Dating is expensive, but dating during the holidays is straight up "bank account murder."
You just spent all your money on gifts, and every time you thought you were done, you suddenly remember someone else who should be on your list. It just never ends.
You may be broke, but that doesn't mean you need to put your love life on hold until New Years, there are a ton of amazing, cheap, and free romantic activities you can do around Montreal.
You just need to know where to look.
1. All The Free Activities At Igloofest
In addition to all the free activities at Igloofest like the Nordic Village, the Nordic Chutes and the Nordic Games, the last 2 parties of the year will be free 100% to attend!
2. Free Light Shows
If you haven't seen them with your eyes, you simply have to check these light installations out. They are located right next to the Grand Marché de Noel and and they are absolutely spectacular.
3. Free Enchanted Forest
The best place to head to once the sun goes down, has to be Mount-Royal. Right now Mount-Royal has been equipped with a giant projector that turns the entire mountain into one giant light show.
4. Free Jazz Show
Every Thursday, the Upstairs Jazz Bar hosts some free "Jazzy Jam Session"
5. Free Virtual Garden
Since January 2016, Montreal's Phi Center has had a free Garden Installation that blends animated movies with virtual reality. You have to check it out.
6. Free Interactive Fountain
Until the end of December, you can head over to Complexe Desjardins. They have an amazing interactive Fountain display that will take your breath away.
7. Free And Cheap Skating
Whether you want to skate indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of cheap and free options out there for you. But by far the most spectacular one is the rink located in the Old Port.
8. Get An Awesome Meal For Under 10$
Who says dinner has to be expensive. No one that's who. Luckily there are plenty of restaurants who offer full meals for under $10.
9. Cheap Concert Tickets
Concerts are expensive! But at least you save a few bucks on tickets if you buy them on the right website.
10. Winter Hikes
You're lucky enough to live in Quebec, a place that some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the country.
11. Snowshoe Adventure
If a hike isn't your thing, then perhaps snowshoeing is better suited for you.
12. Visit Any Of Canada's National Parks For Free
That's right, every single Canadian National Park will be free in 2017!
13. Go Rock Climbing For Cheap
Not all the activities can be free, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune either.
14. Color Tubing
Forget driving to the Laurentians to go tubing, you can go color tubing right here on the island.
15. Go For dinner Without Spending A Fortune
In case a $10 is is too expensive, fear not! There are also $5 options out there for you and they're absolutely delicious!
16. Free Museum Day
Montreal museums are quite possibly the world's greatest time wasters. Plus you get to show off how artsy, and mysterious deep you are.
17. Go On An Alcohol-Free Date
The best way to save money on a date is to skip the booze, and we found 15 amazing activities for you that don't involve drinking.
18. Get A Cheap Lunch At An Expensive Restaurant
Montreal has a lot of fancy expensive restaurants, but many of these places actually offer some pretty cheap lunch deals. That way you get all the luxury without spending all your money.