10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 8

Mar 6 2020, 8:44 pm

As you prep to set your clocks back tonight, here are a few things happening around town this Sunday, March 8.

Natrel Skating Rink

Old Montreal skating Old Port


What:¬†A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop ‚Äď talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink is summing up its season-long stay in the Old Port tonight, offering some really nice ice until next year.

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 skating in Montreal.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22, kids six to 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal



What: Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it for the last time before it closes up for the season on Monday.

Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: $6 for four to 11-year-olds, $10 for 12-years-old and up


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 8
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
¬†Centropolis — 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 to $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 8
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price: $12 Р$23, 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 8
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Coup S√Ľr


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¬†S√Ľr 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, March 8
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: One token (20 pitches): $5.75; five token special (100 pitches): $23.00

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 8
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, 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.

Saturday is the last day to snuggle up next to these wooly little guys.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where:¬†Pointe-√†-Calli√®re — 350 Place Royal Old Montr√©al
Price: $13 to $21

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice

What: Mickey, Minnie, and a slew of other Disney characters are hitting the ice in Laval this weekend.

See stars from Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, Frozen, The Lion King, Incredibles 2, Aladdin, Toy Story 4,¬†and your favourite Disney Princesses, Donald, and Goofy for a “fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks.”

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price: $29 to $52, available online

Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City


What:¬†For the second consecutive weekend, 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: Sunday, March 8
Time: Times vary
Where: Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Price: $25 plus tax, available online

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