Raining in Montreal? Here’s what to do

September 19, 2014

Rain, rain go away, come again another day, as the saying goes. But, if you live in Montreal, a rainy day can be just as much fun as a sunshine-filled day, if you know where to go. Whether you are a couple, a solo traveller, or a family in search of Montreal rainy day fun, check out these activities that are sure to make you forget those grey clouds:

Bota Bota floating spa in the Old Port is the place to go when you need  a bit of R&R and pampering. They know how to take care of you from head to toe! You can choose a package of services, including massage,  manicures, facials, and pedicures, or, just turn up for the thermal baths experience, and soak in the on-deck hot tubs. Some say it’s even better in the rain…!

If a spa isn’t quite what you had in mind, how about a visit to Olive+ Gourmado? This small café is known to be frequented by top celebs such as Tom Hanks, and the celebrated menu is sure to tempt foodies and newbies alike. Open for lunch and dinner, you can bring friends, family, or just a book and feel cozy while the rain falls down outside the window.

Once your belly is filled, make your way to the BioDome. Situated in a great neighborhood that also boasts the Olympic Stadium, Insectarium, and Planetarium, this is the perfect way to while away a few afternoon hours, especially if you have kids. The huge dome is separated into separate micro-climates, featuring everything from lizards and monkeys to the penguins of the Antarctic!

If the kids are with you, then you can also pay a visit the Montreal Science Museum. Here you can explore the universe and catch a 3D movie in the IMAX theatre. The kids will never want to leave, and you may even be impressed with the many exhibits and hands-on displays offered.

Or how about a trip to the Grevin Wax Museum? Your eyes are going to deceive you once you step inside of this museum where celebrities won’t converse with you very much, but you won’t mind a bit. You can see all of your favorite stars in wax form at the museum, including Marilyn Monroe, Georges St. Pierre and many others.

The Museum of Fine Arts is yet another spectacular attraction in Montreal. At this museum you will find many exquisite art designs from locals as well as famed artists from the city, and it’s free one evening per week. Check the website for details and updated info on temporary shows.