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15 things to do in Montreal this weekend: January 12 to 14

DH Montreal Staff Jan 12, 2018 5:30 am 137

It may be chilly out there but the city is filled with exciting events. So grab a friend and explore what Montreal has to offer this weekend.

Free bubble tea at Le Majestjé

If you’re a McGill student, come to The MajesThé on Friday, January 12th between 1 pm and 4 pm to grab a FREE bubble tea! Simply download and show the SSMU Eats app to redeem 1 free bubble tea.

Where: 439 Avenue du President-Kennedy
When: January 12, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm

The Office Trivia

Think you’re the master of knowledge when it comes to Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin Paper Company? Take part in this trivia event and show off your skills.

You can come dressed as your favourite character, and there will be a bonus prize for “Best Impression” of a character from the show. Winner will be chosen based on crowd applause!

Where: Mademoiselle, 5171 Ave du Parc
When: January 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm

Night Skating at Beaver Lake

Enjoy a nighttime skate a Beaver Lake at 6 pm. Skate rentals will be available on site for $ 9/2 hours.

Where: Beaver Lake, 2000 Ch Remembrance
When: January 12, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm

James Brown tribute

The musical impact of the Godfather of Soul/Funk is immeasurable and his legacy will be celebrated by the funkiest DJs of the city! With hundreds of albums/singles there will be enough sounds to groove all night long!

Where: Groove Nation, 410 Rachel Est
When: January 13
Time: 10 pm to 3 am

Doggy adoption day

Meet dogs looking for a family with the Animatch Dog Adoption team at the Doggy Café. Animatch is an organization that places abandoned dogs in its host families until they find them a perfect match.

Where: Le Doggy Café
When: January 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Price: Free!

$5 wall climbing at Zero Gravity

Are you looking for an activity to keep you warm this winter? Try out Zero Gravity’s climbing walls for just $5!

Where: Zero Gravity, 4519 Papineau Avenue
When: January 13 and 14, 2018
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Price: $5 for non-members and free for members

Free Snow Yoga

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, from January 14 to 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.
Price: Free!

Niska in Montreal

French rapper Stan Dinga Pinto, best known by the artistic name Niska, will be performing in Montreal.

Where: Olympia de Montreal, 1004 Ste- Catherine Est.
When: January 14, 2018
Time:  7 to 11 pm
Tickets: Available online


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

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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