Important Notice

Biosphère, Environment Museum

Note that the Biosphere is undergoing some changes: the renewal of its showrooms. It will close for the Holiday season, from December 22 to January 16, to prepare for new exhibits.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

The bike path on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is not be maintained after November 15th and the portion between the hairpin (northern section of the circuit) and the Pavillon du Canada is a two-way street for vehicles. Cyclists, rollerbladers and runners are advised to be cautious.

Bike link South Shore

The bike link between the South Shore (Saint-Lambert) and the Parc Jean-Drapeau is closed for winter.

Subway - Closure of yellow line

The subway's yellow line is closed every Saturday and Sunday from September 13 to December 21, 2014 because of maintenance work. To get to Parc Jean-Drapeau, the STM is providing shuttle services (820, 877). During the long weekend of Thanksgiving, the subway's yellow line will also be closed Monday, October 13, 2014.

Further information

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Parc Jean-Drapeau

Fête des neiges de Montréal

Weekends from January 17 to February 8, 2015


The highly popular family event, the Fête des neiges de Montréal, is back at Parc Jean-Drapeau for four weekends and its program will be based around the outdoors, with a wide range of free activities and others that are at a modest cost.

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Come meet Yan England, the Fête des neiges de Montréal spokesperson

Comedian Yan England, the event's spokesperson for the seventh consecutive year, is also returning and is delighted to have the opportunity to encourage parents and children to come and play outdoors!

Autograph and picture-taking session

Saturday, January 17 11 a.m. to noon
Saturday, January 24 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 31 11 a.m. to noon
Sunday, February 8 11 a.m. to noon

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Map of the site







Saturday starting at 4 p.m., come experience a foodie happening at the winter food trucks and slide in the Disco-tube!

Disco-tube

Saturdays when night falls

At the end of the day, the tube slide turns into Disco-tube: light shows, music mixed by DJ Jimmy Rancourt and festive entertainment!

Das Food Truck

From 10 a.m. to closing

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

Pizzeria no 900 napolitaine

From 10 a.m. to closing

Neapolitan pizza baked on site in a wood-fired oven.

Boîte à fromage

From 10 a.m. to closing
On site January 24, 25, 31 and February 1st, 7, 8

Plate of raclette cheese over sautéed potatoes. Many side dishes are available.

Délices d'antan

From 10 a.m. to closing in the Zone petites pattes

A craft bakery offering delicious potato donuts in different flavors.

La Sandwicherie Zoe's

Greek inspired, treat yourself to a variety of sandwiches and side dishes.

Lola's petits gâteaux

A wide selection of cupcakes to suit every taste. Take your pick!

Traiteur Guru

Indian cuisine: exquisite dishes with alluring aromas.

And all the food offer of the Fête des neiges!


Special events


Live ice-sculpturing performances

Daily

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

www.laurentgodon.com

Aérobouge with Boule de Neige and his guests

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

Aerobics lessons for people of all ages. On Saturdays, Caillou (January 17), Benjamin (every Saturday), Trash Pack and Shopkins (January 24, 31 and February 7) will be involved in the choreography.

Benoit Archambault

Saturday, January 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Kids singer, storyteller and "comedian for the family", come and listen to the show Les Pourquoi 2, le retour du grand roux! Twice as funny songs and crazy stories.

www.monamibenoit.com

L'Aventure magique!

Sunday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

A magical musical adventure in the wonderland of fairy tales starring Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aladdin and Peter Pan.

www.laventuremagique.com

Patrice Michaud

Saturday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Winner of the Félix for Album of the Year at the ADISQ Awards in 2014. Come and see this writer-composer-singer who is bringing out his second album, Le feu de chaque jour.

www.patricemichaud.ca

Les Petites Tounes

Sunday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Inspired by the unique pleasure brought by the seasons, the four musicians will make you sing the spring, summer, fall and winter on their multiple musical rhythms and styles.

www.lespetitestounes.ca

Les Tireux d'Roches

Saturday, January 31 at 2:30 p.m.

An array of instruments including the harmonica, saxophone, flute, accordion, percussion, banjo, bouzouki, foot-tapping and guitar will have you dancing up a storm on a musical repertoire of folk/traditional music.

www.tireuxderoches.com

West Coast Lumberjack Show

Saturday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Theses real lumberjacks will entertain you with their demonstrations of chain saw carving, axe throwing and much more!

www.westcoastlumberjacks.com

Toc toc toc

Sunday, February 1st at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

toctoctoc.telequebec.tv

Les Argonautes

Sunday, February 1st at 1 p.m.

To all little Earthlings! Xodias and Éleanna have been given the mission of organizing Earth Day aboard Argo. They're counting on the able assistance of the children to make this assignment a success.

lesargonautes.telequebec.tv

Génial!

Sunday, February 1st at 3 p.m.

Hosted by Martin Carli, the quiz game Génial! takes to the stage to provide families with loads of fun and thrills.

genial.telequebec.tv

A boot hockey game with Subito texto

Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m.

See the stars from the Subito texto TV series playing in a friendly boot hockey game.

Video Zone - Subito texto

The Brother's Session Live

Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m.

This diverse and captivating show includes five singers: Simon Morin, Tremblay, Bryan Audet, Jason Roy and Martin Rouette Léveillée who join The More-In Orkestra group to offer their interpretation of your musical favorites.

www.facebook.com/thebrotherssessions

Rythmo!

Sunday, February 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The new youth musical show SAMAJAM, to sway to the magical beat.

www.samajam.com

Bain de neige CKOI in collaboration with SUNWING

Sunday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Enter the Snow Bath contest and you'll have the chance to win a trip for two people to Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana, an approximate value of $4 770!

Registration starting January 10, 2015!


Activities


New!
Fees for activity
Activity requiring an ACCROPASSE
Activity also available on Saturday nights


Tube slide

This famed slide is known for its 10 lanes, including two "Superglisses" that have a starting ramp with an extra 6 meters in height from the mountain. Sliding enthusiasts can also go down in the "Trippante", a four-seater.

Ferris wheel

The Ferris wheel provides visitors with a fantastic view of downtown Montréal and the Fête des neiges site. But you'll have to hurry! This activity is available during the weekends of January 17 to February 1st.

Carousel

Take a trip down Memory Lane. This activity is available during the weekend of February 7-8.

Skaters' path Rythme FM 105.7

A magnificent refrigerated ice trail that is well-lit along the Saint Lawrence River.

Note :

  • Changing rooms, lockers, skate rental and sharpening available at Écorécréo.


Dog-sled ride

An introduction to dog-sledding just 5 minutes from downtown? Of course! Accompanied by a guide, there's room for two or three people in the sled. And there are puppies on the site.

Rates
Children $8
Adults $15

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.


Horse-drawn sleigh ride

A horse-drawn sleigh ride in a charming winter setting.

Rates
Children $8
Adults $13
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $35

Zip-line

The Zip-line allows you to flit on one of the four downhill cables that are more than 77 meters long and 6 meters high.

Notes :

  • Maximum weight of a Zip-line user: 75 kg (200 lb)

  • recommended age: 5 years old.


Bing Bang Bulle

A great new feature, turn yourself into a "human ball" and play snow soccer or participate in a wrestling match.

Note:

  • Minimum weight of participant: 1,20 m (4 feet)


Super ice slide

This four-lane slide, which is 16 meters long and 4 meters high, will delight sliding enthusiasts.

Giant foosball

The traditional table-top game turns into a human scale. Take the place of a soccer player and try out this fun-filled game.

Zone petites pattes

The charming Bourgade Nordique village is the favourite spot of tiny tots with its miniature cars and houses for youngsters aged 6 and under. Come and meet the silly penguins that live there!

Cirque polaire

The Grand Cirque polaire, a polar circus under the big top, is back again with its array of colourful characters. Continuous entertainment and mini-shows.

Zone gonflée

Come jump and bounce around in one of the five inflatable games.

La conquête des Forts de LA GUERRE DES TUQUES 3D

Come and wage this epic sponge-ball battle and conquer the opposing team's fort!

Parcours TÉLÉ-QUÉBEC

1, 2, 3... Go! Crawl, jump, slide, climb into the world of your favourite characters. Get active in another way with Parcours Télé-Québec!

Labyrinth in the woods

You've got to find your way in the woods... but beware of Yéti, you might be surprised!

Atelier des petits doigts COUP DE POUCE

An invitation to budding artists. Come and display your sculpture talents with real blocks of snow, which will then be exhibited as a work of art.

Belles bottines LA PRESSE +

Boot hockey and winter soccer are featured at this rink.

Cross-country skiing trail

Set up over 3 kms in the wooded areas and along the river, the cross-country skiing trails at the beginner level are the ideal thing for anyone wanting to take up this gliding sport.

Note:


Snowshoeing

Explore the wooded trails on snowshoes and enjoy the great view along the river.

Note:


Old-fashioned curling at the Stewart Museum

The Stewart Museum invites you to leap back into the 19th century for an introduction to old-fashioned curling on an actual sheet of outdoor ice.

Mini-Biosphere of the Biosphere, Environment Museum

Emulate the work of architect Buckminster Fuller by building a mini-Biosphere.


ACCROPasse

Unlimited access to the following activities during the 8 days of the Fête des neiges event:

  • Tube slide and Disco-Tube
  • Zip-line
  • Ferris wheel (available weekends of January 17 to February 1)
  • Carousel (available weekend of February 7-8)
  • Free admission to the Biosphere, Environment Museum
  • Free admission to the Stewart Museum
  • 30 additional free minutes on the rental of recreational equipment at the regular price at Écorécréo
  • Discounts on various restaurant services

Rates


1 person $15
Family package (4 people) $48

Notes:

  • Free for children aged 4 and under.

  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

  • Rates shown include taxes.

Ticket offices

Reception pavilion, Aquatic Complex and near the Tube slide


Available Services


  • Money withdrawals

  • Cloakrooms and lockers (skate rental centre and Aquatic Complex)

  • First aid

  • Information booth and mobile information

  • Écorécréo rental centres

    (sale of winter accessories and rental of skates, snowshoes, cross-country skis, sleds, snow scooters)

    More information

  • Baby rest stop

    Located in the Aquatic Complex, the baby rest stop includes: changing tables, rocking chairs, nursing pads, bottle warmers and microwaves.

  • Lunch and warm-up areas

    Take some time to relax in a warm place and have a snack while you`re doing so: there are food counters nearby!(The Chalet, Terrasse 67, Aquatic Complex)

  • Food fare

    • The cafeteria

      From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Complex

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

    • Subway

      From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Complex

      A selection of sandwiches with a variety of fillings to the customer's liking.

    • Resto L.P.

      From 10 a.m. to closing on the Mail
      From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside the Aquatic Complex

      Quebecers' traditional cantine.

    • Maple taffy on snow

      From 10 a.m. to closing on the Mail
      From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Zone petites pattes and near the subway station

      For sweet tooths, harken back to the classics such as maple taffy on snow, maple sugar cotton candy and maple taffy and butter cones.

    • La Terrasse 67 and bar

      From 10 a.m. to closing on the Mail

      Take a break where it's warm, either indoors or on the heated terrace, while you enjoy a soup, pasta, a grilled cheese, a pretzel and much more.

    • Soupes et Grillades

      From 10 a.m. to closingon the Parterre

      On a brasero you can grill your own brochettes, sausages or marshmallows, while you warm up beside the fire, with a hearty soup.

    • Café-Bar

      From 10 a.m. to closing on the Mail

      Coffee during the daytime hours and alcoholic beverages in the evening: beer, hot wine and coffee with alcohol.

    • Beaver Tails

      From 10 a.m. to closing on the Mail

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




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Subway schedule

Shuttle service from the subway station:

  • 777 Casino
  • 767 La Ronde / La Plage (Summer season only)
  • 769 La Ronde (When La Ronde is open)

Routes and schedules on the STM website

Subway - Closure of yellow line

The subway's yellow line is closed every Saturday and Sunday from September 13 to December 21, 2014 because of maintenance work. To get to Parc Jean-Drapeau, the STM is providing shuttle services (820, 877). During the long weekend of Thanksgiving, the subway's yellow line will also be closed Monday, October 13, 2014.

Parking

Parc Jean-Drapeau puts many pay parking areas at the disposal of visitors. The parking areas are close to the venues where the events and attractions are held.

Rates and parking areas

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