With the rising temperatures and the beautiful weather, April is definitely the month when going out with friends and family is becoming more and more frequent. Museums, restaurants, hidden bars, outdoor activities…, here are the 5 things to do in April in Montreal.
1. Dive into your dreams with Miroir Miroir, an experience from Moment Factory
Moment Factory’s new immersive art experience opens on April 7 in the heart of Montreal. What’s in it for you? A multisensory, interactive and immersive experience in a fascinating world: your imagination. Open the doors, look at the sounds, listen to the colours, touch the light, and let yourself be transported by your dreams.
Information : miroirmiroirexperience.com
Friday from 5pm to 9pm
Saturday from 11am to 9pm
Sunday from 1pm to 6pm
Duration : 30 to 40 minutes
Adress: Place Bonaventure, 800 Rue De la Gauchetière O., Level 1 West Side, near the information desk.
Available in french and english.
2. Discover the exhibition "Vues du fleuve" at the Grande Bibliothèque
This free exhibition is an experience that will make you see the Saint-Laurent River differently. Its importance in our lives, the memories it evokes and the ecosystem it shelters.
The voices of the mother-daughter duo Manon Barbeau and Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette will accompany you on this journey presented by BAnQ and Loto-Québec. Until June 4, 2023, you will discover 36 prints by local artists who show their Saint-Laurent River.
Information : www.banq.qc.ca/exposition-vues-du-fleuve
Address : On level 2 of the Grande Bibliothèque.
475 De Maisonneuve Boulevard East, Montreal, QC, H2L 5C4.
3. Get your bike out and take advantage of the bike paths to visit the neighbourhoods
With more than 900 km of bicycle paths, Montreal can boast of having become a true cycling city. From Hochelaga to Saint-Henri, from the Old Port to Jean Talon, or Outremont to Rosemont, numerous paths allow you to enjoy cycling in complete safety.
As summer approaches, hundreds of ads are placed on different platforms every year. If you want to buy a used bike for less, the Facebook Market or Kijiji of this world will make you happy. But be careful; you won’t be the only one.
Otherwise, stores like Décathlon or Canadian Tire offer bikes of all categories and for all prices. But there is competition, so I advise you to shop for your bike in advance or book it directly online.
4. Push the door of a hidden bar
Montreal has no shortage of bars, but to get to know the city’s hidden bars, you need a little curiosity.
And if you don’t know Pointe-Saint-Charles yet, it’s time to go there and discover the hidden bar on Centre Street. Located just above the famous Fugazzi pizzeria, the Milky Way Cocktail Bar is an incredible place. To get in, you’ll have to go to the black door next to the pizzeria. Inside, the dimmed lights and the huge glass ceiling take you straight to the stars.
The cocktail menu is creative, and you can even order a pizza from Fugazzi.
Opening hours: open 7 days a week. From 5:30 pm to 3 am.
Address: 1886 Rue Centre, Montreal, QC H3K 1H9
5. Marvel at a Candlelight show
Candlelight is a magical, multisensory musical experience in beautiful Montreal locations, all by candlelight! Take a seat and relive the greatest moments of classical and contemporary music.
Info and tickets: feverup.com
Address : Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church (Montreal)
4155 Wellington St, Verdun, Quebec, H4G 1V8
Date: depending on the concert
Duration : about 60 minutes.