The weather just keeps staying hot, hot, hot, and with that everyone’s primary questions is: where’s the pool at?
Montreal is not an easy place to find a comfortable fold out chair to sprawl out on and enjoy the views of crystal, blue, calm pool water. So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a short but sweet list of our personal favourite pools in the city.
Let’s start with the growing popularity of the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure’s outdoor pool.
The pool is located on the hotel’s rooftop garden and is open all year. The ability to access and use all amenities of course comes with a membership price of a little over $200, unless you are a guest of the hotel. The price might seem a bit steep for the summer period, but trust us, it’s worth it. Not only do you have a superb mix of people, but there is also a great bar shaking up incredibly yummy sangria and snacks. The pool is large enough to swim around in or just cool off under its little waterfall stream.
Second up, Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire is a premier sports complex in Quebec located in Montreal’s trendy Outremont Neighbourhood. If you want to see or be seen, this is your spot. In the summer, the outdoor pool area is filled with beautiful people; it almost feels like a Miami crowd – young, hip and ready to socialize. The pool itself isn’t very large, but that’s not the reason the attendance is so high. The who’s who of the social scene spend their day there sipping on champagne or mojitos, discussing weekend plans and people watching. Since this is quite an elite club, membership to the facility is mandatory. Otherwise, if you have besties that already splurged to join, you can visit as their guest.
Last but not least, if a club crowd is your cup of fine tea, Montreal’s famous De La Montagne Hotel offers its centrally downtown located pool. The bonus? Entrance is free as long as you stay hydrated by purchasing some cocktails. The Terrasse Magnétic is located on the 20th floor of the hotel offering panoramic views of downtown Montreal and its suburbs. A fancy entrance with a divine fountain made from marble decorated with faux gold accessories greets you as you arrive. The crowd is definitely comprised of party-goers in teeny weeny bikinis. The service and drinks are grade A and the views alone are worth stopping by.
Splash away, Montrealers.
Photo courtesy Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire