10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 24

Mar 22 2019, 6:07 pm

As the third month of the year continues to zoom along, here are 11 things to check out in the city today, March 24.

Make the most of the Sunday, Montreal!

50th Anniversary Expos Celebration

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Before the Toronto Blue Jays come to town next week for an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Olympic Stadium will host the Expos Fest Celebrity Gala, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Montreal Expos.

Baseball bats, jerseys, balls and outstanding Expos memorabilia will be on site for sale as well as autograph signing sessions from the following ex-Expos: Ross Grimsley, Tim Burke, Dennis Martinez, Claude Raymond, Coco Laboy, Javier Vasquez and Denis Boucher.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Olympic Stadium
Price: Free

Georges Méliès Hommage

Two documentaries will be screened at Cinema VA that highlights the career, importance and films of French filmmaker Georges Méliès and his lasting impact on the film industry.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Cinema VA – 114, 1395 Rene-Levesque
Price: $8

Art Souterrain

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An underground art festival has buried itself below the ground of Montreal and today is the last day to check it out.

The 11th edition of Art Souterrain returned to the city at the beginning of the month, highlighting exhibitions by local and international artists and mediation activities will be available to be discovered along a six-kilometre underground route.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city, visit the website for specific details
Price: Free

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

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Old Port of Montreal

The IMAX Telus Theatre at the Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a “very hot immersive experience.” Volcanoes 3D will take patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, Volcanoes 3D will offer viewers a thrilling experience, exposing them to the lava erupting at over 700ºC.

The documentary will plunge daringly into the heart of various volcanoes from around the globe, exploiting IMAX with new laser technology.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl

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If you thought Montreal’s weather this winter was scary, you’ve got another thing coming.

After doing studies in Savannah, Georgia (dubbed “America’s most haunted city”), the paranormal research crew has jumped over to Montreal for the first-ever Haunted Pub Crawl in the city.

Led by a professional ghost storyteller, the Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl will visit four of the city’s most haunted bars, because mixing ghosts and booze is the only smart way to deal with the paranormal.

The tour will start at Charlie’s American Pub on Bishop Street before heading to the recently-burned down John Doe Pub, the historic McKibbin’s Irish Pub, the mysterious Sir Winston Churchill Pub, the frequently-visited (not just by the living) Club Le Cinq and, of course, Hurley’s Irish Pub, where a ghost known as the “Burning Lady” is said to still lurk on the grounds.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 3 pm for English, 4 pm for French
Where: The tour starts at Charlie’s American Pub, 1204 Bishop
Price: $20.87, available online

Musée Grévin Montreal

Sneak away from the ugly weather and spend a few hours in a warm room while staring at wax celebrity figures.

Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the four-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts blinking.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Price: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

iSaute Kirkland

Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you.

iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages (and a great workout).

When: Every day in March
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door

Bleu, Blanc et Bouge

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The Montreal Canadiens foundation has six outdoor, refrigerated rinks around the island. The professional-level rinks provide the opportunity for hockey players to develop their skating skills on exceptional quality ice. The program is divided into six sessions of approximately 45 minutes each.

The rink is free to use but a simple registration is required to access the rinks.

Rinks can be found at the following spots around Montreal:

  • Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension: François-Perrault Park
  • Montréal Nord: Carignan Park
  • Verdun: Willibrord Park
  • LaSalle: Hayward Park
  • Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: Confederation Park
  • Ahuntsic-Cartierville: Mésy Park

There’s not much time left for playing some outdoor puck and what better place to sum up the ODR season than on an NHL-level arena.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: Varies per rink
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Free

POP Yoga Neige

Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit has been hosting outdoor yoga classes all winter and it sums up today.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place at Parcours Gouin.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Combat d’Archers

Combat d’Archers may sound intimidating but it’s not – it’s dodgeball with bow and arrows. Okay, maybe it does sound intimidating but it’s a lot of fun.

You’re given a face mask as protection and there are ample objects to hide behind. The arrows are cushioned at the end so it doesn’t hurt when/if you’re tagged.

When: Sunday, March 24
Time: 9 am – 11 pm
Where: 3955 rue De Rouen
Price: Passes can be bought online for $25

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