Tuesday January 29, 2013
We know it’s cold in Montreal these days...but it’s not a reason to lock yourself in! Yes, there are plenty of things to do, even when the temperatures goes below 0!
If you are staying with us, or passing by Old Montreal, head to the Old Port, until the Marché Bonsecours (a few minute walk) and discover the best ice skating spot in town! Opened until the 10th of March, it’s the biggest rink in Montreal, with top-quality ice and cheap entrance rates: 6$ per adult and 4$ per kid (free for kids under 6). What we love about it: different music ambiances every day: classic, rock, retro, romantic, etc. Check the agenda on the official website
Steps from there, at the Clock tower quay, you can discover the coolest fishing experience! For the first time in Montreal, Old Port is hosting an ice-fishing village, with heated and equipped shelters. Rates & information
If you are on a family trip, mandatory stop to the snow village at the Jean Drapeau Park! Did you know it has just been recognized as one of the coolest getaways by CNN travel? There are so much great activities for grown-ups and kids here, AND there is an amazing ice-replica of the city of New York! A must-see, along with the ice bar, the ice hotel and ...the ice chapel! Yes, you can get married at the snow village ...interested? Browse their website
Best panorama of Montreal? Mount Royal! The ascension will take a little while and a little effort (Count at least 15 minutes by stairs, Peel entrance) but you will be rewarded with what’s up there! Fabulous 360 °skyline, incredible sight during day or night (we love it at sunset) make sure you don’t forget your camera! The top of the Mount Royal is, as a matter of fact, a huge park with tons of activities: Ice Skating (lac des Castors) sliding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, guided tours ...more information here
As always, you can trust Visit Montreal to have the most up to date information on their website.
Have a wonderful wintertime in Montreal!