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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.