11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 3

Mar 1 2019, 7:21 pm

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If you’re still awake from last night’s all-night bash around the city, or if you’re looking for a few things to cap off your weekend, here are 11 things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, March 3.

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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 3
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

POP Yoga Neige

Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting a series of outdoor snow yoga sessions this winter.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes take place every Saturday and Sunday from now until March 24 at Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin, respectively.

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 (and we mean, really warm).

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

The Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a “very hot immersive experience” as Volcanoes 3D takes over the IMAX screen for the fourth weekend, taking patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

Pente Ă  Neige

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No offence, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend as La Pente Ă  Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

If you’re up to braving the cold, the second edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people and there’s also a mini slope on site to accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers and sledders of any age and features a cozily heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate and music.

Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

Salon Des Reptiles 2019

Head to Collège De Maisonneuve to get a glimpse at over 100 reptiles including some unique specimens like Wally the Alligator., Margo the Albino Python, a group of African tortoises and the endangered Fiji Banded iguanas.

When: March 2 and 3
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Collège De Maisonneuve, 2700 Bourbonnière
Price: $8 – $45, available online

Mondial des Ciders

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Just what we needed, a little bit of hooch to take off some of the wintery stress.

Montréal en Lumière, has confirmed that SAQ will be hosting their 12th annual cider festival at the start of the month. Known as Mondial des Cidres, the event promotes cider in sparkling, still, ice, effervescent and rosé forms.

The cider festival, entering its final day today, will host tastings (obviously) from twenty local artisans, paired with mixologists and cheese-makers from Quebec to teach guests how to properly pair cider and culinary creations.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm on Friday, 12 pm – 12 am on Saturday and 11 pm – 4 pm on Sunday
Where: Complexe Desjardins, Quartier des Spectacles
Price: $20 – $65, available online

The Last Wife

In this play written by Kate Hennig, the story follows the relationship between the notorious King Henry VIII and Katherine Parr. Not only did Henry meet his match in wit and negotiation, he gained a formidable ally worthy of ruling the country.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 8 pm
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 St Francois Xavier
Price: $55, available online

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques National Park

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The City of Montreal wants you to see more of this gorgeous province this winter by checking out the city’s biggest national park – for free.

So, pack a lunch, hop on a shuttle bus and spend the day in the great Canadian outdoors!

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is offering free shuttle services from downtown Montreal for three dates in March, the first of which is this Sunday.

With 330 hectares of land, the Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is the largest park in Montreal. It’s bordered by Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies, offering magnificent views of icy, snowy, land.

The park is a massive network of cross-country ski trails that offer river, field and forest landscapes.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 9 am and 9:30 am – 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm
Where: Square Dorchester pick up
Price: Free shuttle, various prices at the park

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM)

This children’s film festival showcases the best international cinema for kids and families.

When: From now until March 10
Time: Various times per selection
Where: Cinéma Beaubien, du Parc, du Musée and Musée des beaux-arts
Price: $9.50 per film, available online

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

Nextdoor is the place to on Sundays to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at the quaint, basement pub and see how many cheap and equally tasty wings you can devour.

When: Sunday, March 3
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Notre-Dame Basilica

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Celebrate today’s mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

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