10 Free Things to do in Montreal

Canada, Montreal

1.Fond of music? The Montreal Jazz Festival takes place from 29 June -July 9 each year with hundreds of free events with artists playing the best of soul, funk and jazz.


2. Have a passion for architecture? Even if you’re just curious about Canadian architecture and design, you can visit the

Canadian Centre for Architecture for free on Thursdays after 5.30pm.


3. On a sunny day, pay a visit to the Lachine Canal National Historic Site for free events and tours to the site of the canal which runs through 15 km of the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis.


4. Visit Montreal City Hall in old Montreal for a free one-hour guided tour in English or French where you’ll walk in council chambers and get to see the stunningly unique stained glass windows.


5. Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of a 25 people choir at mass in the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica.


6. If you have kids, take them to the Fete des Enfants de Montreal, which is now the free family segment of the Week-ends du Mondes at the Jean Parc Drapeau July 9-10 and 16-17 in 2016. Enjoy the free activities including dancing, music, sports, and crafts.


7. Catch some performing arts at the Place Des Arts, and try one of their free dance events.


8. Soak up the sound of music at free concerts during Les Franco Folies de Montreal from June 9 to 18.


9. Explore Smith House or go to one of the many events throughout the year at the Parc du Mont Royal


10. On a sunny day, go for a free dance, music or film performances at Parc Lafontaine.


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