10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, January 27

Jan 25 2019, 5:45 pm

Somehow, it’s already the last Sunday of the month. As milder temperatures dress the city, here are ten things to check out today, January 27.

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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, January 27
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 4549 avenue Pierre-de-Courebtin
Price: Free

Lux Magna Festival 2019

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

The four-day fest, includes 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: Sunday, January 27
Time: 5 pm – 11:59 pm
Where: Plateau Mont-Royal
Price: Varying prices, available online

Fête des neiges

winter festival

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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

Luminothérapie

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Place des Festivals is bringing Montreal sights and sounds by fusing dominos, music and lights for the last time today.

The ninth edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation will feature 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds. Check out some photos here.

When: Sunday, January 27
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

Amaze Escape Room

Escape the cold and try to figure your way out of an escape room.

Try your luck at escaping from a prison, military facility, lost temple, or laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: Sunday, January 27
Time: 2pm – 10:30pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online

Comedy Confessional – The Second Coming

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The second edition of Comedy Confessional is happening tonight at the coziest place to watch stand-up comedy, Honey Martin Pub.

The show is headlined by Michelle Dominique and features Vlad Levitt, Sara Quinn, Vance Moise Michel, Amanda McQueen, Melina Maria Trimarchi, Rena Taylor and Quinn McMorrow.

When: Sunday, January 27
Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Honey Martin Pub, 5916 rue Sherbrooke
Price: Free admission

iSaute Kirkland

Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you. iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages!

When: Sunday, January 27
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door

Natrel Skating Rink

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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, January 27
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

Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

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, January 27
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

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