11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, October 27

Oct 25 2019, 5:00 am

The last Sunday of the month brings with it plenty of events to check out so cap off your weekend in style with these worthwhile activities today, October 27.

Mass Demonstration Against Racism

Bill 21 march

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Montrealers plan to protest against racism and Bill 21 this weekend in Parc-Extension.

A group called¬†Contre la haine et le racisme¬†announced their plan to rally thousands of people together to march against the CAQ government‚Äôs religious symbol ban and ‚Äúto denounce the racism and xenophobia that oppress thousands of people every day.‚ÄĚ

The fourth Mass Demonstration Against Racism takes place today at Parc Metro at 2 pm.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 2 pm
Where: Parc Metro, Parc-Extension

Musee Grevin

wax museum

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Musee Grevin is Montreal’s very own version of Madame Tussaud’s in London. A wax museum hidden inside Centre Eaton, Musee Grevin will have you snapping pics of all your favourite celebrities.

The museum has creepily similar figurines of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, and so many more.

With an SQDC location easily walkable, you could turn this excursion into a real trip.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time:
¬†10 am ‚Äď 6 pm (Monday ‚Äď Saturday), 11 am ‚Äď 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine
Price:¬†$13.60 ‚Äď $1

Oasis Surf

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Battle the weekend with some hardcore waves. Just because Montreal isn’t located on the coast, doesn’t mean you can’t tackle some killer tides.

Oasis Surf in Brossard is an indoor pool, open to amateur and experienced surfers looking to ride the waves.

Radical.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 10 am Р2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio

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Test out that creativity today.

If you’re a fan of art and coffee,¬†Le Ceramic Cafe Studio is for you. Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows Montrealers to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich, while creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Simply choose an object (like a mug or bowl), pick your colours, and get painting.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
Price: $7 Р$15 (varies by time)

BIXI Bike

BIXI bikes

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It’s the last free BIXI Sunday of the year before the popular bike sharing network locks up its bikes for the season in November.

At all of their docking stations around the island, all you have to do is put in your credit card (you won’t be charged) to unlock any (non-electric) BIXI for 30 minutes of free riding.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: All day
Where: Various locations around Montreal

La Grande Roue de Montréal

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Hit up Canada‚Äôs largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city, during Montreal’s beautiful foliage. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that‚Äôll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price:¬†$14.79 ‚Äď $25

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

mummies

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A handful of mummies will be continuing their world tour as they cozy up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a few months.

The exhibition,¬†Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, will be the mummies’ first North American exposition, following “tremendous success in¬†Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” according to the MMFA.

As per the press release, the British Museum has reconstructed the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to 180 AD.

If one of them gets up and starts haunting you, however, that’s NOT part of the exhibition.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 10 am Р5 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street
Price: $23

La Foire de l’Horreur

horror Laval

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Halloween is quickly sneaking up and a horror fair has set up shop in Laval, expecting to do some sneaking of its own.

La Foire de l‚ÄôHorreur, one of Canada’s largest mobile theme parks, is offering its visitors a multi-sensory horror experience filled with live actors, escape rooms,¬†labyrinths, and of course, a chainsaw-wielding maniac.

Entering its second year, the horror fair features two different scare levels, available to the family-friendly crowd and the the more daring.

When: From now until November 3
Time: 6 pm Р10 pm (Monday to Friday), 3 pm Р10:30 pm (Saturdays), 3 pm Р10 pm (Sunday)
Where: 1799 Avenue Pierre-Péladeau, Laval
Price:$21.50 Р$23, available online

Apple Picking – La Ferme Quinn

apple picking Montreal

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If that constant buzz of the big city is a bit draining, trade in your slacks and button-up shirt for a straw hat and overalls.

Take a quick drive out to Île-Perrot and enjoy a variety of farmyard activities at Quinn Farm and apple picking galore.

La Ferme Quinn harvests apples until the end of September, giving Montrealers one whole month to pick from their juicy varieties.

Open from 10 am to 4 pm 7 days a week, admission to La Ferme Quinn is just $5 and gives you access to the pick-your-own apples and tractor and wagon rides.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: 2495 Perrot Boulevard Sud, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Price: $5

Pumpkinferno

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Upper Canada Village has transformed into an award-winning festival featuring mesmerizing installations of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins and today is your last chance to see it before it closes for the season.

The tour features an outdoor exhibit of 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins along a 1-km lit path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 6:30 pm Р10 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village, County Road 2
Price:$12 Р$18, available online

Gardens of Light

Gardens of Light

As it does every fall, the Gardens of Light returned to the city, shining thousands of bright lights at the Botanical Garden.

Espace pour la vie invites everyone to discover the cultural riches of the three gardens along an illuminated pathway in its flagship autumn event.

The venue is split up into three gardens: the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and the Japanese Garden.

When: Sunday, October 27
Time: 9 am Р9 pm (Sunday РThursday), 9 am Р10 pm (Friday РSunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online