13 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 10

Feb 8 2019, 5:20 pm

Top your weekend off in style as Montreal is offering a slew of great events worthy of checking out today, February 10.

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Winter Games – Parc Olympique

Olympic Stadium

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Olympic Park is hosting a variety of winter games on Saturday and Sunday, fun for the whole family.

Activities include ice skating, a snowskate park, ice slides, snowshoeing and a heated cafe to keep you warm.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 4549 avenue Pierre-de-Courebtin
Price: Free

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 take place every Saturday and Sunday from now until 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: Sunday, February 10
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Mont Avila Snow Tubing

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If you haven’t gone snow tubing yet, it’s not really winter.

This weekend might be perfect for some snow tubing on Mont Avila. 12 of the mountain’s 13 trails are open and the snow surface is “solid,” as per the website, which means you can zoom down the hill real fast.

Nobody will blame you if you knock back some taffy on a snow stick either.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Where: 500 Chemin Avila, Piedmont
Price: $32 – $38

Fest-Hiver

Brossard is hosting a big winter festival today. There will be igloos, dog-sledding, fireworks, food, maple taffy and a friendly snowball fight (but they never up friendly).

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 1 pm – 9 pm
Where: Parc Sorbonne, Brossard

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: Sunday, February 10
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

Alien (1979) Screening

In honour of the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, Cinema de Sève is screeening Alien (1979) in 35mm on the big screen.

You can’t go wrong with this classic, it’s like Jaws. But in space.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Cinema de Sève, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve
Price: $6 – $8

Natrel Skating Rink

montreal old port skating rink

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 outdoor skating in Montreal.

There’s no better way to stick it to winter than bundling up and hitting the ice.

The chilled 2,500-square-metre rink features a cozy village right in front of the ice and is a puck’s throw away from Bistro Bonsecours for a little post-game refresher.

Natrel’s Skating Rink plays rock, classical and jazz music on large outdoor speakers to add to your soundtrack of whizzing down the ice.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 – 12, free for children under 6

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a live, open-mic storytelling event where courageous adults share their childhood and teenage writing on stage.

Hopeful readers can sign up online.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: Free, join the waiting list online

Pente à Neige

man-made ski hill

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No offence, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

If you’re up to braving the cold, the second edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people and there’s also a mini slope on site to accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers and sledders of any age and features a cozily heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate and music.

Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

Burgundy Lion Brunch

Burgundy Lion serves traditional English breakfasts every Sunday. Their menu is famous for their blood pudding, sausages, salmon, and Yorkshire pudding.

The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the city.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 9 am – 3 am
Where:  2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Musée Grévin Montreal

wax museum

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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 Brad Pitt’s eyes, especially if he starts blinking.

When: Sunday, February 10
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

LanETS

The LanETS is a club from ETS (Ecole de technologie supérieure) that organizes what they call “the biggest Lan party of the east coast.”

2000 gamers compete for prizes ($40,000 worth of prizes) and there’s a plethora of cosplay, scavenger hunts, and exhibitors too.

When: Sunday, February 10
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm  (Friday), 9 am – 9 pm (Saturday), 9 am – 3 pm (Sunday)
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Price: $20 – $85, available online

Fête des neiges

winter festival

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The 36th edition of the Fête des neiges festival rolls into its final 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: Sunday, February 10
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets: $8 – $25, available online

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