Things To Do In MTL You’ll appreciate the beauty above the city.
by · May 30, 2016
Everyone loves visiting a beautiful garden especially those in Montreal. But let’s be honest, if you really want to impress your date, I suggest changing things up a little by bringing them to one of Montreal Rooftop Gardens! Spring has sprung and so have the flowers in Montreal!
Rooftop gardens aren’t your typical destination for a date but trust me, they are absolutely beautiful! Not only do you get to admire the beautiful flowers and colours, but also the skyline of Montreal. These gardens aren’t only a great destination for a date, but they are also great for our environment.
Most gardens were actually created by the Rooftop Gardens Project in Montreal in an attempt to “deal with increasing urbanisation, pollution, and impoverishment of urban populations” according to their website. So instead of buying your date flowers, bring them to the flowers!
1. Rooftop Gardens Of The Palais Des Congrès
Photo cred- Tourism Montreal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Why not bring your date to Montreal’s Palais de Congrès for a beautiful walk on their garden rooftop! They have benches perfect to admire the view of Montreal.
You can either pack a picnic or bring your date out to L’Assommoir Notre-Dame( 211 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest), a gorgeous restaurant that is only a 7 minute walk away!
2. Rooftop Gardens Of Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
Photo cred- Hotel Bonaventure
900 Rue de la Gauchetière O
Enjoy the beautiful view from the Hilton Hotel garden rooftop in Montreal. You can either enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant in the sky while being seated in a beautiful garden surrounded by plants and water! It’s romantic and I promise that your date will love it!
3. Yoga On A Garden Rooftop
Photo cred-Jennifer Kruidbos
Santropol Roulant, 111 rue Roy E
Bring your date on a fun little yoga adventure! Montreal actually offers relaxing yoga on a garden rooftop! There are 2 classes every Saturday from May 24th to October 4th. You and your date can either take the beginners class at 10 AM – 11:30 AM or a intermediate class at 12 PM – 1:30 PM.
Your date is sure to love the beautiful flowers while looking over Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal. The classes are 90 minutes each and indulge on the practice of Hatha Yoga. So relax, smell the flowers, and look at the view of Montreal with your date!
4. Roulant Rooftop
Photo cred-Johnson Fung
111 Roy Street East
If you aren’t into yoga, you can still visit that location at any time you please! The Roulant Rooftop hosts yoga but you can also go there to simply enjoy mother nature. It has two floors and it has vegetables and herbs as well as flower.
I suggest that afterwards you treat your date to some ice cream from La Diperie (68 Ave des Pins E) which is less than a 10 minute walk away! It’s a perfect outdoors date so don’t miss out!
5. Concordia University’s Rooftop Greenhouse
Concordia Greenhouse 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., 13th floor
The Concordia Greenhouse is open year-round as a relaxing place to study, eat, and enjoy the views of Montreal. So, why not grab a coffee at the local Starbucks and have a nice time with your date at the Concordia Greenhouse!
6. Place Du Fort
1411 du Fort
Photo cred- Place Du Fort
Why not head out to Place Du Fort and enjoy the beautiful flowers and trees located on the rooftop! Pack a picnic and enjoy the views of Montreal with your date.
7. Terrace Gardens CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal
255 Rue Ontario E
The Rooftop Garden Project joined forces with Cégep du Vieux Montréal Garden Committee in order to create three of the campus’ concrete terraces into gardens. These luscious gardens supply a creative area for professors to hold classes.
You are invited to participate in activities on Mondays from 5pm to 7pm and Wednesdays from 3.30pm tp 5pm. Otherwise, you can visit the garden with the opening hours of the school. So bring your date on a cute study date or for a rooftop picnic!
BONUS: ESRI Canada’s Garden in the Sky
Photo cred-Josephine Chan
As a little bonus, why not take a road trip with your date to Toronto! It is actually the winner of the Love the Earth, Plant a Roof contest! It is considered a “Garden in the Sky” and you will forsure sweep your date of their feet!