13 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, September 15

Sep 13 2019, 5:00 am

We’re already halfway through the new month as the weekend enters its final act, here are a few things happening around town today, September 15.

Terry Fox Run ‚Äď Montreal

Terry Fox Montreal

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This year marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope as the country honours his legacy by raising money for cancer research.

Montreal‚Äôs official event will be ran at throughout the Old Port‚Äôs March√© des √Čclusiers and Terry‚Äôs brother, Darrell Fox, will be in attendance as the guest of honour.

The non-competitive fun run invites individuals, families, and groups to walk or run from one to 10 km to raise funds for cancer.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time:¬†8:30 am (registration) 9:30 am ‚Äď 11 am (run)
Where:¬†March√© des √Čclusiers, 400 de la Commune Street Ouest
Price: Donations

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Tam-Tams returned to the city last month and the iconic party keeps up its weekly trek on Sunday.

Tams, the weekly outdoor party at the base of the mountain, is a perfect summary of Montreal, open to both locals and tourists.

The magical outdoor bash is where Montrealers from far and wide, gather in Parc Mont Royal for an afternoon of food, vendors, fun, music, and maybe even a couple of beers and some smoking (shhh, don’t tell anyone).

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: 12 pm until sunset
Where: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Monument
Price: Free

YUL EAT Festival – 2019


It seems like Montreal is saving its biggest food festival for last.

The YUL EAT Festival returned for its sixth edition at the start of the week, giving Montrealers one last big food fest to cap off the summer as it concludes today.

From different culinary themed nights to the ‚ÄúParcours Gourmand‚ÄĚ grand tasting experience, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, conferences, a pop-up restaurant, wines, beers, and cocktails, YUL EAT offers up a little something for everyone.

Free outdoor activities include the Breville Lab, the General Store, the Ford Smokehouse pop-up restaurant, Chope-Chope (beers from Brasseur de Montréal and Creemore Springs), Tchin-Tchin wine and Shake-Shake cocktail bars.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: Varies
Where: Anchored at Quartier des spectacles
Price: $30 Р195, available online. Free admission options also available

Art Tattoo Montreal

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A tattoo convention has been showing off its ink all weekend in Montreal and it sums up today.

The 17th edition of the Art Tattoo Montreal convention is on its way to the Gare Windsor all weekend featuring more than 200 artists of all styles from around the world.

Guests can also take this opportunity to add some ink to your tattoo collection as artists will be available on site.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: 12 pm Р7 pm
Where: Gare Windsor, Montreal
Price: $20 for one day entry and $50 for the entire weekend, available at the door

La Ronde

la ronde

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Quebec’s biggest amusement park has kept busy all summer and it’s sure to be busy this weekend as well.

Try battling The Goliath, get rocked on Le Ednor or check out the park’s newest ride, Chaos.

When: Sunday, September 15
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When:¬†10:30 am ‚Äď 8 pm (11:30 pm during the fireworks)
Price: Available online or at the box office

Piknic Electronik

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Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik returns for its 19th edition this weekend.

Piknic is an outdoor electric music dance festival featuring DJs and artists from all over the world. There are obviously good tunes, but there‚Äôs also good food, good drinks, and plenty of activities to keep you going. 11est of all ‚Äď the show goes on rain or shine.

This weekend’s artists include Blondish, Ankh, Sama, Jacklyn Kendall, Kaz Kandy, and much more.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time:¬†2 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: $16, available online

Apple Picking – La Ferme Quinn

apple picking Montreal


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, September 15
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: 2495 Perrot Boulevard Sud, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Price: $5

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

AI robot


It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.

As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.

After a successful summer run, the exhibition concludes after today.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: 10 am Р8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 Р$25.50, available online

Parc Safari


Sneak away from the busy city life and head to the country for some zoo fun this weekend.

Parc Safari has over 500 animals, exciting rides, and fun activities to keep you going back all season long.

The park starts off with the “Safari Adventure” where guests can get close to exotic animals like never before. While driving to the main park entrance, the optional adventure path allows for the more docile but equally large animals to check you out in your car.

Oh, how the tables have turned.

Animals on the “Safari Adventure” include buffalo, zebras, llamas, gazelles, ostriches, deer, peacocks, and camels. You’re encouraged to feed and pet the animals during the low-speed trek and you’ll always want to keep your windshield wipers handy. Your car might get dirty but it’s worth it.

It’s not often you get to brag about llama saliva on your windshield.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: 10 am Р5 pm
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Every day until October 1
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

Grand Prix Cycling

Experience the intensity of the biggest cycling event in all of Montreal. The race starts at Jeanne-Mance park and cycles around the designated route around the city.

Registration for the race is full but it’s free to watch the hundreds of cyclists.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: 10:30 am Р4:50 pm
Where: Jeanne-Mance Park
Price: Free admission

Montreal Bacon Week

Le Vestibule (Quartier Dix30)

You didn’t really think the city of Montreal would host so many food festivals and leave out bacon, did you?

The fifth annual bacon festival returned to the Quartier Dix30 this week and will keep sizzling until tonight.

The crispy festival will feature 17 restaurants from the South Shore’s mega-outlets, each putting a different spin on a bacon-inspired dish.

Check out the participating spots right here.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Quartier DIX30 – 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard
Price: Varies per selected item

Buddha Bazaar

The Buddha Bazaar invites guests to slip away into a zen atmosphere through a metaphysical indoor market with over 30 spiritual artists.

Events include live music, yoga, vegetarian food, sound healing, tarot readings, and much more.

When: Sunday, September 15
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 6 pm (until 5 pm on Sunday)
Where:¬†Nutopia Holistic Centre Holistique ‚Äst7378 Rue Lajeunesse
Price: Free admission

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