How to Make the Most of Montreal’s Winter Months

how to make the most of montreals winter months

Winter is a wonderful time to live in Montreal! Montreal is known for their love of festivals and celebrations, and the winter months are no different. It is the city’s 375th year and with that there are loads of activities and events taking place in the city to keep you occupied the whole winter season long. Bring out your warmest gear and get ready to have some fun in your city! Here is just a taste of some of the great events taking place in Montreal this winter.

Les Hivernales

Les Hivernales is a series of events and attractions that will take over Montreal from January 6 – March 11. Events will include a series of winter-themed contests, like snowman building, tossing Christmas trees, digging cars out of snow and sliding down hills in recycling boxes. Join the fun at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Old Montreal and in the Quartier des spectacles!


Igloofest is the place to be during Montreal’s winter weekend nights. From January 12 – February 19, Montreal plays host to a long roster of world-renowned DJs, VJs, and artists. With a new wacky and outrageous party theme each weekend, your winter calendar will quickly fill up!

Montréal en Lumière

Montréal en Lumière takes place February 23 – March 11, presenting some of the best shows, family activities, and fine dining experiences Montreal has to offer. Over 500 renowned chefs and wine experts take part in the festival, presenting something special for your taste buds. With workshops, tastings, and VIP pairing experiences, this festival is a must-attend for all Montreal foodies! As part of the festival, there are also fun outdoor activities to take part in, including a Ferris wheel, zipline, and snowy slides!

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Mont Royal Park

Grab your friends, family, or that special someone for a picturesque sleigh ride through one of Montreal’s treasures, Mont Royal Park. The park is located right in downtown Montreal and offers a beautiful weekend escape for those craving a little adventure in the great outdoors. While you’re at the park you can also go sledding and ice skating on Beaver Lake!

Schwartz’s Smoked Meat

Anyone new to Montreal has to make a trip to Schwartz’s famous deli for a generous helping of smoked meat.  After a cold day out on the town enjoying the city’s festivities, a big warm smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz’s will be just what you need to warm up and get back out there.

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