Top 5 Winter Activities To Do In Montreal

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Barbegazi is an annual winter action sports festival. Taking place both March 7 and 8 at the Olympic Stadium it’s two days of winter activity fun in order to promote a good time and exercise during the hibernation season. The event is free and suitable for all.

Discover alternative sports like competitive woodchopping, winter obstacle courses, snow skating, arm wrestling and more! A true winter sports celebration, Barbegazi offers Montrealers an opportunity to avoid the winter blues by letting them discover fun outdoor activities, no matter how cold the weather drops!


Festival Feu et Glace is also a yearly event for the whole family! This year’s 19th edition of the Feu et Glace Festival is two full weekends (February 7-8-9 and 15-16) of outdoor activities and shows that will charm all festival-goers. Situated in at Parc de l’Île-Lebel in Repentigny, Quebec, just s little over 30 minutes outside of Montreal.

Enjoy traditional walking and skating trails alongside the St. Lawrence River, as well as tube slides, sleigh rides, fireworks, snow and ice sculptures, and more! Access to the site is free, as well as most of the activities!


Play outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Fête des Neiges an outdoor event for all ages occurring over a span of four consecutive weekends. This year it will be held every weekend starting January 18 to February 9. Thousands of visitors seeking a unique outdoor experience, get together to discover and celebrate the joys of winter.

Organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, this popular winter family-gathering event offers a diversified program geared toward outdoor fun, with many shows and activities on the schedule.


Montréal en Lumière offers residents and visitors to the city hundreds of delicious activities to enjoy. Over 600 special guests from the culinary world, from more than 20 countries, have come to celebrate the best of what Quebec has to offer: its chefs, producers, artisans, and culinary culture. Taking place February 20 to March 1 the 21st Edition of this festival is a guaranteed great time with amazing food and activities including;

  • An extraordinary program circuit of interactive and luminous works: Illuminart
  • A Québec Maple Ferris wheel for young and old alike
  • A wild 110-meter descent (360-feet) in the Milk Urban Slide
  • A 180-meter (600-feet) takeoff above the site with the RBC Zip-line
  • Free shows
  • Food kiosks for gourmet pit stops and more!

So to enjoy this special event and dive into 200 cultural activities, most of them free, spread over more than 150 places throughout the city.


Zip up your parka and dance outdoors at electronic music festival Igloofest, happening every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from January 16 to February 8 on the Old Port’s Jacques-Cartier pier. Party with music provided by international and local producers, DJs, hip hop artists and more in an electro winter wonderland.

Click the link to check out this year’s line up!