5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, January 17

Jan 16 2019, 9:10 pm

If you’re looking to get your mind off the cold, today’s events are probably a good place to start.

As we trek towards the weekend, here are five things to check out in Montreal today, January 17.

Igloofest Day 1: Polo & Pan and Skatebård

Cold, shmold.

Stand up to Mother Nature and tackle the city’s largest outdoor winter festival which kicks off its nine-day run tonight.

Thousands of wintery-dressed partiers will head to the Old Port tonight to beat the winter by dancing, drinking, and partying through it.

DJs Polo & Pan, Skatebård, Robert Robert and BBBlaster will be spinning beats tonight.

Be sure to check out our Igloofest survival guide because, you know, cold.

When: Thursday, January 17
Time: 7:30 pm Р11 pm
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier
Price: $39.24 Р$79.63, available online

Yannick Fornacciari – “Heroin Days'” Photo Exhibition

WIP galleries invites guests to the opening of¬†Yannick Fornacciari’s “Heroin Days” photo exhibition.

This autobiographical photo project of the Montrealer’s head-on, raw and sensitive approach to his descent into the hell of his opiates addiction in a self-published, black and white photo exhibit.

DJ Xarah Dion will also be on site, handling music.

When: Thursday, January 17
Time: 6 pm Р9 pm
Where: WIP, 3487 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: Free

Snowshoeing on Mont Royal

Strap on a pair of snowshoes (provided) and follow Les amis de la montagne’s guide along the historic mountain, all the way to the top of the snowy Mont Royal for breathtaking views of the city (and a pretty good workout to boot).

Registration available online.

When: Thursday, January 17
Time: 6 pm Р8 pm
Where: Pavillon du Lac-aux-Castors, 2000 chemin Remembrance
Price: $20 per person (equipment and hot chocolate included)

DJ Sur Glace

Thursday nights at the Natrel Skating Rink welcomes a different Montreal DJ every week who’ll provide the tunes to you skating, sliding, spinning and gliding around the city’s¬†2,500 square metre rink.

Today’s DJ set is Toast Dawg, who will be setting the rink on fire. Thankfully, not literally.

When: Thursday, January 17
Time: 7 pm Р10 pm
Where: Old Port of Montreal, Natrel Skating Rink
Price:¬†$6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 ‚Äď 12, free for children under 6

La Grande Roue de Montréal

Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Thursday, January 17
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price:¬†$14.79 ‚Äď $25

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