Through the winter season, Montréal heats up with a unique lineup of festivals, exhibitions and events. If you’re looking to get active, there’s no shortage of fun wintry activities from snowshoeing to hiking trails to the city’s many ice-skating rinks. Don’t neglect your taste buds with delicious world class resturants. Arrival is easy and you’ll discover hotels at every price point along the way with tons of activities to enjoy all season long!
Fitz & Follwell, Montreal’s premier provider of guided walking, snow and cycle tours is offering a Winter on the Mountain adventure on the scenic Mont-Royal that includes ice skating followed by snowshoeing through the wooded trails, lunch and some fun sledding designed to bring out the child in everyone!
Discover the secrets behind Québec’s ice wines and apple ice wines
A wine connoisseur in training? VDM will be launching a day-long journey that takes you through the wintry landscape to discover ice wines and apple ice wines that the region is well known for. The day begins with touring the facilities at 3 Wineries with the owner to learn the unique process of producing ice wine. Also try being a bartender for a day and get a chance to mix creative ice wine cocktail recipes. This new offering will be available every Saturday from February 15 - April 12, 2014.
Coup de Chapeau au Chef: Hats off to the Chef
Known for its bustling culinary scene, Montréal is on the cutting edge of trends in presentation, ingredients and atmosphere. Now it’s time to get in the kitchen. The new Maison Christian Faure provides an ideal venue for an introduction to pastry creations and the basics of pastry making, all in a stylish environment with state of the art equipment. Both beginner and advanced-level classes specialize in French pastries are available and those who want to skip the classes and just try the delectable treats, the café provides numerous choices.
The Culture Collection
Through January 19, 2014: The new exhibition at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Splendore a Venezia. This is the world premiere of this outstanding exhibition that features works from 61 prestigious museums and collectors globally such as The Louvre, the Uffizi, the National Gallery London and more.
Through January 5, 2014: Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Musée d’art contemporain. Discover a generation of artists that juxtapose urban culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative new works.
December 14 – January 5, 2014: Merry Montreal, a new festival in Old Montréal, offering free activities for the whole family, restaurant specials for foodies, indoor & outdoor holiday shopping a New Year’s Eve party and throughout the month TELUS Fire on Ice: Music, fireworks and fun. Every Saturday in December, the sky over the Quays of the Old Port lights up with a unique lightshow set to music.
January 16 – February 18: Igloofest: Dance the night away under the stars at the Port of Old Montréal. Renowned for its striking architecture, local and international DJs and over-the-top visuals, Igloofest heats up Montréal bringing thousands of electronic music fans to the city annually.
February 20 - March 2, 2014: Montréal en Lumière & Montréal All-Nighter (Nuit blanche à Montréal). Ten days of exceptional food and wine tastings, spectacular shows and more mark this annual Montréal en Lumière festival. For those who want to stay up all night, there’s no better place than at the Montréal All-Nighter, taking place March 1 - 2 when music, live performances, exhibitions and design take over three districts in the city. An event not to be missed!
Score a “Sweet Hotel Deal”
Through December 31, enjoy rates starting at $99 CAD and 50% of the second night at over 30 participating hotels. Visit www.tourisme-montreal.org/Offers for complete terms and conditions.