12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 1

Feb 28 2020, 12:18 pm

There’s something fulfilling about entering the month that officially ends winter. As you flip your calendar over, here are a dozen things worth checking out in Montreal today, March 1.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City


What:¬†Escape roomers can experience the history of Montreal’s underground city in an all new game titled, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City.”

In collaboration with the¬†Art Souterrain festival, √Čchappe-Toi hosts their newest escape room throughout 4 km of Montreal’s underground city as gamers will be required to answer different riddles throughout their journey in order to¬†escape with the treasure of “the forgotten city.”

When: March 1, 6, 7, and 8
Time: Times vary
Where: Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Price: $25 plus tax, available online

The Incas, Treasures of Peru

Montreal alpacas

La Vie en Alpaga

What: Going on an Old Montreal adventure? Alpaca lunch.

For the third year in a row, the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal will be hosting a range of indoor and outdoor activities during the first week of March including creative workshops, history, musical performances, and the chance to meet and pet alpacas.

The alpacas are part of the museum’s The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, which showcases the beauty, history, and stories of the Inca civilization which rose from the Peruvian highlands in the early 13th century.

When: From now until March 7
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where:¬†Pointe-√†-Calli√®re ‚ÄĒ 350 Place Royal Old Montr√©al
Price:¬†$13 ‚Äď $21

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ‚Äď in Concert

What: You shall not pass…on this amazing opportunity to watch The Lord of the Rings in concert.

Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning musical score for LOTR: The Two Towers will be performed live on a giant screen while an orchestra conducts the epic soundtrack.

A group of 250 musicians will form their own fellowship, filling the stage from both the Orchestre and Choeur FILMharmonique and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal as they transport you to Middle-earth in the majestic quest to destroy that pesky ring.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 2 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Price: $104.98 to $163.97 (Friday and Saturday), $69.95 to $153.95 (Sunday), available online


Montreal en Lumière


What:¬†You’re probably not down to dive into a swimming pool in the dead of winter, especially from such great heights.

Luckily, Canadian haut-vol diver Lysanne Richard is.

She’ll jump off a 25-metre high diving board into a three-metre-deep pool. As if that’s not enough, she’ll be performing acrobatics in between.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: Varying hours, visit the Montreal en Lumiere website for specific times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Imagine Van Gogh

Van Gogh


What: Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online



What:¬†The Dynamo show at the¬†√Čnergir stage will feature a mini-circus of acrobats performing what the Montreal en Lumi√®re website describes as a “mind blowing show.”

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: Varying hours, visit the Montreal en Lumiere website for specific times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Les Jardineries


What:¬†Head over the Olympic Stadium for the final weekend of February’s free outdoor fun that includes bowling, skating, sledding, sliding, hot drinks, and a heated chalet.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, L’Esplanade du Parc Olympique
Price: Free admission


What:¬†If you’ve ever wanted to be like Charlie Bucker from¬†Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, now is your chance (to fly at least, not the whole candy eating thing.)

SkyVenture in Laval offers guests the first recirculating indoor free-fall simulator in Canada. Dive in solo or with a group and you actually fly.

“Anyone who is in good health can fly in the wind tunnel,” reads the SkyVenture terms and conditions. “After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!”

Guests are lifted into the air through the flight chamber’s airflow and an instructor is on-site to ensure 100% safety.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
¬†Centropolis — 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 – $93.93, available online

Journey to Space

Montreal Science Center

What: How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

Pente à Neige

ski hill Montreal


What: 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, March 1
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online

POP Yoga Neige

outdoor yoga

POP Spirit/Facebook

What: Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting another edition of outdoor snow yoga on Sunday.

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

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 warmly).

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Québec Maple Ferris Wheel

Montreal en Lumière


What: Presented by Maple from Québec, the giant illuminated Ferris wheel cozies up to the Quartier Gourmand sector of the festival, offering guests authentic Quebec-made maple syrup samples.

It’s tough to miss the giant, neon-lit wheel, and it offers gorgeous vantage points of the festival site if you want to go camera heavy.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time:  2 to 11 pm
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission