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5 Things to Do in Montreal This November

From a documentary festival to unique boutiques, discover the top activities in Montreal this month.


Shwap Club

Shwap Club

For a low-cost, waste-free wardrobe refresh, this unconventional outfitter in Saint-Henri has you pay a nominal fee, bring a wearable item and swap it for something from their quality inventory.

Blanc Confetti

Photo: Lisa Moreau

Blanc Confetti

Writing letters might be old-fashioned, but this Little Italy paper emporium with beautiful printed cards and winsome stationery makes us want to travel back in time.


The Letter Bet

Photo: Catherine Canac-Marquis

The Letter Bet

Part gallery and part boutique, this seriously stylish Saint-Henri store invites you to beautify your life with sleek streetwear and striking original works by up-and-coming artists.


Socks For Bubbly

Photo: Andrew Cebulka, Stocksy United

Foot the Bill

Bring warm socks for the homeless to participating Toronto and Montreal restaurants, like Gus and Pastaga, and get a free glass of bubbly in exchange. Over 40,000 cozy pairs have been distributed to date.

November 19–25


Montreal International Documentary Festival

Photo: Maryse Boyce

Reel Life

The Montreal International Documentary Festival returns for its 21st edition, serving as a reminder that fact is often more compelling than fiction. Among this year’s highlights: retrospectives on Maria Augusta Ramos, whose films expose Brazil’s corrupt political underbelly, and Kazuhiro Soda, who focuses on modern Japanese culture.

November 8–18