8 activities accessible by public transport to do in Montreal and its surroundings

The rising mercury makes you want to plan 1001 activities, to the point where you wonder if you will have enough 24 hours in a day?.

8 activities accessible by public transport to do in Montreal and its surroundings

The rising mercury makes you want to plan 1001 activities, to the point where you wonder if you will have enough 24 hours in a day?

To avoid wasting your precious time in traffic jams and looking for parking, why not make your trips profitable by opting for public transport?

Whether you are an occasional user or visiting Montreal (and its surroundings) for a few days, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) invites you to purchase Unlimited Evening tickets (valid from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. next day – $5.75) and Unlimited Weekend (valid from 4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday – $14.50).

These passes allow you to travel an unlimited number of times on the networks of all operators in the greater Montreal metropolitan area (exo, RTL, STL and STM), which gives you access to all modes of public transport: bus , metro and train. A practical, flexible, economical and ecological solution!

Whether it's the Santa Teresa Festival in Sainte-Thérèse (May 19 to 22 | accessible by train and exo bus), the Metro Metro Festival at the Olympic Park (May 20 to 22 | Pie-IX metro station), the Francos de Montreal (June 9 to 18 | Place-des-Arts metro station), the International Jazz Festival (June 30 to July 9 | Place-des-Arts metro station) or Osheaga (July 29 to 31 | Jean metro station -Flag), there is something for everyone!

Many comedians will tread the boards of the Olympia (Berri-UQAM metro station) in the coming months, including Louis-Josée Houde (May 19 June 9, 15, 21, 22), Dominic Paquet (May 20, 21 ), Mariana Mazza (26, 27 May) and Rachid Badouri (16 to 20 June). Humor lovers, you are served!

For a unique culinary experience, Le Central (Saint-Laurent metro station), Time Out Market (McGill metro station) and Le Cathcart (McGill metro station) are must-see destinations! Located in the heart of downtown, these gourmet spaces include a host of gourmet restaurants and bars, in addition to hosting various artistic and musical performances. Pleasure guaranteed!

Montreal is full of good restaurants to make you live unforgettable culinary experiences. We think, among others, of the popular Joe Beef restaurant (Lionel-Groulx metro station), of the classic Toqué! (Square-Victoria-OACI metro station), the exploded Le Mousso (Sherbrooke or Beaudry metro station) or the exotic Damas (Outremont metro station).

Shops, restaurants, cinemas, performance halls, escape games, hotels, spas... You can find everything you need for a busy day at Quartier DIX30 (RTL bus 14, 214, 35, 39) in Brossard. And for those who would like to get out of their comfort zone, go to Oasis Surf to learn about surfing for an afternoon.

Interactive activities, experiments through games and discoveries thanks to science popularization are on the agenda at the Montreal Science Center for the enjoyment of young and old. Take advantage of your visit to the Old Port to try out other activities such as La Ferris wheel, the aerial routes Voiles en Voiles and the MTL Zipline (Champ-de-Mars metro station, bus 715).

Place Bell (Montmorency metro station, in Laval) hosts many sporting events, including the 55th Quebec Games Final, which will be held from July 22 to 30, 2022. Come and see the best athletes from all regions of Quebec – aged from under 18 – compete for top honors in their respective discipline.

With a branch in Anjou (Honoré-Beaugrand metro station, bus 141, 28), Kirkland (exo1-Beaconsfield station, bus 217), Brossard (bus 44, 47, 49) and Laval (bus 63, 76), the centers of iSaute trampoline is the ideal activity to let loose and burn off your energy. On the menu: a jumping section, a basketball and dodgeball court, foam cube pits to try aerial acrobatics and a section reserved for the youngest jumpers. In short, a sporting and entertaining activity for the whole family!

To make your leisure time a breeze, opt for the Unlimited Evening and Unlimited Weekend metropolitan fares and travel as many times as you want, regardless of the mode of public transport you choose. Also remember to download the Chrono mobile application, which will allow you to easily plan all your trips.


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