You Can Ride This Giant Neon Slide For Free In Downtown Montreal Next Week
- The giant free neon slide returns to Montréal en Lumière this year.
- The twisting structure takes over Places des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles.
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Returning this year for its 21st edition, Montréal en Lumière is set to bring some light to the dark Quebec winter. The more than week-long event will yet again invite Montrealers and visitors alike to bundle up, come outside and appreciate one of the best winter festivals in the city. Most festivities are a free community experience where couples, friends, and families all pour outside into the Place des Festivals and make the most of the season in the heart of Montreal's premier downtown space.
Part of Montreal en Lumière is the Nuit Gourmande, where festival-goers can discover Montreal's gourmet side through select merchants.
There are also culinary tours hosted by Tastet and the quartier Gourmand section of the site that is "dedicated to gastronomy, where Quebec products, its producers, the flavours of international cuisine and major culinary trends meet."
But the best part is all of the free outdoor fun there is to be had, which culminates in a grand finale event: La Nuit Blanche.
While Nuit Blanche is just one night of fun, this amazing urban slide will be available to ride for several days leading up to the nighttime celebration, as well as the following afternoon.
The slide is 110 metres of fun enveloped in a multicoloured light display and is completely free to ride for kids and adults.
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You can also ride the Quebec Maple Ferris Wheel, also open to kids and adults, where you can take in the whole outdoor festival site and amazing views of Montreal.
The Ferris wheel will be holding the same opening hours as the urban slide, which you can see in full below!
Ride A Huge Urban Slide At Montréal en Lumière
Why: Experience a unique outdoor experience at one of Montreal's longest-running winter festivals!
When: Thursday & Friday, February 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, February 22, 23 and March 1 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Nuit Blanche, Saturday, February 29 from 2 p.m. - 3 a.m. March 1
Where: Place des Festivals