Igloofest To Host Montreal's Biggest Free Winter Party Of All Time

The city has never seen an event like this before.
Igloofest To Host Montreal's Biggest Free Winter Party Of All Time

Igloofest has become one of the most beloved winter traditions here in Montreal.

So if you're a fan of the outdoor music festival, you definitely won't want to miss it this year.

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That's because this year, in honor of Montreal's 375th, Igloofest will be bigger and better than ever.

Right off the bat, this year's celebration will last 6 whole weeks! that's 2 weeks longer than usual!

Additionally, Igloofest has lined up a ton of FREE special activities including:

A Nordik Village:

It's an interactive circuit of temporary winter dwelling. That means Igloofest will actually have Igloos!

A Nordik Chute:

Tobogganing tracks will be get up nearby so you can race your friends, just like at the Montreal winter carnivals from 100 years ago.

The Nordik Games:

It's the city's first-ever crazy competitions tournament including the: 'Who can dig a car out of a snowbank the fastest' contest.


In case you miss the start of the fest, don't be sad, the last 2 weekends (February 11 and 18) are completely free!

Get ready for the greatest Igloofest of all time!

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