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20 Jan

Things to do in Montréal: January 20 to 26

It’s a busy, entertaining winter week in Montréal as the city’s 375th anniversary continues – have fun at outdoor family-friendly festivals, a soapbox derby, late-night open-air parties, world-class dance productions and art exhibitions, rock shows and more.


Montréal’s 375th anniversary Les Hivernales events keep us active this week, starting with another weekend of free and family-friendly activities at Fête des neiges, transforming Parc Jean-Drapeau into a playground with a massive ice-sculpted Pirate ship, snow tubing, a Ferris Wheel, live shows and so much more. Downtown, be sure to catch the high-speed La Descente Saint-Denis soapbox derby race on Jan. 21. Go ice skating in the Old Port or party at electronic music festival Igloofest, pairing exquisite visuals with electronic music by   Josh Wink, Steve Bug and more artists on Friday and Chris Liebing, Jennifer Cardini and more on Saturday, while Claptone and Lauren Lane get weekend #3 going on Jan. 26. And day or night, try Igloofest’s Nordik ice slide on Place Jacques-Cartier or visit the Nordik Village next to Quai Jacques-Cartier.

Repost from @vieuxportmtl Vous avez bien lu. @mtlzipline ouvert les fins de semaine de l’hiver et pour la période des Fêtes. | This is real people! @mtlzipline will be open on weekends during the winter and everyday for the Holidays. #vieuxportmtl #oldportmtl #montreal #quebec #canada #zipline #tyrolienne #hiver #winter #fun #oldport #mtlmoments #vieuxmtl #vieuxmontreal #oldmtl #oldmontreal #vieuxportmontreal #oldportmontreal #winter #activity

Une photo publiée par MTL Zipline (@mtlzipline) le 14 Déc. 2016 à 11h38 PST

If you’re in Montréal on a winter day, act like a local and get outside and play in the snow, whether you’re into extreme winter sports or a pleasant walk in the park – be sure to dress for it and follow up with hot chocolate. Take advantage of the many free things to do this winter: go ice skating at Mount Royal Park’s Beaver Lake and Park La Fontaine; spin the giant art-embellished zoetropes of this year’s Luminothérapie interactive art exhibition; or visit the Olympic Stadium Esplanade’s Village Mammouth where there’s also a skating rink, a tube slide, food and drink, and an activity area for kids. Indoors, step inside the many worlds at the Montréal Space for Life, home to the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Planetarium. And hockey fans can cheer on the Montréal Canadiens (or their rivals) as they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 21 and Calgary Flames on Jan. 24 at the Bell Centre.

Du 5 janvier au 5 février, le Happening Gourmand vous offre la chance de découvrir 9 des meilleures tables du Vieux-Montréal, pour une fraction du prix // From January 5 to February 5, Happening Gourmand is offering exceptional menus at discounted prices in 9 Old Montréal restaurants

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