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THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 2013

The month of January is not typically one for travel into northern climes, but Montreal has changed many a traveler’s mind with world-class entertainment, glittering nights out (including New Year’s Eve!), and warm, cozy places to relax…

WINTER VILLAGE AT THE OLYMPIC PARK

From December 15 to mid-March, the Olympic Park will be hosting a winter wonderland of free activities. You can look forward to toboggan slides, ice skating trails, mini tennis in the snow, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. And, if you get cold, there are strategically placed warm-up zones throughout the park. It seems like they really have thought of everything this year…

WINTER SPAS IN MONTREAL

Your shoulders and neck are throbbing under the weight of those holiday shopping bags, your skin is drying up as the mercury slips below zero, and stretching your mental capacity to 2013 sounds like pure science fiction. Sounds like you need to take a Montreal winter spa day… 

WONDERFUL WINTER MENUS IN MONTREAL

It’s winter in Montreal, and the menus are all about meat and more meat: Pork, especially. And pasta and anything else that can warm your insides. Here are a few dishes we love from the winter menus around town right now. Because baby, it’s cold outside…

MONTREAL’S SNOW VILLAGE RETURNS WITH NEW YORK THEME

Sure, Montreal in the summer is hot, sunny and jam-packed with festival fun. But the winter is when the city really takes on its unique flavour. Where else can people revel in the streets – nay, in a whole Snow Village! – in a minus 20 degree winter wonderland?

WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL: SKATING, SKIING AND MORE

With Montreal’s official winter sport and pass time locked up behind the closed doors of the NHL, we look towards the sky of falling flurries for answers. And there it is, white powdery snow. Grab your tuque, mittens, and child-like wonder and check out some of the winter sporting activities in Montreal:

WHERE TO FIND WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL

Participating in winter sports is the most fun anyone can have wearing many, many layers of clothing. From skating to cross-country skiing to new winter trends like kicksledding, winter revellers should look no further for the best of winter fun…

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN AT FETE DES NEIGES

Winter can be fun for the whole family. In Montreal anyway, as Montrealers are very good at making winter seem like the best season of the year. They certainly don’t let a blanket of snow and subzero temperatures keep them from frolicking around Parc Jean-Drapeau for the Fête des Neiges…

SLEEK WINTER CHIC IN MONTREAL’S SNOW VILLAGE

Starting January 6, Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau will be blessed with a magically stylish winter wonderland known as the Snow Village. For our friends from warmer climates: yes, stylish winter wonderlands are possible. Montreal is, after all, a city that holds one of its coolest festivals, Igloofest, in January. And since this village boasts a hotel, restaurant and bar among many other icy delights, I’d strongly consider cancelling that trip south and booking a ticket to come get down up north…

WINTER ON MOUNT ROYAL

Mount Royal (Mont Royal) was climbed by Jacques Cartier in 1535, sculpted in 1876 by the designer of New York’s Central Park, and is where Montreal gets its name. It remains an area that truly unites the city, any season of the year…