Montreal’s Best Activities On A Low Budget
Posted on January 04 2018
The great thing about Montreal is that there are so many things to do. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or a casual night out, you’ll never run out of options. So after having emptied your wallet on gifts during the holiday season, you’ll be happy to know that you still have many fun low-budget activities to choose from to make the most of your holiday!
Take a short trip down to the local farmer’s market in La Chute Quebec
Open throughout the year, the La Chute farmers market contains everything you’re looking for. From food, clothes, shoes, tools, this huge market is definitely something worth seeing. They are most famous for their selling of antiques, but you should arrive early because these sell out really quickly. So spend the day taking it all in, and spend the evening at one of their restaurants or bars with your friends or partner!
Take part in one of the renowned Concordia Greenhouse workshops
The Concordia Greenhouse is famous for hosting cool workshops, screenings, and environmentally conscious community events. On January 9th, you’ll have the chance to join a workshop on The Art of Making Tea! From 5:30 PM to 8 PM, you’ll be tasting different teas, exploring different herbs, and learning about their medicinal qualities for only 16$! Tea lovers rejoice!
La Fête des Neiges de Montréal
La Fête des Neiges de Montréal is perfect is you’re looking for an affordable family-friendly activity. Every weekend from January 20th to February 11th, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau has organized outdoor activities and programs for your whole family to enjoy. These activities include great performances by amazing artists, ice sculpting, dogsledding, ice slides, zip-lining, a big jump off the 50 feet high tower, and many more! You’re sure to never run out of things to do! The best part is that access to the majority of the activities is free. But if you’re looking to spend some time on some of the activities that are not free, they offer an affordable Accropasse that can get you unlimited access to the activities for the 4 weekends.
Enjoy a night of Luminotherapie
The 8th annual edition of Luminotherapie features and installation of Impulse — 30 interactive seesaws with both light and sound that change when in use. This allows for Montrealers to all interact and create their own show of lights and symphony! Luminotherapie provides an entrance in the Quartier des Spectacle that is free. So enter the playground with your loved ones from November 30th to January 28th.
Don’t miss out on Igloofest!
Igloofest is the perfect event to go to if you enjoy electronic music and dancing. Set outside, everyone shows up in their big winter jackets to live the unforgettable experience. This visually stunning and ambitious project has becoming known around the world as one of the most memorable winter festivals, so be sure to get your ticket ASAP to reserve your spot between January 18th to February 3rd!