“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Well, not really. The winter so far has been milder than usual with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. However, Montreal winters can be so boring if you stay cooped up indoors. You gotta get out there and breathe in some fresh air. CLC students of English recently compiled a list of fun winter activities you can enjoy with your family or friends.
If you are looking for inspirations on a cold, wintry day, take a look at the following suggestions below.
1) Snow Tubing on Mount Royal
What: As it snows, Mount Royal becomes an extremely big slide. Let`s go back to our childhood. We can experience and enjoy snow tubing at high speeds! Montreal is a real winter wonderland.
When: until March 6, 2017 Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal mountain
2) Skating at the Old Port
What: Bring your own skates and enjoy skating in a historical site! Show off your best pose on the ice. You can enjoy skating under the fantastic stars with rock, classical or jazz music.
When: until March 12, 2017
Where: Bonsecours Basin at Old Port, Montreal
3) “Fête des Neiges”
What: There are lots of activities such as dog sledding, icy pirate ship, ziplining, a ferris wheel, polar circus, etc. Furthermore, you can bake marshmallows on the fire and you can have taffy on ice. If you have the whole day, just jump on the bandwagon!
When: weekends until February 5, 2017
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
What: It is a kind of food truck festival. You don’t need to make food for your family today! Let’s try some new foods in Montreal.
When: Saturdays until March 4, 2017 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: The Olympic Village
5) Montreal High Lights Festival
What: You don’t need to sleep all night during this festival. There are many activities such as outdoor concerts that will make you forget how cold Montreal is. If you join us, you won’t regret it.
When: Thursday, February 16- Sunday, February 26, 2017
Where: Montreal (various locations)
6) Happening Gourmand
What: It’s one of the best culinary festivals in Montreal. Many famous Montreal restaurants join in this festival. They serve high quality dishes at a fixed price ($23-$30).
When: until February 5, 2017
Where: Various restaurants in Old Montreal
7) “Human” Permanent Exhibit
What: You can visit here at any time. They hold an exhibition of human bodies. Your kids can be the hero of this exhibit because they can participate and be stimulated by their activities. Click here for rates.
When: Reopening February 23, 2017 (currently closed for renovations)
Where: Montreal Science Centre
We hope you enjoy what’s left of winter with your loved ones. If you have other winter fun ideas, please let us know in the comments below. Happy winter!