I don't know about you but I am so excited for October! It's one of my favourite months of the year and I have a feeling a lot of Montrealers can relate to this sentiment.\nREAD ALSO: Netflix Is Releasing Its Most Terrifying Supernatural Horror Series Yet And You're Not Ready (Trailer)\nOctober is inherently romantic. It's the perfect time to swaddle yourself in a cute chunky sweater and leather jacket and head outside to take advantage of the great weather while it lasts. Is it just me or does the air smell amazing in the fall, too?\nNeedless to say, fall is a fantastic time to discover and explore Montreal and there are tons of fun and interesting free activities around the city.\nYou can also just say inside and watch Netflix all month – that is a legitimate option. However, if you're looking to get out – whether to visit museums, go to a food festival, book fair, or take a slow fall drive through the country – there is something to do in Montreal that will not break the bank.\nCheck out some of the top activities and events we scoped out for the month of October and enjoy!\n1. Check out these Montreal museums for FREE!\nWhere: Participating museumsWhen: Sunday, October 7th\nVia Michel Bussieres | Dreamstime.com\nIf you're a resident of Quebec, you will have free access to several museums on the first Sunday of every month. On October 7th, it will be 100% free to attend these museums: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal Holocaust Museum, McCord Museum, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, and the Écomusée de la Maison du fier monde.\nMore info\n2. Attend the Montreal "vegan festival" this month\nWhere: Palais Des CongresWhen: October 20th & 21st\nView this post on Instagram Pour notre soirée 5ème anniversaire 🎉🎈, nous collaborons avec rien de moins que le restaurant qui offre les meilleurs falafels en ville. Pour vous mettre en appétit en ce midi pluvieux, nous vous présentons notre partenaire principal de FVM X PONY: La Panthère Verte ! 🌱😍 Avec sa poutine unique et délicieuse aux patates douces et ses falafels qui sont devenu un des classiques de Montréal, La Panthère Verte est un incontournable des assiettes véganes. Présentant un menu entièrement biologique et local ainsi qu’une politique verte, les valeurs de la Panthère Verte séduit facilement les consciencieux de l’environnement et c’est grâce à ses saveurs éclatantes et la fraîcheur de ses plats qu’elle nous a charmé et est devenu l’institution culinaire qu’elle est maintenant. Achetez vos billets (par ici: https://lepointdevente.com/billets/fvm181019001) pour la soirée anniversaire du Festival végane de Montréal où vous pourrez savourer leurs délicieux sandwichs de falafel et leur exquise poutine! Tout ça, en ayant les yeux rivés sur le fleuve et les oreilles ensorcelées par nos DJ. -- For the FVM’s 5th anniversary 🎉🎈, we decided to join forces with nothing but the best falafel in town. To cheer you up (and tempt you!) on this rainy day, we are presenting you our fabulous main partner of FVM X PONY: La Panthère Verte ! 🌱😍 With its very unique sweet potato poutine and classic but delicious falafels, La Panthère Verte is now a favourite amongst vegan (and non-vegan) Montrealers. Presenting an entirely organic and local menu as well as a green politic, la Panthère Verte’s values seduces the conscious environmentalists and charms everyone (we mean everyone!) with the flavour and freshness of its meals, which made the restaurant the institution that it is today. Come buy your tickets (here:https://lepointdevente.com/billets/fvm181019001) for the Festival végane de Montréal’s anniversary party where you’ll be savoring the Panthère Verte’s amazing falafel sandwiches and their exquisite poutine! All of this, while you’ll be dancing to our DJ’s creations and enjoying the Belvédère breathtaking view over the St-Laurent River. #falafel #veganfest #veganfestival A post shared by Festival végane de Montréal (@fvmtl) on Sep 21, 2018 at 9:30am PDT\nCalling all vegans and wellness lovers. A massive vegan festival is coming to Montreal and you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that entry to the festival at Palais de Congres is 100% free! This is quite rare for a festival of this scale, so take advantage!\nMore info\n3. Attend the last weekend at Les Jardineries for FREE\nWhere: Les Jardineries // Parc Olympic When: October 5th at 4 p.m.\nView this post on Instagram #Summer2018 #circus #feu #fire #jardinerie #cirque #izzaflambe #MathieuGirard ##PascalDuguayGosselin #AzamhatQiara #olympicstadium #montreal A post shared by Philip Fortin Photography (@philip.fortin.photo) on Aug 24, 2018 at 3:50pm PDT\nLes Jardineries is an open-air public event space that opened this summer in the Olympic Park in the east end of the city. Needless to say it's been a hit all summer. The space hosts all kinds of events with food, entertainment, drinks, all the good stuff. Check out the last weekend of "Scene Overte," their reoccurring Friday evening party on October 5th.\nMore info\n4. Check out YATAI MTL at the last "First Friday" food truck event of the season\nWhere: Montreal Olympic ParkWhen: October 5th // 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.\nVia events\nFirst Fridays is a massive gathering of food trucks that happens every first Friday of the month. Entry is 100% free! On October 5th, Montreal will be hosting the very last first Friday of the season and it will go out with a bang in a special collaboration with YATAI MTL.\nMore info\n5. Attend an outdoor photo exhibit for FREE downtown\nWhere: Jardin Gamelin // Berri UQAMWhen: Anytime, until October 14th\nVia events\nRight next to Berri Uqam metro there's a massive park that transforms into an outdoor event space every summer. It's called Jardins Gemelin. I'm sure you've seen it walking down Saint-Catherine East. The Jardins is hosting a photo exhibit which will run from September 19th to October 14th, so don't forget to stop by because it's 100% free!\nMore info\n6. Check out Moksha Yoga NDG hosting FREE yoga for their 10 year anniversary\nWhere: Moksha Yoga NDGWhen: October 13th & 14th\n@mokshayogandgembedded via\nMoksha Yoga NDG is celebrating their 10-year anniversary and to celebrate, they are going to be offering FREE yoga classes all day on the 13th and 14th of October. If you love yoga or you support the studio check out the schedule and see if you can make a class!\nMore info\n7. Check out the seasonal "farmers market" at Marché Des Éclusiers\nWhere: Marché Des ÉclusiersWhen: Every Saturday at 3 p.m. until October 27th\nVia events\nThere's nothing better than checking out a farmers market in the fall. It's the best time to take advantage of the good weather. Check out this pop-up seasonal market at Marché Des Éclusiers, which will be hosted throughout the month of October.\nMore info\n8. Check out this pop-up "Mini Souk" at Boho Lab in the old port\nWhere: The Boho Lab // Rue Notre Dame WestWhen: Saturday October 13th\nVia events\nA "souk" is an Arab marketplace with vendors selling all kinds of goods. This mini souk is being hosted in at Boho Lab in the Old Port and will feature all kinds of unique local products for you to browse and coffee and teas to sip on as well.\nMore info\n9. Check out a huge "Street Art" exhibit in the Quartier Des Spectacles downtown\nWhere: Quartier Des Spectacles // Place Des ArtsWhen: Until 28 October, from Monday-Sunday\nVia events\nThe Quartier Des Spectacles at Place Des Arts is hosting a recurring free event and outdoor exhibit until October 28th. Don't forget to stop by throughout the month to check out some of the amazing art!\nMore info\n10. Attend Concordia's epic used book fair this fall\nWhere: EV Building // Concordia Campus When: October 29th & 30th\nVia events\nOf course, entry is free to this used book fair hosted by Concordia University. The books aren't free, but prices are so low, they are practically giving them away! Also, the event is open to the public, not just Concordia students.\nMore info\n11. Take a relaxing fall drive on Senneville Road\nWhere: Senneville // Quebec When: Anytime!\nView this post on Instagram 🚴❤ A post shared by Pedro Henrique Pereira Braga (@pedorobraga) on May 13, 2018 at 9:19pm PDT\nThere's nothing more romantic than a long and lazy weekend drive on a beautiful road. Driving to good music always makes the conversation flow so naturally. A beautiful road for lazy Sunday driving can be found in the North Western part of the island in the town of Senneville. Not only will you find beautiful trees and waterfront views, but also some of the biggest mansions in all of Montreal!\n12. Check out the most beautiful 5@7 in the city at Café Suspendu!\nWhere: Café Suspendu Du Mont-RoyalWhen: Every Friday until October 31st\nVia events\nCafé Suspendu hosts a 5 @ 7 "happy hour" every single Friday with musical guest and good vibes. It's 100% free to attend. The drinks cost extra but it's very reasonable for the beautiful view that's included. Make sure to check it out this October because it's you're last chance! The café closes on October 31st.\nMore info\n13. Check out a fall vernissage for FREE at Never Apart\nWhere: Never Apart // 7049 Rue Saint-UrbainWhen: October 11th\nVia events\nNever Apart is an awesome multi-purpose event space and gallery that hosts all types of parties centered around art and community. The best part: most of their parties are 100% free. Oh, and they have a bar. This October they are hosting a fall opening party that is guaranteed to be an amazing time.\nMore info\n14. Attend the McGill Book Fair for a good cause\nWhere: Redpath Library // DowntownWhen: October 16th, 17th, 18th\nView this post on Instagram It was a busy day at the Fair today, but don't worry, our volunteers are busy unboxing new books in time for tomorrow's opening! Stop by between 10am and 8pm 📚❤📚❤ A post shared by McGill Book Fair (@mcgill.bookfair) on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:25pm PDT\nEvery fall, McGill U hosts a massive book fair at the Redpath Library. It's open to the public, not just for students, and the best part is that new and used books are super cheap and all proceeds from the Fair provide scholarships and bursaries for McGill students.\nMore info\n15. Check out the fall colours at the most underrated but beautiful parks in the city\nWhere: Rene Levesque Park // LachineWhen: Anytime!\nView this post on Instagram how beautiful are these fall colors 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . #lachine #lachinemtl #villelasalle #villelachine #velomtl #bikepath #mtlfall #mtlleaves #mtlmoments #mtlblog #mtlblogger #fallcolors #pumpkinpatch #phonephotography A post shared by @ hozen514 on Oct 13, 2017 at 4:08pm PDT\nIf you want to appreciate fall in Montreal but you think Mont-Royal is totally overrated, head down to south-east of Montreal to the beautiful waterfront Rene Levesque Park. This quiet park is a hidden gem of the city. It's perfect for biking, walking, and running all year round, but fall is especially beautiful in this waterside park. Also, the quickly gentrifying area of Lachine is full of fun local restaurants and coffee shops to discover and explore afterward.\n16. Get in the Halloween mood and watch a scary movie on Netflix\nVia imdb\nWatching Netflix is probably the best "free" activity. Get in the Halloween mood and watch a scary one! One of my new favorite scary movies is Train To Busan, this is hands-down one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen. There's also horror series The Haunting Of Hill House coming on October 12th. The options are endless!\nMore info\n17. Take a long romantic walk around Summit Circle in Westmount\nWhere: Summit Circle // WestmountWhen: Anytime!\nView this post on Instagram Robur meum civium fides. Sunday Tradition complete. #sunrise #sundaytraditions #westmountsummit #sunnysidepark #summitcircle A post shared by Alexander Gordon Donaldson (@agdonald) on Sep 4, 2018 at 2:25pm PDT\nembedded via\nThere's a smaller and lesser-known look-out point right in the center of Montreal. This one is a very top of summit circle in Westmount, where you will find some of the most beautiful homes in the city and amazing views of downtown Montreal. If you're short on time or don't have a car, this is the perfect spot for a romantic fall walk or drive.