5 free activities to do in Montreal during the summer

July 26, 2019

Oh summer, the weather is nice, it's hot ... It’s the best time of the year! Montreal is a cosmopolitan city, full of riches. A multitude of festivals are held every summer for the happiness of everyone. For exemple, you can spend beautiful afternoons in one of the many parks of Montreal. So that you can enjoy the beautiful season, here are 5 free activities to do during your summer vacation.

BBQ in the Park
What's better than spending an afternoon in the sun in one of Montreal's many parks? If you feel like it, you could even barbecue there. Mount Royal Park offers spacious lawns and breathtaking views of Montreal. With its many paths in the forest, you can take a long walk if you want to. Parc Lafontaine is also one of Montreal's most popular parks. You can have barbecues surrounded by friends or family.

Cultural journey
A desire to spend a cultural afternoon? Do not hesitate, go to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. You will discover many artists and exceptional works of art. Little more? Admission is free for under 30s. Do not worry, for those who are over 30 years old, admission is free on the last Sunday of each month. 

What if you enjoyed the summer to learn more about Canada's Autochthon culture? On the occasion of the Présence Autochtone Festival, which will take place from August 6th to 14th, immerse yourself in the cultures of here and elsewhere. You will be able to benefit from it to open you to the world and you will leave enriched. You will have the opportunity to discover a mosaic of outdoor shows, film screenings, presentations and more.

Enjoy free concerts, outdoor dances, drag-queens show, and the Pride Parade, which will take place on August 18th. All this is one of the many activities not to be missed during the Montreal Pride Festival, which will be showing its colors from August 8th to 18th in the Village and elsewhere in the city. 

You love cinema ? We have everything we need in Montreal. Movie enthusiasts are thrilled each year by sci-fi, fantasy and genre films at the Fantasia International Film Festival from July 11th to August 1st, which includes outdoor film screenings. Enjoy Les Rencontre Internationales du documentaire de Montréal and the Cinémania Francophone Film Festival, which also screen in the city's parks this summer, while Film Noir au Canal offers cult detective films along the Lachine Canal.

Here is a small selection of free activities that you can do in Montreal, with family, friends or even alone!