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August 17 to November 18, 2018

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is one‑way and divided into two lanes: the left lane for sports enthusiasts and the right lane for vehicles.

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.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Fête des neiges de Montréal

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 from January 20 to February 11, 2018 for a 35th 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.


Weekends from January 20 to February 11, 2018
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Some activities close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays, including the tiny tots' zone

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

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

Avoid the crowd!

Come early and enjoy activities to the fullest before the crowds build!

Information : 514-872-6120

If the weather conditions force the closure of some activities, notices will be posted here.

Updated: February 10, 2018 at 10:37 p.m.

Thank you!

Thank you for this great edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal and see you next year!

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!

January 20 and 21
January 27 and 28
February 3 and 4
February 10 and 11
Alexe Gaudreault
Saturday January 20
2 p.m.
On Stage

Alexe Gaudreault lands at the Fête des neiges with her soaring pop tunes, mesmerizing voice and musical repertoire that is a breath of fresh air. The former contestant on the TV show, La Voix, will sing her latest songs for the public.

Annie Brocoli
Sunday January 21
2 p.m.
On Stage

A kids' idol for more than a decade now, the popular and colourful Annie Brocoli will get youngsters up and dancing by performing a retrospective of her greatest hits.

Snow Scooters with Télé‑Québec's Cochon Dingue
Sunday January 21
1 p.m.

The hosts of the Cochon Dingue show are making an appearance at this year's Fête des neiges. Have your picture taken with them in their new photo booth, and you might have the chance to outwit them in a snow scooter race!

Sylvain Tremblay and George Papafilys
Saturday and Sunday
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Zone Faim de loup

Singers and guitar players Sylvain Tremblay and George Papafilys will enthrall you as they add a personal touch to each of their performances that skillfully combine blues, rock, folk and some of Québec's music classics.

Soran Dussaigne
Saturday January 27
2 p.m.
On Stage

A revelation on the fourth season of La Voix, Soran will perform as part of a trio, where he will offer very personal interpretations of major pop hits, and premiere a few of his new songs combining reggae/folk with a nod of pop/funk.

Sunday January 28
2 p.m.
On Stage

After this highly rhythmic show in which Anne-Lune will introduce everyone to her friend Balthazar while addressing the theme of self-esteem, you can bet children will set back out on life's path with a bundle of valuable tools!

André Daneau
Saturday and Sunday
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Zone Faim de loup

A composer, harmonica player, toe-tapper and beatboxer, André Daneau is an extraordinary and versatile artist. He will awe you by his passionate, frenzied performances that blend urban and traditional music.

Andie Duquette
Saturday February 3
2 p.m.
On Stage

Andie Duquette was in the spotlight from an early age, but it was in 2013 that she gained exposure with the general public during her appearances on the La Voix show. Andie will heat up the stage by performing some of her greatest hits and deliver her rendition of classic pop tunes.

Maria Cannelloni
Sunday February 4
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
On Stage

La Raviolimanie is a mini musical comedy in which 10 songs are combined into a story where Maria Cannelloni helps her friend make a very special spaghetti sauce.

Boot Hockey with Télé‑Québec's Conseils de famille
Sunday February 4
1 p.m.

It's time to grab your sticks! Come and face-off against your favourite comedians on the Conseils de famille show on Télé‑Québec in some friendly boot-hockey games. Will your family be able to beat the Blondin-Dupuis family?

Jitterbug Swing
Saturday and Sunday
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Zone Faim de loup

A visual and sound show that will enable you to discover the origin of 1920's and 30's acoustic blues, from Mississippi to New Orleans and Chicago, too.

Karaoke of the 35th - Urockaoke and guest artists
Saturday February 10
2 p.m.
On Stage

Always dreamt about singing on stage in front of an impassioned audience? This is your lucky day! Get ready for the Fête des neiges karaoke event. Accompanied by the Urockaoke band, come and show your singing talents. Special surprise guests will be on hand for the occasion.

Cibelle et Rapidou
Sunday February 11
2 p.m.
On Stage

Come and get moving with Cibelle and Rapidou in one of the coolest children shows going on right now. An introduction to current music with some small dance lessons and easy rap, adapted for children aged three to nine.

Jean-François Bastien
Saturday and Sunday
11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Zone Faim de loup

With his guitar and powerful yet mellow voice, combined with his charisma, Jean-François Bastien offers a folksy performance, during which he conjures up emotions of magic and intimacy with the audience.

Boot Hockey featuring Les Canadiennes de Montréal
1 p.m.

Play an amicable game of shinny against several members of Les Canadiennes de Montréal, the city's pro women's hockey team.


Ice Sculpting

Allow yourself to be awed by the performances of professional ice sculptors Laurent and Nicolas Godon. Everyday enjoy two 15-minutes shows and an interactive demonstration that lasts an hour and a half.

La Boulathèque

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.

Tour de Lévis

Venture on the Mont Boullé and climb up the Tour de Lévis to enjoy incredible views of Montreal.

Every Saturday night

DJ Cyusa

The inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist Cyusa will have you dancing up a storm!

Les étoiles tomberont : 
La Grande Ourse

The Théâtre de la Fratrie invites you to come walk in the footsteps of the Grande Ourse. Theater, circus and dance will be mixed to tell the story of this celestial legend.

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.

Ice Ship

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!


Big Jump


Challenge your fear of heights by jumping off the 50 feet high tower.

Minimum weight: 32 kg (70 lbs), Maximum weight: 130 kg (285 lbs), Minimum age: 9 years old.



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

Activity not recommended for kids younger than 2 years old and pregnant women. Children aged 2 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult.


Handy Beavers' Workshop

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.


Axe Throwing


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.



Soar above the ground on one of the four 450-feet-long downhill cables!

Maximum weight: 113 kg (250 lbs)
Recommended minimum age: 5 years old


Skaters' Path

Glide along this refrigerated skaters' path while enjoying the magnificent view of the city. An activity to do by yourself, with your lover or with the whole family!

Changing rooms, lockers, skate rentals and skate sharpening available at Écorécréo.


Robin des Neiges

Try your hand in a friendly round of archery, in a game that is somewhat like dodge ball!


Ice Slides

A "must-do" activity, the Ice Slide will thrill the entire family with its 8 sliding lanes.

Children aged under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.


Penguins' Village

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


Huskies' Academy

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


Télé‑Québec Snow Scooters

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


Giant Foosball

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 + Belles bottines

Boot hockey is the featured attraction on this multi-sports rink. Form your own team and challenge our hosts in various sports that are tailor-made for winter!


Capture the Castle

Come and take part in an epic snowball fight with our animators.


Polar Circus

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!


Mini Igloos

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


Historical Walk Two island, one park, one city...


Walk around the Mont Boullé to the Tour de Lévis and discover Parc Jean-Drapeau's history.


Mission Kathmandu Maze

Adventure yourself under the trees in the labyrinth, and try to find your way out without loosing it! If you sense of direction is lacking, the owls will help you find your way.


Snowshoeing Île Sainte‑Hélène with the Stewart Musuem

Every Sunday, go on a pleasant snowshoe walk with a guide from the Stewart Museum. Discover the remnants of military buildings and climb up the Mont Boullé to the imposing Tour de Lévis.


Giant Lafleur games

The Lafleur team will be ready for you every weekend at the Fête des neiges - come try the giant Lafleur games! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the whole family can take on one of our challenges!


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 37 mascots will make you live magical moments.

Come meet the 11 families of characters of this great winter event and get ready to be amazed!


Most activities and all the shows are free. Some activities have a small cost, as well as the food on-site.

Live the ultimate

Still can get enough thrills?

The Fête des neiges offers extra activities that will allow hardy adventurers to live a memorable and fulfilling experience.

Avoid the crowd!

Come early and enjoy activities to the fullest before the crowds build!


The ACCROPASSE gives an unlimited access to the following activities for the 8 days of the Fête des neiges: Ice Slides, Zip-line and Big Jump.

  Regular Daily
Family (4 people) $50 $40
Person $16 $13
Child 4 years and under Free

Discounts and advantages  :

  • Discount on Dogsledding
  • Discount on skate rental
  • Discount at various restaurant services
  • Discount on the memory album Two islands, one park, one city...
  • Free entrance to the Biosphere, Environment Museum
  • Free entrance at the Stewart Museum

Dog sled rides

Regular Accropasse
Adult $16 $12
Child $10 $8

Skate rental

Regular Accropasse
2 hours $12 $9

Rates include taxes and are subject to change without notice.

Boost Your Energy Level

At the Fête des neiges, visitors can literally taste the joys of winter thanks to more than 15 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
  • Soupes et Grillades
  • Choco-Churros
  • La Cafétéria
  • Roulotte Lafleur
  • Érable sur neige (3 cabanes)
  • Tim Hortons (coffee)
  • Das Food Truck
  • Bacon Truck
  • Resto LP
  • Queues de Castor
  • Boîte à Fromages
  • Subway

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.

Are dogs allowed?

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?

A reservation system has been implemented for some of the most popular activities, in order to reduce waiting time (Dogsliding, Zip-line and Big Jump). Participants must present themselves at one of the ticketing offices upon their arrival, in order to book a specific time for the activity. They will later have to show up at the activity at the time indicated on the coupon they received at the ticket office. Waiting time for other activities will vary depending on the affluence.

Are the activities opened during the week?

No, the Fête des neiges activities only take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from January 20 to February 11, 2018.

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 but you must bring your own padlock!

Is there an access fee for the Fête des neiges?

Access to the Fête des neiges and to the majority of activities is free! Only few activities must be paid for (dogsledding) or require the ACCROPASSE (Sliding tubes, Zipline and Big Jump).

Map of the site

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

Coloring drawings

To keep you busy during the long cold winter days, we have prepared for you coloring drawings of our iconic characters. Download them and share you creations with us using the #FDN2018.



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