Fête des Neiges 2017
Human foosball, soccer on snow and an ice-sculpted pirate ship are some of the new additions to this year's winter festival, which takes place from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5
Photo credit: Gilles Proulx - Société du parc
Montreal’s Fête des Neiges is gearing up for its 34th annual winter festival. For four weekends, Jan. 14 to Feb. 5, Parc Jean Drapeau will be packed with outdoor activities for the whole family. Festival goers can expect to enjoy snow tubing, skating, dogsled rides, ice sculptures, inflatable games, music and entertainment. A life size ice-sculpted pirate ship is new this year, where young and old can meet the Capitaine Crinière and the members of his crew and then slide off the huge frozen sculpture.
At the Tim Hortons Zone, the event’s official sponsor, visitors can enjoy a Ferris wheel with a view of downtown Montreal, ziplining and tubing.
Most of the activities are free and will run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The ACCROPASSE, which gives you unlimited access to multiple festival features including the zip-line, tube sliding, free admission to the Biosphere and Stewart Museum, and discounts on several food trucks, will be available at a 25 per cent discounted price during pre-sale. This year, families will have a variety of on-site food options, including some of the city’s favourite food trucks. The regular price pass is $16 for those 5 and up or $50 for a family of four.
The easiest way to access the site is to take the metro to the Jean Drapeau station.
For more information, visit parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/
Also, take a peek at Tourisme Montreal's youtube video below showcasing all the fun to be had at this annual winter festival!