What to do in Montreal in April: 21 activities to put on your calendar


Spring and its yoyo temperatures are well and truly set. With the snow melting, the sun setting a little later and the good weather feeling calm, it’s time to go out and enjoy the best Montreal has to offer!

Whether it’s inside on rainy days or outside to take advantage of the mild weather, Montreal is not short of ideas for going out in April.

Here are 21 activities to do in April in Montreal to make the most of the city and its surroundings.

1. Go eat your first cone of the year

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Creams have started to open their doors for the summer season. Choose a beautiful sunny day to enjoy your first official cone of the year at your beloved local dairy!

For its 14th edition, the Art Souterrain Festival will be held from April 2nd to June 20th. For this occasion the public will be offered about thirty free mediation activities and free artistic discoveries. In more than 6 km of underground pedestrian network, the curious will have the opportunity to discover the works of about forty local and international artists.

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After three years of work, the Montreal Insectarium will be back on April 13th. Therefore it will be the perfect time to go and see the butterflies in freedom and the incredible transformations that have taken place. It is now possible to book your ticket online for reopening!

4581 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal

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La Taverne Gaspar is launching a menu in the urban hut that is worth trying. From April 4 to 30, you can enjoy a three-course menu featuring recreated versions of the classics. The experience is available for dinner ($ 44) or for breakfast ($ 24).

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5. Go for a walk with your dog

Take advantage of the beautiful spring days to go for a walk and bring your dog with you! Mont Rigaud, located not far from Montreal, allows chained dogs at all times.

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With creative latte, Café Léo promises to delight many people with this brand new Mini Egg latte. With a white chocolate base and mini egg pieces on top, this is the perfect latte to welcome April.

1215 Berri Street, Montreal

Take a bike ride along the Lachine Canal

Take the bike out of the hut, inflate the tires and go for a walk along the Lachine Canal. If you do not have a bike, do not be afraid, BIXIs will be back on April 15th.

8. Buy a bouquet of tulips

Spring is tulip season. So go buy yourself a beautiful bouquet at your neighborhood florist. In addition to encouraging local businesses, you will also bring good weather to your home.

9. Prepare your balcony or terrace

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The weather is beautiful. It’s hot (or almost). In short, the time has finally come to furnish your balcony or terrace. The balcony and park season will start soon!

10. Treat yourself to a new face

After a hibernating winter, it’s time to trust your professional head and treat yourself to a well-deserved change. Spring requires renewal, so you better take advantage of it!

11. Visit the sugar hut for the last time

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If the sugar season is your favorite gourmet season, quickly order your last favorite holiday in the sugar hut or quickly visit a hut. The “last call” is coming!

Many DJs will make you move to the Datcha bar this month. The well-known bar Mile-End recently released its lineup, which promises to be excellent.

98 Laurier Street East, Montreal

13. Go watch a movie at the Beaubien cinema

After two very difficult years for independent cinemas, it is important to encourage them. If your situation allows, why not make a marathon of movies to be shown at Cinéma Beaubien throughout April !?

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Networking at its best takes place Thursdays at Cathcart. DJ Set, good beers and a fiery atmosphere await you.

1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal

15. Go rest in the bathroom

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With stress and distance work, split a day in your month to “pay the bills” at a spa. Even if sanitary measures are applicable in all premises, you will be able to relax and forget the routine for a day.

BOSSA ready to eat, coffee, groceries and specialty grocery stores has opened the doors of its second location in Vieux-Rosemont. As in the Verdun branch, customers can find excellent products imported from different regions of Italy or coming from small local family factories. Cakes, prepared snacks and sandwiches are also available. An address to discover!

3136 Masson Street, Montreal

grocery of this world, the Québec Exquis festival promises to satisfy your tastes. Lovers of high cuisine, fine wines, local products and Epicurean outings meet to celebrate the best of gastronomy.

From April 22 to May 1, 2022

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If you want to discover the wonderful city of Halifax in Nova Scotia without having to drive more than 10 hours, head to the new low cost company Flair Airlines. It’s a departure to consider during the Easter break.

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The snow crab season is in full swing and the Parasol lobster hut, which opened in late March, is making the ball move. Order your crab sections by the side and take it to the alley between Saint-Laurent boulevard and Saint-Dominique street, south of Saint-Viateur East.

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Designer Camille Charland-Perez allowed the Silo 57 team to document work at home. The series is consumed with one move, and the end result is really satisfying.

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On Sunday, April 3, at 5 pm, the Vices & Versa bisto invites its customers to the Les Dimanches du Vice event. With more than 40 Quebec beers on tap, decadent local cuisine and a wonderful terrace, there will be no better environment to appreciate the talent of local artists.

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