Being broke in Montreal this Winter isn’t always a terrible thing. Yes we all wish that we could go on vacation to somewhere hot AF to escape winter, but let’s be honest, who has the money for that anymore! With school fees and those bills that we always need to pay, I know that I don’t have enough money to splurge on a vacation this winter break.\nREAD ALSO: 10 Cheap Travel Destinations To Plan With The Love Of Your Life In 2017 If You’re Young & Broke\nSo, for all those fellow broke Montrealer’s, I suggest exploring your city! Montreal has many great activities that you can try this winter to make you feel like you are on vacation. We may not have that tropical beach or exotic forest but we do have other activities that compensate for that.\nREAD ALSO: 20 Insane Travel Destinations To Plan For 2017 If You’re Young, Broke, And Restless\nI suggest checking out some of these ideas I have in store for you. Even if you are broke in Montreal, you can still have a great winter break! I promise you that these activities will make you look at Montreal in a completely new way! So DON’T get packing and DON’T go exchange your money because you will be staying in Montreal this winter.\n1. Go To AeroSim Experience This Winter\nA photo posted by chamberland (@jackchamberland) on Oct 2, 2016 at 6:01pm PDT\n177 autoroute 440 suite 201, Laval\nFeel like you are taking off to your dream destination by checking out Laval’s flight simulator. AeroSim Experience is a flight stimulator of a boeing 737NG. You are the one taking control against the sky! It’s an amazing experience especially for those who have always dreamed of being a pilot!\nFacebook\n2. Go To Igloofest This Winter\nA photo posted by Beatrice Bouchard ?? (@beatricebouchard) on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:10am PST\nThat’s because this year, in honor of Montreal’s 375th, Igloofest will be bigger and better than ever.\nRight off the bat, this year’s celebration will last 6 whole weeks! that’s 2 weeks longer than usual!\nAdditionally, Igloofest has lined up a ton of FREE special activities including: A Nordik Village, A Nordik Chute, The Nordik Games\nCheck out their website for more info\n3. Go Rock Climbing This Winter\nA photo posted by ESPALIER (@espaliersport) on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:11am PST\n1555 Rue St-Patrick,\nFeel like you are climbing a beautiful mountain in South America by heading to Allez Up with some of your friends this winter break! You may be indoors but it’s still a fantastic experience that will make you forget that you are in Montreal.\nFacebook\n4. Go To Flying Yoga This Winter\nA photo posted by Anne-Josie Roy (@annejosie) on May 26, 2016 at 8:20pm PDT\n2070 Rue Peel Montreal, Quebec\nIt’s official, Montreal has anti-gravity yoga! You heard me! You can now fly through the sky in Montreal at Club Sportif MAA. Some call it aerial yoga or zero gravity yoga but whatever you call it, it’s cool AF! Anti-gravity yoga is a new kind of workout invented by aerial performers. It involves performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, and aerial acrobatics for a total-body workout. So book your class ASAP!\nFacebook\n5. Go Surfing This Winter\nA photo posted by MARIE-PASCALE B (@marie.coconut) on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:06pm PDT\nSuite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc\nFor those who want to feel like they are in California or Hawaii, I suggest trying to surf in Montreal’s St. Lawrence River or at the indoor surfing centre called Brossard’s Oasis Surfing. At Oasis Surfing, you can enjoy a nice drink, some great food, and a surfing experience that makes you feel like you are in the ocean this winter.\nFacebook\n6. Go To The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts This Winter\nA photo posted by mcg (@mchantalg) on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:26pm PST\n1380 Rue Sherbrooke O\nFeel like you are checking out museums across the globe by checking out the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts. No vacation is complete until you go to at least one museum!\nFacebook\n7. Go To An Outdoor Winter Spa This Winter\nA photo posted by Bota Bota spa-sur-l'eau (@botabotamtl) on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:11am PST\n124 Boul Labelle, Rosemère & Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal, Rue de la Commune O\nPretend like you are getting a relaxing massage in Switzerland by heading to one of Montreal’s superb spas. If you want to feel like you are in secluded space, then I suggest trying Spa Le Finlandais. But if your heart is set on being on a boat, then check out Bota Bota! You get to relax in Montreal and day dream that you are on vacation.\nFacebook: Spa Le Finlandais & Bota Bota\n8. Go Skating This Winter\nA photo posted by Emilie Macfie (@emiliemacfie) on Feb 5, 2016 at 2:45pm PST\nThe Old Port skating rink seriously has it all: it’s got romance, fun, decorations, lights, and to top things off, it’s outdoors. It may not be the beach but it sure is fun this winter!\nofficial website\n9. Go Walk Through Old Montreal This Winter\nA photo posted by Maria Castro (@maria_mariaaaah) on Dec 14, 2014 at 7:50am PST\nOld Montreal is absolutely stunning! Especially in the winter. Old Montreal does this thing where it makes you feel like you are in Europe! So, instead of going to Europe, just pretend! I mean the Notre-Dame Basilica sure makes me feel like I'm back in France!\n10. Go To Mont Royal And Watch A Sunset This Winter\nA photo posted by Polina Breger (@bregerslab) on Jan 11, 2014 at 9:43am PST\nMont Royal is gorgeous during every season! So, pretend like you are watching the sunset over a white snowy beach this winter break!\n11. Go To A Fabulous Brunch This Winter\nA photo posted by Baby Camara (@lachicdemoiselle) on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:17pm PDT\n407 Rue McGill #100a\nWake up and pretend that you are in Europe enjoying a classic brunch at some of Montreal's hottest breakfast spots! I suggest checking out Restaurant Holder! They offer a French gourmet brunch and this is the place to be during your winter break! The brunch menu includes fabulous eggs Benedict and much more!\nWebsite\n12. Go To Le Ceramic Cafe This Winter\nA photo posted by Céramic Café Studio Montréal (@ceramiccafemtl) on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:08am PDT\n4338 St Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2K8\nOne of my personal favourite places is Le Céramic Café. It's a great place where you can create art, relax, enjoy food, and overall have fun! You can choose whichever mold you like and the fun takes off from there! It's a great way to distract you from being broke and stuck in Montreal this winter.\nFacebook\n13. Go To A Fondue Restaurant This Winter\nA photo posted by Veronika (@veronika_kanadskaya) on Aug 18, 2015 at 8:12pm PDT\n964 Rue Rachel E\nPretned that you are on a cheese tasting adventure this winter at La Fonderie. This Plateau staple has been in Montreal for decades, and for one very good reason: their fondue is completely out of world. Not only does this spot offer multiple different types of delicious fondues – such as Swiss cheese and Fondue Bourguignonne – but it is a perfect location for a double date since you can share! This is a great way to bond with another couple over melted cheese and finger foods!\nFacebook\n14. Go To An Exotic Restaurant This Winter\nA photo posted by Yeye (@jiayiliuyezi) on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:32am PST\nIf you are into trying great food on your trips, then I suggest checking out some of Montreal’s authentic and exotic restaurants. If you wish to be in Italy, then check out this list of authentic Italian pizzas. But, if you want more of a variety then I suggest checking out this link with Montreal’s most authentic restaurants to make you feel like you are travelling the world this winter\n15. Go To The Botanical Gardens This Winter\nA photo posted by Charliee Taylor (@charlieetaylor94) on Feb 18, 2016 at 1:14pm PST\n4101, rue Sherbrooke Est\nThe Montreal Botanical Garden is absolutely stunning and the perfect place for a romantic walk this winter. I suggest heading done there sometime during your break where you can walk under the moonlight and in the lighted Chinese village. It is absolutely stunning in the winter and summer!\nWebsite\n16. Go To Mont-Tremblant Village This Winter\nA photo posted by Tremblant (@monttremblant) on Dec 3, 2015 at 5:18pm PST\nEnjoy skiing like you are in Switzerland this winter break by heading to Mont-Tremblant Village! It is absolutely stunning in the winter and will blow your mind! It's actually named #13 on the list of the top 25 best ski towns!\nWebsite\n17. Go To Sky-Venture This Winter\nA photo posted by G I O R G I O P E T R O N E (@giorgiopetrone) on Sep 19, 2015 at 6:15pm PDT\n2700 Avenue Du Cosmodôme\nIt’s the first ever free fall simulator in Canada. Visit Sky Venture and learn to like you are sailing over the sea! It’s the next best thing to a vacation!\nWebsite\n18. Go To Hot Yoga This Winter\nA photo posted by Marie-Pier Turgeon (@mp_yoga) on Oct 20, 2015 at 6:18pm PDT\n1470 Rue Peel #100, Montréal\nAnother way to sit back and relax this winter is by doing some yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and release stress. I suggest going to one of Montreal’s many yoga studios. My personal favorite is hot yoga at Ensō where you sweat your stress away and pretend like you are in a rain forest enjoying some good old yoga!\nFacebook\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.