From an Old Montreal food festival to snow tubing on Mount Royal, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.
Table d’hote at reduced prices? Yes, please. Eat like a king for less courtesy of Happening Gourmand, one of Montreal’s best culinary festivals. Taking place in Old Montreal between January 5th and February 5th, the festival has partnered with top-notch Montreal restaurants to deliver high quality meals at a fixed price (ranging from $23 to $30). Some of this year’s participating restaurants including Suite 701, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria, Modavie Bistro, and Kyo Bar Japonais.
When: January 5-February 5, 2017
Where: Various locations
Slide down the snow atop Mount Royal on the designated snow tubing trails near Beaver Lake. Rent an inflatable inner tube or bring your own, and enjoy an afternoon of gliding down the mountain at high speeds. Rentals are $9 for adults and $5 for kids, however snow tubing is free for those who bring their own gear.
When: December 17-March 6, 2017
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal
Think of Luminotherapie as the 21 Balancoires of the winter months. Set up in Place des Festivals every year, Luminotherapie is an interactive art installation with featuring bright and twinkly holiday lights. Comprised of mesmerizing loops that light up and play music, the event invites Montrealers to take part in their very own winter playground.
When: December 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Where: Place des Festivals
Titled, “Notman, A Visionary Photographer, the photo exhibit offers “ a new perspective on the career of William Notman (1826–1891), who became the first Canadian photographer with an international reputation during the nineteenth-century.” Though the vintage photographs are the biggest draw to this exhibit, they are complemented by interactive multimedia installations and contextual information about life in the nineteenth century.
When: November 4, 2016-March 26, 2017
Where: 690 Rue Sherbrooke O
The hippest new yoga trend: wall yoga. And guess what? Montreal’s own Naada Yoga Studio is hosting wall yoga classes you’re sure to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a little variety in your yoga routine, or just love trying the latest new exercises, wall yoga is for you. Labelled YogaWall, these unique and relaxing Naada Yoga classes challenge yogis to discover how gravity can deepen your practice. The description goes on to read, “Build on the essential poses with the aid of the yoga wall and prepare your body’s breath and endurance to include more advanced poses.” YogaWall is an intermediate class, available to those with some yoga experience.
When: Various times, see the schedule here
Where: Naada Yoga, 5540 Casgrain Avenue