10 Free Things To Do In Montreal On Canada Day

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10 Free Things To Do In Montreal On Canada Day

The long weekend is about to begin and that means tons of events, attractions and activtities for everyone of all ages. With everything thats going on and many of us wanting to event jump and travel around the city as much as possible, it's just not plausible to spend a bunch of cash on every event. 

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Luckily, most of the activities going on during the holiday is free and open to the public. There are so many options for you to choose from and the guarentee that there is literally something for everyone. So get your party on and have an awesome weekend! 

1. Multicultural Parade

Definitely something you want to check out if you love festivals, music and culture. The parade proceeds along Ste. Catherine St. from Fort St. down to Place du Canada, the parade will offer even more entertainment in the park as well as free food, entertainment for kids and meeting with the the performers to learn more about Canadian heritage.

2. Mtl en Arts

This is the largest open air exhibition in Eastern Canada. Located on a 1km stretch of Ste. Catherine St. The public is given the opportunity to meet with artists from all across the world and enjoy the friendly atmosphere while viewing all of the art this event has to offer.

3. Music and BBQ in Montreal West

Located in Strathearn park, there will be both music and a barbeque on this Sunday starting at 4PM. Games for all ages will be available as well so bring the whole family.

4. Public Party in Old Montreal

An all-day long event, Montrealers can take part in street hockey games, virtual reality workshops and a live concert. As the sun begins to set, the public can gather for a massive firework show that begins at 4PM

5. Tam-Tams

The free festival will take place on Sunday near the Sir-George Étienne Cartier and Mount Royal's surrounding green spaces. A gathering of drummers, dancers and vendors will entertain crowds in this absolutely free event.

6. Jaques-Cartier Bridge

If you want the best spot to view the evening fireworks, this is where to go. The road is closed off to vehicles from 8:30PM to 11:30PM and is allowing complete foot traffic free of charge. You'll definitely have the best firework photos in the entire city.

7. Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Canada Day at Montreal's most viewed structure by taking a walking tour of the beautiful structure and watching the professsional choir. With all of the history of Canada at your fingertips, you'll never want to leave.

8. Village au Pied-du-Courant

This urban beach is one of the best areas to enjoy this hot and sunny weekend. Enjoy the art gallary and public hammocks as well as music performed by a live DJ and food trucks galore. This attraction is absolutely free to enter.

9. Papagroove at Montreal Jazz Fest

Over at the Club Jazz Casino de Montréal the finest jazz and funk musicians in Montreal are coming together to create a free show full of funk, rock, soul Afro-funk and of course some good old jazz. The show takes place tonight (Friday, June 29) from 10PM to 11PM.

10. Marché des Possibles

A massive market that offers food, live music and many boutiques is extending their list of events for the long weekend by also hosting a few DJs, face painting, and a water gun fight to celebrate Canada Day. Best of all? Totally free!

Happy Canada Day Montreal!


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