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).