11 thing to do in Montreal today: Sunday, October 28

Oct 26 2018, 6:39 pm

As the month draws to a close, we’ve put together an eventful list of things happening in Montreal today, October 28.

Try to keep that energy up for Wednesday! There’s enough going on to wear you out.

BIXI Sunday

Bixi sharing program

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Free BIXI Sundays are back for the third season in a row. On the last Sunday of every month, BIXI is offering free day passes to everyone in the city and guess what? That day is today.

All you have to do is swipe a credit card, solely for the fact that you don’t take these mini-choppers home with you.

Maybe you can get so lucky and nab a new BIXI with a laser light, or the electric model, just dress warmly!

When: Sunday, October 28
Time: 12 am – 11:59 pm
Where: Various locations throughout Montreal

The MTL Grand Open Round 8

The eighth round (of 10) features nine of Montreal’s funniest comedians battling out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

Round 8 includes an impressive slate of comedians, hosted by Lawrence Corber: Steve Patrick Adams, Nick Burden, Steve Love, Vance Moise Michel, Jacob Greco, Hart Less
Bashar Khan, Lorenzo Patino and Akeem Hoyte-Charles.

When: Sunday, October 28
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mckibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5

Parc Safari Zoo

may 25 to 27

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Take advantage of Parc Safari’s weekend deals during their “low season.”

Get your animal fix by heading to Parc Safari, an easy 40-minute drive off the island. The park offers an optional Safari Adventure upon entering, you can drive up and see a variety of exotic animals from your car including zebras, ostriches, buffalo, llamas, and camels.

Inside the park, take a walk down the Forest Trail where you have an amazing vantage point view of monkeys, hyenas, and bears. Don’t forget the lions, but we didn’t have to tell you that.

When: Weekends in October
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

Atwater Market

The Atwater Market is a massive farmers’ market located in Saint-Henri that’s been running since 1933. The market features both indoor and outdoor vendors from a vast variety of local options: meat, bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables, flowers, candy, pizza and ice cream.

The seasonal market is free to enter and if you’re looking for some October swag, it’s your spot.

When: Every day
Time: 7 am – 8 pm
Where: 138 Avenue Atwater

Barbie Exhibition

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The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont-Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses.

When: The Barbie Exhibit happens year round
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1445 Rue Peel

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, October 28
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

Montreal Alouettes vs Toronto Argonauts

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The Toronto Argonauts bring their 4-12-0 record against Montreal’s 3-12-0 in a battle of the CFL East.

Bring plenty of warm clothes, some blankets and cheer on Johnny Manziel and the Alouettes.

When: Sunday, October 28
Time: 1 pm
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, 475 avenue des Pins
Price: $16 – $101, available online

La Ronde’s Fright Fest

La Ronde's

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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: Sunday, October 28
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: La Ronde – 22 Chemin Macdonald
Price: Varying prices

Montreal Cannabis Expo

The cannabis expo is a place to learn and share everything there is to know about the marijuana industry. Like-minded professionals, working in all aspects of the community, including licensed producers, growers, investors, supplies, health care providers and job-seekers.

When: Sunday, October 28
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price: $45

Pumpkinferno

pumpkin lantern festival

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Pumpkinferno (besides having a great name) showcases over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins which are lit up at night along a one-kilometre path set against a 19th-century backdrop. Some are individual pumpkins and some are fused together to make some outstanding art.

When: Sunday, October 28
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Upper Canada  Village – County Road 2
Price: $12 – $16

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