1. Discover the magic of Montreal en Lumières
Montréal en Lumières is a festival that has existed for 24 years and offers light installations across the city. Walk the streets of Montreal to discover unique and breathtaking works. The perfect opportunity to rediscover winter.
Here is what awaits you:
– Continuous activities:
Ice skate on the beautiful high skating trail.
A Ferris wheel to admire the lights works from above.
A “Glide quickly” slide for a little thrill.
– Occasional activities:
Baratanga light drum show, figure skating demonstration, ice sculpture workshop, hockey game, percussion shows, ice acrobatics and many more.
– Luminous works:
The works of light are the “must-see” installations of this winter festival. This year, five significant interactive pieces will be placed in downtown Montreal. Note that a sixth work (a giant luminous and interactive cube) will be installed on the evening of the all-nighter.
More information on: montrealenlumiere.com
2. Relax at Strøm Nordic Spa
I highly recommend that you experience a Spa in the winter. The Strøm Nordic spa on Île Sainte-Hélène offers everything you need to relax. Immerse yourself in the warm waters, unwind in the sauna and hammam and enjoy the rest rooms.
Book on: stromspa.com
3. Explore Mount-Royal and enjoy all its activities
Mount Royal Park is one of Montreal’s most beautiful green spaces and offers many activities perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You will find cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, tube slides, and a skating rink. Also, take the opportunity to go to the belvedere to admire Montreal under its white coat.
I’m a big fan of Decathlon, and some of my warm clothes (coats, gloves, hats, etc.) come from this store. In terms of quality and price, in my opinion, they remain the best.
4. Enjoy a great coffee
Montreal is famous for its cafes, and it’s no wonder, given the number of establishments per square kilometre. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed; coffee lovers can discover a variety of coffees with local roasting. Here are my Top 5 of the best coffee shops in Montreal.
Café Lali, Café Oflore, La Graine Brulée, Café Oui mais Non, Tommy.
5. Get some great culture during Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche in Montreal is the annual celebration of the city’s art and culture. This year, the event will take place on February 25. During this 24-hour event, many of the city’s cultural spaces, museums and galleries stay open late. So it’s the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience art exhibits, dance and music performances, film screenings, and other nighttime activities.
More information: nuitblanchemtl.com