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Brrrr! It's so cold and snowy outside you might be tempted to stay at home hidden under a blanket, but you'd be missing out on tons of fun activities happening in Montreal this February.

Even at the peak of winter, our city has plenty to offer, from live music to new eateries, cultural events and outdoor activities.

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If you grew up in the 2000s, odds are you got to get down to some pretty rad tunes. Well, you can totally re-live those moments and get a much-needed dose of nostalgia this February at a 2000s-themed dance party hosted by SUPER TASTE MTL.

"Another day, another drama. It's time to channel your best bad girl behaviour for the February 18, 2023, edition of Dance Party 2000," SUPER TASTE wrote on the event's Facebook page.

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LJJ Essentials is having a huge winter jacket warehouse sale in Laval — and you can score a winter coat for anywhere between $24.99 to $79.99.

The winter jacket sample sale is taking place in Laval at 2900, boulevard Le Carrefour. The sale officially begins on Thursday, January 26 and will run until Saturday, January 28.

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You're on a road trip in Quebec and the next exit advertises "Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!" which sounds like it's either the funniest place in the province or part of the Joker's origin story. While you should definitely pull over to snap a pic with the excessively exclamatory road sign, you should also know the story behind the name.

And it's not the only quirky Quebec locale on the map. A quick look at Google Maps shows many other towns with mystifying monikers, here are a few standouts (along with the reasons behind them):

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If you're planning to escape the city for a tryst with nature, but you're hoping to admire more than just trees and snow, this trail through the forest canopy of the Laurentians might just do the trick. Open since last summer, the Treetop Walk Laurentides consists of a 1,250-metre elevated wooden path ending in a 40-metre winding tower.

Only 80 minutes north of Montreal, this destination is perfect to escape the city's chaos and trade it for some serenity.

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Rihanna might be taking her sweet time to release her ninth studio album, but that doesn't mean you can't get down to the endless bops RiRi has in her repertoire. Luckily, SUPER TASTE MTL is hosting a Rihanna dance party this February where you can do just that.

In collaboration with HOMOPOP, the dance party will take place on February 17, 2023, at Cabaret Berlin on rue Sainte-Catherine Est.

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Board game bars no longer have a monopoly on game night, since Montreal's BANQ has added over 200 boxed games to its already sizeable catalog. Library card holders can now rent up to three board games at a time for free from the Grande Bibliothèque.

That means you don't have to pay a cover charge to battle it out with your date or group of friends, and you can try some pricey recent releases before deciding whether to buy them — no roll of the dice required.

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Quebec's Hôtel de Glace is a winter wonderland with a glistening grand hall, ice bar and hot tubs under the stars that could be everything you need to fully embrace the ice and snow.

The only ice hotel in North America reopens in full on January 16 with the reveal of a glacial grand slide that completes the site made entirely of unconventional materials — 2,300 blocks of ice and 15,000 tons of snow.

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If you don't mind a little road trip and you want to practice your skating skills for free, there is a new Quebec skating path in Lévis where you can have fun while admiring the capital city's stunning skyline.

Narcity Québec was first to report this story.

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Winter biking season is upon us and with it all the joy and terror of flying down an icy road with the coldest hands you've ever experienced. Get yourself a good pair of gloves and a sturdy bike, and these winter biking trails near Montreal, mapped by Vélo Québec, could be your next fun fitness destination.

Many of the parks offer a variety of biking options, including cross-country fatbiking: a type of winter biking that uses oversized tires to improve traction on snow and ice.

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Montreal is keeping the party spirit — and a trial run of all-night nightlife — alive this winter with an extended dance event slated for late January.

Club Soda will host 'Nuit ÆX' without the constraints of a 3 a.m. closing time or limited liquor license. In fact, the party has gotten special city approval to let the international headliners keep playing music, and for the bartenders to keep slinging drinks, until 8 a.m.

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Calling all hockey fans! Do you want to see the AHL's best players in action at a special two-day event? You're in luck: 2023 All-Star Classic presented by Bell, in collaboration with Manulife Bank, is happening in Laval on February 5 and 6, with tickets for both events starting at $39.

Courtesy of the Laval Rocket

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