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Come and explore Montréal solo this winter!
It takes more than a little bit of cold to keep Montréal down, and the city comes alive to party and thrive all winter long. Under a soft blanket of snow, Montréal sparkles through the winter months as locals cross-country ski through the parks, ice skate in rinks throughout the city and sled down stately Mount Royal, while museums, cinemas and shops keep visitors toasty and entertained.
Montréal winter fun for families
Whether your crew is made up of thrill seekers, budding bookworms, science geeks, nature enthusiasts or art lovers, Montréal has tons of options for your family this winter. Some activities require reservations, equipment or rentals, while others just require you showing up with your sense of adventure (and of course, respecting applicable health measures). So, say goodbye to cooped-up cabin-fever and say hello to fresh air, exercise, city sights and inspiration!
What to do in Montréal this winter: couple’s edition
Winter in Montréal is all about sparkling snow and light, festive gatherings and spending time with the people you treasure. And we’ve prepared a special guide that’s filled with wellness activities and holiday fun that are relaxing and rejuvenating in equal measure. So how about a dreamy getaway for two against the luminous and sparkling backdrop of the city?
Igloofest returns for 2022 with a superstar lineup
Here in Montréal, winter is just a fact of life – but it takes more than a bit of snow to stop the party! Returning for its 15th anniversary over the course of three weekends stretching between January 13 to February 5, 2022, Igloofest is bringing some of the world’s top DJs and electronic music talent to the Old Port of Montréal for 12 evenings of dance and frolic in the frost.
Montréal's best holiday markets for 2021
Get out your Santa sacks! Because this year we can finally get back—in person—to shopping at Christmas markets going around town. We’ll be taking you from chic bazaars to pop-up boutiques and temples for artisanal products to Christmas villages. See our suggestions on the best Christmas markets to fill up your recyclable baskets or bags with one-of-a-kind local gifts.
Winter holiday activities for all in Montréal
Montréal's winter holiday season is always something to celebrate, shining bright this year from Old Montréal and downtown to every neighbourhood in the city. Discover festive things to do and see, with outdoor fun for families, holiday events, Christmas concerts and lots more.
10 spots on Promenade Masson you need to know
Ever taken a stroll along Promenade Masson? This hip commercial artery in Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie is home to more than 150 businesses and is lively year-round. Here are our 10 top picks for you on Promenade Masson the next time you’re in the neighbourhood.
SOUK 18: an exclusive peek at Montréal’s best design
Never one to disappoint, the SOUK offers you breathtaking finds for 18th edition, which will take place from December 1 to 5, 2021, at Place Ville Marie. In addition to the SOUK HABITAT – its experiential space which was inaugurated last year on the 20th floor of Place Ville Marie – the team is proud to unveil the brand-new SOUK MEZZANINE on the ground floor, where the public can meet with designers and get their hands on their creations.
Things to do this holiday season in Montréal
Montréal is back! The city is looking a lot like its former self as more and more bars, restaurants and entertainment venues open up. Here are some choice shopping, fine dining, and arts and culture options in Montréal as the holidays approach.
A European-style getaway in Montréal
Winter is just around the corner, bringing with it the colour and cheer of the holiday season. And what better way to enjoy the experience it than with a trip to Montréal? Glittering snowscapes, mouth-watering cuisine, holiday treats, wellness pamperings, oodles of shopping, romantic architecture and endless discoveries await. And best of all, no long-haul flights or jetlag! It’s a short jaunt to all this wonderful hint-of-Europe bounty. Now, who wouldn’t want that on their winter calendar?
Things to do in Montréal this November 2021
November in Montréal offers both excitement and relaxation. The crisp fall air calls for urban sightseeing followed seasonal meals and drinks to match from Montréal’s wide variety of restaurants. Entertainment abounds at music and cultural festivals as well as four international film festivals. Indoors, let new exhibitions at Montréal’s museums and art galleries inspire you, take your seat for new theatre and dance, and hear all kinds of live music at venues throughout the city.
New activities at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, the glittery grand dame of René-Levesque Boulevard West, is kicking off an exciting season of new attractions and the return of old favourites. Between works of art, a new café and happy hour at the Nacarat,, this elegant hotel will be the place to be in the coming months. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Montréal
Along with the changing season and cooler weather in Montréal comes Canadian Thanksgiving, or as we know it in Québec, Action de grâce, on Monday, October 11 this year. The holiday also means a long weekend full of things to do indoors and outside in the fine fall weather – along with plenty to eat – from October 8 to 11.
Free things to do this fall in Montréal
Montréal in the fall is a beautiful sight no matter what your budget – free stuff to do abounds! Good weather lasts throughout September and October, meaning outdoor activities and entertainment are plentiful, while indoor and outdoor no-cost activities, from art gallery visits to walks on the Mountain, continue through November and right into winter.
Osheaga returns for a fall get together!
Following the cancellation of their 2020 edition, the annual Osheaga festival returns to at Parc Jean-Drapeau with a full lineup of Canadian talent with the OSHEAGA Get Together on October 1-3, 2021. Over the past 15 years, Osheaga has welcomed some of the world’s biggest bands to its stages, and the 2021 edition turns the spotlight onto homegrown performers from across Canada.
Fall 2021: Montréal’s fun for you and your sweetheart
This year, Montréal has been pulling out all to the stops to make sure you enjoy safe access to its very many attractions. The goal? To spend unforgettable moments with your sweetheart in fall’s flamboyant colours and soak up the city’s many cultural events, which are finally back to the absolute max! Check out the guide, reserve your activities in advance and respect the health measures. Now, say hello to your autumnal adventure…
Fall 2021: Discover Montréal solo this fall!
Montréal transforms into a canopy of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows as the local vegetation changes into its autumn wardrobe. And the city itself keeps just as vibrant in lush park spaces, unbeatable shopping streets and bustling markets full of locals enjoying the fall harvest. Some of the year’s biggest musical and arts festivals are also taking place this autumn, and fall 2021 sees the return of some international favourites.
Top Instagrammable spots in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles
Instagrammers rejoice. With the addition of numerous interactive installations scattered throughout Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and the downtown area, residents and visitors alike are invited to take advantage of these colourful, photogenic spots.
What to do in Montréal on Labour Day weekend 2021
The final long weekend of summer, Labour Day weekend in Montréal embraces everything that summer stands for: warmth, freedom and exuberance. Among the many things to do from September 3 to 6, spend time outdoors in the parks and markets, see the city sights, enjoy open-air entertainment downtown and in the Old Port, discover new art and restaurants, and spend evenings under the stars. Let the Labour Day weekend begin!
Les Jardins Gamelin, end the summer with a splash
Kick back and relax in the Jardins Gamelin’s cool and creative green spaces which, until September 26, will feature cultural shows, noonday music concerts and lively 5 à 7s for everyone as well as fun-filled weekends for the whole family.
Discover your next favourite band at Pop Montréal!
For the past two decades, Pop Montréal has programmed the freshest faces and most legendary acts in indie music, its finger firmly on the pulse of who’s set to be the next big thing. This year, Pop (as it’s affectionately known to locals) celebrates its 20th anniversary with another groundbreaking lineup featuring local favourites and up-and-comers ready for their close-up.
Dropping beats in the outdoor heat
Weekends in Montréal are always a party, and each Saturday and Sunday until September 26, 2021 in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Piknic Électronik brings the beats to keep everyone on their feet come rain or shine. And what could be better than an outdoor dance party with friends both old and new as soundtracked by some of the world’s top electronic music DJs and performers?