Things To Do In Montreal: Free Art & Entertainment In Quebec

on October 18, 2013

Segal Centre

The only thing better than the weekend is filling yours with things to do that won’t cost you a dime.

The Montreal arts scene is one of the most vibrant in the world and there are a host of activities and things to do in Montreal that you can take advantage of that are completely free.

The Segal Centre For Performing Arts At The Saidye
5170 Cote-Ste-Catherine, Montreal QC

The Segal Centre sponsors a “Sunday At The Segal” lecture series where directors, writers and other notable academics talk about a variety of subjects that will be particularly appealing to any artisan. Topics range from jazz to Mozart and Bach. The free event takes place on Sundays at 11 a.m. and also includes refreshments afterwards.

Musee Des Beaux-Arts de Montreal
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal QC

The collection at this museum is always free to the public and features European artwork that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. You can check out art from around the world and this includes African masks, Buddhist sculptures and Islamic metalwork. Not to be ignored, there is also a heavy focus on Canadian work as well, and the collection also features Canadian history through its Northern paintings and sculptures as well.

Musee de Lachine
1800, boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine QC

This outdoor museum features 50 sculptures that are selectively placed along both walking and biking trails that follow St-Louis Lake and Lachine Canal. The museum is open daily from sunrise to sunset and features a special scavenger hunt in Rene-Levesque park that is educationally-themed around the omnipresent artwork. On weekends in October, the museum also hosts an introduction to archaeology where attendees can participate in a simulated dig and analyze the artifacts that they find.