5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, October 14

Oct 11 2019, 12:00 pm
Happy Thanksgiving Monday, Toronto! It’s still a beautiful long weekend, so be sure to enjoy these events in and around the city today when you’re finished with all your family activities.

Lachine Market

What: The smallest and oldest of Montreal’s farmer markets, the Lachine Market features its very own cheese shop, pastry shop, and local produce.

When: Open Daily
Time: Open every day at 7 am, closing times vary
Where: 1875 Notre-Dame, Montreal
Admission: Free

Instrument À Vent

Today is your final chance to check out this interactive installation, which allows you to contribute to the sounds around you at Instrument À Vent.

When: October 14
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 10 Blvd de Maisonneuve Est
Price: Admission is free

Fright Fest

As if La Ronde’s wild rides aren’t scary enough, they’ve added some ghouls, zombies and witches to the park this month to give thrill-seekers some added jolts at Quebec’s biggest amusement park. Fright Fest returns for select days in October, it’s a spooky time as costumed monsters take over the park at night. The park will offer a wide variety of places to get your scare on including new haunted houses, scare zones, frightening mazes, and themed rides.

When: On now until October 27
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: La Ronde

Gardens of Light

The lantern festival includes a lighted path through the Botanical Garden’s three cultural gardens, the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, all looking at nature from a different perspective.

When: Every day in October
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price: $10.25 – $20.50


The award-winning festival returns featuring mesmerizing installations of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins that shouldn’t be missed. Take this incredibly awesome tour through a spectacular outdoor art exhibit of 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins all lit at night along a 1 km path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop.

When: On now until October 27
Where: Upper Canada Village, County Road 2

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