Montreal is a centre of arts and culture in Canada. In this city, it is not difficult to splurge on great food, shopping and parties. However, there are certainly lots of free things to do in Montreal. Here is a list of some them:
While borrowing privileges are exclusive to members only, the public is free to browse the collections of books at Westmount Library. The building itself is already a sight to see, as well as its graceful interiors.
Free Things to Do in Montreal – Drop by the Galleries at Belgo Building
1912, Belgo Building once housed Scroggies, one of the first department stores
in Montreal. These days, Belgo Building is home to contemporary galleries,
artist studios, dance studios and architect studios. The public is free to
visit all its galleries.
Canal passes through the south-western portion of Montreal. One can take in
scenic views of the Montreal skyline from Lachine Canal. In the summer, there are
all sorts of sights to see at the Atwater Market along the canal. There are
also several Adirondack chairs and public benches along the canal where one can
take a seat to enjoy the sights of canal life.
Underground City is a series of underground tunnels that go through different
office buildings, hotels, shopping centres and other establishments. This
underground tunnel network is a popular means of getting from one establishment
to another during Montreal’s long, cold winters.
des Spectacles is the major cultural district of Montreal. It is the venue for the
free outdoor concerts of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and Festival
International Nuits d’Afrique to name two of the free festivals and activities
that take place all year round.
Tour Montreal through its
One can always get on a bike and explore Montreal through its bike paths. The bike paths offer great views of the city, like those in the Olympic Village, Parc La Fontaine and Lachine Canal. One can also explore the north and south shores of Montreal through these bike paths.
Park sits on top of a small mountain from which Montreal is named after. The
park is open to the public and admission is free. While there, visitors can
explore its historic sites, take breaks at its picnic spots and enjoy the
scenic views. Beaver Lake at Mount Royal Park is also a good venue for summer
activities and winter sports.
Watch a Parade
several parades that take place in Montreal at different times of the year. There
are parades on holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, Halloween and Christmas
Day. There are also commemorative parades throughout the year, like Pride Week
and Carifiesta. It does not cost a thing to watch the floats, mascots and
people in costumes go by.
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