12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 4
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Need to work off that Nuit Blanche hangover? Here are some events that can help. From a cider festival to amazing arts events and more, you won’t be disappointed!
Mondial des Ciders
Montreal en Lumiere and SAQ will be hosting the last day of their annual cider festival today! Known as Mondial des Cidres, the event will take place at Complexe Desjardins.
When: March 4, 12 pm-5 pm
Art lovers will be getting a treat for most of March as North America’s largest undergraduate arts festival will be coming to Montreal.
Art Matters is taking place from today on till March 27 at various galleries and creative spaces around the city.
When: March 3 to 27, 2017
Where: Various locations
Taking art out of the galleries and integrating them into daily life, Art Souterrain is hands down one of the coolest art festivals Montreal has ever hosted.
Each installation will be set in a different underground tunnel in Montreal. Art Souterrain will take over several kilometres of underground space, as well as 9 satellite spaces in the city
Where: Various locations around the city. Check website for details.
When: March 3 to 25, 2018
Montreal has been glowing with magical light installations through February and March as part of Montréal en Lumière’s immersive art experience, Illuminart. If you haven’t had the chance to see it, today is the last day, do not pass it up!
Where: Quartier des spectacles
When: March 4, 2018
Montréal en Lumière
Montréal en Lumière’s 19th year has been a resounding success. 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: March 4, 2018
Quebec Maple Ferris Wheel
Montréal en Lumière is bringing plenty of cool events and attractions to town and you’ve got to check out the neon Quebec Maple Ferris wheel located at Place des Festivals. You’ve probably already seen it up and running, but it’s free to ride so don’t forget to take advantage of it before its gone!
Where: Place des Festivals
When: March 4
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: Until April 29, 2018
Cabane d’à côté
Sugarbush season is here 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
Free Snow Yoga
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 a 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.
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
Check out the winter village at Olympic Park
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: Open Sundays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
There are also special hours during the holidays. Check website for details.
Visit a Sugar Shack
Although the bustling urban city of Montreal is not home to any sugar shacks, you won’t have to travel far to get an authentic Quebec experience. Whether you love the horse-drawn carriage rides or the plethora of maple treats, there are plenty of reasons to visit a sugar shack this winter. Typically open from late February to April, some of the best (and closest) sugar shacks to Montreal include Sucrerie de la Montagne, Cabane à Sucre Au Pied Cochon, and Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette.
When: End of February to mid April
Where: Various locations