5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, January 6

Jan 6 2017, 1:28 pm

From an urban extreme sports event to nighttime snowshoeing excursions, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.


What: Part of Montreal’s 375th birthday celebrations, Barbegazi is presented by Tribu Experientiel and will be taking place on Ilot Clark between Friday January 6th and Sunday January 15th. The people at Tribu Experientiel are creating an outdoor course unique to Montreal. The description reads, “Get pumped for some high-energy thrills on an obstacle course that winds through an urban pine forest and across a snow-topped replica of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.” For those who aren’t looking to get their blood rushing, Barbegazi will also feature a slew of family-friendly activities in the vicinity, including snow skating, woodcutting, arm wrestling, glittering light shows, Christmas tree throwing, food trucks, giant screen presentations, and live DJs.
When: January 6-8 and 13-15, 2017
Where: Ilot Clark

City Lights Snowshoeing Excursions

What: Discover the secrets of Montreal by snowshoe on one of Les Amis de la Montagne’s City Lights Snowshoeing Excursions. Happening at nightfall every Friday and Saturday evening between January 6th and March 4th, tour guides will lead brave snowshoers on a 90-minute expedition through Mount Royal. There will also be hot chocolate along the way!
When: Fridays and Saturday between January 6 and March 4, 2017 at 6pm
Where: Meeting place is the Beaver Lake Pavilion

Skating in Old Port

What: Boasting perhaps the most picturesque rink in all of Montreal, the Bonsecours Basin outdoor skating rink will be up and running this December. Bring your own skates (and a hot date) and enjoy a magical night of skating under the stars to holiday tunes.
When: Until March 12, 2017
Where: Old Port

Cité Mémoire

What: Layer on those warm clothes and head over to Old Montreal to meet a host of characters who’ve witnessed the city’s evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. For a complete Cité Mémoire experience, download the Montréal en Histoires free application. Soundtrack and historical contexts available in 4 languages.
When: Until April 10
Where: Old Montreal

Village Mammouth

What: Olympic Stadium’s Village Mammouth is the place to be this winter. The festivals boasts an ice skating rink, snow tubing slides, a winter fair, food trucks, live music, and more. Village Mammouth is open all winter long, until March 12, 2017. Admission is completely free, though ice skating or tubing will cost you.
When: Until March 12, 2017
Where: Olympic Village

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