Best Online Activities for Someone in Montreal

Whether you’re into gambling, gaming or just want to chill and watch a new show on Netflix, there’s something out there for everybody to kill some time from the warmth and comfort of your own home.

It’s getting to that time of year again where the weather gets rough, the snow falls heavily and people just want to stay curled up under a blanket by the fire. Add into that the fact that this new Omicron variant of Covid has started affecting businesses all over the world, now is as good a time as any for us to take a look at things you can do online to quash your boredom. We’re going to start off with one of this generation’s favourite past times, gambling, but online! It’s no secret that those of us with a bit of spare cash enjoy having a dabble at the bookmakers, whether that’s on sports or esports, but it has become a lot easier these days with the invention of online sportsbooks and betting apps!

Gambling has been a thing for hundreds of years, but in recent history, online gambling has become huge. Being able to place a bet at the push of a button while on the go is crazy efficient. So if you’re into gambling, one fun way to entertain yourself is to play at the new online casinos in Canada, there are so many new casinos available these days, all adding their own spin on things with pretty inviting new customer offers, some of which you can try completely free with no risk. A few examples are places like BARZ Casino and SPINNI where you can claim a matched welcome bonus and free spins on their slots. Or who could forget one of the biggest names in the business? Pokerstars, their casino will offer you up to $2000 matched bonus and 300 free spins just for signing up.

Online casinos have seen a huge boom in popularity in recent years given Covid lockdowns and the improvements in the apps and websites themselves.

There’s a lot on offer when it comes to online casinos, they have a little bit of everything from slots to table games like roulette or something a little more sociable like poker,something for everybody really! Not to mention countless communities out there for like minded people to meet and share their favourite games and casinos with each other. However it is worth remembering that if you do decide to spend some time playing online casinos or having a dabble on the NHL, that your capital will be at risk, so make sure you gamble responsibly and when the fun stops, stop. If gambling isn’t your cup of tea, what else can you do online to burn the midnight oil and have some fun?

If you’re like me you’ll probably already spend most of your free time doing this, but gaming is a fantastic way to spend your free time, especially in those winter months when it gets dark super early and you can’t be bothered to leave the house so almost every meal becomes take out… Is that one just me? ANYWAY, gaming has become a HUGE multi billion dollarindustry these days, even if you don’t have a console or a PC there are many options for your mobile phone. Games like the new release from Psyonix, Rocket League sideswipe is a MOBILE game, 2.5D rocket league, 3D graphics on a 2D playing field, with 1v1, 2v2 and 2v2 hoops modes, you play 2 minute games to find out who is the best at driving their supersonic acrobatic rocket powered battle car! AND IT’S FREE.

Services like Xbox Game Pass really do have a little something for everybody and with free trials easily accessible you could give it a go risk free!

What was that? Mobile gaming isn’t your thing? Well if you have a console or a gaming PC but you’re strapped for cash over christmas, let’s face it, things can get a little tight around the festive period, then you could invest in something like Xbox Game Pass which has PLENTY of games to try out, including many multiplayer experiences for you if you want a more social experience. For example, me and the wife have just started playing Outriders from Square Enix, I played the demo of this game and really enjoyed it but honestly? I thought £60 was a bit of a push for it and couldn’t really justify paying it. The game launched on Game Pass but ONLY for Xbox. Well it has now moved over to the PC Game Pass library too! You can pick up a 3 month Xbox Game Pass code for PC for £20-25 depending where you shop and there are plenty of places you can get free trial codes if you don’t want to dump any money just yet!

Okay, so all you do in your spare time is game, I get it, sometimes you can get a little burnt out when you’re hammering ranked in Rocket League or Apex Legends and all your games have been a bit garbage, the climb up the ladder is a great feeling but the fall from grace hurts like no other. Why not spend some time with like minded people? If you visit places like Twitch TV and YouTube there is a little something for everybody, they have live streams of concerts, podcasts, dungeons and dragons games if you’re into that or just classic video game streamers, where you can chat and interact with people to your heart’s content!

Alright I hear you, you’re not into gaming, that’s totally fine. YouTube is still an option for that as is Twitch, but what if you want something a little more serious? A little more “fulfilling” perhaps? Well, places like Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video or Crunchyroll, if you’re big into anime like me, all have a HUGE variety of shows, documentaries and movies. I’m sure there is something on there that will sink its hooks in, pick a new show, start episode 1 at 10pm, next thing you know it’s 4am the next morning and you’re only going to have 2 hours sleep before you have to get up for work! We’ve all been there, trust me. Though not all these services have free trials, you can pick up a month sub to them for a relatively cheap price so it could be worth looking into the catalogues of each site before committing to a subscription.

That’s going to do it for this one, whether you’re into gambling, into gaming or just want to chill and watch a new show on Netflix, there’s something out there for everybody to kill some time from the warmth and comfort of your own home. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas, if you celebrate, and all the best for 2022. Take care and stay safe everybody!