11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 9

Feb 7 2020, 1:03 pm

Here are a few things worth checking out around Montreal today, February 9, as you look to cap off your weekend in style (and snow).

Montreal Canadiens Skill Competition

February 9

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Even if where they’re sitting in the standings isn’t pretty, the skills competition is. The team gathers for a variety of different skills tests and you can check it all out for under $40 at the Bell Centre.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 10 am
Where: Bell Centre
Price:$35, available online

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: Sunday, February 9
Time: 2 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Price: $59.95 Р$136.95, available online

POP Yoga Neige

February 9

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Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting another edition of outdoor snow yoga today.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place from 10:30 am to 11:15 am every Sunday all month.

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 9
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin

Happening Gourmand

Old Montreal

Happening Gourmand

Nine gourmet restaurants in the Old Port are taking part in the 13th edition of Happening Gourmand, a food festival where foodies can knock back some delicious brunch and dinner meals for under $40.

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: Sunday, February 9
Time: Varying times per restaurant
Where: Nine participating Old Port locations
Price: $17 brunch, $25-$35 dinner

Fête des neiges

winter festival

Fête des neiges

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

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

Zero Latency VR Games

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Put on a VR headset, strap into a backpack, pickup a controller, and dive into the VR world.

Once inside, guests can move around just like you do in the real world without any wires or walls to get in the way of your virtual reality adventures.

From preventing a zombie outbreak to saving humanity from a deadly disease, and getting launched into space, each game takes 45 min and can feature one to eight players.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: 910 Jean Talon Street East
Price: $44.99, available online

Je t’aime en chocolat

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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: Sunday, February 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†March√© Bonsecours — 350 Saint-Paul Est
Price: Free admission

Free Brownie Giveaway – Juliette & Chocolat

brownies

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

Two Juliette & Chocolat locations will be dishing out free brownies today.

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

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

Pente à Neige

ski hill Montreal

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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.

The third edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people along with a mini slope that can accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders of any age and features a cozy heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and music. Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

The slope is 300 metres long and has professionals on site to teach people proper skiing/snowboarding/falling down techniques.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online

barbie expo

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The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont-Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where:¬†Cours Mont-Royal — 1445 Rue Peel
Price: Free admission

Fest-Hiver

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

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, noon to 4
Where: 
Parc Sorbonne, Brossard
Price: Free admission