Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Due to the Pokéman GO Safari Zone, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be open from 6 a.m to 9 a.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 20, 21 and 22. The Circuit will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists will be able to get to the Pavillon du Canada and Pavillon de la Jamaïque by using the special entry way accessible from the Concorde Bridge. The South Shore Bike Link will remain open.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Fête des neiges de Montréal

The Fête des neiges de Montréal is an outdoor family event that takes place over 4 weekends and is dedicated to discovering and celebrating the joys of winter.

Back at Parc Jean-Drapeau for a 36th edition, the Fête des neiges brings together thousands of visitors in search of a unique winter experience every year.

Organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, this popular family-oriented winter event has a programming geared toward enjoying the outdoors and offers many shows and a wide array of activities.


January 19 to February 10, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The best way to come to the Fête des neiges de Montréal is by Subway!

The Fête des neiges de Montréal 2019 is already over...

Thank you to everyone, young and old, who came to have fun and enjoy the winter's at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

See you next year!

  • Every activity is open today!
  • If the weather conditions force the closure of some activities, notices will be posted here. Updated: February 9, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.


You are a dynamic, resourceful, generous and cheerful person and want to get involved as a volunteer at the Fête des neiges de Montréal? The Parc Jean-Drapeau needs you!

Get involved now!

Shows and special events

The Fête des neiges has also a unique and diversified programming that will make each of your weekends an experience you will remember for a long time. Watch some of the great performances by your favourite artists, take part in interactive activities and head out on an adventure on the Mont Boullé.

Every weekend has something different to offer, and every event will be a sight to behold!

Shows and special events are free!

Atchoum et ses microbes
L'hiver rock d'Atchoum
January 19
2 p.m.

Atchoum loves winter! It's a great time to bring out his warm winter coat and items to play in the snow! Musically and humorously, Atchoum will tell you about his big winter plans! Atchoum and his musicians are sure to get parents and kids tapping their feet to the music!

Les Contes de Normanville
Le campe à Pommerlo... Bran de scie et menteries!
January 20
2 p.m. and
3:30 p.m.

Through stories and music, Les Contes de Normanville will relate Tom Pommerlo's camp adventures. Comedy, songs, dancing, memories and daydreaming are all part of the show: Pommerlo camp...tall tales and sawdust!

Duo Trad
Sur les traces de la musique québécoise
January 26
2 p.m.

Through music and songs, Le Duo Trad presents the major stages of local musical history. Ranging From New France's laments to Mes Aïeux, to Félix Leclerc, merrymen Éric Bégin and Éloi Amesse put on an educational, festive and uplifting show that will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet!

Cool Kids
January 27
11 a.m. and
2 p.m.

Les Cool Kids are six youngsters, aged 13 to 16, with boundless energy. Camélia, Félicia, Gabrielle, Keren, William and Zion-Luna are hugely talented and have a modern-day variety in their repertoire; they are delighted to sing original songs written for them, for young people and sung by youngsters, as they turn dreams into reality!

Racetime Tour
10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.

Take out your toque and mittens and come out and play with your favorite characters from Racetime and Snowsnaps! You could even have a chance to win outstanding participation prizes!

La fête de famille
Télé-Québec' weekend
February 2
11:30 a.m.
and 2 p.m.

Seven members of the Télé-Québec family, including Monsieur Craquepoutte, Marc-André Coallier, Baragouin, Monsieur Ding Dong, Xodias, Bagou and Zalaé, reunite on stage to mark the TV network's 50th anniversary. They don't know each other, but fortunately the public will be there to sing all the theme songs with the characters, and help in the familiarity process.

Robocar Poli
Télé-Québec' weekend
10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.

Meet the friendly and beautiful mascots of Télé-Québec's show Robocar Poli. Poli and Heli will be waiting for the children at the Snow scooters' finish line with surprises!

Wildlife Discovery Workshops
February 3
11:30 a.m.
and 2 p.m.

Discover Canada's native wildlife through a fun and educational presentation on our country's wildlife. An awareness-creating activity for all ages, presented by Aminaux-Petfriend, on the importance of taking care of the various ecosystems that surround us.

Boot Hockey with Cochon Dingue
Télé-Québec' weekend
February 3
1 p.m.

It's time to grab your sticks! Come and face-off against your favourite comedians on the Cochon Dingue show on Télé-Québec in some friendly boot-hockey games.

Ari Cui Cui
La Fête-surprise d'Ari Cui Cui
February 9
2 p.m.

Ari Cui Cui is planning a fantastic picnic for the neighbourhood's mini cookies. But what Ari Cui Cui doesn't know is that her friend, Boulanger Joyeux, is planning a surprise for her birthday! Be part of Ari Cui Cui's surprise party, where everyone can sing like they're a kid again...

February 10
2 p.m.

QW4RTZ is back with a new show, in keeping with its winning formula: four guys, four mikes and nothing else. In the new show, QW4RTZ goes where the male voice has NEVER resonated, and they'll prove that four guys on stage can take up more space than a dance troupe and 100 musicians.


Ice Sculpting
at the Cirque du Soleil ALEGRIA Kingdom

Interactive demonstration : 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shows  : 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Discover the world of Alegria from Cirque du Soleil through the eyes of professional ice sculptor Nicolas Godon.

La Boulathèque

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fun-filled shows in which Fête des neiges personalities gather on stage along with Boule de neige to get people of all ages moving about and keeping warm.

Passe-Partout Karaoke

Noon to 3 p.m.

Find your inner child and come sing with your family at the Passe-Partout Karaoke. The new mascots Coucous will be your best audience!

Zone Les Films Séville

Noon to 3 p.m.

Come and discover the universe of Astérix - Le Secret de la Potion Magique (in theatre on February 15) and Belle et Sébastien 3: le dernier chapitre (in theatre on January 25). Mascots, animation team and surprises await you every day, except on February 2nd.

Frosty slides

This year's must-do activity!

Venture into this imposing village composed of 18 ice slides of varying heights and sizes that will delight the whole family.

Speed and thrill enthusiasts will have the pleasure to ride on a toboggan on the two most imposing ice slides for an exciting experience!

The Frosty Slides are accessible with the purchase of the Sliding Pass which provides unlimited access to the activity during the eight days of the event. The Pass also has other advantages:

  • Free entrance to the Biosphere, Environment Museum and the Stewart Museum during the event
  • Discount on Parc Jean-Drapeau memory album Two islands, one park, one city...
  • Save 15% on tickets to Alegria by Cirque du Soleil


Sliding Pass
1 person $8
Family (4 people) $25
2 years and under Free
  • Children 2 years and under are not allowed on the two toboggan ice slides.
  • Children 7 years and under must be accompanied by an adult who also has a Sliding Pass.
  • Rates include taxes.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

Wide array of activities!

Kids and grown-ups are warmly invited to come play outside and enjoy this big winter gathering that offers more than 20 activities for the whole family.

With the exception of Frosty slides and Dogsledding, activities are free.



Come and meet Capitaine Crinière and his crew members aboard this massive pirate ship! People of all ages, are invites aboard to do some sliding in a majestic setting!




An introduction to dogsledding just 5 minutes from downtown. Along with a guide, take a seat and enjoy this magical ride.

› Know all about Alaskan Huskies

3-12 years $10
13 years and over $16

Activity prohibited for kids younger than 3 years old and not recommended pregnant women. Children aged 3 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mandatory reservation on site.



Our duo of handy beavers will help the budding sculptors showcase their artistic talents on blocks of snow that will decorate the Mayor of Beavertown house.




Take out the lumberjack in you and come try your luck at axe throwing. Will you have enough precision to reach the middle of the target?

Minimum age: 13 years old.




This year's must-do activity! Venture into this imposing village composed of 18 ice slides of varying heights and sizes that will delight the whole family.

Sliding Pass
1 person $8
Family (4 people) $25
2 years and under Free


Introduce your children to alpine skiing or snowboarding at our mini ski slope. The activity is offered in partnership with the Quebec Ski Areas Association.

Initiation program offered to children aged between 5 and 8 years old.



Île Sainte-Hélène
on Snowshoes with
the Stewart Museum

Every Sunday during the Fête des neiges de Montréal, you'll have a chance to explore the various sights of Île Sainte-Hélène on snowshoes. Accompanied by a Stewart Museum guide, you'll see the remains of military buildings and climb Mont-Boullé to the imposing Tour de Lévis for a breathtaking view of the river and Montréal.

Starting at: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Registration on site. Maximum 15 adults and 15 children per group.




Discover a magical world where penguins get tiny tots moving and laughing.



Ninja Huskies'

Crawl, jump, slide and climb with the Huskies. Have loads of fun taking part in a friendly race!




It's the parents' moment of glory! The parent-child duos will face each other in the ever-popular snow scooter race.




The traditional table foosball game is turned into a human-scale version. Take a soccer player's spot and try out this fun-filled game.



La Presse +

Form you own team and challenge our hosts in an epic boot hockey game!




The circus bears take great delight in entertaining you with their fun-filled shows and animations.




Jump and bounce around in one of these colorful inflatable play stations!




Gather the entire family together to build these giant puzzles in shape of multi-coloured igloos.




These two feathered tattletales know it all! Absolutely nothing escapes them! They'll let you know about everything that's happening on the site. And once they're nicely settled in their forest niche, our two awesomely feathered friends will definitely let you listen on their many tales.



One-of-a-kind Animation Team

The Fête des neiges de Montréal distinguishes itself from other winter events with its unique animation team that will make young and young-at-heart dive into different worlds.

With their flamboyant costumes and their natural charisma, the 38 characters and our mascot will make you live magical moments.

Everyday, our famous Boule de neige and his friends will be waiting to celebrate, take pictures and have fun with you!

Zone Faim de Loup

The party continues in the Zone Faim de Loup! Take a well-deserved break and watch performances from traditional artists while enjoying some delicious comfort food from one of the many food concessions around.

Clément Courtois

January 19-20
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

January 19-20
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Clément Courtois is an artist with a powerful, charming voice who will awe you by the range of his repertoire and his interactions with the public.


January 26-27
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

January 26-27
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

With his guitar and banjo, the duo, Jitensha will take you back to a simpler time, singing folk and country music, and original tunes in their unique and harmonious style.

Sylvain Tremblay

February 2 and 3
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

February 2-3
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Blending blues, rock and folk, not to mention some classic Québecois tunes, Sylvain Tremblay is a singer, guitar and harmonica player who enjoys putting a personal touch on each of his performances. Sylvain will be joined by George Papafilys.

Alexis Arbour

February 9 and 10
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

February 9-10
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Alexis Arbour est un artiste aux multiples talents. Chansonnier Québécois, guitariste, interprète, auteur-compositeur et animateur, il éblouira la foule rassemblée dans la Zone Faim de loup grâce à sa connaissance de plus de vingt styles musicaux.

Boost Your Energy Level

At the Fête des neiges, visitors can literally taste the joys of winter thanks to restaurants and food trucks that please even the most foodies.

Food trucks, maple taffy, marshmallows on fire, hot chocolate, mulled wine... We got everything to fill all appetites.

  • Choco-Bar
  • Subway
  • Érable sur neige
  • Délices d'Antan
  • Schnitzel Truck
  • Queues de Castor
  • Roulotte Lafleur
  • Sandwicherie des îles


Warm-up areas

Take some time to relax where it's warm and have a snack.

Baby rest-stop

Located in the Aquatic Complex, the baby rest-stop offers changing tables, rocking chairs, nursing pillows and microwaves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on site?

Dogs are allowed on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site provided they are kept on a leash.

Is it a non-smoking site?

The Fête des neiges site is non-smoking. A section for smokers is available near the Aquatic Complex.

Is there a wait time for the activities?

The waiting time will vary depending on the affluence, but is rarely longer than a few minutes for most of the activities. A reservation system has been implemented for the dogsledding activity in order to reduce the waiting time. Reservations can be made at any ticket office on site.

Are the activities opened during the week?

No, the Fête des neiges activities only take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from January 19 to February 10, 2019.

Can we bring our lunch and where can we eat it?

Yes, you can bring your own lunch on site. There is a dedicated area at the Aquatic Complex for visitors with their lunches, where microwaves are available.

Are there lockers available?

Yes, lockers are available at the Aquatic Complex.

Is there an access fee for the Fête des neiges?

The entrance to the Fête des neiges and most of the activities are free! Only the access to following activities must be paid for: Dogsledding and Ice Slides.

Do you want to know everything about the dogs that are present at the Fête des neiges?

To learn more about Alaskan huskies from the dogsledding activity, check out our list of questions and answers.

Coloring drawings

To keep you busy during the long cold winter days, here are coloring drawings of our iconic characters.

Share you creations with us using the #FDN2019.

Download the drawings

Map of the site

To make the most of your visit at the Fête des neiges de Montréal, download the map in PDF format.



Getting to Fête des neiges de Montréal

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.


People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.


Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking area:

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.

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