It's that time of the year again where we are all going broke from the holidays, but still want to party during our short winter break. Well, would you believe me if I said that you can have to best of both worlds? Yes, it's true! You can still be young, broke, and restless while having an insane winter break!
You may be asking yourself "how Emily? Montreal has nothing to do in the winter!" Well, to your benefit there are actually plenty of things to do in Montreal this winter! So, in order for you to have the most insane winter, I have compiled the ultimate Montreal winter bucket list that will blow your mind! Whether indoors or outdoors, Montreal always brings up their game!
Cross Off Igloofest From Your Winter Bucket List
Go to Montreal's biggest outdoor winter party with all your friends this winter to part, dance, sing, and do it all again next week! The Igloo fest is all winter long every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so cross it off your bucket list once you have gone at least one day of every week!
Cross Off Flying Yoga From Your Winter Bucket List
It’s official, Montreal has anti-gravity yoga! You can now fly through the sky in Montreal at Club Sportif MAA. Some call it aerial yoga or zero gravity yoga but whatever you call it, it’s cool AF! Anti-gravity yoga is a new kind of workout invented by aerial performers. It involves performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, and aerial acrobatics for a total-body workout. So book your class ASAP so that you can cross it off your winter bucket list!
Cross Off An Outdoor Spa From Your Winter Bucket List
124 Boul Labelle, Rosemère & Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal, Rue de la Commune O
Pretend like you are getting a relaxing massage in Switzerland by heading to one of Montreal’s superb spas. If you want to feel like you are in secluded space, then I suggest trying Spa Le Finlandais. But if your heart is set on being on a boat, then check out Bota Bota! You get to relax in Montreal and see the city covered in snow once you go to their outdoor section. It's truly something you need to do ASAP this winter! The view is stunning!
Cross Off Le Ceramic Cafe From Your Winter Bucket List
One of my personal favorite places is Le Céramic Café. It’s a great place where you can create art, relax, enjoy food, and overall have fun! You can choose whichever mold you like and the fun takes off from there! It’s a great way to distract you from being broke and it's a great activity to cross off you buket list.
Cross Off Skiing From Your Winter Bucket List
Enjoy skiing like you are in Switzerland this winter break by heading to Mont-Tremblant Village! It is absolutely stunning in the winter and will blow your mind! It’s actually named #13 on the list of the top 25 best ski towns! It's only an hour away so there is no excuse for you to not cross if off your bucket list this winter!
Cross Off Sky-Venture From Your Winter Bucket List
2700 Avenue Du Cosmodôme
Visit Sky Venture and experience the first ever free fall simulator in Canada! Instead of parachuting in the summer, stimulate the same activity in the winter and cross it off your bucket list! It’s the next best thing to a vacation!
Cross Off Paint The Nite From Your Winter Bucket List
Price: $50 with Groupon
I suggest checking out Paint the Nite this winter if you love painting and winter scenery. Montreal gladly hosts multiple events at local bars. Simply go on their website and choose an event, which has a specific theme, and buy your tickets. Here, you will drink up, paint, and share amazing memories as you look back at your beautiful paintings. It’s the perfect winter activity that you must try with your BFF!
Cross Off Pole Dancing From Your Winter Bucket List
50 Rue Saint-Jacques
Why not step out of your comfort zone this winter and try pole dancing with your BFF! Not only is it a great workout, but it’s super fun and you will have a great time! I suggest trying Milan Pole Dance Studio where you can have fun, laugh at each other, and laugh at yourselves. This is something that needs to be crossed off everyone's bucket list!
Cross Off Cocktail Classes From Your Winter Bucket List
444 Rue Saint-François-Xavier
Get drunk and go to Ateliers & Saveurs to make some fancy cocktails this winter! You will learn how to prepare tasty cocktails with professionals who will show you how to get drunk the right way! Instead of buying drinks, you will be making them!
Cross Off The Christmas Bar From Your Winter Bucket List
Le Miracle Montreal is opening a pop-up bar in the heart of Quartierplace will be decked out with bear skins, a fireplace, Christmas lights, Christmas music and TVs that will be playing all your favorite holiday bar officially opens on December 1st and last until December 31st so be sure to get drunk Christmas style this winter!
Cross Off Tubing From Your Winter Bucket List
You can go propelling down a huge snow mountain with 12 separate paths (so you can go down at the same time as 11 other friends, probably!), overlooking downtown Montreal. At night, the tube sliding activity takes a turn for the magical, with glowing lights and super fun views. This year, the Fete Des Neiges takes place in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau between January 14 – February 5, 2017 so be sure to check it out and cross it off your bucket list!
Cross Off Skating From Your Winter Bucket List
The Old Port skating rink seriously has it all: it’s got romance, fun, decorations, lights, and to top things off, it’s outdoors. It may not be the beach but it sure is fun especially in the winter! I mean common, who doesn't want to take an insta on the ice!
Cross Off Luminothérapie From Your Winter Bucket List
Montreal set up the 7th edition of the Luminothérapie light display downtown. Right now it is at Place des Festivals and looks cool AF! It’s called LOOp and it’s a new interactive display that mixes music and light to create a crazy experience like no other! You already know everyone is going to be obsessed with these so check it out first and cross it off your bucket list!
Cross Off Seeing Our Ugly Christmas Tree From Your Winter Bucket List
Well, why not!