Parc Jean-Drapeau isn't just for summer fun during Piknik and Osheaga. Montreal's best park for event also has a beautiful winter side, as Parc Jean-Drapeau has been done up for the snowy season for Fête des Neiges. Running every weekend from January 18 to February 9, Fête des Neiges is a real life winter wonderland. There are so many wintery activities to partake in, some of which can only be found at the park. Fête des Neiges isn't just for little kids, either, as adults can have tons of winter fun, and also have the chance to let their inner child loose, and we've compiled a list of the events and activities you'll most enjoy. Don't be stuck making snow angels in your backyard, get to Fête des Neiges for a winter weekend you won't forget.
The Himalayan Zipline
Where: Begins next to the Biosphere Why: Who doesn't want to experience the rush of winter winds 75 feet above the ground on a line 850 feet in length? Well those who don't can do the smaller (45 feet high, 400 feet length) version. *Requires extra fee
Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing
The Skater's Trail
Dog Sledding Tours
Where: Pavillion d'Accueil (right out of metro station) Why: If you saw Balto as a kid, you've wanted to go dog sledding ever since. You can learn the basics from a pro, or get taken on a canine-ride throughout the park. Rates vary, check 'em here
Where: Scene Le Glacier Why: Tons of specatcular shows will be held through the many weekends of Fête des neiges, including celebrity singers, DJs, dancers, and professional ice sculptors.
Giant Tube Slide & Ice Slides
Chill Out at the Comfort Zone
Epic Snowball Fights
Where: Left of Complexe Aquatique Why: 2 giant ice fortresses have been set up so you and your friends can partake in some classic winter warfare. Who will conquer the fort?