April 22, 2024

Four Exciting Things to Do in Montreal in the Winter

There are many things to do in Montreal especially in the coldest times of the year. Whether you just recently bought a Papachristou maison a vendre or have been living in a beautiful house in Montreal for a while now, one of the things you can do is to go to Park Lafontine and skate or head to Mont Royal and ride a long, narrow sled called toboggan to your heart’s content. Montreal is full of mountains so choose a street that runs north to south and slide from Sherbrooke St. down to René Levesque Blvd. After doing a lot of things on the snow, you will soon realise that Montreal’s warmest days are the snowy and cold days. Winter in Montreal will never be boring. Here are other things you can do:

Meander Around Outside for the Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche caps the Montreal High Lights Festival and lasts from 6 pm to 6 am. If you want to take your Montreal lifestyle to the next level, indulge in some of the musical, culinary, sports, and cultural activities offered around town for this one night only. 

Host a Party

People in Montreal are as compulsively social in the winter as in the summer. Of course, you can hang out with your friends in bars, except when it gets really cold. When the outside is too difficult to explore because of snow or ice, why not host a party at your house or go to a friend’s party? Hibernating in groups is a great idea to make those snowy nights less boring. 

Explore the Underground City

There is so much room in Montreal that people have made it even bigger and winter-friendly. Expansions have been made downwards, offering 32 km of passages in the underground city. In these infrastructures, people connect things such as the Eaton Centre, hotels, metro stations, Bell Centres, and apartments. 

Go to the Suburbs

It is always fun in the suburbs in the wintertime. You can go snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing, paintballing, dog sledding, and even ice climbing in Mont Tremblant, for instance. If you want to engage in less strenuous activities, visit a sugar shack where you celebrate the sugaring off-season with vigor with other fun lovers. This is the best time to have maple taffy on snow or go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. If you all of these don’t fascinate you, you can always skip town.