11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, February 8

Feb 7 2020, 12:42 pm

In the aftermath of yesterday’s massive snowfall, here are a few things worth checking out around Montreal today, February 8.




It’s already the last weekend of Igloofest, the most entertaining way to endure Montreal’s winter.

Thousands of partiers flock to the Old Port to brave the cold with wild music, costumes, dancing, and booze.

Tonight’s lineup includes Matador, Kris Tin, Yanneek, Nap, and Myriam Boucher, among others.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 7:30 to 11 pm on Friday, until 12:30 am on Saturday
Where: Quai Jacques Cartier
Price: $20.50 Р$89, available online

Free Brownie Giveaway – Juliette & Chocolat



Before you satisfy your sweet tooth with some lovely goodness for Valentine’s Day, why not… you know, shove your face with some treats?

For two more days this weekend, two Juliette & Chocolat locations will be dishing out free brownies.

But not just any brownies — their brand new creme¬†brul√©e brownie, dark chocolate topped with caramelized custard.

When: From now until February 9
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Outremont; 377 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Le Plateau; 3600 St-Laurent Boulevard

Titanic in Concert- Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

The 1997 blockbuster film, written and directed by James Cameron, one of the most prolific movies of all time, is coming to Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier this weekend, offering the iconic film to the background of James Horner’s epic score.

Conductor John Jesensky leads the musicians of the Orchestre FILMharmonique, the exceptional choir ‚ÄúLes Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal‚ÄĚ and Celtic musicians.

The music extravaganza will feature 130 musicians.

When: February 8 and 9
Time: Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Price: $59.95 Р$136.95, available online

Les Jardineries


Head over the Olympic Stadium every weekend in February for some free outdoor fun including bowling, skating, sledding, sliding, hot drinks, and a heated chalet.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, L’Esplanade du Parc Olympique
Price: Free admission

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Toronto Maple Leafs



The Canadiens welcome the high-octane Toronto Maple Leafs to the Bell Centre tonight for a classic tilt against two of the NHL’s oldest rivals

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Bell Centre — 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online


If you’ve ever wanted to be like Charlie Bucker from¬†Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, now is your chance (to fly at least, not the whole candy eating thing.)

SkyVenture in Laval offers guests the first recirculating indoor freefall simulator in Canada. Dive in solo or with a group and you actually fly.

“Anyone who is in good health can fly in the wind tunnel,” reads the SkyVenture terms and conditions. “After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!”

Guests are lifted into the air through the flight chamber’s airflow and an instructor is on-site to ensure 100% safety.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
¬†Centropolis, 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 – $93.93, available online

Je t’aime en chocolat

Maxime Juneau

After a two year absence, the seventh edition of the ‘Je t’aime en chocolat’ festival returns to Old Montreal featuring a slew of – you guessed it – chocolate.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day too…

Visit the website for a full list of eateries and bakeries.

When: February 8 and 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†March√© Bonsecours — 350 Saint-Paul Est

Natrel Skating Rink

Old Montreal skating Old Port


A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop ‚Äď talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink in Old Montreal is open to the public every day this month, offering some really nice ice.

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: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price:¬†$5.22 for kids six ‚Äď 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.



From heated tents, fire-pits, dogsledding, tubing, concerts, and plenty of outdoor activities and treats, check out Brossard’s free two-day winter festival this weekend.

When: February 8 and 9
Time: Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, noon to 4
Parc Sorbonne, Brossard

Honesca Ice Bike Race


The fourth annual race combines two well known Montreal activities: biking and trying not to skid on ice.

The one-day event will host three ice bike contests (fork, studded and fat tire bikes), bike limbo (roll under a bar on your bike), a pick-up challenge and the ‚Äúslowest race without falling over‚ÄĚ contest.

There will also be a DJ on site, demonstrations, time trials, local merchants selling winter gear and accessories and of course, food trucks.

It’s too late to register for the event but admission is free.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Parc Maisonneuve — 4581 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: Free admission

Fête des neiges

winter festival

Fête des neiges

The 37th edition of the Fête des neiges concludes its month-long run this weekend.

Outdoor activities include snow tubing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snow archery, an icy pirate ship, ice skating, ice sculptures, ziplining, a Ferris wheel, Tour de Lévis, axe throwing, a penguin village, a Polar Circus, snow scooters, an inflatable bouncy castle, a snow castle competition, and a mini igloo play area.

When: February 8 and 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Espace 67 — Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets: $8 Р$38, available online

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