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!
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.!
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.|
|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.|
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.
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!
|2 years and under||Free|
|14 years and over||$12|
|Family (2 adults et 2 children)||$38|
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|
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).
|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|
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!
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!
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!
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!
|Saturday||11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.|
|Sunday||11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.|
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:
|Saturday||11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.|
|Sunday||11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.|
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!
Discover a magical world inhabited by a happy group of penguins who will get tiny tots laughing and moving.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
|January 26||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
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!
Put together your own team and challenge our animators in an epic boot hockey game.
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.
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.
Indulge in the joys of winter with Ari Cui Cui's top hits!
|January 25||2 p.m.|
Dive into the colourful world of cartoon characters!
|January 26||2 p.m.|
Come for a party with Talia, les Lapins crétins, Ranger Rob, Pile-Poil, Peppa Pig, Les Schtroumfs, Les Pyjamasques and many more!
|February 2||2 p.m.|
|February 8||2 p.m.|
While you're skating, have some fun and head off to try to find the many Zone jeunesse Radio-Canada characters!
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!
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.
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!
Just right for a nice break to enjoy a steaming coffee or hot chocolate, not to mention delicious candied apples.
Indulge in a small meal of vegetable noodles or have it with a serving of your favourite meat!
Enjoy a variety of original hot soups served in practical small bowls.
Bite into savoury burgers on brioche bread and a home-style poutine topped with high-grade cheese.
Regale yourself with seasoned funnel cakes, just the way you like it! This pastry is an absolute treat.
Taste a wide array of cheese fondues and well-garnished plates of raclette!
Hot-dog aficionados are sure to like this revisited classic dog, prepared with home-made artisanal sausages.
Savour the succulent sweet pastries: waffles that are sugared, salted or with all sorts of delicious fillings.
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!
|January 18-19||12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
|January 25-26||12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
|February 1-2||12:15 p.m., 13:45 p.m.,
15:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
|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.
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!
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.)
Only guide or service dogs are allowed on the Fête des neiges de Montréal site.
The Fête des neiges site is non-smoking.
The waiting time will vary depending on the affluence, but is rarely longer than a few minutes for most of the activities.
No, the Fête des neiges activities only take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from January 18 to February 9, 2020.
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.
Yes, there will be lockers near the Skater's Path for your belongings (personal lock required) or at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex.
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.
Take some time to relax where it's warm and have a snack.
Located in the Chalet zone, the baby rest-stop offers changing tables, rocking chairs, nursing pillows and microwaves.
You can rent skates, sleds and snowshoes on site. Skate sharpening service is also available.
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:
You, too, are doing tangible things for the environment and being a part of making the Fête des neiges eco-responsible:
To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the event at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.
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!
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.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
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.
There are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.
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.
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
You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).
|September 3 to June 23|
|Monday to Friday||6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.|