What to do in Montréal in the Winter

© MTTQ / Pictures Canada - Old Port of Montréal ice skating rink© Parc Jean-Drapeau, Gilles Proulx - La Fête des Neiges de Montréal© Tourisme Montréal, Daniel Choinière - Mount Royal Park
© Parc Jean-Drapeau, Gilles Proulx - La Fête des Neiges de Montréal© MTTQ, Pictures Canada - Old Port of Montréal ice skating rink© Fishing Old Montreal - Fishing Old Montreal
 
© MTTQ / Pictures Canada - Old Port of Montréal ice skating rink

October 18, 2013 — Winter in Montréal is no time to hide indoors – it’s time to get out there and take advantage of all sorts of seasonal fun! Unlike most international cities, there is no need to drive out of town to enjoy a wide array of favourite winter sports and pastimes. Once the snow flies, Montréal offers outdoor activities for all right here, in the heart of the city.

Guided Tours and Equipment Rental
Discover the city in all its wintry splendour with an expertly-guided tour complete with equipment and clothing rental to keep you warm and dry. Ideal for those looking to try something new, Fitz and Folwell offer a guided half-day experience that includes various winter activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and tubing. Écorécréo showcases the snowy wonders of Parc Jean Drapeau with guided snowshoe and dog sled tours in addition to offering gear rental (skates, sleds, skis, snowshoes).

Events
Our annual snow carnival, the Fête des Neiges is ideal for families and those who love to make the most of winter! Tube sliding, ice skating, snow games, outdoor entertainment are just some of the spectacularly fun activities to enjoy during the city’s biggest winter outdoor festival.

If you really want to get out there and experience winter like our forefathers, there’s nothing better than the Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge, an extreme sport that entails running in freezing cold water and paddling a canoe down the icy St. Lawrence River. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Layer up and enjoy!