It's that time of year when the holiday season is coming to a close and we come to the realization that winter isn't going anywhere any time soon. Post-holiday blues are always pretty crummy, but they seem especially bad this year with everything going on. But not to worry — there are always things to do in Montreal to lift your spirits.
This January definitely feels different than other years, but there are still the classic things going on: amazing cultural exhibits, outdoor adventures and hockey.
Just because it's not the January we've come to know in Montreal, doesn't mean it's a January we can't love.
Here are some things to do/look forward to this January.
The Habs Are Coming Back
When: January 13 (Tentative)
Why You Need To Check It Out: The gang's getting back together! We missed our team and we're so happy they're coming back.
The Show Must Go On With IGLOOFEST 2.021
When: January 21 – February 13
Why You Need To Check It Out: One of Montreal's best events of the year, IGLOOFEST is putting on a special virtual edition to remind everyone why Montreal is one of the best places in the world for festivals.
Check Out Montreal's Winter StationsHUMÀ Design + Architecture & Ilôt 84
Where: Throughout the city
Why You Need To Check It Out: Even in the winter, Montreal keeps the good vibes coming.
Explore The Winter Wonderland That Is Parc Jean-DrapeauMarc Bruxelle | Dreamstime
When: Until March 7, 2021
Where: 1, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC; Parc Jean-Drapeau
Why You Need To Check It Out: There are so many great winter activities to try, like skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Experience The Last Month Of Illumi
When: Until January 31
Address: 2805, boul. du Souvenir, Laval, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: The perfect outdoor, social-distancing, winter activity that's only here for another month.
Soak In The Culture With MAC's New Exhibits
When: On now
Why You Need To Check It Out: The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal has some amazing new exhibits for you to check out from the comfort of your own home... and hopefully in person when things begin to open up again.