It’s finally the weekend and the city is filled with exciting events. So grab a friend and explore what Montreal has to offer for the best three days of the week!
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
Enjoy the sounds of the amazing McGill Symphony Orchestra at Pollack Hall.
Where: Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke St O
When: January 19 and 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online
Shakira is embarking on her El Dorado world tour and she will be making a stop in Montreal on Friday, January 19. The pop superstar’s latest tour supports her new album El Dorado, which features collaborations with artists such as MAGIC!, Carlos Vives, Cashmere Cat and Prince Royce.
Where: Bell Centre
When: Friday, January 19 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster
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: January 20 to February 11, 2018
Tickets: Available online
If LEGO is your thing, you’ve got to check out this very cool LEGO cities exhibition coming to Montreal next week. Karim Awad is a LEGO architect and has been a brick collector for over 25 years. On January 21, over 25 of his amazing creations will be on display at the Livart Gallery.
Where: Le Livart, 3980 St. Denis, Montreal
When: January 21, 2018
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
For a fourth year, Snow Yoga classes are taking place in our beautiful snowy Montreal parks. POP Spirit and the Borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal invite you to take the time to immerse yourself in the sublime white landscape offered by our winter in Quebec!
Bring your own rug and or a small blanket.
Where: Parc Lafontaine: every Saturday, from January 13 to March 17 (meeting point: facing the La Fontaine space)
Laurier Park: every Sunday, until March 18
(meeting point: facing the chalet ( by the pool) of Laurier Park)
When: Various dates until March. Check Facebook page for details.
Time: Various times. Check Facebook page for details.
A light-up winter wonderland will be taking over Place des Festivals this winter for the eighth annual edition of Luminothérapie. This year’s display is called Impulse and it is an interactive work made up of light-up seesaws.
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance St.
When: Until January 28, 2018
Time: Sunday to Wednesday: from noon to 10 pm
Thursday to Saturday: from noon to 11 pm
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!
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
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.
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)
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
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.