Montréal

 
Snow in the City
Montréal, Québec
Montréal embraces winter, celebrating snow with festivals. Skate, ski and toboggan in city parks. Or stay warm inside to the sound of a Latin beat and the flavor of gourmet cuisine.

Hibernate, Montréal-style, by taking the action indoors

Shop, sip, dine and take in concerts in Montréal’s 18.6 mile – and still growing - Underground City. There are world class buskers and art displays in the Metro subway system. Shake off the snow and join locals in small jazz bars - they're everywhere! Or take in a hockey game.

Unleash your inner snowman and go play outside

Skate the long, sleek ice on the Quays of the Old Port, then listen to outdoor French music at the Winter Festival. Snowshoe or toboggan down the hills of Mont Royal Park. Grab a mug of hot chocolate, gather around a downtown bonfire and watch fireworks during the Lights Festival.

Daytrip to the Laurentian Mountains for a snowy rural retreat

Head to the Laurentians’ Mt. Tremblant resort for world class downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Soak in a Scandinavian style outdoor hot pool, then plunge into an icy river and head for a massage. Or shop in the village boutiques. Leisurely dine gourmet on fine local cuisine in charming French villages.

If you have one week…

Escape to an Eastern Townships country inn and join in the fun of the ice cider festival. Cross-country ski along old rail lines then warm up in a lively historic pub. Or stay in the city and prowl the galleries of Sherbrooke Street and the boutiques of rue St. Denis.