As the mercury dips below zero and a blanket of snow renders everything in sight white, the city of Montreal exudes a magical, winter wonderland quality. If you’re visiting Canada during the snowy season, you’ll find plenty of frosty fun in Montreal. See below for inspiration.
Discover local art, gastronomy and culture during the 11-day Montreal en Lumiere winter festival. The festival culminates in Nuit Blanche, an all-night extravaganza featuring free events, shows, and parties.
Embark on a tour of the Underground City, a vast subterranean complex situated beneath Downtown Montreal.
Sip ice wines and apple ice cider during a winter tour of Quebec wine country.
Wrap up warm and get in the festive spirit with a Christmas walking tour of historic Old Montreal and the Old Port.
Zip around the scenic region of Mauricie by snowmobile.
See native Quebec wildlife, including arctic foxes, snowy owls, caribou, and bears, roaming around open-air snow-covered enclosures at an outdoor zoo.
Warm up by sipping steaming brews during a tea-themed tour of the city.
Try ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in Mount Royal Park (Parc du Mont Royal) and Jean Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau).