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Parc Jean-Drapeau

Fête des Neiges

1 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1A9 , Canada
TEL: 514-872-6120

For three weekends in late January and early February, Parc Jean-Drapeau becomes an outdoor celebration of winter with the Fête des Neiges, or snow festival. Family-friendly activities include snow tubing, ice hockey, zip lining, and outdoor skating along sections of the St. Lawrence River. The festival started in the 1980’s, but added a snow village in 2012, with an ice hotel and restaurant, and replicas of Montreal buildings all crafted from snow and ice. There's baked brioche and hot chocolate to warm up, and traditional maple taffy—a maple syrup dessert that's cooled and thickened using snow.

Insider Tip:

Reserve a room in the Snow Village at the Ice Hotel's Polar Igloos (made of real ice) and stay warm with a high-tech thermal sleeping bag. 


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Multiple Days
  • Open Seasonally
  • Parking Available

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