12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 3

Feb 1 2019, 1:29 pm

February’s been nice to us so far, no blizzards, ice storms or slush. In keeping that trend going, here are a bunch of great events happening in Montreal today, February 3.

Whether you’re just stalling for the Super Bowl or you’re looking for something to do, Montreal’s got you covered.

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La Poutine Week Montreal

poutine week

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If you thought the poutine in itself is delicious, how about an entire week-long festival devoted to the tasty dish?

Your New Years resolutions can be put on hold for a week because, during the first week of February, things will get greasy.

Actually.

La Poutine Week returns to the city from February 1 to 7 as a variety of Montreal spots will create their own signature poutine-dish, vying to become the city-wide champion, voted by restaurant patrons.

A full list of participating spots can be found online.

When: February 1 to 7
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Varying price per location

The Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show

It might be tough to visualize boats and water sports during February, which is why you should probably just see it live.

The 20th edition of the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show offers guests the opportunity to meet professionals of the boating sector, speakers, sailors and retailers from across the province.

When: From now until February 3
Time:¬†11 am ‚Äď 9 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price:¬†$14 ‚Äď $18, available¬†online

Happening Gourmand

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Happening Gourmand

Nine gourmet restaurants in the Old Port are taking part in the 12th edition of Happening Gourmand, a food festival where foodies can knock back some delicious brunch and dinner meals for under $30.

Whether you’re into pizza, steak, eggs- benedict, or burgers, Happening Gourmand offers gourmet meals and a vibrant atmosphere for every food lover. Plus, the meals won’t set you back too much (we’re dreading the post-holiday credit card statements too).

Check out a full list of participating restaurants online.

When: From now until February 3
Time: Varying times per restaurant
Where: Nine participating Old Port locations
Price: $17 brunch, $24-$29 dinner

PouTail at La Poutine Week

More food!

Things are going to get messy to start off February in Montreal as BeaverTails are hopping on the gravy train for the city’s La Poutine Week festival.

The Canadian-based chain of pastries has created the ‚ÄúPouTail,‚ÄĚ a classic BeaverTails dessert topped with the company‚Äôs signature poutine.

It will be quite possibly the messiest and most Canadian meal ever attempted.

When: From now until February 3
Time: Varying hours per restaurant
Where: BeaverTails premium outlets, Montreal
Price: TBA

Fête des neiges

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The 36th edition of the Fête des neiges festival rolls into its third 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 ‚Äď 5 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets:¬†$8 ‚Äď $25,¬†available online

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

warm weather montreal

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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, February 2
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price:¬†$5 for 4 ‚Äď 11-year-olds, $9 for 12 years and up

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. A total of 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 2
Time: 8:30 am Р10 pm
Where: 500 Chemin Avila, Piedmont
Price: $32 Р$38

The Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre

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The Canadiens are playing another afternoon game on Sunday (to not conflict with something called the Super Bowl?) as they welcome  Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers to town.

When: Sunday, February 3
Time: 2 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

BLVD Super Bowl Party 2019

If there are too many Super Bowl parties on the island, sneak over to Chateauguay for some solid food deals, a good vibe, and good drinks.

BLVD Bar & Grill is offering 60 cent wings all day, $15 ribs, and 5 pints for $20.

When: Sunday, February 3
Time: 12 pm Р11 pm
Where: BLVD Bar & Grill, 100 rue Kepler, Chateauguay
Price: Free admission

Natrel Skating Rink

montreal old port skating rink

Old Port Skating rink

From indoor skating to outdoor, we can’t call ourselves true Canadians without offering both.

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 3
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price:¬†$6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 ‚Äď 12, free for children under 6

Super Sunday Tailgate Party VIII

Before the big game, Bar Bifteck is kicking off their eighth annual Super Bowl tailgating extravaganza.

Guests are asked to bring their best tailgate dish to entire in the venue’s food competition.

Entries will be evaluated by our celebrity judges and we will award The Bifteck Bowl to whoever brings the tastiest treat.

When: Sunday, February 3
Time: 3 pm Р6:30 pm
Where: Bar Bifteck, 3702 St-Laurent
Price: Free

Pente à Neige

man-made ski hill

Pente à Neige/Facebook

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‚Äôs 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 3
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

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