Montreal Is Opening A Tropical "Copacabanashak"

Sugar shack meets a tropical party.
Montreal Is Opening A Tropical "Copacabanashak"

I don’t know about you friends, but when it comes to winter, I’m always torn. I mean, I absolutely love winter sports and you can almost definitely find me on the hill shredding every single weekend and eating a tir à l'érable, embracing my true Quebecer. However, I’m not too fond of the cold weather and sometimes I just want to escape to somewhere warmer.

Now I may be a little biased as well because I come from South America but there are days when I miss the sun in my face 365 days of the year. 

So for those of you who have mixed feelings about winter just like moi, I have a fun event that you’re definitely not going to want to miss!

Until April 6, the Casino de Montréal is transforming into a massive Copacabanashak to bring you the very best of winter and summer combined! 

So what exactly is Copacabanashak? Well, picture the fun, exotic and warm atmosphere of the tropical countries down south mixed with the magical charm of Québec winter. Take a sneak peak below:


This event is sure to be anything but boring! With several activities, services and products all centered around the “dual” theme of winter and the tropical heat, you can expect to get lost in paradise inside the Casino.

Oh and did I mention that there’s going to be up to $1 million dollars to be won. Yup, you read that correctly. One of Copacabanashak’s many actives includes the hot-cold Duel game happening every Thursday starting March 2nd to March 30th!

The Duel game gives you a chance to battle it out and win up to $1 million. With that kind of money, you could buy your own tropical island and your own ski chalet. Best of both worlds right?

There’s also several instant prizes to be won worth a total of over $110,000 so come ready and prepared to win big!

And don’t expect the fun to stop there! On Fridays during Copacabanashak festivities, there will be an interactive dance competition for your chance to win a trip to Brazil or Iceland! So if your hips don’t lie like Shakira, head to the dance floor and shake what your mama gave you to some tropical rhythms - who knows, you might just be booking a flight somewhere down south or to the beautiful landscapes of Iceland.

Now if you’re not a big dancer, don’t worry because there’s something for you too. The new slot machine section, The District, is open Fridays and Saturdays and features special guest DJs such as Britney, Playboy Pitbull and TED! And not only are there lots of ways to have fun, but there’s also lots of ways to win! Every hour, 3 players in the District will be selected to enter the Dollar Booth where they will have 30 seconds to win up to $400! All you gotta do is follow the red line to get to the District!

And last but not least, it wouldn’t be a party without any alcohol! Luckily for us, Copacabanashak is featuring three delicious ice-cold, tropical themed cocktails to keep the party going. Forget that vodka soda and try either the Raposa, The Quebecer or Gaspésien libre to get you into the Copacabanashak spirit!

Experience the unique universe of Copacabanashak, a place where Québec meets the tropics. With free parking, restaurants, and bars, a Caliente show at the Cabaret du Casino and free shows at Bar Valet de tile, what more could you ask for?!

Visit the Casino de Montréal website, Instagram and Facebook for more details on what Copacabanashak has to offer!