in one of our latest IG Reels, or find the game at one of our local retailers (while supplies last!).
Happy Valentine's Day!
Written by: Aissatou Bah
Date: February 1st 2023