Quebec has no shortage of beautiful places to have some fun during the coldest times of the year. Whether it's skiing, tobogganing or sleigh rides, there is truly a multitude of places to visit and see the most beautiful corners of the province covered in glistening snow. But if you're already familiar with all these activities and are looking for something new, consider taking a night hike on this illuminated trail near Montreal.
Located in Saint-Jérôme, the Parc Régional de la Rivière du Nord offers special evenings when you can walk or snowshoe for three kilometres under the glow of spotlights and torches that illuminate the entire park with magnificent colours, as well as the famous Wilson Falls that take on an enchanting look.
The immersive, almost supernatural experience will undoubtedly help you maintain a positive mood when the sight of snow makes you want to fly away to white sandy beaches!
The Torchlight Evenings will take place on January 25 and February 15 with the theme of l'amour.
In addition to the stroll along the seemingly unreal trail, several activities will take place on-site.
For example, you will be able to take pictures in a photo booth, play games of skill, and learn about your future from a fortune teller.
You can also warm up around the bonfire with a nice hot chocolate or even a steaming cider with soup and cookies.
Tickets are available online for $13.50 per adult. Children get access to the trail for free.
The ticket sale will end at 11:45 p.m. on January 24 for the evening of January 25 and at 11:45 p.m. on February 14 for the evening of February 15.
Same-day admission will be $20 per adult.
Torchlight Evenings at the Parc Régional de la Rivière du Nord
Cost: Starting at $13.50; free for children.
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 15, 2020.
While there are a million and one spots to celebrate a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., which include house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mix drinks, which is choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
And every Friday night, you can go hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.