9 exciting free activities to do in Montreal in March

It’s officially March and you know what that means: the start of spring 2022 is in the near future! And what better way to celebrate the end of one season and the arrival of another than by embracing all that our city has to offer?

There are tons of free things to do in Montreal in March, all you have to do is look for them!

Celebrate Free Museums Day on the first Sunday of the month

When: Sunday, March 6

Or: Various places

Why you should go: It’s hard to say no to spending a day at the museum when it’s totally free! You can take advantage of this offer by visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), the Château Dufresne, the Montreal Holocaust Museum and many others.

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Walk around the Barbie Expo

Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: To remind you of your childhood love for these dolls.

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Discover the White Gallery

When: 24/7

Where: 1114 Sainte-Catherine Street E., Montreal, QC

Why you should go: It’s hard to hate snow on the ground when you’re surrounded by artwork.

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Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau

Where: 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: While waiting for the spring weather to settle in Montreal, we can continue to participate in the many activities of Parc Jean-Drapeau’s winter program so as not to be cold in the spirit.

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Go to the Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: When: March 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Find out parade route

Why you should go: Because one of Montreal’s most iconic fashion shows is finally back after two years of cancellation!

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Skate at L’Esplanade Tranquille

Cost: Free admission – $10.87 skate rental

When:

  • March 1: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • March 2 to 5: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • March 6: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • March 7: closed
  • March 8 and 9: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From March 10:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Corner of Sainte-Catherine Street West and Clark Street

Why you should go: To discover the new skating rink in town!

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Discover a comedy show

When: Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m.

Address: Complexe Sky — 1488, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Comedy nights are back! The first edition of Funny in Queer, hosted by emerging comedian Zach Poitras, will take place at Complexe Sky. This is the perfect opportunity to discover comedians from Montreal’s LGBTQ+ community.

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Attend a show at the Casino de Montréal

When: Several dates

Address: 1, av. Casino, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Several shows are organized throughout the month where you can see various artists like Les Jacks, Raffy, Off The Wall and several DJs like DJ Montana from Montreal.

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In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many shops and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

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