With things reopening all across the city, Montrealers might be starting to remember just how expensive going out can get. This is why we've put together a list of free things to do in Montreal this June.
As they say, the best things in life are free!
Walk Through Montreal’s First-Ever “Japan Week” Festival
When: June 7–13
Why You Need To Go: Organized by the non-profit organization YATAI, Japan Week will honour Japanese culture in several neighbourhoods in a variety of ways.
Play A Massive Game Of Chess Outside
When: May 4, 2021, to June 27, 2021
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine, between rue de Bleury and rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: If ever you're walking through Quartier des Spectacles, you'll see life-sized chess boards printed on the ground. It's a cool activity in the city for you and your friends to try.
Embrace Staying Out After 9:30 p.m.
Address: Wherever you want
Why You Need To Go: It's safe to say that the end of Quebec's curfew made many Montrealers very happy. Take full advantage and go for a nice late-night walk!
Go to Tam-Tams
When: Every Sunday
Address: Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument; Mount Royal Park, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's just to get some fresh air or to hear the drummers play, Tam-Tams is always a good time.
Visit Jardins Gamelin
Address: 1500, rue Berri, Montreal, QC
When: Opening June 4
Why You Need To Go: Jardins Gamelin will be bringing life back into Montreal with its various events and themed gardens. It's definitely a must-visit this summer.
Explore The Village's Outdoor Exhibit
Address: Galerie Blanc; 1114, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC
When: Opening again in "early June"
Why You Need To Go: Galerie Blanc always has the coolest outdoor exhibits, and it's totally free to explore different works of art.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Fanfare de l'Île
Address: All across the city
Why You Need To Look Out For Them: Fanfare de l'Île is a group of local musicians who, in the last year, have organized spontaneous marching bands throughout the city. If you get a chance to hear them play the sweet sounds of New Orleans jazz, you're sure to feel an instant sense of joy.
Visit Quinn Farm
Address: 2495, boul. Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC
When: Wednesday to Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: If you feel like taking a little trip out of the city to take a walk among the apple trees and see all the flowers during the blossoming season, Quinn Farm is the spot to do it. Just make sure to make a reservation before you go.