- Some activities close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays, including the tiny tots' zone
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.
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.|
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The best way to come to the Fête des neige de Montréal, is by Subway!
If the weather conditions force the closure of some activities, notices will be posted here.
Updated: February 10, 2018 at 10:37 p.m.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play an amicable game of shinny against several members of Les Canadiennes de Montréal, the city's pro women's hockey team.
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.
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.
The inventive, enthusiastic and versatile artist Cyusa will have you dancing up a storm!
Les étoiles tomberont :
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Try your hand in a friendly round of archery, in a game that is somewhat like dodge ball!
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.
Discover a magical world where penguins get tiny tots moving and laughing.
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.
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!
Come and take part in an epic snowball fight with our animators.
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.
Walk around the Mont Boullé to the Tour de Lévis and discover Parc Jean-Drapeau's history.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Still can get enough thrills?
The Fête des neiges offers extra activities that will allow hardy adventurers to live a memorable and fulfilling experience.
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.
|Family (4 people)||$50||$40|
|Child 4 years and under||Free|
Discounts and advantages :
Dog sled rides
Rates include taxes and are subject to change without notice.
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.
Take some time to relax where it's warm and have a snack.
Located in the Aquatic Complex, the baby rest-stop offers changing tables, rocking chairs, nursing pillows and microwaves.
Dogs are allowed on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site provided they are kept on a leash.
The Fête des neiges site is non-smoking. A section for smokers is available near the Aquatic Complex.
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.
No, the Fête des neiges activities only take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from January 20 to February 11, 2018.
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.
Yes, lockers are available at the Aquatic Complex but you must bring your own padlock!
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).
To make the most of your visit at the Fête des neiges de Montréal, download the map in PDF format.
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.