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A Winter Lover's Dreamland Just Opened Near Montreal With Free Activities (PHOTOS)

Complete with an illuminated snow slide and weekend DJ!
A Winter Lover's Dreamland Just Opened Near Montreal With Free Activities (PHOTOS)

Récréoparc's first-ever "Polar Rendez-Vous" kicked off last weekend, on January 16, drawing Quebecers in cozy winter 'fits for a whole host of fun outdoor activities.

Located in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, the nature park currently boasts an illuminated snow slide and weekend DJ, as well as ice skating, snowshoe trails and more.

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Récréoparc's DJ for the weekend, MistaDj Bones, did his thing spinning for visitors — even with gusts of flurries in his way.

Meanwhile, people took advantage of the 2.5-kilometre snowshoe trail and 10.4-kilometre cross-country ski trail.

Others enjoyed sledding, skating or strolling with members of their household bubble.

For those feeling the chill, the park includes a warm-up area with fire pits where folks can stay comfy.

After sunset (but before curfew), things got lit because there's literally an illuminated skating trail. 

But we all know those magical lights work just as well for snapping cute Instagram photos #SnowmanSelfie.

Polar Rendez-Vous is on at RécréoParc from now until February 14. It's free to enter and equipment is available to rent for $5 to $7. 

Les Rendez-Vous Polaires, RécréoParc

Price: Free entry, with $5 to $7 rental equipment

When: January 16 to February 14, 2021

You can access the park every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The rental centre is open Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The washrooms are open Monday to Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: 5340, boul. Marie-Victorin, Sainte-Catherine, QC

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