At Montreal on the Cheap, we can’t say enough about the Montreal Access Card (CAM). If you have an address in Montreal, then you can apply for your card. For just $8, you are entitled to discounts and specials all year long at some of the city’s best attractions, events, festivals, tours and much more (the pdf guide to partners and advantages is 28 pages long!)
You can apply for the card at city libraries, Acces Montreal offices and many municipal outlets. You’ll need to provide a picture, and the card takes a couple weeks to arrive in the mail, though you get an immediate temporary card so you can enjoy benefits right away.
Some highlights for cardholders for the Summer of 2014
Cinéma Beaubien, Cinéma du Parc and Cinémathèque québécoise: One ticket free with purchase of a regular price ticket.
Biosphere, Château Ramezay and Pointe-à-Callière: 20% off regular ticket price
Botanical Garden and Insectarium: $65 off 9-day day camps for kids
Les Amis de la montagne: $25 off weekly for day camps at Mount Royal Park.
Le Bateau-Mouche au Vieux-Port: 25% off regular price adult tickets for a 60-minute day cruise
Olympic Park: One ticket free with purchase of an adult ticket for a tour of the tower
Botanical Gardens: Free access to the outdoor gardens year-round, discounts on greenhouse access and gift shop purchases
Beach at Parc Jean- Drapeau: Two admitted for the price of one, Monday to Friday.