The Perfect Weekend (on a Student Budget)

When Friday finally arrives, it’s time to have some fun! Whether you’re taking a well-earned break from your summer internship or your dreary summer courses, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a weekend activity outside of your workplace or Montreal student residence. Despite loving some time out, we understand that a student budget can be tight. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of perfect weekend activities you can do on a student budget in Montreal!

Head to a Museum

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Did you know many museums in Montreal are completely free to enjoy? If not, many also have a student discount. So grab a friend or date, and enjoy the cultural benefits of living in such a vibrant city at one of Montreal’s many museums or galleries.

Walk Through Old Port


Take a walk through the gorgeous Old Port and enjoy a snack from one of the many food trucks along the boardwalk. From window shopping to zip lining or horse-carriage rides, this is sure to make for a lovely afternoon. If you squint, it might just look like you’re in Europe.

Cafe Tour


Head to the Plateau and try out one of the many hipster cafes the area has to offer. Not only will it be a quaint experience full of Instagrammable (and memorable) moments, but it will also not hurt your wallet! Better yet, rainy or sunshine, a cafe tour of the plateau will always hold up!




If you’re looking to have a Sunday Funday outside of your Montreal student residence, head to parc Mount Royal and enjoy the Tamtams. With vibrant drum music, entertainers, and a great young crowd, this is the place to be to enjoy the sun and breeze in our vibrant city on a Sunday. Did we mention it’s completely free?


Bottomless Brunch

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Ok, this one might be slightly more expensive, but get out from your Montreal Student Residence and enjoy one of the many Montreal restaurants that boast bottomless mimosas with their brunch menu. Check out Suwu for a great and affordable option!


Did we miss your favourite affordable weekend activity? Let us know in the comment section below, or by tagging @stcathys on social media

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