16 of the craziest dates you can do in Montreal

An interesting profile appears, you swipe right and you have a match. You exchange a few words and feel confident that there might be a spark, so you finally agree to meet in person. Now what’s the plan?

A dinner and a movie? A home-cooked meal? A bike ride by the river? None of these things will impress your new flame.

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the craziest date ideas for you. By forcing yourself to be brave, you’ll definitely have a better time, and who knows, maybe it’ll eventually lead to something exciting?

Whether you’re looking to rekindle the fire of love with your sweetheart or impress your Tinder date, we’ve got you covered.

hang glider

If you’ve always wanted to try hang gliding, this is your sign. And what would make this experience even better is to bring a partner with you.

I mean, someone has to see you crush your fear, right?



Now, depending on whether you’ve done rock climbing before or not, you can make it more intense by climbing on real rocks. But while we know you know this, let’s remember that you shouldn’t venture out into the wild until you’ve been properly trained.

For you beginners always looking for an activity that will make your heart beat while keeping your clothes on, indoor climbing is for you!



When you think of adrenaline-inducing entertainment, skydiving probably makes the list. What better way to awaken your senses than jumping out of a moving plane?

If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can cross the activity off the to-do list, while still making the most of your date with your prospect or lover.



Now, you might think surfing only exists in beach movies and TV shows Down Under, but you’ll be surprised to know that you can actually ride the waves on the South Shore.

Oasis Surf at Dix30 on the South Shore has an indoor surf spot that will make you feel almost as awesome as catching waves in the ocean. Alright, it’s not Hawai’i, but at least you won’t be afraid to play in real life Jaws.

If you’re not afraid to get wet and you like physical exertion, give it a try!


Learn to be a pilot

If you really want to impress your date, show them the world from above. Nothing melts someone’s heart faster than saying “want to fly with me?”.

This is your chance to fulfill your childhood dream of sitting in the captain’s seat. And yes, flying an airplane is something you can legitimately do. Let’s talk about sweeping your love off their feet!


Go rafting on the St. Lawrence

Want to get wet on the absolute ride of your life? Well, you’re in luck, you can raft right here on the St. Lawrence. It’s so close that you can take a walk in the morning, have lunch, go rafting in the afternoon, and always be ready for dinner.

Talk about a date to remember!


Take a chairlift at night

If nightlife is more your thing, Tonga Lumina might be for you. It’s a magical walk through an illuminated forest that will absolutely make your night.

And yes, it starts with a chairlift ride.

In the dark, up in the air, you’ll have an unobstructed view of the screens, plus plenty of time to smooch. Picture perfect, right?


Bungee jumping

This one is a classic. The thought of jumping off a high cliff secured by nothing more than a string and a harness can scare you to no end, but if you love adrenaline then this is definitely on your bucket list.

Of course, experiencing something like this with someone special can only strengthen the bond. Either way, this date idea is sure to surprise your darling and keep him more interested than a walk in the park.


pole dancing

If you dare to try something new and exciting, you can’t go wrong. Get in touch with your sensual side and dazzle your date with what your body can do.

Still, make no mistake, it’s definitely a workout. You might hurt, but your partner will love it. And you too !


mud race

Mud races are super fun; it’s exhilarating to get dirty and not care in the least. You and your person can pretend to be a toddler and jump into a giant pile of mud just like you did before.

If you want to see someone’s smile, get dirty and run through the mud!


ghost tour

Walking around the city at night and learning all about the spooky story is not only super interesting, but it can chill your back. It’s even more fun when you have someone to hold on to when you’re a little more scared than you’re proud to admit.

Just going out at night can give you goosebumps, but trust that you’ll feel good in the rain as long as you have your love with you.


zero gravity yoga

Okay, when you hear the word “yoga” you probably don’t exactly think “exhilarating”, but soaring through the air in weightless yoga is definitely an experience out of this world.

It’s both a workout and super relaxing. An excuse to get closer to your date is reason enough to give it a shot. And who knows, you might find yourself a new favorite hobby, and one you can enjoy with someone else.


Draw naked people

Life drawing can be quite therapeutic when you allow yourself to step into it.

If you have hidden artistic skills, or can’t even hold a pencil properly, then this is an unconventional date idea that just might make your day. Whether you go for the talent or the laughs, you’ll be sure to have a great time together.



This one is definitely as cool as it looks. Find someone brave enough to try this with you, and you’re guaranteed to have an epic time.

In fact, you’ll be able to run around shooting people with a bow and arrow. Obviously, these aren’t real bows and arrows (no killing allowed), but they’ll definitely make you feel electrified.


Go to a shooting range

You know what it’s like to shoot a gun? Chances are you won’t. But you could! If you’re bored with your usual date ideas, then try a shooting range…because why not?

A range officer can guide you and your partner through the stages under direct supervision, while ensuring everyone’s safety. You are definitely going to feel more inspired than you currently feel. And then, you can say that you know how to handle a firearm!


This article has been updated since it was first published on April 16, 2018.

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