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Fête des neiges
de Montréal

Things to do at the Parc

The Fête des neiges de Montréal is an outdoor family event that occurs over a span of four consecutive weekends. Every year, thousands of visitors seeking a unique outdoor experience, get together to discover and celebrate the joys of winter.

Organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, this popular winter family-gathering event offers a diversified program geared toward outdoor fun, with many shows and activities on the schedule.

This year, for its 37th edition, the Fête des neiges de Montréal invites you to come, for the first time, to Espace 67, Parc Jean-Drapeau's new event playground. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy a new setting, in a way you've never seen the Fête before!

Spokesperson

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is proud to announce that Pascal Morrissette is the official spokesperson for the 2020 Fête des neiges. Don't miss Pascal on the Fête des neiges site between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.!

Article : Helpful hints from Pascal Morrissette


Honouring Duvernay-Tardif

Don't miss Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who will be on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site this Sunday, February 9. Montréal mayor Valérie Plante, along with some special guests will be on hand to highlight the Montrealer's Super Bowl-winning feat; all of this will be hosted by Kevin Raphael!

Sunday February 9 1:30 p.m.

Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays
January 18-19 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 25-26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 1-2 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8-9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Site conditions

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

Updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:15 a.m.


Customer Service

Rates

Mandatory entrance fees for the site

The pass provides you with unlimited access to the site and the activities during the 8 days of the Fête!

Saturday February 8

Passes Regular
2 years and under Free
3-13 years $8
14 years and over $12
Family (2 adults et 2 children) $38

Sunday February 9

Admission to the site will be free for the honouring of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif


  Before 4 p.m. After 4 p.m.
Parking $15 / day $9 / day
  • Rates include taxes.
  • The SNOW PROMO ends on Friday February 7 at 11:59 p.m.

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Equipment rental

Our partner Écorécréo offers a skate sharpening service as well as the rental of sports and utility equipment. Click here for the list and prices. (Identity card required when renting equipment).

Rental
Skates $10 / 2 hours
Snowshoe $9.20 / 2 hours
Helmet $5 / 2 hours
Padlock $5 / 2 hours
Utility sledge $9.20 / 2 hours
Walker $5 / 2 hours
 
others
Skate Sharpening $9.20
  • Rates include taxes.

Fête and Museums Combo

On the Saturdays and Sundays of the Fête des neiges, receive a free admission to the Stewart Museum and a 25 % discount at the Biosphere upon presentation of your pass.

Program

Tube slide

The new Espace 67 made it possible to set up 16 tube-sliding lanes for the first time! From the top of the hill, with a spectacular view of downtown Montréal, you can breeze down the slopes. For the braver sliders, the "Superslide" lanes enable you to reach record speeds!

Radio-Canada
skaters' path

Come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience by skating on this refrigerated path that's more than 300 metres long as it wends its way through the woods along the Saint Lawrence River. It's a thrilling activity to do once or many times, either by yourself, as a couple or as a family!

Bring your own skates or rent a pair on site!

Ice Ship

Come and roam through this huge ice structure that has slides inside. Captain Crinière and his crew members are waiting for you on their majestic ice ship which has braved the icy waters and weighed anchor at Parc Jean-Drapeau!

And an array
of other activities!

Cirque Éloize
Alpine Adventure

See the acrobats-adventurers of Cirque Éloize in action on a fun and interactive alpine circuit! Follow their climb to the top of Mont Boule-de-Neige through a series of mind-blowing circus acts!

Schedule:
Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Ice sculpture shows

Artist Nicolas Godon will dazzle you with his unique ice sculptures, created in front of your eyes! You'll be amazed by the performances of this professional ice sculptor:

Schedule:
Saturday 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Ninjas Huskies course

Crawl, jump, slide and climb with the Huskies team. Come and have loads of fun doing a friendly run on this course where speed and agility are in order!

Penguins Village

Discover a magical world inhabited by a happy group of penguins who will get tiny tots laughing and moving.

La Boulathèque

The ideal place to sing and dance! Come and follow the charming choreography of our characters, so you can warm up in a festive setting. You'll also have the opportunity to listen to the greatest hits of our iced karaoke!

Mysnow Experience

Introduce your youngsters to downhill skiing or snowboarding on our mini ski slope. The activity is offered in partnership with the Québec Ski Areas Association.

An introductory program for children aged 5-8.

Introduction to snowshoeing with Parks Canada

Come and meet the Parks Canada team for an introductory snowshoeing session while you discover Canadian wildlife. And you'll be given plenty of tips and ideas so you can take full advantage of the joys of winter.

Snow Castle Challenge

The invitation has gone out! As a family, with friends or among colleagues, — participate in this popular provincial movement that promotes winter physical activity and a healthy lifestyle!

Learn more

So, come on over and play!

Ten different sports federations are setting up as of January 26 so you can discover their various activities at the Fête des neiges. It's an ideal opportunity to be introduced to sports such as cross-country skiing, judo, rugby, broom ball or even Kin-Ball!

En savoir plus

Schedule:
January 26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

La Presse
Sports Zone

Our animators eagerly await you in the La Presse Sports Zone to challenge you to friendly sports games, a great opportunity to stretch and warm up!

Boot hockey

Put together your own team and challenge our animators in an epic boot hockey game.

Giant foosball

The traditional table game is being transformed into a human-scale version. Take the place of a soccer player and try out this fun-filled game.

Zone jeunesse
Radio-Canada

In addition to the skaters' path, Radio-Canada invites you to come to Parc Jean-Drapeau for some great activities for young people, including the Ari Cui Cui show, the reading of a winter tale with Agent Jean and two parades featuring your kids' favourite mascots.

All of these activities are taking place on the Zone jeunesse stage near the Calder sculpture.

Come play outdoors with Ari Cui Cui

Indulge in the joys of winter with Ari Cui Cui's top hits!

Schedule:
January 25 2 p.m.

A winter story with Agent Jean

Dive into the colourful world of cartoon characters!

Schedule:
January 26 2 p.m.

Mascots' Parade

Come for a party with Talia, les Lapins crétins, Ranger Rob, Pile-Poil, Peppa Pig, Les Schtroumfs, Les Pyjamasques and many more!

Schedule:
February 2 2 p.m.
February 8 2 p.m.

Hide and seek

While you're skating, have some fun and head off to try to find the many Zone jeunesse Radio-Canada characters!

Tons of entertainment

The Fête des neiges de Montréal stands out from other winter festivities through, among other things, an extraordinary array of entertainment that will immerse your young ones in a world of fantasy.

With their flashy costumes and boundless energy, the friends of Boule de neige (King of the Fête) will have you enjoying some magical moments.

They'll be waiting for you every day to celebrate the season and have some fun with you!

Zone Faim de Loup

The Zone Faim de Loup is reinventing itself to provide you with an out-of-the-ordinary eating experience. Discover our food village where our restaurant operators will be offering you comforting and tasty food fare.

Take a well-deserved break in the indoor warmth of our facilities, where you can party on to the beats of our musical artists.


Reusable container: free coffee!

Be eco-responsible by bringing your reusable coffee cup! The Fête des neiges de Montréal and its partner, RECYC-QUÉBEC, is offering a free coffee or hot chocolate to anyone who brings their own cup on the site.

Take advantage of this promotion at La Buvette in the Faim de Loup area!

Village gourmand (Food village)

La Buvette

Just right for a nice break to enjoy a steaming coffee or hot chocolate, not to mention delicious candied apples.

Tô Comptoir Asiatique

Indulge in a small meal of vegetable noodles or have it with a serving of your favourite meat!

Chez Grand'Mère

Enjoy a variety of original hot soups served in practical small bowls.

Edgar hyperlodge

Bite into savoury burgers on brioche bread and a home-style poutine topped with high-grade cheese.

La Cabane à Chichis

Regale yourself with seasoned funnel cakes, just the way you like it! This pastry is an absolute treat.

Chalet à Raclette
et Fondue

Taste a wide array of cheese fondues and well-garnished plates of raclette!

Bistro Plus

Hot-dog aficionados are sure to like this revisited classic dog, prepared with home-made artisanal sausages.

Gaufrabec

Savour the succulent sweet pastries: waffles that are sugared, salted or with all sorts of delicious fillings.

Musical performers

Marc-André Rioux

A well-travelled musician and singer from the Lendemain de Veille group, Marc-André's songs and electrifying talent will get the dance floor shaking and make you want to cast aside your inhibitions and join the party!

Schedule:
January 18-19 12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Jozy Joze

Inspired by a wide range of musical artists from the pop, soul, blues and rock genre, Jozy Joze will be providing a performance that's embracing, engaging and highly energetic.

Schedule:
January 25-26 12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Nadia Waltz

Bold, spontaneous and a multi-award winner, Nadia Waltz is distinctive for her flashiness and extraordinary vocal talent. Accompanied by a musician, she will regale her audience with the classics and acoustic compositions.

Schedule:
February 1-2 12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Izabelle

No doubt you will be swept up by this Montréal singer-songwriter-composer with her contagious ardor and energy. Izabelle will have you dancing up a storm to the current hits.

Schedule:
February 8 12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
February 9 11:45 p.m., 15:45 p.m.
and 5 p.m.

Artisans

There will be many artisans on hand, on an alternating basis, on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site, and they will be offering their home-crafted creations: jewelry and artisanal-wood accessories, decorations, games, assorted items of interest, and lots more!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to pay to access the site?

    You have to purchase a pass to access the Fête des neiges de Montréal. The pass provides access to the site for the 4 weekends of the event and to all the activities on site (tube slides, Ice Skaters' Path, Ice Boat, performances, etc.)

  • Are dogs allowed on site?

    Only guide or service dogs are allowed on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site.

  • Is it a non-smoking site?

    The Fête des neiges site is non-smoking.

  • 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.

  • Are the activities opened during the week?

    No, the Fête des neiges activities only take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from January 18 to February 9, 2020.

  • Can we bring food and where can we eat it?

    Yes, you can bring your own food on site. There is a dedicated area in the Chalet zone so you can eat lunch and rest.

  • Are there lockers available?

    Yes, there will be lockers near the Skater's Path for your belongings (personal lock required) or at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex.

  • Can I bring my skates/utility sleds or snowshoes?

    Yes, you can bring your own skates, sleds or snowshoes. You cannot bring your personal tube for sliding, there will be plenty available directly on site.

Services

  • Warm-up areas

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

  • Baby rest stop

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

  • Rental centre

    You can rent skates, sleds and snowshoes on site. Skate sharpening service is also available.

  • ATM machines

Thanks to our Partners!

The 2020 Fête des neiges de Montréal: an eco-responsible event!

The Fête des neiges has made it an objective to attain level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standard in the responsible managing of events.

Many measures have been undertaken to meet requirement standards, including:

  • Choosing local suppliers that are involved in sustainable and/or social development;
  • The reduction at source and reuse of materials of any kind;
  • A sorting station to facilitate the proper managing of materials (recycling compost, waste);
  • Maximum objective of 150g of ultimate waste per person per day, which is the equivalent of the weight of an apple;
  • Calculating the GGE emissions of the travels of the organization, participants and visitors.

Help make the Fête des neiges eco-responsible!

You, too, are doing tangible things for the environment and being a part of making the Fête des neiges eco-responsible:

  • Bring your reusable cup! As a reward for this gesture, we're offering a free hot drink (hot chocolate or coffee);
  • Properly sort your waste materials. If you aren't sure where you should put them, go to the sorting station to get help;
  • Take the subway and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions during your travels. The Fête des neiges is being held at Espace 67, located at the Jean-Drapeau subway station exit.

Getting to theFête des neiges

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the event at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, 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.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2020 summer season.

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 and 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 multipurpose Path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

BIXI

There are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

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.

Parking

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

Nearby parking areas:
P1, P9, P10, P11

Rates and other parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking