February is two things: both the month of love and the shortest month of the year. But this one offers up one more day than usual, so why get out (or hell, stay in - we're not judging) and enjoy a few free things to do in Montreal this February? Winters are long and this month does tend to feel longer than most, even with only 29 days in its calendar. 

With spring nearly close enough to touch this may be the last month to enjoy all those outdoor winter sports while the snow is still there. February is also the time to kick up a celebration for Valentine's Day with your favourite person, alone, or by ignoring it altogether.

This month's list of free things to do has everything from winter festivals at the Olympic stadium to free workouts that you may have never heard of before, some culture, some food, and even indoor pursuits to while the days away without feeling guilty. 

No matter what you choose, it will help make the shortest month fly by even faster. 

So, if you're looking for ways to not have to think about opening your wallet, keep reading to find out 29 free activities to do in February in Montreal that may not already be on your radar. 


Visit Les Jardineries At The Olympic Park Winter Village

When: January 18 to March 8; 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: 4141, ave Pierre-de Coubertin; Olympic Park

Check out the Facebook event page!


Watch The Montreal Ice Canoe Challenge

When: February 1; from 12:30 p.m.

Where: Locations around the Old Port 

Check out the website for suggested places to observe the race!


Invite Yourself To A Superbowl Party

When: February 2; 6:30 p.m.

Where: A friend's house

Get all the Superbowl LIV info here!


Winter Carnival Fun & Fireworks (Ste. Anne de Bellevue)

When: February 1; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 109, rue Sainte-Anne, Ste. Anne de Bellevue; Town Hall

Take a look at the lineup!


Take A Free Tour Of The Canadian Centre for Architecture

When: February 2; 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: 1920, rue Baile

Learn more about the museum!


Celebrate The First Monday With Two Free Drinks At Miss Villeray (For Women Only) 

When: February 3 (occurs every Monday); 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Where: 220, rue Villeray

Check out the menu!


Summon Your Inner Greta Thunberg & Learn About Climate Change 

When: February 4; 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 1590, ave. du Docteur-Penfield; Samuel Bronfman Building - Concordia University

Register now to guarantee a spot!


Check Out The Last Night Of The Pop Tribute Show At The Casino

When: February 6; 8 p.m.

Where: 1, ave. du Casino

Learn more!


Get A Free Crème Brûlée Brownie At Juliette & Chocolat

When: February 7 – 9  

Where: Two participating locations

377, ave. Laurier O.

3600, blvd. Saint-Laurent

Read all about it here!


See What Sokatfit Is All About 

When: February 8; 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: 7401, blvd. Newman

Check it out here!


Attend The Je t'aime en chocolat Festival

When: February 8 - 9; 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Where: 350, rue St-Paul E.; Marché Bonsecours

Read all about it here!


Visit The Laval Nature Center For Some Winter Sports

When: Check out the website for details

Where: 901, ave. du Parc, Laval

See the website for more information and schedules.


Gear Up For An Honesca Ice Bike Race 

When: February 8; 9:30 am - 6 p.m.

Where: 4601, rue Sherbrooke E.; Parc Maisonneuve 

Register today!


Take A Web Development For Beginners Class 

When: February 9; 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: 1450, rue Guy; John Molson School of Business

Take a look at the Facebook event page!


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Check Out The Stunning New Glass-Ceiling Cathcart Biergarten 

When: Anytime during mall hours

Where: 1, Place Ville Marie

Read more about the indoor space!


Binge Watch All The New Shows Coming Out On Netflix In February 

When: Anytime

Where: Anywhere 

Here's the full list of shows!


Go Skating At Beaver Lake's Musical Nights

When: Every Thursday to Sunday in February; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 2000, Chemin Remembrance; Beaver Lake 

Learn more!


Take Yourself For A Quiet Winter Walk On Valentine's Day

When: February 14 (but any day, really)

Where: Mount Royal

Take a look at the website!


Spend The Day At One Of Montreal's Hidden Libraries 

When: Any day

Where: Locations around Montreal 

Read the list here!


Stretch It Out At A Free Ashtanga Yoga Class 

When: February 19; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: 372, rue Sainte-Catherine O.; Suite #118

Check it out!


Sample Quebec Cheese At Fête des fromages d'ici

When: February 21 - 23; starts at 11:30 a.m.

Where: 150, rue Sainte-Catherine O.; Complexe Desjardins

Check out this free Montréal en Lumière activity!


Try Out A Free Vegan Food Tasting 

When: February 22; 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: 3842, rue Saint-Denis; Herbivores Marché Végétalien

Take a look at the Facebook page!


Play Board & Video Games With Strangers At Montreal Joue

When: February 22 - March 8 

Where: Events throughout the city

Check out the website for program dates and locations!


Take In Mass (And The Architecture) At The Notre Dame Basilica

When: Monday - Sunday; times differ

Where: 110, rue Notre-Dame O.

For more info, check the website for mass times!


Check Out Some Cutting Edge Live Music & Poetry

When: February 27; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 838, ave. du Mont-Royal E.; Boutique Café MRKT

Learn more about the Ellis B. House organizers!


Have A Laugh At Hurley's Pub Free Standup Comedy 

When: February 27; 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: 1225, rue Crescent; Hurley's Irish Pub

You can reserve your free tickets here!


Party From Sunset To Sunrise During Nuit Blanche  

When: February 29; 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Where: Locations around Montreal

Check out the activities around the city!


Immerse Yourself In The Art Souterrain Projects 

When: February 29 - March 22

Where: Locations around the underground 

Find out all the upcoming projects!


Learn How You Can Study And Work Abroad

When: February 29; 12 p.m. – 5  p.m. 

Where: 1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle; Palais des Congrès

Pre-register now!


With all of these free things to do, don't you just feel richer? 

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