34 events to check out in Montreal this February

Jan 26 2018, 10:22 pm

February has arrived and there is no shortage of amazing events happening around Montreal.

From La Poutine week and great concerts to Valentine’s Day and delicious food events, there is a lot to get up to this month. Make this February a good one!

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: February 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Participating restaurants in Montreal


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 1 and 3, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Kraft Dinner Party au Cobra

There’s nothing more satisfying than a big bowl of Kraft Dinner and now there’s a party happening in Montreal dedicated to the cheesy macaroni goodness.

On February 1, head down to Taverne Cobra, where you’ll be treated to $5 KD. The dive bar has teamed up with Pabst to give you a beer-filled mac and cheese experience.

Where: Taverne Cobra, 6584 St. Laurent Blvd, Montreal
When: February 1, 2018
Time: 5 pm to 3 am

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: Friday, February 2 to Thursday, February 8
Time: Find showtimes here
Tickets: $9 for single ticket, $8 each if buying more than three, $75 for full festival pass

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

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday

If you don’t already have plans to attend a friend’s Super Bowl party, be sure to visit any one of the city’s many sports bars. In addition to flat-screen TVs and cheering fans, there’s some pretty special football food being made for the upcoming weekend. Check out 9 places to watch Super Bowl LII in Montreal.

Where: Check our list!
When: February 4, 2018

Attend Michelle Obama’s talk

Michelle Obama is coming to Montreal in February.The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal will host the former first lady on February 5, 2018.

Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl.
When: February 5, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Tickets: Available online

Celebrate World Nutella Day in Montreal 

World Nutella Day takes place annually on February 5, which is a Monday this year. Lucky for you, Montreal has got some seriously drool-worthy Nutella goodies to be found all over the city. From Nutella cookies and hot chocolate to Nutella milkshakes, Montreal has got your Nutella cravings covered.

Where: Various spots around the city. Check our list!
When: February 5, 2018


Fourteen-member hip-hop group Brockhampton, aka the ‘Internet’s first boyband’ will be performing at the Corona Theatre.

Where: Corona Theatre
When: February 6, 2018
Time: Doors: 7 pm, Show: 8 pm
Tickets: Available online, $33 to $41

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: February 7 to 11, 2018
Time: Various times, check website for details
Tickets:  Available online, $51 to $129

Cardio on the ice with ex-Montreal Canadiens

Montreal’s beautiful Old Port skating rink is set to open this weekend and you can take the ice with some former Montreal Canadiens players. Get on your jerseys and skate amongst pros as they will help you learn basic techniques and perfect your skating, stick handling, puck control, and more.

Where: Old Port skating rink
When: February 6, 13, 20, 27/ March 6
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Cost: Adult: $6.95. Skate rentals available onsite. Please note that skate sharpening is not available on theme nights.

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

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

Women & Science 

The Montreal Science Center joins the United Nations International Women and Girls Science Day with its Science for Women event. The aim is to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science. Free to attend for girls under 18.

Where: Montreal Science Center, 2 rue de la Commune West
When: February 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

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

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

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, 2018
Tickets: Available online, $9.30

Valentine’s snowshoeing on Mount Royal 

Spend a romantic evening snowshoeing and taking in the beautiful sites of Mount Royal. After snowshoeing, head to Beaver Lake Pavilion, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate truffles.

Where: Mount Royal
When: February 14, 2018
Tickets: Available online, $30

Cabane d’à côté

Sugarbush season is fast approaching and per annual tradition, reservations are open for Au Pied de Cochon’s Cabane à Sucre, as well as a new venue (right next door) open for its inaugural maple sugar season in 2018: Cabane d’à Côté.

Where: 3595 montée Robillard, Mirabel, Quebec
When: Opens for the 2018 sugar season February 15, Wednesday to Sunday
Price: $56 per person

Celebrating David Bowie

A concert celebrating legendary glam rock star David Bowie will be taking place in Montreal on Saturday, February 17, at M TELUS. Celebrating David Bowie (CdB) features an all-star line up of artists who worked closely with the star.

Where: M TELUS, 59 St Catherine St E, Montreal
When: February 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster, $62.25 to $155

Check out Montreal’s fanciest hockey tournament

Get on your sweaters and bowties because the WRG Classic returns to Montreal on February 17. This is more than your average hockey tournament. The participants in the WRG Gentlemen’s Hockey Classic must all dress to the nines while they play.

We’re talking about bow ties, blazers, sweater vests, pocket squares, top hats, and more. Sounds more exciting than your typical hockey jersey, doesn’t it?

Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget (Sud-Ouest Montreal)
When: February 17, 2018
Time: 9 am to 230 pm

Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples

Two of hip-hop’s biggest names will be performing at MTELUS.

Where: MTELUS, 59 St Catherine St E, Montreal
When: February 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available on Evenko, $57.50 – $62.50

Check out Lumina Borealis

Located a three-hour drive from Montreal, Lumina Borealis is a place where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River and the beauty of the season illuminates along an outdoor trail approximately 1 km long. The family-friendly pathway takes about 45 to 60 minutes to complete.

Where: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario
When: Until February 19, 2018
Time: Various times, check schedule for details
Tickets: Available online, $19

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man will be performing a concert in Montreal on February 21.

The Alaskan-natives (who are now based in Portland, Oregon) have been on the music scene since 2006. But this past year, the band has definitely gained massive popularity thanks to their catchy single “Feel It Still” from their latest album Woodstock.

Where: MTELUS, 59 St Catherine St E
When: February 21, 2018
Time: Doors – 6:30 pm, Show- 8 pm
Tickets: Available on Evenko, $41.50 to $46.50

Montréal en Lumière

Montréal en Lumière is back for its 19th year. The celebration is one of the biggest winter festivals in the world and invites visitors to take part in a multitude of events that revolve around performing arts, gastronomy, and outdoors activities.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles and various other locations check website for details
When:  February 22 to March 4, 2018

Montreal Botanical Garden Butterflies Go Free

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another year. Taking over the Main Exhibition Greenhouse from February 22 until April 29, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: February 22 to April 29, 2018

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.

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

Hot Rhythms on Ice

Every Wednesday, the Old Port skating rink will transform into a giant Salsa dance party for its Latin Nights! Skate the night away as a guest DJ plays Latin beats all night long.

Salsafolie will also be on site to help you learn how to dance Dominican Bachata and Merengue. There will be a special dance section reserved around the rink for you practice your moves. It’s going to be the hottest party in town!

Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port
When: Until March 7, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Cost: Adults, teens and seniors: $6.95
Children (6 to 12) : $4.60
Children under 6: free

DJ on Ice

The Old Port of Montreal has decided to host themed nights throughout the week. While the “Workout on Ice” Tuesdays and the “Hot Rhythms on Ice” Wednesdays sound pretty cool, it’s the “DJ on Ice” Thursdays that have our attention.

DJ on Ice is the official event for nordic Thursdays. Every week, there will be hot mixes and killer beats, light shows, and magnificent backdrops.

Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port
When: Until March 8, 2018
Time: 7 to 10pm
Cost: Adults, teens and seniors: $6.95
Children (6 to 12) : $4.60
Children under 6: free

POP Yoga Neige

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting a series of outdoor yoga sessions this winter.Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place until March 18 in Parc Lafontaine and Parc Wilfrid Laurier.

Where: Parc Lafontaine and Parc Laurier
When: Until March 18, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Admission: Free

V Winter Village

The traditional winter village at Montreal’s Olympic Park has officially returned for 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.
Prices:  Skates: $8 /Helmet: $3

Snow Tubing at Mount Royal

Snow season at  Mount Royal has officially kickedTickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Passes can be purchased from the Beaver Lake Pavilion. Don’t forget, it’s BYOIT (bring your own inner tube).

Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal
When: Throughout February
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Price: $5 for kids 4 to 11,$9 for 12 and over

Go on a tobogganing adventure

Take your date on a classic winter adventure: tobogganing down one of the city’s many hills. Whether you’re more of a plastic disk, magic carpet, or wooden sled kind of person, there are plenty of places to enjoy an afternoon whizzing down Montreal’s natural slopes. Mount Royal, Parc Lafontaine, and Westmount are great places to go tobogganing this winter. Note: if you have your own sled, this activity is free, and if not Dollarama typically sells magic carpets for as little as $2.

Where: Various locations
When: Anytime

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.

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

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