Montreal’s epic 4-weekend winter festival returns this month

Jan 2 2020, 1:23 pm

If you live in Montreal, you’re best off standing up to the snow and the cold instead of shying away from it. Luckily, Parc Jean Drapeau’s four-weekend-long winter festival is a perfect opportunity to make the most of wintery season.

The 37th edition of the Fête des neiges takes place every weekend between January 18 and February 8, an ideal way to welcome in 2020.

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.

That’ll show winter who’s boss.

Fête des neiges

Fête des neiges

Fête des neiges

Fête des neiges

Organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival is hopping over to Espace 67 for the first time, offering a “diversified program geared toward outdoor fun for the entire family.”

In addition to the festival’s events, there will be a warming area, baby station, and plenty of food and drink options.

Fête des neiges

When: January 18 to February 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Espace 67, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets: $8 – $38, available online