Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald this week Detour of the Route Verte on the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve Slow Traffic on Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald this week

Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald this week

October 15-26, 2018

Due to work on Chemin Macdonald, traffic is expected to be slow between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., on October 15‑26, 2018. A section of the road will be reduced to one lane on which vehicles will be able to circulate alternately.

Detour of the Route Verte on the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve

October 2 to November 15, 2018

Due to construction work in the Floralies Gardens, a portion of the bike path (Route Verte) is closed to cyclists. A detour on the circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is effective.

Slow Traffic on Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve

September 25 to November 23, 2018

Due to construction work, the width of Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve will be reduced to one lane along the paddocks. Motorists and cyclists will have to share the road on this segment until November 23.

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, 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 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 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: October 15, 2018 at 10:12 a.m.

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!

The list of shows and special events will be available soon!


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.

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!



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.


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.


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.


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.

Details will be available soon!

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.

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).

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.


Getting to Fête des neiges de Montréal

Nearby parking areas:

P8 P9 P10 P11

Rates and parking areas

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