11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, January 26

Jan 25 2019, 5:25 pm

The chaotic weather may persist today, but at least it’s a Saturday so you can sleep in and you don’t have to worry about being late for work because of a slushy, ice-puddle.

Here are 11 events happening around town to keep you busy and (hopefully) warm.

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Igloofest

Igloofest

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The second weekend of the 13th edition of Igloofest brings a collection of great local and international DJs, food, drinks and dancing.

Above & Beyond, Spencer Brown, Solid Stone, Waze & Odyssey, and Mandiz will be on site today (along with thousands of other people).

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 7:30 pm – 12:30 am
Where: Quai Jacques Cartier, Old Montreal
Price: $20.50 – $89, available online

Lux Magna Festival 2019

The second edition of the Lux Magna Festival returns to Montreal this weekend.

The four-day fest, including a variety of local festival music, visual arts, poetry, dance, workshops and activities for all ages, in the heart of winter.

This weekend’s schedule includes movie screenings, poetry, a hip-hop competition, jazz improv and DJ sets.

When: From now until January 27
Time: 5 pm – 11:59 pm
Where: Plateau Mont-Royal
Price: Varying prices, available online

Bryan Adams Concert

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Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

He’s on tour promoting his new album and he’ll be rockin’ out the Bell Centre tonight.

Each ticket gives guests an electronic version of Adams’ new album.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Various prices, available online

POP Yoga Neige

Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting a series of outdoor snow yoga sessions this winter.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place every Saturday and Sunday from January 12 to March 24 at Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin, respectively.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly (and we mean, really warm).

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Fête des neiges

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The 36th edition of the Fête des neiges festival rolls into its second 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, and a mini igloo play area.

That’ll show winter who’s boss.

When: From now until February 10
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets: $8 – $25, available online

Forum Sports Bar

Cozy up inside the Forum and strike some bowling off your list.

The Forum Sports Bar hosts 16 lanes of 10-pin bowling, a giant square bar, arcade games, billiards and TV screens.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 11 am – 1 am
Where: 2313 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $8 per game, shoe rental included

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques

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The City of Montreal wants you to see more of this gorgeous province this winter by checking out the city’s biggest national park – for free.

So, pack a lunch, hop on a shuttle bus and spend the day in the great Canadian outdoors!

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is offering free shuttle services from downtown Montreal this weekend (and six days afterwards).

With 330 hectares of land, the Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is the largest park in Montreal. It’s bordered by Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies, offering magnificent views of icy, snowy, land.

The park is also boarded by ecological farms that include cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, ponies and pigs as well as a rustic sugar shack where guest can enjoy locally produced maple syrup.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 9 am – 4:15 pm
Where: Shuttle pick up Dorchester Square
Price: Free

Sépaq Winter Day

Today, you’d best get out and explore some of Quebec’s national parks.

As part of Sépaq’s third annual ‘winter open house day,’ 17 of the province’s national parks will be open to the public, free of charge.

Sépaq, the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec, is the agency of the Government of Quebec that manages parks and wildlife reserves.

Check out our previously published post for a full list of participating spots.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: Various times per location
Where: Various participating locations
Price: Free

Musée Grévin Montreal

Sneak away from the winter cold and spend a few hours in a warm room while staring at wax celebrity figures.

Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the four-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts blinking.

When: Sunday, January 26
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Price: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

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Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it.

Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: $5 for 4 – 11-year-olds, $9 for 12 years old and up

Off-Igloo Day

Igloofest is going to have a little bit of a different feel on Saturday afternoon.

The second edition of Off-Igloo day will allow visitors, both young and old, to experience the outdoor music festival in broad daylight.

Featuring games, festive music, and impressive visual effect, Off-Igloo day is an opportunity for families and future festival-goers to experience the giant, outdoor bash without the large and rowdy crowds.

When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 2 pm – 7 pm
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier
Price: Free

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