1. Urban beaches are beaches, too
Clock Tower Pier, Montreal
Holiday. Celebrate. You know the rest. Get that holiday feeling with an afternoon in the sand on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal’s Old Port. Settle into one of the lounge chairs under a parasol, refreshment in hand, and let the day go by delightfully slowly.
2. Everything’s coming up sunflowers
Domaine La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac
About an hour outside of Montreal, you’ll find a majestic field of sunflowers where you can wander, have a bite, pick flowers, or practice your photography skills – according to your fancy. As luck (or nature, probably) would have it, they’re in full bloom and the upcoming weekend is your last chance to experience this floral wonderland.
3. Art is what you can get away with
Andy Warhol at the Art Gallery of Ontario
If you’re in downtown Toronto this weekend, consider heading to the AGO museum for a career retrospective of 20th century pop art icon Andy Warhol. If you’ve never seen his work – well, chances are you’ll realize that you actually have seen it many times as soon as you hit that first Campbell’s Soup Can canvas. Then, you can venture further into his dizzying world of groundbreaking art.
4. May we recommend rolling with it?
Outdoor roller skate rental in Toronto
Think of the last time you laced up a pair of roller skates. You had just picked them up at the sticky counter of the suburban roller rink where you’d arrived with your schoolmates aboard a yellow school bus, sporting braces and toting a discman. Kelsey had spilled her slushie on your brand-new Roxy t-shirt, and your crush had stayed home sick that day. Or maybe that’s just us.
Anyway. The good news is that you don’t have to relive that nightmarish day in order to enjoy the freedom of roller skating! Just rent a pair by the hour and make your way through the prettiest public spaces of Toronto.
5. Cheer them into the end zone
Your favourite sports bar in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is a city that loves its sports, and the Canadian Football League’s Blue Bombers is one of the Peg’s most beloved teams. With 11 Grey Cups to their name, you can be sure that any of their games is worth watching. This Sunday, head over to your local watering hole and make sure they switch the TVs to TSN.
Not in the mood for this nonsense known as “doing things”? For our homebodies, there’s always online shopping. Happy long weekend!