10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, May 13
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Forget the Sunday blues, you’ve got things to do! With an Etsy market, Tam Tams, and a Mother’s Day festivities, you’ll have your hands full with these events.
Celebrate Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to start planning something special. Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, aunt, or just a great woman who has been that mother-figure to you, there is plenty of fun things to get up to this Sunday. Check out 10 things to do with your mom in Montreal this Mother’s Day.
Montreal spring Etsy Market
Need to do some spring decorating? The Creative Collective Etsy Montreal is hosting a special seasonal market on May 12 and 13. You’ll be able to get your hands on fantastic homemade and local goods. Hundreds of creators from Montreal and around the world will be on site with their products.
Where: Technopôle Angus, 2600 William-Tremblay Street
When: Until May 13, 2018
Time: May 12: from 10:00 am to 6 pm
May 13: 10 am to 5 pm
Grab your sangria kits and drum sets! Tam-Tams will be returning to our fair city 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.
Where: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Monument
When: Every Sunday from May 6, 2018, to September 30, 2018
Time: 12 pm until sunset
Montreal’s beloved 21 Swings (or 21 Balancoires) is returning to Promenade des Artistes this spring! Is there any better sign that spring has arrived?
Where: Promenade des Artistes
When: Until May 27, 2018
Bixi season begins April 15th and we couldn’t be more excited. Given the chilly winter we’ve had, it’s about time our favourite bike sharing program is brought back to the streets of Montreal.
Where: Various locations
When: Until November 15, 2018
Visit Montreal’s free museum
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.
Where: 859 Sherbrooke Street West
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturdays* and public holidays: CLOSED (But open for spring/ summer starting April 7)
Sunday (September through May): 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday (June, July, August): 1 – 5:00 pm
Particles of Existence
The Phi Centre is hosting an out-of-this-world exhibit that you definitely do not want to miss.
Particles of Existence explores new dimensions of how science and technology have brought us closer to understanding our universe and beyond.
Where: The Phi Centre, 407 Rue Saint-Pierre
When: Until August 12, 2018. Closed on Monday.
Time: Various time slots. Check website for details.
Tickets: Available online
Montreal Digital Spring
Quartier des Spectacles is hosting a unique digital art festival all season long. Throughout the months of March, April, May, and June, Quartier des Spectacles will see all sorts of events pertaining to the digital arts. These include a media lab, live musical performances, and sculptures. Be sure to check out what’s going on in Quartier des Spectacles every weekend in the spring.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: From now to June 21, 2018
Walk up Mount Royal
The weather has finally turned so why not take advantage? Go for your first spring walk up Mount Royal! Explore the flora and fauna, wander a new trail, or even have a picnic at Beaver Lake. There is so much to explore at this Montreal landmark.
Where: Mount Royal
Check out cherry blossoms in Montreal
Is there any sign of spring more beautiful than the cherry blossom tree? We think not. Luckily, cherry blossom trees aren’t exclusively reserved for Washington D.C. and Vancouver. Nope, Montreal is home to some pretty stunning pink flora and it’s only a matter of time until those buds begin to blossom (typically the beginning of May).
For all those on the hunt for the first sign of spring (and those who just want a cute pic to post on their Instagram page), check out 6 places to find cherry blossom trees in Montreal.
Where: Check out our handy list!
When: Late April to May