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


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.

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