1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Save Money in Montreal - 10 Ways For Visitors to Save Money in Montreal

By

Save money in Montreal by following these 10 easy suggestions that cost very little and will help you enjoy the city like a native.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: negligible

Here's How:

  1. When going out for dinner, choose restaurants with the "Aportez-Votre Vin" (bring your your own wine) signs. Restaurants that serve their own alcohol charge a high mark-up per bottle to cover the cost of the license required. You can also bring beer.

  2. Before dinner, join the locals for the nightly "cinq a sept" (the 5 pm to 7 pm cocktail) when popular bars along St. Laurent, St. Denis and around the Plateau and Latin Quarter neighborhoods offer 2 or 3 for 1 drink specials.

  3. On summer Sunday afternoons, join a free and casual drumming session in Mount Royal Park. Even if you don't play, the entertainment is worth the climb up the mountain.

  4. Take in a free outdoor summer concert at Place des Arts, Ile Ste. Helene and /or the Old Port area.

  5. Shop at Simon's Department Store on Ste. Catherine St. W. for the latest Quebecois designer wear at low prices.

  6. Pick up a Montreal Museums Pass for $45.00 including public transit rides. Available at museums and tourists offices.

  7. Get same day half price tickets to the opera, symphony, theater etc. through La Vitrine, a last minute ticket venue at Place des Arts in downtown.

  8. Attend free French classes at local CEGEPs (community colleges - Canadian citizens only).

  9. Visit the man made beach on Ile Ste. Helene. Warning: The beach gets crowded on hot afternoons!

  10. Stock up on bulk wine from the S.A.C. (provincial liquor stores) Depot and go on a picnic to Mount Royal or Ile Ste. Helene.

  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. Montreal / Quebec City Travel

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.