The Best Cities for Night Life in Canada

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Are you in Canada and looking for a fun night out? Then look no further than this article as it dissects what some of the greatest Canadian nightlife cities are.


Montreal is one of the most exciting, creative and stylish cities that boasts great architecture, flair, and a dazzling nightlife. It is the second largest French-speaking city in the world (after Paris) and has an urban center that’s home to over 6,000 bars and restaurants.

The best time to head out in Montreal is in the summer as you can dive into the Montreal Jazz festival and do lots more, including:

  • The Montreal Casino

Located on 1 Avenue du Casino, the Montreal Casino boasts an impressive 3,200 slot machines and 150 gambling tables. There has been a huge increase in online gambling since the pandemic as sites like Royal Vegas Casino have many immersive games that people can play from the comfort of their own home. This means there is plenty of time and opportunity for you to practice before hitting the slots for real.

  • Live Music Bars

Montreal is one of the best places in Canada to get your fix of indie bands. As such, there are plenty of bars throughout the city that are music hotspots.

  • Cocktail Bars

There is also a plethora of atmospheric speakeasies for you to settle into and enjoy some of your favorite cocktails and food.


Home to a brilliant harbor, bridge and placed against the scenic backdrop of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver always makes for a winter wonderland, no matter whether it’s day or night. There is plenty of ethnic cuisine, attractions and some of the best ski resorts that the country has to offer. The best places to go are:

  • Gastown

What was once a seedy neighborhood is now an atmospheric labyrinth of boutiques bars and cafes, including the Irish Heather, The Diamond and The Lamplighter.


One of Canada’s most atmospheric and exciting cities, Toronto is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a night out. Here, thanks to the amount of attractions that it offers, you’re never going to run out of things to do, whether it’s sightseeing, going to the theatre or heading to a festival. Some of the best things you could do in this buzzing city are:

  • King West or Queen West

Here you will find a huge range of bars, which means that there really is something for everyone. They include the likes of Lost and Found (which is in a 100-year-old building), as well as Union Nightclub, Apt 200, Maison Mercer Nightclub and Wildflower.


If you have travelled so that you can see the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is a great place to stop as it’s at either end of a journey through Jasper National Park, Lark Louise and Banff National Park. It’s not just a remote city though, as Calgary is actually very happening and there are plenty of fun things that you can do. This includes:

  • Listening to Country Music

By going to bars such as Cowboys and Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dance Hall, you’ll be able to don your finest cowboy hat and mosey to some country classics.

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