The springtime weather in Montreal has us itching to explore the city, but there are definitely limitations to the activities we can do, especially if we're looking for activities that are budget-friendly.\nHere are nine things to do in Montreal this spring for $9 or less.\nEditor's Choice: 8 Colourful Spots In & Around MTL For When You Need To Add Some Colour Back Into Your Life\n\n\n\nCabane Panache Festival\nPrice: FREE!\nWhen: Until April 2\nAddress: Promenade Wellington, Verdun, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: It's not exactly the same annual sugar shack celebration you're used to, but there's still fun stuff to do. Check out the logging area on Promenade Wellington with photobooths featuring giant cans of maple syrup. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kimchi, the Adventurer (@kimchitheadventurecat)\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nBIXI through the city\nPrice: 50¢ to unlock. 10¢ per minute for a regular ride and 25¢ per minute for an electric ride.\nWhen: The season begins April 15\nAddress: Check out this station map!\nWhy You Need To Go: Get some much-needed exercise after hibernating throughout the winter. Plus, spring makes for perfect biking weather — warm but not too sticky. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by BIXI Montréal (@biximontreal)\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGrab a sandwich from Clarke Café & picnic by the Lachine Canal\nPrice: Sandwiches cost between $7 and $9.50\nAddress: 2483, rue Centre, Montreal*\nWhy You Need To Go: It's not so easy to find cheap eats by the Lachine Canal, but Clarke Café will fill your tummy with its massive sandwiches for under $10. And it's only a five-minute walk to the Lachine Canal for your picnic. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jamie Paige (@jamiepaigebeauty)\nWebsite\n\nTake the metro to a random stop & explore the neighbourhood\nPrice: $6.50 both ways\nWhy You Need To Go: Our metro system is consistently ranked at the top of the list when it comes to Canada's transit systems — so we might as well make good use of it. Pick a stop you're not super familiar with and explore the local neighbourhood shops, parks and restaurants. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Thu Truong (@kttruong.mtl)\nWebsite\n\nGet a Fairmount bagel & then shop for vintage treasures \nPrice: A bagel will set you back around $1.35 leaving you $7.65 to spend on a new trinket. \nAddress: 74, avenue Fairmount O.\nWhy You Need To Go: The walk from Fairmount to Second Vintage is three minutes — just enough time to devour a fresh bagel while it's still hot. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Élyse NG (@elyng14)\nWebsite\n\nLoad up on ice cream and go for a stroll \nPrice: A hot fudge at Hoche Glacé is $5.20\nAddress: Hoche Glacé is located at 2225, avenue Bennett but the city has countless dessert spots with cold, refreshing options.\nWhy You Need To Go: Ice cream season doesn't last long in Montreal, so you'd better get an early start! Go big or go home.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hoche Glacé (@hocheglace)\nFacebook\n\nGo to the planetarium on a Thursday evening\nPrice: $8 for two shows on Cheap Thursdays\nWhen: Thursdays after 5:30 p.m.\nAddress: 4801, ave. Pierre-de Coubertin \nWhy You Need To Go: When you no longer feel like living on this planet, escape through a double-feature of immersive films that transport you to outer space. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by chloe (@chloe._.k8)\nWebsite\n\nExplore one of the city's free gardens or green alleys & watch the flowers bloom\nPrice: FREE!\nWhy You Need To Go: Montreal's Botanical Garden is amazing — but it's also $16.50 for a standard ticket. There are plenty of beautiful gardens and green alleys where you can watch the flowers bloom for free, such as at Connaught Park or in Ruelle Champêtre Henri Julien.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Susan Ferguson (@suecferg)\n\nGet 9 croissants from 9 different bakeries on La Fête du Croissant\nPrice: 1 croissant = $1\nWhen: May 1\nAddress: Participating bakeries around the city\nWhy You Need To Go: Deliciousness is the obvious reason to kick off May with nine croissants, but getting them for a buck each really seals the deal. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by LINH MA (@livingbylinh)\nWebsite\n\n*This article has been updated.