Do you know of many cities where you can explore the woods and museums on the same day? Or browse a library in the morning and put on your skis that evening? Here are some ideas to enjoy the winter city snow or shine.
Rediscover winter through the great outdoors
Try, repeat, adopt
When the weather’s on our side, the skating rinks are glowing and the hills are ready for sledding by newbies and experts alike. Bring your toboggan, snowshoes or hockey stick and meet your friends and neighbours at the local park, then continue the fun by sharing a good old hot chocolate. You’re sure to create winter memories.
Take a few hours
Would you like to discover a new place, or renew your childhood memories for a few hours? Take advantage of a wide variety of activities in the city’s major green spaces—turned white for the season—such as parc Maisonneuve, parc Frédéric-Back and parc du Mont-Royal.
Do you enjoy combining culture with a bit of easy exercise? Discover the many artworks that embellish the streets and public spaces of the city. Create your own walking tour by choosing among the 350 public art pieces installed in the urban landscape.
Get away for a day!
Feel like you’ve left the city without crossing a bridge—that’s what Montréal’s nature parks offer you. Take the time to explore: you’ll be entranced by their landscapes and activities like power-kiting, fatbiking or hiking under the stars will provide an adrenalin rush.
Visit the indoor city
On some days do you think the temperature just isn’t right for enjoying one of Montréal parks? So stay warm and dry by taking in one of the indoor activities—many of which are free—that Montréal offers.
Libraries and cultural spaces available nearby
Visit one of Montréal’s 45 public libraries to read, play, or take part in an organized activity. Not just books and magazines: films, video games, music and even instruments are also free to borrow. So you can bring all the pleasure home.
Enjoy what is available through the réseau Accès culture, many performances and exhibitions, free or low cost, in more than 60 venues across the city. Consult the calendar and reserve your spot to discover talented artists right near your home!