Today is the 28th edition of Montreal Museums Day — the day when Montrealers can visit 34 of the city's museums for free.
The idea, according Pierre Wilson, the chairman of the Board of Montreal Museum Directors, is to make the city's museums better known among Montrealers — and in recent years, more than 100,000 took advantage of the day.
"It's an occasion to go to museums for free, and there are many families that are jumping on this occasion," he says.
The STM will provide a free shuttle bus service to take visitors around the city along five different routes.
The event runs from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Board of Montreal Museum Directors' web site.