Top 8 Free Winter Activities In Montreal

Top 8 Free Winter Activities In Montreal

1. Enjoy the Incredible Mt-Royal

Did you know that about 125 million years ago Mt-Royal was part of a massive volcanic complex that pushed him 764 ft above sea level? Or that Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal, erected the first cross on Mount Royal in 1643, hoping to get God’s help and end a disastrous flood. Or that 30,000 trees were cut in 1954 in order to stop people from having sex. From winter forest treks, cross country skiing (includes skate skiing trails), ice skating, snowshoeing to sliding/tobogganing and snow tubing Mt-Royal (470 acres) is huge, fascinating and full of winter activities.

More Info: lemontroyal.qc.caFB Events

2. GO to La Nuit Blanche!!

Montréal en Lumière

15th edition of Nuit Blanche, a night full of art, music and food is taking place tomorrow: Live performances, exhibitions and design will take over Montreal, including a winter fairyland in the Place des Festivals, and the artistic corridors of Art souterrain.

For More Info: Programation 

3. Ice Skating

You can go skate for free at Park Lafontaine, Park Jean-Drapeau, or at Beaver Lake (Lac des Castors) on Mont-Royal. Admission to Beaver Lake rink is free.  If you don’t have skates, you can rent them for $7 and use a locker for $3. It’s open until 9 p.m. every night of the week. Also SalsaFolie is having weekly dance or skate event every Wednsday (for 7$) to rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Reggaeton from 6pm to 9PM.

Read More: FB Event 

4. You can see a Triceratops at the Radpath Museum for free!

Open to the public free of charge, the Redpath Museum has collected nearly 150,000 fossils, including dinosaur bones, 2,300 Greek and Roman coins, 3 Egyptian mummies, one shrunken head and much more…

Read More: Redpath Website 

5. Free Tango and Salsa Classes

Free Tango Class Montreal

Studio Tango Montréal offers free intro classes all year long.

Open 7 days per week, 6/49 Latin club has Free dance lessons all week long. Mondays: FREE Beginner Salsa class from 9:30 to 10:30 pm. Tuesdays: FREE Kizomba class from 9:30 to 10:30 pm. Wednesdays: FREE Intermediate Salsa class from 9:30 to 10:30 pm

6. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is free to visit the last Sunday of each month

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions

MMFA Website

7. Visit the Casino

U can enter the casino for free and enjoy live music but don’t waste the money on gambling.

Casino of Montreal

8. Visit Churches

By | 2018-06-30T19:08:16+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Best of MTL|

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