13 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, February 10

Feb 9 2018, 3:26 pm

The weekend has arrived and the city is filled with exciting events. So grab a friend and explore Montreal on this snowy Saturday!

Les Misérables 

Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting production has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, 260 Blvd de Maisonneuve Ouest
When: Until February 11, 2018
Time: Various times, check website for details
Tickets:  Available online, $51 to $129

Honesca Ice Bike Race

On February 10, 2018, head down to Maisonneuve Park for the Honesca Ice Bike Race. This race combines two very famous Montreal activities: biking and trying not to skid on ice.Racers will equip their bikes with studded tires or speciality skid forks and race through the icy paths of the park.

Where: Maisonneuve Park, 4601 Sherbrooke Street East
When: February 10, 2018
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Register: On Eventbrite, free to attend

Journée Adoption Canine

There is nothing like a cute, cuddly puppy and you can now adopt your very own at Le Doggy Cafe. Le Doggy Cafe is hosting adoption agency Animatch. Volunteers will be on site provide information about adopting and how you can take one of these cuties home to be your furry best friend.

Where: Le Doggy Café, 4701 St Denis
When: February 10, 2018 
TimeL at 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Attend Montreal’s giant yoga festival

Calling all yogis! A massive yoga expo is coming to Montreal next month. Head down to to the Montreal Convention Centre on February 10 and 11 to participate in the second edition of this international event dedicated to yoga and mindfulness. The expo encompasses two jam-packed days of asana, meditation, and relaxation.

Where: Montreal Convention Center, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
When: February 10 and 11, 2018
Tickets: Available online, $70 to $240

Snow archery in Montreal 

For those of you who don’t know, Parc Jean Drapeau’s annual Fete des Neiges festival is back! In addition to the typical ice skating, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing adventures, there is also snow archery. Try your hand, Katniss-style, at this exciting event. Described as being similar to dodgeball, this snow archery game is sure to get your blood pumping.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
When: Until February 11, 2018

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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