It's time to reemerge, rejuvenate and rediscover our city—slowly and safely
Time Out #2 | Thursday 02 July, 2020  
We’re coming out of our second hibernation
We haven’t stayed indoors this much since winter, Montréal. It’s time to reemerge, rejuvenate and rediscover our city—slowly and safely—and to show the city some love by exploring its streets and supporting its local businesses, artisans, and the makers and shakers we know and love. Time In is Time Out again.
Get out of the city with the best scenic drives from Montréal
From panoramic excursions to quick—but breathtaking!—escapes, it’s time to get out there and explore mountains, beaches, vineyards, orchards and more on the open road. Forget the roads riddled with potholes, traffic jams and the city’s endless construction with a full tank of gas and this curated selection of trips to take.
What to check out this month
Anytime Montréal’s Jazz Festival has gone online
The biggest festivals that we look forward to every year have had to get creative in light of cancellations, and the Jazz Fest is no different. They recently wrapped up a series of online performances, and all of them are online right now.
The best of the rest:
Montréal’s new drive-in theatre ICYMI, that giant development project at the end of the Orange Line, the Royalmount Drive-In Theatre, is now running a range of movie screenings. Bonus points go to the other events they have coming up, like Just For Laughs performances.

The Phi Centre’s new rooftop venue Down in Old Montréal, one of the best galleries and museums in town has turned its rooftop into a new space for live performances—all part of a DJ and musician series called Sonication—and every performance is free.

Murals, live art and DJ sets Festivals aren’t permitted right now, so Mural Festival is now Mural Estival (see what they did there?)—artists will continue to paint our city’s walls, and the new format includes streamed art, DJ performances with cocktails, and more.
Food & drink news
We’re reopening Time Out Market Montréal in the Eaton Centre for dining in, takeout and delivery in one week! Save the date—and your appetite—for when we unlock the doors and give the city access once again to the best chefs in the city alongside mixology, beer, wine and crafty mocktails at our five bars. To begin our phased rollout with a bang, six eateries will be firing up their kitchens: Find out who will be cooking here.
Plus more restaurant and bar news
La Main Folle
The Plateau now has a new place for New York-style pizza by the slice with this freshly-minted pizzeria serving slices and pies, calzones, pasta dishes and pitchers of sangria (natch).
Notable closures
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we need to keep Montrealers informed: A lot of bars and restaurants have permanently closed. Here’s a list of all of them.
Canada’s 50 Best Bars
It’s no surprise that Montréal features heavily in the 2020 results of Canada’s 50 Best Bars, but Milky Way nabbing the top spot in the Best New Bar category? That calls for a drink.
Where to drink right now
Restaurants have begun to reopen since June 22, but bars were given the green light on June 25. Here are 50 places to go for great drinks, gorgeous terrasses and good vibes galore.
Dispatches from around the world
Travellers from these 14 countries will be allowed into Europe from tomorrow
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This Italian village is offering travellers free accommodation this summer
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The Orient Express will start running again in August
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A whole ‘Wild West’ town in New Zealand is for sale
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Prague is transforming old ice vaults into spaces for bars and restaurants
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Get outside and enjoy the city
Where you’ll find the best hiking near Montréal
Use those muscles you’ve gained from stepping over potholes and dodging traffic cones for one of these hikes, all within a short distance from the city.
These are the best picnic spots in Montréal, ranked
Check out our list of the perfect places to lay out a blanket and basket, ranked for their spaciousness, summery vibes and easy access to good grub.
The top spots for camping near Montréal
Whether you’re looking for an easy-going full-service RV experience or a rugged adventure off the beaten path, these campgrounds are your best bet.
The best day trips from Montréal for your next adventure
Hit the road, take a hike, visit small-town gems or chill out in some nearby townships: There is no shortage of ideas within a day’s drive to escape the city.
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