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Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Montreal: 2017 Edition
Things to do in Montreal this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend running October 6 to October 9, 2017? Go straight to my piece on Montreal's best and brightest October 2017 festivals and events for the full scoop.
And if you want a quick and easy way to kickstart a glorious long weekend, behold your beeline. These 14 things to do Montreal Thanksgiving weekend are fun, stimulating, invigorating and depending on how you play them, you might even learn something new. The best of all worlds, I say.Continue to 2 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Free Compost
From out of town and visiting for the weekend? Skip to this page unless you really love compost. As for locals...
Some call it black gold. The other black gold, the one that doesn't stick to seagulls. And if you're a Montreal resident who wants to improve the quality of your garden soil with, say, a layer of fresh compost dumped on top before the ground freezes, allowing nutrients to seep into the soil by the time spring planting rolls around, then city hall's free compost giveaway this October 7 and October 8, 2017 is just for you.Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Leaf Peep
The time to leaf peep is NOW. Don't blink. Don't wait until the end of the month. Do it NOW, on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Check out my favorite Montreal leaf-peeing destinations and be inspired as you take in the array of colors and shapes while they're in their prime.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Ghost Walk
In the mood to get spooked? Try an Old Montreal ghost walk. But you need to reserve in advance.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Off Jazz Festival
Catch the OFF Jazz Festival running October 5 through October 14, 2017, which includes free performances happening at Résonance Café. It's one of my favorite Montreal jazz venues, and it doubles as a vegan café. Beer prices are reasonable too.Continue to 7 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Plan Halloween
Have you figured out what you want to do for Halloween yet? I cover Montreal Halloween events for kids and the whole family and Montreal Halloween events for big kids.Continue to 8 of 13 below.
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Things to Do in Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Black and Blue
Running every day through Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is Montreal's annual LGBT-friendly Black and Blue from October 5 to October 9, 2017, a nightlife-centric series of events and social activities including the main event on Sunday, October 8, 2017 with its customary dress code: wear black and blue.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Things to Do in Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: To Pick a Peck
Granted, it's a little early to carve out that jack o'lantern -unless you want him to look like a decomposing corpse by Halloween- but that shouldn't stop you from visiting a pumpkin patch near Montreal. It's got family day written all over it.Continue to 10 of 13 below.
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Things to Do in Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: What About Monday?
Think there's nothing to do on Canadian Thanksgiving Day itself? HA.Continue to 12 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Indulge in a Freebie
Who doesn't love freebies? Just off the top of my head is McGill University's Redpath Museum, which is one of the last freestanding museums in Canada though if you can manage it, please give a donation.
There's also this free downtown Montreal walking tour. Just remember to book your spot and you're good to go.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Things to Do Montreal Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Fright Fest
So La Ronde gets weird this time of year for Fright Fest, an annual Halloween prelude when ghouls, zombies and demons take over the grounds at sunset, adding to the thrilling ambiance which naturally includes haunted houses. The one rule these creepers follow? No touching. Otherwise, the weak of heart and young children are advised to sit this one out.