Montreal October 2017 Events and Attractions

Montreal October 2017: Events and Attractions

Montreal October events in 2017? It's a month of frights and foliage, a time of harvest with Montreal's farmer's markets exploding with technicolor produce as the city braces itself for colder months with a non-stop roster of festivals, events, and fall-themed fun.

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    Montreal events in October 2017 include these must-see festivals.
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    If Halloween prep isn't enough to keep you occupied all month, then consider a Zombie Walk. Or a ghost walk.

    You could also catch one of the hottest fashion sales of the season, peep at leaves, check out the Montreal Botanical Garden's Gardens of Light while you can and don't miss out on the Red Bull Music Academy while it's in town featuring Iggy Pop, Björk and many more.

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    Montreal events in October 2017 include these free things to do.
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    From a parade of undeads to jazz performances to free museum nights, save your money and live a little this October in Montreal.

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    Montreal October events in 2017 include these must-see concerts.
    ••• Deadmau5 performs during his 'lots of shows in a row' tour at the Fox Theater on April 24, 2017 in Oakland, California. The Toronto native spins at the Montreal Bell Centre October 13, 2017. Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images

    Catch the month's best live music, from big ticket concerts to spin sessions to intimate indie gigs.

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    Montreal events in October 2017 include these must-see fall attractions.
    ••• Montreal events in October 2017 include these must-see fall attractions. Perry Mastrovito / Getty Images

    As if I even need to spell out October's highlights. Just look out a window. Or make a beeline for these Montreal fall foliage destinations.

    Leaf-peeping strolls aren't your thing? Keep reading. There's more.

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    Canadian Thanksgiving is held the second Monday of October. In 2017, that's October 9, 2017. And with it comes a long weekend of harvest activities, festivals, and attractions. 

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    Montreal Halloween 2015 events for kids and whole family could theoretically include the Montreal Zombie Walk.
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    From what to do with the kids to where to party without any kids, we cover the ghoulish, spine-tingling bases.

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    Visiting Montreal in October?

    Old Montreal hotels worth a stay include Le Petit Hôtel.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Le Petit Hôtel

    Old Montreal is gorgeous in the fall. Consider staying at one of the historic district's top-rated hotels if you like the idea of walking around and exploring the area, which really comes alive with color in the fall.

    Montreal's top boutique hotels are also well-situated for city exploration. 

    Looking for luxury? These are Montreal's top 5-star hotels.

    Conference attendees consistently appreciate the convenience and proximity of these Montreal convention centre hotels, which are also great for vacationers who want to be both near Old Montreal and Chinatown. They're also a 5- to 10-minute walk from downtown Montreal. 

    For added convenience, all the hotels on this list are connected to Montreal's underground city.

    And if you like the idea of staying in and around Montreal's entertainment district, try these accommodations.

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    Montreal events in October 2017 include these weekend musts.
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    Have some free time coming up and only want to know what's happening this upcoming weekend?

    I cover the weekend's best every Thursday, Friday or Saturday and make sure you get well fed at the same time. Then there's the rain check and a foolproof strategy for enjoying high-end dining at a steal.

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    Best Montreal fall foliage destinations. Gorgeous colors are there for the gawking at Parc Bois-de-Liesse.
    ••• Bois-de-Liesse Park. RENAULT Philippe / Getty Images

    Unless the city is blessed with a rare Indian summer extending beyond September, Montreal is in full fall mode come October.

    The weather is crisp, cool but fairly comfortable, though it's not uncommon to experience a snowfall at this time.

    But if one happens at all, it tends to be on the light side, with flakes either melting on impact or away by day's end.

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    "Gardens of Light" Montreal Chinese Garden
    ••• "Gardens of Light" is on display at Montreal's Chinese Garden until the end of October. Chris Cheadle / Getty Images

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