There’s a lot happening in Montreal today – whether you’re in the mood for some festival options or something a little more quiet, we got you covered. Besides, you don’t have to work tomorrow. It’s essentially a Saturday!
Bixi season is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited. The bike path is full and it’s a whole lot of fun to travel or take a leisurely ride. With the weather back on our side, it’s about time you check out the city’s favourite bike sharing program.
When: Until November 15, 2018
Where: Various locations
Admission: 2.50$ per ride, $5 per day, $10 long weekend pass. Tickets available online
Grab your sangria kits and drum sets! Tam-Tams is back and we couldn’t be more excited. After all, is there any better sign that summer has arrived? Taking place every Sunday during the summer months, Tam-Tams is one of the city’s best and most popular unofficial events. 420 friendly.
When: Every Sunday from May 6 to September 30
Time: 12 pm until sunset
Where: Mont Royal Park
It’s the first outdoor dance party of the season, and how fitting – no work/school tomorrow. Hmm. Piknic Electronik is an electric music dance festival featuring DJs and artists from all over the world. There are obviously good tunes, but there’s also good food, good drinks, and plenty of activities to keep you going. Best of all – the show goes on rain or shine!
When: May 20 – September 30, 2018
Time: 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: Available online
Montreal is filled with amazing museums but there is one you can visit for free anytime. The Redpath Museum is located in downtown Montreal on the McGill University campus and you can visit it anytime at no cost. The museum features exhibits focusing on natural history, biology, geology, and cultural heritage. Completed in 1882, Redpath Museum is the oldest building in Canada built as a museum.
When: May 20
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: 859 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal’s beloved 21 Swings (or 21 Balancoires) has returned to Promenade des Artistes this spring! Participate in a collective musical production in which every single swing set off a note and several create a melody.
When: Every day until May 27
Time: 10 am – 11 pm
Where: Promenade des Artistes
With baseball season is in full swing and softball season just getting off the ground, why not take a couple cuts at the batting cage? Coup Sûr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you’re looking for some gear. If today’s ball games are cancelled, no sweat – Coup Sûr is here.
When: Open year round
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Tim: 9 am – 10 pm
Admission: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00
Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show 2nd-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix. They’re currently highlighted by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pacific Rim Uprising, and The Shape of Water to name a few but check out the website for complete listing.
Oh yeah, snacks are $1.
When: Open year round.
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
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: Open year round
Where: 3955 rue De Rouen
Time: Every Wednesday from 9 am – 11 pm
Admission: Passes can be bought online for $25
Nextdoor Pub & Grill is the place to be on Sunday. They offer Sunday deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at Nextdoor for as many caesars or mimosas you can handle and then relax by eating as many 29 cent wings as you can.
When: Wings, Caesars and mimosa deals every Sunday
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Take a Sunday drive out to Mercier and grab the best poutine in Quebec. It’s only a 20-minute drive and it’s totally worth it. Their fries are twice blanched and they shred their cheese curds. The gravy is made in-house and they balance a perfect trio for every bite.
When: Open all year round
Time: 8 am – 11 pm
Where: 975 Boulevard Saint-Jean Baptiste, Mercier