Important Notice

Access to certain works of art

For security reasons, access to the following public art works will not be allowed from July 25 to August 11: Puerta de Amistad, Phare du Cosmos, L'homme et Ville imaginaire. Click the link below to know more about public art at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Further information

Mechanical hunters at Olympic Basin

In order to deter seagulls from the Olympic Basin to ensure a better water quality, mechanical hunters have been strategically located around the Basin. Since this equipment makes a loud sound it could cause a surprise effect when in function, but it is harmless. Thank you for your comprehension.

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Parc Jean-Drapeau

Fête des neiges de Montréal

Week-ends du 16 janvier au 7 février 2016


The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons, in collaboration with Groupe Nissan Gabriel, is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities.

Free admission to the site!

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Fête des neiges de Montréal

The 2016 Fête des neiges de Montréal is now over.

Many thanks to all participants and partners, who made this edition a great success.

See you all next year!





January 16 to February 7, 2016
 
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.


Only one weekend left at the Fête des neiges de Montréal: get 25% off on the ACCROPASSE.

Details here

Parc Jean-Drapeau needs energetic, resourceful, generous and cheerful volunteers who want to help!
Apply here!

 

Come meet comedian Yan England, the Fête des neiges de Montréal spokesperson for an eighth straight year.

Saturdays, January 16, 23 and 30
Sundays, January 17 and February 7

Autograph sessions at the Chalet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., except on February 7 where Yan will wander on the site.

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Special events and shows
First weekend January 16-17
Saturday

Caillou

2 p.m.

The little boy who has been able to capture the hearts of millions of families throughout the province of Québec with his enthralling adventures and his overflowing imagination, will be performing for and meeting his fans.

CKOI 96.9 Live

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pierre-Yves Lord is your weekend friendliest radio host in Montreal. PY spreads the best music and gives a lot of love to your eardrums! Come meet him at the Chalet CKOI!


DJ Jimmy Rancourt

4:30 p.m.

An inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist, Jimmy Rancourt has been performing in a show setting for more than 15 years, through the pure joy of musical discovery and exploration.

Sunday

King Melrose

2 p.m.

The talented Québec pop-soul artist, King Melrose, with his voice and guitar, will get the crowd up and dancing to the beat of his hit songs, such as "Sauve-moi de toi" and "Ne me laisse pas tomber". Energetic and engaging, his charisma will charm you!

Rythme FM 105.7 Live

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ON GO, it's the weekend! Mario, his craziness and lots of music ... that's happiness! LES WEEKENDS À MARIO with Mario Lirette, come and listen to his live show!

Saturday & Sunday

La Guerre des Tuques 3D

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youngsters can discover the joys of playing outdoors thanks to an activities zone depicting LA GUERRE DES TUQUES 3D, the engaging comedy that delivers a message of hope and friendship.


Live ice sculpturing on the La Presse+ stage

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four times a day, spectators will be fascinated by the performances of Laurent and Nicolas Godon, a pair of professional ice sculptors.


Aérobouge with Boule de Neige and his friends

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Aerobics courses with upbeat music to get people of all ages moving.

Second weekend January 23-24
Saturday

L'Aventure Rythme FM 105.7

1 p.m.

Treasure hunt: family vacation packages to be won ($ 2,000 in prizes).

Snow Yoga

12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

To keep a physical, mental and emotional good shape, attend our snow yoga classes for children and adults, offered by Pop Spirit under the Homme by Calder sculpture. Namaste!


Jérôme Couture

2 p.m.

Singer-songwriter-composer Jérôme Couture was nominated in the Newcomer of the Year and Pop Album of the Year categories at this year's ADISQ awards. His songs, such as "Comme on attend le printemps" and "Goodbye girl" are already a huge success and have topped the music charts. On stage, Jérôme is a real dynamo with his impassioned performances!


DJ Jimmy Rancourt

4:30 p.m.

An inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist, Jimmy Rancourt has been performing in a show setting for more than 15 years, through the pure joy of musical discovery and exploration.

Sunday

Toc toc toc

11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Kao, Babiouche and Youï are preparing a nice surprise for Monsieur Craquepoutte's birthday.


Les Argonautes

12:45 p.m.

To all little Earthlings! Drüs and Ophélie have been assigned the mission of organizing Earth Day aboard Argo. They're counting on the invaluable help of the children to make the celebration a success.


Génial!

2:45 p.m.

Télé-Québec goes back to the scene of the popular science-oriented quiz show, Génial!, which has won multi awards for its excellence and animation. Martin Carli will display his knowledge with humour and gusto, much to the delight of the entire family.

Saturday & Sunday

Montréal firefighters

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Montréal fire safety department, division of public education, will be putting on many activities in conjunction with their mission to prevent fires and educate the public. Workshops, inflatable games and entertainment will be featured on the site for the pleasure of people of all ages.


Live ice sculpturing on the La Presse+ stage

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four times a day, spectators will be fascinated by the performances of Laurent and Nicolas Godon, a pair of professional ice sculptors.


Aérobouge with Boule de Neige and his friends

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Aerobics courses with upbeat music to get people of all ages moving.

Third weekend January 30-31
Saturday

Swing

2 p.m.

The explosive duo SWING, composed of Michel Bénac and Jean-Philippe Goulet, are back in their usual fine form with their 4th album. Known for their uniqueness (Folktronica) and their contagious energy, SWING is putting on a new show entitled "LA FOLIE", which is in keeping with the group's tradition of getting the public throughout the country moving, singing and dancing to their irresistible music.


Boot hockey game with Subito texto

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Get together with the teens from the Subito texto series for a friendly boot hockey game.


DJ Jimmy Rancourt

4:30 p.m.

An inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist, Jimmy Rancourt has been performing in a show setting for more than 15 years, through the pure joy of musical discovery and exploration.

Sunday

Atchoum et ses microbes!

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Atchoum, a rocker for kids, is much more than a clown! Sure, she has the look, but the character is more of a stage creature that is able to get every kid she comes across rocking to the beat! There will be photo sessions and autographs after the show. Atchoum et ses Microbes are synonymous with contagious energy!

Saturday & Sunday

51st Jeux du Québec Finals

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While waiting for the Finale des Jeux du Québec-Montréal 2016, try various summer sports on the snow in the company of special guests!


Live ice sculpturing on the La Presse+ stage

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four times a day, spectators will be fascinated by the performances of Laurent and Nicolas Godon, a pair of professional ice sculptors.


Aérobouge with Boule de Neige and his friends

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Aerobics courses with upbeat music to get people of all ages moving.

Fourth weekend February 6-7
Saturday

Snow Yoga

12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

To keep a physical, mental and emotional good shape, attend our snow yoga classes for children and adults, offered by Pop Spirit under the Homme by Calder sculpture. Namaste!


La tournée VRAK : Défi Vrak Attak

1 p.m.

The three hosts of Vrak Attak, Vanessa Pilon, Nicolas Ouellet and Pascal Morissette, invite you to come and join them in taking up the Vrak Attak challenge. The idea is simple: recreate a life-size version of the show's logo! VRAK is waiting for you with plenty of surprises and everything you need to meet the challenge.


Alain François

2 p.m.

The writer-composer violinist performs a show for people of all ages, which blends laughter and striking a responsive chord. An unleashed violin, frenzied drumming...a rousing show is guaranteed!


DJ Jimmy Rancourt

4:30 p.m.

An inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist, Jimmy Rancourt has been performing in a show setting for more than 15 years, through the pure joy of musical discovery and exploration.

Sunday

Bain de neige CKOI in collaboration with SUNWING.ca

1 p.m.

Enter the Bain de neige CKOI snowbath contest in collaboration with SUNWING.ca, for a chance to win a trip for two to Memories Paraiso in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, a prize worth approximately $3,000.

Registration required at CKOI.com


Tremblay and Simon Morin

2 p.m.

Maxime Desbiens-Tremblay is an actor, songwriter-composer-singer who has been appearing on the Québec artistic scene for almost 20 years. Simon Morin, songwriter-composer-singer who was a candidate on Star Académie in 2012 and on La Voix in 2015, has been a hit with the Québec public because of his feistiness and perseverance.

Together, this duo will light up the stage by performing their hits and our musical favourites.

Saturday & Sunday

Winter Expedition

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five professional adventure tourism guides will give you advice on how to tame winter and inspire you by presenting their personal achievements, including the crossing of Montreal - Kuujuuak by cross country skiing. (This is nearly 2000 kilometers!) A story of perseverance to achieve dreams!


Live ice sculpturing on the La Presse+ stage

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four times a day, spectators will be fascinated by the performances of Laurent and Nicolas Godon, a pair of professional ice sculptors.


Aérobouge with Boule de Neige and his friends

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Aerobics courses with upbeat music to get people of all ages moving.

More than 25 outdoor activities!
Pay activity
Activity requiring an ACCROPASSE
Activity that is also offered on Saturday evenings


Tube slide and Disco-tube

This famed slide is known for its 10 lanes, including two "Superglisses", slides that are an extra 6 metres high on the mountain. Sliding enthusiasts can also go down the hill in the "Trippante", a four-seater tube.

Once it gets dark, it's Disco-tube party time, featuring light shows, music mixed by DJ Jimmy Rancourt and great entertainment!

Dog-sled rides

An initiation to dog sleds, just five minutes from downtown? Yes, this actually exists! Accompanied by a guide, two or three people can be seated on the sled.

Rates
Child $10
Adult $16

Notes:

  • Recommended age for children is 2 years and over.

  • Children aged 2 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This activity is not recommended for women who are pregnant.

  • Packages "Initiation VIP" and "Apprenti-Musher" offered by Écorécréo.
    (Reservations are mandatory)

Zip-line

The zip-line, the highest mobile tower in the world, provides you with the opportunity to soar on the four downhill cables. The two smaller cables are 8 metres high and 110 metres long, while the highest ones are set up 15 metres high and runs over a distance of 200 metres. Children aged two years and older can do the activity in tandem with a parent.

Note :

  • Maximum weight of a zip-line user: 250 lbs (113 kg)

  • Recommended age: 5 years old

Giant foosball

The conventional foosball table turns into a human-scale one. Take the place of a soccer player and be a part of this fun-filled game.

Belles Bottines

Boot hockey and soccer on snow are featured.

Bing Bang Bulle

A 2015 favourite, turn yourself into a "human bubble ball" and play soccer on snow or get involved in a friendly wrestling match.

Note:

  • Minimum height of the participant: 1.20 metres (4 feet)

Skaters' path

A magnificent refrigerated and lighted ice path offers skaters a great view of downtown Montréal. There will be music and outdoor braziers to warm you up.

Note:

Zone petites pattes Naître et grandir

The charming Bourgade Nordique village is the favourite area for tiny tots because of its mini-car circuit and its little houses for children aged 6 and under. Come meet the silly penguins and you can also meet the Naître et grandir squad from the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, which is always ready to amuse youngsters!

The great ice slide

This four-lane slide, which is 16 metres long and four metres high, will be loads of fun for sliding enthusiasts.

Trottinettes des neiges Lafleur

1, 2, 3, go! Join your family and friends and share the joys of winter in scooting along the snow-covered trail. Meet the Lafleur squad that will be there to cheer you on.

La conquête des Forts

Take part in this epic sponge-ball battle and conquer the opposing team's fort!

Zone Télé-Québec

Crawl, jump, slide, climb into the world of your favourite characters and make your way through the Salmigondis' Hide and Seek labyrinth.

Atelier des petits doigts Le Petit Prince

An invitation to budding artists. Come and showcase your sculptural talents with real blocks of snow, that will then be exhibited as a work of art, under the theme of the movie The Little Prince, on screen as of February 12 in Québec.

Cirque polaire

The Grand Cirque polaire, a polar circus, is back again with its assortment of colourful characters. There are several shows per day and the circus bears offer a variety of workshops.

Écorécréo Cross-country ski trail

The cross-country ski trails, at the beginner level, are the perfect solution for anyone seeking to be introduced to this sliding sport.

Note:

Old-fashioned curling at the Stewart Museum

The Stewart Museum invites you to take a trip into the 18th century for an introduction to old-fashioned curling on a real outdoor curling rink.

Snowshoeing

Explore the wooded trails on snowshoes.

Note:

Zone gonflée

Come jump and get moving in one of the five inflatable games.

Parcours Groupe Nissan Gabriel

Featuring many activity stations that put families to the challenge in an exciting environment. Come and be active while discovering the world of the automobile!


THE ACCROPASSE

The ACCROPASSE gives you exclusive and unlimited access to the following activities during the 8 days of the Fête des neiges:

  • Tube slide and Disco-tube
  • Zip-line
  • Ferris wheel (offered on the weekends of January 16 to January 31)

THE ACCROPASSE offers other benefits:

  • Free admission to the Biosphere, Environment Museum
  • Free admission to the Stewart Museum
  • An extra 30 free minutes in recreational equipment rental time at the regular price at Écorécréo rental centre
  • Discounts on various restaurant services

Rates


Child 4 years and under Free
1 person $16
Family package deal (4 people) $50

Promotion

Only one weekend left at the Fête des neiges de Montréal: get 25% off on the ACCROPASSE.

Ticket offices

  • Buy Online
  • Aquatic Complex *
  • Île Ste-Hélène Parterre *

Notes :

  • * Only during the Fête des neiges weekends.

  • Rates are subject to change without notice

  • Rates shown include taxes

  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates. Parking rates are adjusted according to the major events that are held at Parc Jean-Drapeau. We strongly suggest you check the "Parking" page on the website prior to each of your visits to the Parc to find out the rates in effect and the affected parking areas.


Food offering

An original and diversified food offering, including street-food trucks, at various service areas.

Tim Hortons (Coffee)
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing
Aquatic Complex | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Trucks and mobile vendors of Tim Hortons coffee. A familiar, pleasant-tasting coffee that locals love savouring every day.


Cafeteria
Aquatic Complex | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Offers a full-course meal for the entire family: soups, hot meals and desserts.


Subway
Aquatic Complex | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A franchise offering a variety of healthy sandwiches and salads made to the tastes of the customer with a selection of vegetables and fresh products.


Resto L.P.
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

A Quebecer's cantine offering a variety of products such as hot dogs, burgers, chicken wings, popcorn, cotton candy and more.


Maple sugar on snow
Mall and Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing
Zone petites pattes | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pour les becs sucrés, retrouvez les classiques tels que tire d'érable sur neige, barbe à papa au sucre d'érable et cornet de tire et beurre.


Terrasse 67 and Bar
Mall | 10 a.m. until closing

Take a break in a warm spot, either indoors or on the heated terrace, while you enjoy a nice soup, pastas, a grilled sandwich and much more.


Soups and Grilled Food Cabin
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

A grilling concept on a brazier, where you can even barbecue your brochettes, sausages or marshmallows, while you warm up alongside the fire with a hearty soup.


Choco-Bar
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

Offers hot chocolate and alcoholic beverages: beer, warm wine and coffee with alcohol.


Choco-Churros
Sentier du Petit Prince | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Offers hot chocolate and a variety of delicious churros.


Beaver Tails
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

Irresistible treats served hot and in a variety of flavours: sugar and cinnamon, maple, chocolate banana, etc.


Phoenix 1
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

Tantalizing sandwiches made with naan bread, using fresh and organic foods, such as chicken tandoori or gravlax naanwich.


Bacon Truck
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

This is where bacon rules! Bacon poutine and fried bacon cones are an absolute must!


Roulotte Lafleur
Aquatic Complex | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The traditional Lafleur hotdog and a food-lover's choice of poutine, fries, hamburgers and more.


Das Food Truck
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

A German street-food truck that reinvents poutine with schnitzels. Made with local products.


Délices D'Antan
Parterre | 10 a.m. until closing

Bakery offering delicious fried potatoes donuts out of their truck and served piping hot! You have the choice of cinnamon, honey, maple sugar or simply traditional.



Warm-up areas

Aquatic Complex

Restaurant services, washrooms, Partners' Lounge, baby rest-stop, ticket offices, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), information, first aid and much more.

Le Chalet

Take some time to relax where it's warm and have a snack: the food concessions are nearby!

Terrasse 67

Come and have a bite to eat and relax on the magnificent heated terrace.


Services offered
  • Lunch and warm-up areas
  • Food concessions and street food
  • Baby rest-stop: changing tables, rocking chairs, nursing pillows, bottle warmers and microwaves
  • Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
  • Information booths and mobile information
  • Changing rooms and lockers (skate rental centre and Aquatic Complex)
  • Écorécréo rental centre (the sale of winter accessories and rental of skates, snowshoes, cross-country skis, sleds, snow scooters and fat bikes)
  • First aid



Thanks to our partners!



Thanks to our Partners!