What to do this winter in CDN-NDG

Last updated January 20, 2023
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Skating, swimming, shows, workshops: Discover all the winter activities on offer in the parks and municipal facilities in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

This winter, don’t let the cold keep you from being active! Plenty of activities are available, whether you’re in the mood for sports or cultural events. Our employees make every effort to keep you entertained each season.

Sports and leisure


Do you want to go for a skate while sheltered from the elements? Enjoy the free skate and shinny hockey at Doug Harvey Arena and Bill Durnan Arena. To view the current schedule or reserve your spot for an activity, go to Loisirs Montréal.

Outdoor skating rinks

Not scared of the cold? Go have fun at the Bleu Blanc Bouge refrigerated rink or at one of the 10 other outdoor rinks in the borough. The weather plays a major role in the condition of the rinks, so check the conditions of winter sites before heading out.

Indoor swimming pools

Whether you want to relax or work out, our three indoor pools are ready to welcome you with free swims and fun aquatic activities.

Cross-country skiing

Several locations in the borough allow you to go cross-country skiing on marked trails, in Benny, Loyola, Martin-Luther-King, Van Horne, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce parks and Paré temporary public space.

Cultural activities

There are lots of activities taking place in the borough’s libraries and cultural centres. To see the calendar of cultural activities and events:

Services offerts

Loisirs Montréal

To access most of the free format activities in our sports facilities, you’ll need to register online on the Loisirs Montréal website. To book an activity, you must log in with your montreal.ca account* and be a resident of Montréal.

No account?

Carte Accès Montréal

Do you want to getbetter rates on cultural, sports and recreational activitiesin Montréal? Request your Accès Montréal card online. The card is available to residents of the Island of Montréal and to any person who owns a residential, commercial or industrial property in the city.

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