MONDEV’s Things to do in Montreal this Winter!

Montreal is embracing the winter months and is offering countless activities, festivals, and attractions for all its residents - adults and children alike. See below for MONDEV’s top picks on what to do around the city this winter.


The popular Riverside bar and terrace in Montreal’s Southwest borough has been transformed into an Igloo to offer “Hiverside”, a Winter Wonderland setting offering delightful winter-themed cocktails and incredible ice sculptures. Works of art, a vibrant atmosphere, and signature beverages are what make this our top pick for a night out this season!

This spot has been open as of December 8 and will last 4-6 weeks, dependent upon weather as of January 1st.

Riveside Ice bar

Sources: riversidemtl instagram


In the heart of downtown Montreal, this new public space in the Quartier des Spectacles is a versatile, all-ages destination now offering one of the most beautiful refrigerated skating rinks in the city. Take advantage of the skate and sharpening rentals at the brand-new Esplanade Tranquille rink. Citizens and tourists can skate side by side or take a break at the neighboring Galaxie Brasserie restaurant - the perfect place to have fun and get together with friends!

Esplanade Tranquille skating rinkSources: Ulysse Lemerise | OSA


The much-anticipated yearly outdoor winter festival is back again for its 15th year! Igloofest offers a rich program bringing together several of the local and international artists most in demand on the world circuit, covering even more widely the universe of electronic music. From January 19 to February 11, get dressed in winter-themed EDM gear and meet in the Old Port to party under the stars.

Because a winter without Igloofest, just isn't winter.

igloofest show

Sources: igloofest_mtl Instagram


Visit the city’s website to discover free things to do in Montreal this winter. Experience Luminothérapie, Ville de Noël de Montréal, Nuit Blanche and more this 2022-2023 season!

Luminotherapie Mtl

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