6 date ideas in Montreal that won’t cost you a penny
There’s no better city to explore with your loved one or close friends than Montreal, and luckily there’s plenty to do for free! With spring fast approaching and the weather finally improving, it’s the perfect time to explore all the city has to offer.
So pick up that special someone and take them on one of these romantic dates without breaking the bank. You will definitely not regret it.
Explore the city’s stunning murals
Address: Throughout the city
Why you should go: Montreal is full of beautiful murals just waiting to be discovered. To make it easier for you, a wall map is already prepared for you so you know exactly where to go. This is not only the ideal date for all art lovers, but it will allow you to really enjoy the beauty of Montreal’s creative scene.
Take a romantic walk in Mont-Royal
Address: 1260, ch. Souvenir, Montreal, QC.
Why you should go: Mount Royal is Montreal’s premier destination and the perfect place for a romantic stroll. Not only can you enjoy the trails and stunning views of the city skyline, but you can also bring your own skates and enjoy outdoor skating by Beaver Lake completely free of charge.
Take advantage of the Cité Mémoire visit
When: March 13 to May 17 (Thursday to Sunday) and May 17 to Labor Day (Tuesday to Sunday).
Why you should go: Cité Mémoire is a fabulous idea for you and that special someone to really immerse yourself in a part of Montreal’s history. You can enjoy the visit via the Cité Mémoire application, which allows you to take different routes, day and night, and attend the many projections against some of Montreal’s most emblematic buildings — and all for free!
Watch the sunset from Saint Joseph’s Oratory
Address: 3800, ch. Queen Mary, Montreal, QC.
Why you should go: St. Joseph’s Oratory is easily a must-see spot in Montreal, and their lookout is the perfect place to watch the beautiful sunset. Although the Oratory is currently under construction, you can still visit for free and enjoy all that golden hour has to offer.
Visit the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal
When: The first Sunday of each month.
Address: 1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC.
Why you should go: Try to enjoy some of Montreal’s great exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art where every Sunday is free admission. It’s the idea of the perfect date to truly immerse yourself in Montreal culture and enjoy a few collections that will surely brighten up your day.
Spend An Afternoon At Parc Des Rapides
Address: 7770 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, QC.
Why you should go: This is the perfect place for a romantic walk with a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. When spring arrives, you can enjoy a prepared picnic or feed bread to the swans and ducks that frequent the waterfront every year.
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