Top 15 Things You And Your Friends Can Do In Montreal This Weekend

Starting off the first week of 2017 the right way.

Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Friday, January 6th, Saturday, January 7th, and Sunday, January 8th! It's the first full weekend of 2017 so let's make it great! There is definitely something on this list for everyone so start planning and enjoying the post holiday blues.

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1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

When: Friday, January 6, 8:00 PM

Where: Pace Des Arts 175 rue Sainte-Catherine est, Salle Claude Leveillée Montreal, Quebec

Price: Various Prices


2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See August Burns Red

When: Sunday, January 8th, 7:00 PM

Where: Metropolis (59 Sainte-Catherine Street East Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K5)

Price: $50


3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The First Showing Of The Movie Hidden Figures

Synopsis: Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

When: In Theaters Friday, January 6th

4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Snowshoeing Through Mount Royal

An illuminating way to discover the mountain and the spectacular views of the city. Follow Les amis de la Montagne's guide along the trails to discover the forest enveloped by night. Offered in English or French.

Includes: Snowshoes and hot chocolate

Duration: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Where: Mount Royal Park (Smith House 1260 Remembrance Rd. Montreal, QC H3H 1A2)

When: Friday, January 6th, 10:00 PM

Price: Adults $22, children (12-15) $17. Reservations required


5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Biodome

Experienced nature interpreters accompany you on your expedition through the Americas, beginning in the lush tropical rain forest and finishing with a visit to the Sub-Polar Regions to enjoy the penguins!

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: $15-$20


6. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The Notre-Dame Basilica

The Notre-Dame Basilica is another amazingly beautiful establishment that you should definitely check out if you haven't already. I am almost positive that you have all seen it from the outside but the inside is what you really want to see! The inside is stunning and the outside is massive! Afterwards, I suggest taking a lovely stroll through Old Montreal.

When: All Weekend



7. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

In honour of Montreal’s 375th, the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts is allowing access to their newly-installed Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion for Peace for free, until January 15.

When: All Weekend

Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

Price: FREE!

8. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Winter Ziplining In Old Montreal

Open this winter! For the first time, MTL Zipline will be open every weekend this winter from 11am to 5pm.

When: All Weekend

Where: Old Montreal

Price: $ 19.99 +tx

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9. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Fire On Ice In Old Montreal

Add a little spice to your winter season over four sparkling evenings. Enjoy the magic of Natrel Fire on Ice as pyrotechnics light up Montréal's winter skies to the sounds of local and international hits. Gather round and let the warmth of the sky's fires warm your heart!

When: Saturday, January 7th At 8 P.M.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower (333 rue de la Commune W. Montreal, QC H2Y 2E2)

Rates: FREE! (Normal rates are applicable for the Natrel skating rink)

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10. Enjoy This Weekend And  Go To The Last Week Of Musée Grévin For Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit

From October 7, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the most entertaining museum in Montreal dives into the fantasy world of this intrepid hero clad in blue overalls who so many adults have grown up with and who continues to beguile youngsters. The show is sure to catapult visitors back in time to relive the history of Super Mario while revealing fun facts about the various friends and foes that inhabit his universe.

When: Friday - Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Note: the ticket booth closes one hour prior to the museum closing.

Where: Eaton Center

Price: Children under 6: free; children 6 to 12: $16.00; young people and students: $18.00; adults: $22.00; seniors 65 and older: $20.50; family (2 children and 2 adults or 3 children and 1 adult): $60.00 plus tax.


11. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Botanical Gardens

On its 75 hectares, the Montréal Botanical Garden presents a remarkably diverse array of plants to visitors in all seasons. Explore its beauty through themed gardens and its 10 exhibition greenhouses.

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: $15-$20


12. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Indoor Skating At The Atrium 1000

Strap on your skates and benefit from a longer skating season on the refrigerated skating rink at the Atrium 1000. Skate rentals are available ($). Capture the magic of the Holidays at Le 1000! Experience the Holiday Magic On Ice at the Atrium from December 22, 2016 to January 8, 2017

When: Friday 11:30-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:30-9pm

Where: Le 1000, 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 4W5

Price: $10

13. Enjoy This Weekend And Check Out The Barbegazi Outdoor Obstacle Course

BARBEGAZI "frozen beard" is a nod to Quebecers' love of outdoor winter fun! It's all happening at Les Hivernales. Get pumped for some high-energy thrills on an obstacle course that winds through an urban pine forest and across a snow-topped replica of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. It won't cost you a cent, but could earn you big bucks! Ten participants who complete the course in the fastest time will share a prize of $5000!

And there's more. BARBEGAZI is a whirlwind of adrenaline-rush activities all at one location. After the obstacle course, try your hand at snow skating, wood cutting, throwing the Christmas tree and arm wrestling. Chalk up the activities to chalk up the points on your RFID wristband. Then, cash in the points for souvenirs of this unforgettable experience.

Where: Downtown Montreal

When: Friday, January 6th: 5 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, January 7th: noon to 9 pm

Sunday, January 8th: noon to 5 pm

Price: FREE!

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14. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Free Snow Yoga Classes

Where: Parc Lafontaine Et Parc Laurier

When: Saturday, January 7th (40 minutes)

Price: FREE!

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15. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Luminothérapie

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!

When: All Weekend

Where: Where: Place des Festivals Jeanne-Mance St.

Price: FREE

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