From secluded getaways and al fresco dining with a view to a night at the drive-in, there's plenty to enjoy!
Time Out #5 | Thursday 06 August, 2020  
The most secluded getaways
from Montréal
No one wants to stay inside right now. Why should they? But summer in Montréal comes at a cost, with packed parks and beaches full to the brim. That’s why we’re saying sayonara to the city and looking for the best places to escape to—and no strangers around to muck up the view. Find distant islands with beaches and rolling waves, national parks full of sprawling trails and camping spots, prime cottage country spots and more.
Montréal’s most beautiful terrasses for outdoor dining
Every single major thoroughfare’s got outdoor dining right now, but which one is worth the reservation for dining al fresco? We love a good backyard barbecue as much as the next Montrealer, but nothing beats 5 à 7 hangouts with $1 oysters and full feasts at restaurants. Get some sun and enjoy your food and booze either with spectacular views or secluded settings at any one of these top terrasses in Montréal.
What to check out this month
Aug 11-12 Peseid Meteor Shower Watch in the Botanical Gardens
Next week, reserve yourself a spot for one of the greatest light shows in the universe inside the city’s biggest garden: The Rio Tinto Planetarium will be hosting meteor shower watch parties on August 11 and 12 in the Botanical Garden with astronomers on site to help guests find constellations and offer stargazing tips. Space is limited, so buy a ticket when they’re on sale August 10!
The best of the rest:
Aug 10-16 Montréal’s Pride Festival going digital: The city’s annual Pride Festival is celebrating LGBTQ+ identities with digital content that will lean heavily on daily instructional programming and learning experiences, followed by musical performances. Here’s what to check out this year.

Aug 20-Sept 2 Fantasia Film Festival: Let’s all go to the movies: One of Montréal’s coolest annual events to see movies of all genres is back via live screenings through a newly-launched online festival platform. Here are our top picks for the weirdest, wildest, most hilarious and thought-provoking film screenings.

Aug 22 Saint-Henri’s Grumman ’78 is hosting Drag-Thru brunches: Reserve a table for brunch and a show, as local drag stars Barbara and Kitana walk the runway (roadway?) in front of our most favourite creative Tex-Mex restaurant in the city. Tickets are cheap at $16 per person, and it’s family-friendly! Bring the kids!
What’s new in food?
We never thought we’d be writing this sentence back in March, but here we are: The hottest restaurant opening of the summer is going down this weekend. Chef Paul Toussaint’s new pan-Caribbean establishment Kamúy is set to open this Saturday, August 8 in the Quartier des Spectacles. Dine on finery of the islands while watching the fountains flow in the heart of downtown: There’s to be as many classics of curries, seafood, fruits and jerk meats on offer as there are new dishes Montréal has never tasted before. Read about it here.

Plus, here’s four of our top foodie picks you will want to check out this month.
Le Diplomate
Good sandwiches are a dime a dozen, but great sandwiches? You need to try the new Korean fried pancake sandos at Le Diplomate. They’re unlike anything this city’s ever seen.
Casa Kaizen
The chef of the super popular vegan spot Sushi Momo has a (delicious) mouthful for you: An all-new, plant-based Japanese-Mexican fusion tapas restaurant has opened in the Plateau.
Pizza Toni
Can we stop making jokes about Montréal pizza now? With the arrival of this new pizzeria in the Mile End, New York-style pies are absolutely—positively, without a doubt—in right now.
Café Bloc
Enjoy a beer? Cool. How about enjoying that brew after going rock-climbing between two skyscrapers in the middle of downtown Montréal? Awesome.
Now you can.
What’s happening at
Time Out Market Montréal
Ever since the market opened last month, the first wave of chefs at Time Out Market Montréal have been serving up a culinary world tour that takes you to Vietnam, Haiti, Japan, Italy and Portugal—all from the comfort of one single spot. Fitted out with new safety measures, the time is right to take a Tastecation this summer by dining, doing takeout, or getting it delivered directly to your door.
Your table is ready
Time Out Market Montréal is taking reservations! Want to plan a swanky dinner out with friends and family? Catch up on time lost to the lockdown time? We’ll save you a seat.
A working café
Now that the Market’s equipped with an all-new coffee program collaboration with Tunnel Espresso, you can consider our 40,000 square feet to be the city’s biggest working café. And yes, the coffee is as good as the internet connection.
Here’s every drive-in theatre around Montréal for your next night out
With the resurgence of drive-in movie theatres, this summer’s all about some serious flashbacks to the 1950s. From full-service casse-croûtes with big titles to full multimedia experiences and cartoons, here’s every place on and off the island that’s worth the gas.
Dispatches from around the world
An ancient shipwreck in Greece is now an underwater museum
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Flying taxis could soon be a reality with ‘electric vertical take-off and
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The ‘most haunted house’ in Ireland is now for sale
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These dreamy destinations want to give you a visa to work remotely
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Norway is building an epic whale-watching museum in the Arctic Circle
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