15 things to do in Montreal this week: September 7-10


Thanks to the good old Labor Day we are starting a short work week this week.

Before you know it, it will be another weekend. But until then, here are 15 things to do in Montreal September 7-10 to keep you busy.

From burgers to outdoor and indoor displays, to outdoor fun, here’s what should be on your radar this week.

The national celebration of all things burgers has begun.

Burger lovers can head to participating restaurants around Montreal and sample special dishes created especially for the festival during this time.

There is more information about the current festival here.

When: From now until September 14
Times: Varies by location
Or: Several locations
Price: Prices vary

In 2020, Le Petit Duck Shoppe opened its unique novelty store tucked away far in the heart of Old Montreal. Their specialty: all kinds of rubber ducks imaginable.

The store says that “stepping into the store will take you back to your childhood and will definitely put a smile on your face.”

Their selection of fun little collectibles is broken down into categories like artists, celebrities, animals, politicians, vacations and more.

When: Every day (Closed Tuesday)
Times: Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 11 am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Or: The corner of 398 rue Marie-Morin, rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Price: Prices vary

The Montreal Botanical Garden will shine brightly with hundreds of illuminated lanterns as the Gardens of Light return to the city this week.

The eight-week festival will feature a “whole new journey,” says the Space for Life website, focusing on this year’s theme, “An Ode to the Moon.”

The Lantern Festival will be dedicated this fall to the Moon, the “universal beacon that has guided human beings since the dawn of time”. Space for Life says that the Moon will be the light that guides guests on their way to discover the Gardens of Light.

When: From now until October 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., every evening
Or: 4101 Sherbrooke East
Price: $ 8.25 – $ 16.50

Fashion lovers, the McCord Museum in Montreal is presenting a one-of-a-kind Christian Dior exhibition by September 26.

The exhibition, presented by Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, is a historical showcase of “creations of the first decade of the haute couture house Dior, created by the famous French couturier Christian Dior”.

When: From now until September 26
Times: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Or: McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West,
Price: Tickets range from $ 9.50 to $ 19.00

The Wanderer is the unique Eco-Odyssey maze that has been in use since 2008. Participants receive an adventure card and their choice of pedal boat, paddle board or canoe.

What follows is a 2 hour adventure through the wilderness of Wakefield, Quebec.

Don’t be surprised if you come across a beaver or white-tailed deer, as the park shares its grounds with the local habitat of dozens of creatures.

When: Daily
Times: Sunday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 a.m. Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Or: 52, Chemin les Sources La Pêche (Wakefield), Qc.
Price: Packages vary from $ 50 to $ 110

Located in the old RCA building in Saint-Henri, the museum was created in 1992 in homage to Emile Berliner, the inventor of the phonographic record. The German pioneer opened the head office of the Berliner Gramophone Co. in the Montreal building in 1909.

Its impressive collection contains over 30,000 pieces of technology, including gramophones, turntables, televisions, records and radios.

When: Daily
Time: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Or: 1001 Rue Lenoir,
Price: Tickets range from $ 5 to $ 20

Steps from the Atwater Market, this patio not only offers a view of the water, it is actually ON the water. The floating terrace presents itself as “the perfect place to get into the nautical spirit for a happy hour”.

When: Daily
3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Closed Mondays
Or: 22 avenue Atwater, Montreal

THE INFINITE is a revolutionary new multisensory virtual reality exhibit that takes guests on a journey aboard the International Space Station.

Freely explore a life-size reproduction of the ISS in virtual reality as if you were there. Using several different mediums (VR, augmented reality and projections), the exhibition offers “exceptional realism in an experience that lasts 60 minutes”, specifies the PHI Center.

Go to space without having to leave Earth. Good deal.

When: From now until November 7
Times: From Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal – 2020, rue William
Price: $ 10 – $ 40 (Tuesday to Thursday), $ 12 – $ 50 (Friday to Sunday)

The countdown has begun.

There are only a few days left to see the nearly 110 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Jean Paul Riopelle, presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).

The exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Nordic Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures summarizes its six-month journey on September 12.

When: From now until September 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
: 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $ 16 – $ 24, available online

Notre-Dame Basilica announced the return of AURA, one of the most popular events in the Old Port. The immersive light show is brought to you by Moment Factory, and a few new features have been added.

The revisited version of the show celebrates the materials and colors of Notre-Dame. New musical accompaniment has also been added to highlight the Basilica’s 7,000-pipe Casavant organ, in operation since 1891.

When: Until September 25
Time: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Or: Notre-Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame Street West
Price: Ranges from $ 21 to $ 32, available online

The Montreal Biosphere has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since you know what.

The large dome-shaped museum dedicated to the environment was originally built to house the United States pavilion during Expo 67. Originally enclosed in an acrylic bubble, the dome caught fire in 1976, leaving only the steel structure intact. Since then, she has remained a unique icon of the city.

When was the last time you visited the interior of the Biosphere?

When: Daily. Closed on Mondays
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Or: 160 Chem. of the Tour de l’isle, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: From $ 8.25 to $ 21.50

The Musée Grévin is the Montreal version of Madame Tussaud’s in London. A wax museum hidden inside the Eaton Center, the Musée Grévin, will allow you to take photos of all your favorite celebrities.

The museum has spooky figurines of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin and many more.

With an easily accessible SQDC location on foot, you could turn this excursion into a real trip.

When: Daily
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 am-5pm
Or: Montreal Eaton Center, 705 Sainte-Catherine Street
Price: $ 13.60 – $ 1

Sleeping giants have awakened at the top of Mont Tremblant, and a circuit along the mountainside will allow you to go look for them.

Equipped with a night walk lit by the Moment Factory of Quebec, the tree is full of images and sounds that will transport you on a mythical adventure.

When: From now until October 16
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Or: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant
Starting at $ 12.50, available online

Oh buddy!

Channel your inner Jack Sparrow and climb through giant pirate ships in Old Montreal on a high-flying obstacle course.

When: Every day until September 20
Time: 10 am-6pm
Or: Place des Vestiges, Old Montreal
Price: $ 19 to $ 54 per person, depending on the type of swashbuckling adventure you choose.

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Maybe you’re not in the mood to go out on the town? If so, this Leonard Cohen virtual exhibit might be right for you.

The online exhibition is divided into four main themes that are ubiquitous in Leonard Cohen’s work: Poetic thought, Spirituality & Humility, Love and Loss & Desire.

When: From now until February 2024
Time: 24/7
Or: In line
Price: To free

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