Although it sounds like the plot of a Parks & Recreation episode, officials plan to spend over $60,000 to rent snowmaking machines in Montreal's Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie borough this winter.
According to a document obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and shared with MTL Blog, borough officials contracted Snö Innovation Inc to carry out snowmaking operations at Père-Marquette, Joseph-Paré, Lafond and Pélican parks.
The snow-making operations are meant to permit winter activities from December 13 to March 7, according to the document.
"During the holidays, the hills were very busy and much appreciated by families looking for outdoor activities to do," the borough said.
"Moreover, despite the rain at Christmas, our citizens were able to slide the next day, which would not have been possible without artificial snow."
The borough further argued that blowing artificial snow in the parks "keeps the mounds in better condition between snowfalls and extends the sliding season for the enjoyment of the borough's children."
Rainy days are typically known to suck, so we're here to fill you in on the cool things to do in Montreal on days when it just won't stop pouring. There's no need to let a few drops of water get you down.
The beautiful thing about Montreal is that there is something for everyone, no matter the weather.
The city is filled with lots of hotels for all of the people who come from all over to Montreal to experience its history, culture and charm. Why not be a tourist in your own city and have an epic stay in one of the most epic cities out there?
There's nothing quite like that brisk, fall air. Week one will feel "crispy" as the cool kids say, but you'll definitely be able to head outside.
According to The Weather Network, October 1 will be the warmest welcome to the new month with a high of 16 and will drop down to 10 at night. There's also about a 60% chance of showers, so be sure to whip out your rain boots.
The rest of the week has some chances of rain will feel like it's between the 12-15 degree range in the day and drop down to about 8-9 degrees at night. The lowest evening will be on Saturday when it drops to 7 degrees.
Will Montreal be warm during the long weekend in October?
The second week will see a wide range of temperatures and conditions.
Ranging from 13-17 degrees, the second week looks like it'll make for some really pleasant weather and not too much chance of rain. Perfect for exploring the city, seeing some leaves and maybe snapping a few pics.
Got any plans for the long weekend? You'll be happy to know that at the time of writing this article, The Weather Network says that October 12 will be 17 degrees and feel like it, too.
Montreal Weather Usually Gets A Little Chillier By The End Of October