Once the holiday season is behind us, and all (or most of) the decorations are back in storage, it’s easy to get wrapped up in negative thoughts of the dismal weather ahead. The best way that Montrealers can change that perspective is by bundling up and getting out to enjoy what their city has to offer. From the Snow Festival to a subzero rave, to the Festival of Lights and more, there’s always plenty to see and do in Montreal any time of the year, no matter the weather. Check out our top list of activities and events to explore this month.
Fête des Neiges (Snow Festival)
Celebrate the best of what the winter has to offer at the annual Snow Festival. Every year, this event is hosted in Parc Jean-Drapeau from January 19th until February 10th. It’s a winter wonderland that’s perfect to bring along the family to or explore on the weekend with friends. A variety of live performances, workshops, skating, dog sledding, snowshoe tours, costumed characters, and much more are sure to keep you entertained.
Montréal en Lumière
This all-night arts festival is another staple event that you don’t want to miss. Montréal en Lumière livens up the city with an impressive spectacle of music, art and light installations, culinary wonders, and even a carnival and street party from February 21st through till March 3rd. Hop on to their website to explore the full range of activities that you can experience during this event.
The Montreal Chocolate Show
Chocolate and the month of February go hand in hand, and there’s no better way to embrace it than by enticing your taste buds at the Montreal Chocolate Show. For any chocolate lovers out there, this show was designed for you. You can indulge in all the chocolatey goodness with different workshops, tasty treats made from top-notch chocolatiers, an impressive chocolate market, and more. It’s a great way to spend a day with your special someone during the month of romance.
Check Out a Broadway Show
For those who prefer to stay indoors, why not treat yourself to a Broadway show? Dressing up and heading out on the town for a show is always an exciting venture. With the return of the smash hit Mamma Mia in Montreal, there’s no better excuse!
Experience an Outdoor Rave at Igloofest
Love electronic music? If so, you can get down to some solid beats at Montreal’s Old Port at what’s deemed as the coldest music festival in the world. We know that doesn’t stop hardcore EDM fans, which is why this event attracts thousands to the city each year for two weeks of incredible music.
Don’t get weighed down by the winter blues. Instead, face the season head-on by getting out and enjoying it. With enough bundled layers and plenty to see and do in Montreal this February, there are countless ways to stay warm and entertained.