July is upon us, which means summer is in full swing and everyone is searching for free things to do in Montreal right now.
And we're here to help! Here are 11 ideas that won't cost you a dime this month.
Address: 1500, rue Berri, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for a night filled with dancing and music in a lovely outdoor setting, Jardins Gamelin is your spot.
Attend A Festival International Nuits d'Afrique Show
When: From July 13 – 18, 2021
Address: Parterre du Quartier des spectacles, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The 35th edition of the Festival International Nuits d'Afrique starts on July 13 and is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique musical experience.
During the day, outdoor shows will occur throughout the neighbourhood. As soon as night falls, you will be able to attend large projections that will completely transform the atmosphere.
Explore These Ephemeral Gardens
When: Until September 6, 2021
Address: Mount Royal Avenue, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For the rest of the summer, seven spaces recreating colourful urban gardens are scattered along avenue Mont Royal. There's a colourful skate park, a light and shadow garden, a rose mural, and other funky spots to check out.
Visit The Wish Tree In Chinatown
Address: At the corner of boulevards Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque, Chinatown, Montreal
Why You Need To Go: The new installation "Place des Souhaits" is at the top of our must-see this summer list. It twinkles at night! It's set up next to a patio where you can chill with friends.
Get A Free Whopper At Burger King
Cost: Free with a bill of $1 or more
When: For a limited time
Address: Participating locations
Why You Need To Go: If you've been craving something greasy, you'll be happy to know that you can get a free burger for a limited time at Burger King. All you have to do is download the restaurant's app and place an order over $1 to get a free Whopper.
Discover This Outdoor Terrasse
When: Every day until September 6 from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: Place des Commencements; 200, rue de la Commune O., Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can find Place des Commencements located at the end of the Grand Quai in Old Montreal, which has the most beautiful green terrasse where you can sit on chairs and admire Habitat 67 and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. It's an ideal spot to watch the sunset.
Walk Through This Colourful Art Installation
Address: Square Victoria, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: We all need a little extra dose of colour in our lives and the "À l'ombre des cosmos" installation provides exactly that.
Check Out This New Summer ParkXavier Bourassa | Narcity Québec
When: Every day from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: La Brise du Large; 1800, Chemin des Iroquois, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This is the new waterfront park on the Lachine Canal, La Brise du Large, that you have to check out this summer if you want to sit in the shade for a picnic or feel like you're in the South.
See Impressive Acrobatic Shows
When: July 8 – 18
Address: Various locations depending on the show
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's on rue Saint-Denis or during their tours in the different neighbourhoods of the city, you're bound to be happy you spotted one of Montréal Completèment Cirque's shows.
Visit Musée McCord
When: Free on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.
Address: 690, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: A trip to the museum is always a good idea — especially when it's free. Note that the Christian Dior et Chapleau – Profession : caricaturiste exposition will cost you $9.50 on Wednesday evenings, but the rest of the museum is free to visit after 5 p.m.
Chill Out At This Sandy Beach In The Middle Of Downtown
When: Open until September 26, 2021
Address: Saint James United Church; 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get some unique beach vibes right in the heart of Montreal.