5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, March 12

Mar 11 2019, 7:36 pm

The Montreal Canadiens are back in town and they’re joined by thousands of butterflies (just not at the same place). Here are five eventful things to check out in Montreal today, March 12.

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Detroit Red Wings

After a surprising start to the season, the Canadiens stayed hot in February but have been waning a bit in March.

They’ve fallen out of a playoff spot but haven’t played at home since March 2.

Look for them to bounce back against the Red Wings as Tomas Tatar, who’s enjoyed a productive season, takes on his former club.

When: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Bundle up inside the theatre and check out the cinema’s best films for real cheap.

Captain Marvel, How To Train Your DragonAlita: Battle Angel, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, A Star Is Born, and many more for just $7.

Scotiabank Theatre offers cheap movie tickets for the Tuesday crowds. They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: Tuesday, March 12
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Price: General admission starts at $7

Bowling – Forum Sports Bar

Cozy up inside the Forum and strike some bowling off your list this week.

The Forum Sports Bar hosts 16 lanes of 10-pin bowling for $5 a game every Tuesday and Wednesday (tax and shoes included).

You also can’t go wrong with the giant square bar, arcade games, and TV screens.

When: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 11 am – 1 am
Where: 2313 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $5 per game, shoe rental included

Montreal Botanical Garden – Butterflies Go Free

It may not all be butterflies and rainbows in Montreal right now, but(terfly) it will be soon.

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” has returned for another year.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features “thousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,” as per the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Get a chance to see butterfly’s shimmering colours up close in a humid, tropical oasis, not to mention ample gorgeous photo opportunities.

When: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online

Amaze Escape Room

Escape the snow and try to figure your way out of an escape room.

Try your luck at escaping from a prison, military facility, lost temple, or laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 2pm – 10:30pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online