February 2022: Montreal Activities are Back!
I’ll be the first to say it. The month of January was brutal. A combination of freezing cold temperatures and Covid closures made our weekends mundane. We spent hours at home playing games, watching movies and seeing how long the kids could weather the -20 temperatures for a brief skiing/sledding/skating interlude. I never thought I’d welcome February with open arms but here we are with milder temperatures and some of my kids’ favourite indoor activities opening up again. I’ve classified Montreal activities this month by outdoor and indoor, for your browsing pleasure.
Montreal Activities – Outdoors:
The Olympic Stadium has just opened a winter snow park for skiiers and snowboarders to use for free, daily from 9am to 5pm. The park features 10 obstacles for different levels. Helmets are required by all and kids under 10 must be supervised by an adult.
Close to downtown, this refrigerated skating path is the perfect activity to enjoy the great outdoors in what feels like an escape outside of the city. Next to the trail is an actual skating rink and a rental kiosk. The rinks are open daily from 10am to 11pm and access is free.
With locations throughout the province there is certain to be one for a day of fun adventure in the trees. If your kids are younger (3-7), head to the Rawdon location where they can play in the tree top village which includes a network of treehouses, slides and net bridges. Older kids, and their parents, can enjoy ziplines and aerial game treks at Rigaud (5+), Mont Ste-Gregoire (5+) and Rawdon (8+). Reservations required, prices vary by age group
If you want to add more winter sports to your list head to Oka Park. Fun equipment including fat bikes, kicksleds and snowshoes are available to rent. Be sure to call in advance as the equipment can be booked up weeks in advance. This could potentially be a great ped day activity.
Tubing & Alpine Slide
Head to the Laurentians for a day of fun blasting down the hills at two of the best tubing parks: Les Glissades des Pays d’en Haut and the Avila Tubing Park. Don’t forget to bring along goggles and helmets for extra protection and book in advance. Once you’re heading up north you can also discover The Viking which is an alpine slide that takes you down the slopes of Saint Sauveur.
Montreal Activities – Indoors:
Montreal is reopening and as of February 1st here are some fun places to visit. Hopefully gyms will open soon which will prompt go karting and rock climbing walls to re-open.
The Biodome, Botanical Gardens & Planetarium – now open
Sky Tag Trampolines & Laser Tag – opens February 7th
Le Taz Skate Park – opens February 2nd
Movie Theatres – opens February 7th
Plus if you’re starting to plan for a spring break staycation, read more of my ideas here.