The Island of Montreal is a great place for urban entertainment, thanks to its many museums, historical sites and even light therapy installations. Several parks provide wide-open spaces for winter sports and family fun. The Old Port is a must to explore year round and offers many activities and great views. Whether you’re into shopping, fine dining at a restaurant, shows and entertainment or cultural discoveries, this cosmopolitan universe is the place for you.

Celebrate winter at the 25th Montréal en Lumière festival

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Combining performing arts, gastronomy and free outdoor family activities, Montréal en Lumière has been bringing people out to enjoy winter for 25 years! During the festival, the Quartier des spectacles shines brightly with a remarkable display of lights that invites people to celebrate, play outdoors, indulge in fine food and fill up on culture. And don’t miss the famous Nuit blanche (sleepless night) event, an adventure in the city with activities that go on all night long. From February 22 to March 3, 2024, you’ve got a date with one of the world’s greatest winter festivals!

Mount Royal Park: an iconic outdoor haven

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Mount Royal is the perfect place to enjoy winter and there are plenty of activities you can do there. You’ll find trails for snowshoeing in the heart of the forest, an outdoor skating rink that is particularly lively during musical evenings, tubing slides for families and areas for cross-country skiing. The park also offers equipment rentals. And if you’re up for bird-watching, you’ll be happy to know there are several species that can be spotted there in the winter! 

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