12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 17

Feb 16 2019, 3:07 am

Today is slated to be cloudy and a comfortable -8ÂşC meaning, compared to what we went through to start the week, it’s almost vacation-esque — almost.

With that in mind, here are 12 things to check out in beautiful Montreal today, February 17.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group


After popping up around Montreal earlier this week, it turns out Blue Man Group is actually playing a series of shows this weekend in Montreal, not just riding the Blue Line for fun.

Known around the world for their various stage productions, the group incorporates different categories of music and art, both popular and obscure, into their performances and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing tonight at Théâtre St-Denis.

When: Sunday, February 17
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm (on Sunday)
Where: Théâtre St-Denis
Price: $44 – $106.50, available online

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

The Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a “very hot immersive experience” as Volcanoes 3D takes over the IMAX screen for the first weekend, taking patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

When: From now until June
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

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 17
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

Harley Ice Drag Race

Lac Saint-Louis in Beauharnois is hosting a giant Harley Davidson drag race on Sunday – on the ice.

Motorbikes will be slipping, sliding and revving all over the lake.

When: Sunday, February 17
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Lac Saint-Louis, Beauharnois
Price: Free

Pente Ă  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 Ă  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 17
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

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 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 17
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Mont Avila Snow Tubing



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: Saturday, February 16
Time: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Where: 500 Chemin Avila, Piedmont
Price: $32 – $38

The Montreal Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show

Quebec’s largest event dedicated to hunting and camping kicks off this weekend. Manufacturers, retailers, and 100 outfitters will be on-site to showcase everything from clothing to accessories.

There’s also a hunting hall with 35,000-sq-ft showcasing the leading brands and new products.

When: February 16 and 17
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Where: Palais de Congrès, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle
Price: $14 – $16, available online

Atrium Le 1000


If the weather doesn’t bode well with you today, lace up the skates and glide to the lively beat of music at the Atrium inside one of the tallest buildings in Montreal.

The rink is covered under an immense glass dome so you can feel like you’re outside without having to deal with the pesky weather. Plus, it’s gorgeously decorated for the winter season.

When: Sunday, February 17
Time: 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: 1000 De La Gauchetière
Price: $5 – $7.50 (equipment rentals range from $1 – $7)

Coup Sûr

It may not look like it, but baseball/softball season is right around the corner.

How about taking some cuts at the batting cage?

Coup Sûr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you’re looking for some gear.

When: Sunday, February 17
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical


Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, It features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.

Tonight sums up a string of shows which took place all weekend at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

When: Sunday, February 17
Time: 8 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $46.05 – $139.05, available online

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