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13 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, February 3

DH Montreal Staff Feb 02, 2018 2:37 pm 212

It’s finally Saturday and the city is filled with exciting events. So grab a friend and explore what Montreal has to offer for the best day of the week!

La Poutine Week Montreal

Perfectly timed for all the carb cravings caused by winter in Canada, the great French-Canadian classic is cause for celebration! As previously announced, La Poutine Week kicks off in Montreal the first week of February and more than 40 Montreal restaurants are expected to participate.

When: Until February  7, 2018
Where: Participating restaurants in Montreal

Igloofest 2018

Montreal’s Igloofest is back and the full lineup has officially been announced. This year, the music festival will take place between January 18 and February 3. The ultimate winter music festival, we, along with thousands of tourists that flock the city, brave the freezing temperatures to enjoy a wild night of music in Quai Jacques Cartier.

Where: Jacques Cartier Quay at the Old Port
Times: Thursday: 7:30 to 11 pm
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 to 12:30 pm
When: January 18 to February 3, 2018
Tickets: Available online 

Flashback Film Festival

You finally have a chance to watch all your favourite cult-classic films on the big screen.

Cineplex is hosting the Flashback Film Festival at select theatres across Canada, where attendees will be able to sit back with some movie theatre popcorn and enjoy their favourite flicks from the ’80s and ’90s.

Where: Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin – 350 rue Emery, Montréal, QC
When: Until Thursday, February 8
Time: Find showtimes here
Tickets: $9 for single ticket, $8 each if buying more than three, $75 for full festival pass


This January Opéra de Montréal presents the Canadian premiere of the opera JFK by American composer David T. Little and Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek.

The opera looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by delving into the hours preceding the fateful event.

Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
When:  February 3, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Yung Lean

Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, better known by his stage name Yung Lean, will be bringing his psychedelic hip-hop beats to MTELUS.

When: February 3, 2018
Time: Doors: 6:30 pm, Show: 8 pm
Tickets:  Available online, $28 to $33

Fête des Neiges

Your favourite winter festival is back. Parc Jean Drapeau’s annual Fête des neiges returns for three spectacular weeks this winter. Taking place between January 20 and February 11, the park will host a myriad of snow-themed events and activities.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
When: Until February 11, 2018
Tickets: Available online

Check out Montreal’s ‘Virtual Reality Garden’

If you’re looking for the ultimate virtual reality experience head down to the Phi Centre. From January 23 to February 12, the Phi Centre will be hosting a special edition of its ‘Virtual Reality Garden.’ You’ll be able to view screenings of the five productions nominated in the Best immersive production category at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Where: The Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre Street, Montreal
When: Until February 12
Tickets: Available online, $9.30

Go snowshoeing

Thanks to Montreal’s plethora of urban parks there are plenty of trails for you to wander this winter. Dig that old pair of snowshoes out of your closet or rent a brand new pair, whatever you do you’re sure to enjoy this snowy activity.

When: Until March 2018
Where: Check out our handy list!

Go skating at the Old Port skating rink 

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Until March 11, 2018
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port

Celebrate winter at Espace pour la vie

Montreal’s Espace pour la vie is ready for January and they’ve got an amazing line-up of events to keep you merry all winter long.

Where: Espace pour la vie, 4101 Sherbrooke St E
When: Various dates and times check website for details
Tickets: Available online

LeChop 2017

The 6th edition of the LeChop culinary festival is back next month. And this year LeChop MTL wants to give back to the community. The organization has partnered with Share the Warmth to offer a delicious 2-course table d’hote menu at participating restaurants to help fight the battle against food insecurity.

When: Now until February 28, 2018
Where: Weinstein & Gavinos (1434 Rue Crescent), L’Atelier d’Argentine (1458 Rue Crescent and 355 Marguerite D’Youville), and Decca 77 (1077 Rue Drummond)

Visit Montreal’s man-made ski and tubing hills 

Pente à Neige –an organization working to bring back skiing to the city by constructing man-made slopes at Parc Ignace-Bourget. Now the slopes are open and the park includes ski and snowboard courses with a carpet lift, two slopes for tubing, a sliding trail and a free ice rink.

Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
When: Throughout January
Hours: Thursday, Friday: 4 pm to 7 pm
Weekends: 8 am to 7 pm (snow tubing opens at 9 am)
Cost: Activity costs vary, check website for details

Check out the winter village at Olympic Park 

The traditional winter village at Montreal’s Olympic Park has officially returned for 2017 and 2018. From now until March 25, 2018, you can enjoy outdoor skating on a brand new frozen trail, browse the pop-up shops and discover artisanal products, and take part in plenty of other fun winter activities.

Where: Olympic Park, 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave
When: Until March 25, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
There are also special hours during the holidays. Check website for details.

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DH Montreal Staff

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