More outdoor fun during the winter in Montreal – Fête de Neiges brings it for four weekends in January and February. Geared towards families, Fête de Neiges features a whole bunch of activities of the paid or free variety.
While some activities will run throughout there are some special events that will only happen at specific times. Each weekend you can take in such things as ice sculpting, Aérobouge and music by DJ Jimmy Rancourt. Special events include, for the young ones Caillou will be there on the first weekend and there will be an outdoor screening of the film La Geurre des Tuques 3D. On the second weekend recording artist Jérôme Couture will put be in concert and a special edition of the science quiz show, Génial!, will take place. The third weekend you can take part in a boot hockey game with Subito testo and Atchoum et ses microbes will be on hand to entertain the young ones. The closing weekend will feature a bain de neige CKOI and violinist Alain François.
Besides all that you can do tube sliding, dog sled rides, ferris wheel, skaters path, great ice slide, Polar Circus, cross country ski, curling, snowshoeing, and zip-line. Most of these types of activities either charge or require purchase of an Accropass (see below) to participate. There is also food available on site from vendors like Subway, Tim Hortons, Beaver Tails, Bacon Truck, Choco-Churros, and others. On site there are also several warm up sites.
Most important is that it is free admission to the site. No excuse to not attend.
-Dates: January 16 to February 7, 2016
-Venue: Parc Jean-Drapeau
-Ticket Purchase: www.billets.parcjeandrapeau.com
-Prices: Accropass – Rates
Child 4 years and under Free
1 person $16
Family package deal (4 people) $50
-Hours : Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. *
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* the tiny tots’ zone closes at 5 p.m.