Top 20 Things You Can Do In Montreal During The Second Weekend Of February

From Friday, February 10th to Sunday, February 12th.
Top 20 Things You Can Do In Montreal During The Second Weekend Of February

Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Friday, February 10th to Sunday, February 12th ! It's the second weekend of February and Valentine's day is rapidly approaching! There may be couples and love invading the city, but that doesn't mean that there isn't crazy fun things with or without a Valentine! So, start planning your weekend extra early with your special someone or close friends! I can promise that there is definitely something on this list for everyone.

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1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The Ice Canoeing Race

Enjoy a ringside seat of extreme sport action at the Ice Canoe Challenge .It's two exhilarating days of heart-pumping competition as top-level athletes race their canoes across more than 10 metres of the glacial St. Lawrence River. Come out and cheer on Captain Mylène Paquette and her VIVE MONTRÉAL 375 crew, or one of the dozens of other teams, for a fun-filled skill testing day on Saturday or the spectacular race on Sunday. Don't miss this unique winter experience!

When: Saturday, February 11th - Sunday, February 12th

Where: Quai de l'Horloge, Bassin Alexandra Héritage Maritime Canada

Race schedule:

12 h 45 Men's elite start

13 h Women's elite start

13 h 15 Sport start

15 h Medal ceremony

Price: FREE!

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2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The First Showing Of The Movie Fifty Shades Darker


When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

When: In Theatres Friday, February 10th

3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go On A Ice Bike Race

Two races will be organized:

The HONESCA race (Subject to availability of skates):

We designed a fork with an ice skate blade.

Few rounds of 6 competitors will compete until the final!

The race of GIVRES:

Come with your own bike equipped with studded tires and take part in the great miss and out race!

After having few groups phases We will all go together and in each round the last competitor will be eliminated until there is only one left! This day will also be the opportunity to learn about the practice of cycling and winter cycling! How to equip, what equipment, how to maintain my bike, etc. All your questions will be answered! To finish, we will be in 2017 ... so all our partners will be local or committed to sustainable development!

Where: Parc Maisonneuve

When: Sunday, February 12th

Price: FREE!

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4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Montreal Museum Of Contemporary Art

With collections totalling more than 7,800 works, the MAC is Canada’s premier museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. It offers a varied program, ranging from presentations showcasing its permanent collections to temporary exhibitions of works by Québec, Canadian and international artists.

When: Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 185 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Price: $10-$15


5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Us The Duo

Us the Duo are an American folk pop duo consisting of husband-and-wife Michael and Carissa Alvarado. The duo met in Los Angeles, California, United States, in 2011 on the set of a music video. They married in 2012. In 2013, the duo started uploading six-second cover versions of popular songs to their Vine account, where they have amassed over 4.8 million followers as of August 2015.

When: February 12, 2017 - Sunday 8:00 PM

Price: $25-$35


6. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Distant Worlds

Returning to Place des Arts with an exciting new program, don’t miss Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the international concert phenomenon featuring music from one of the most popular video games of all time! Conducted by GRAMMY Award-winner Arnie Roth, with more than 100 musicians on stage, including the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, this show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears, featuring breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX.

Don’t miss RIKKI’s Canadian premiere performance! Susan Calloway, RIKKI, and the Distant Worlds Chorus will showcase the breathtaking music written for singers in FINAL FANTASY.

Program highlights include:

  • FINAL FANTASY X: Suteki da ne, featuring original vocal soloist RIKKI in her Canadian Premiere performance with Distant Worlds!
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dragonsong, featuring original vocal soloist Susan Calloway ** Canadian Premiere
  • FINAL FANTASY VII: Cosmo Canyon ** Canadian Premiere
  • FINAL FANTASY VIII: Balamb Garden ~ Ami ** Canadian Premiere
  • FINAL FANTASY IX: Roses of May ** Canadian Premiere
  • FINAL FANTASY: X: Hymn of the Fayth – The Sending Suite ** Canadian Premiere
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers, featuring original vocal soloist Susan Calloway

When: February 11, 2017 - Saturday 8:00 PM

Where: Place des Arts - 260 boulevard de Maisonneuve West

Price: $55-$150


7. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Fitzroy

551 Avenue du Mont-Royal E

If you and your friends just want to have a low key night this weekend to escape school, then I suggest heading to Fitzroy! They have pool tables, great drinks, and music you can get down to. So, instead of doin work like you should probably be doing, get smashed instead at Fitzroy this weekend.

8. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Chocolate Fest

Je T’Aime En Chocolat is Montreal’s annual event celebrating all things chocolate. For the past couple of years, it’s been a free event taking place in February and at Montreal’s Marche Bonsecours. Their last event featured tons of vendors, chocolate fashion shows (!), walking tours, classes, and much more, so you just know that you’re in for one seriously delicious, fun time this upcoming winter.

When: 10, 11, and 12 of February

Where: Marche Bonsecours

Price: $2.00


9. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The First FREE Weekend Of Igloofest

This year for the special 375th edition, Igloofest runs across six weekends, with 12 regular nights and winter activities celebrating Les Hivernales. The OFF-IGLOO Fest is just for those who missed the start of the fest! Don’t be sad, the last 2 weekends (February 11 and 18) are completely free!

When: February 11 and 18


Price: FREE!


10. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Rock Climbing

Enjoy the massive rock climbing walls at Allez Up this weekend with some of your closest friends! On Sunday, you are your buddies and rock climb, boulder, and much more! It's a great workout and a lot of fun.

When: Sunday, January 29th, 1-5 pm

Where: Allez Up - 1555 Rue St-Patrick

Price: $26


11. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Try Out Montreal's New Gym ELMNT For Free

Have you heard? Our doors open Feb 6th! For the first 2 weeks we’re throwing an Open House: ALL CLASSES ARE FREE! Come explore our new studio, get to know our teachers, meet the community and sweat your heart out!

Where: 6000 Ave Monkland

When: Starting February 6th and lasts two weeks!

Price: FREE!


12. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Inside Mary Queen of the World

Inspired by the Italian renaissance revival, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral was modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Although the interior of the cathedral does not quite match the grandeur of Saint Peter's Basilica, the nave's architectural layout, the white and gold wooden coffered vault, and the baldachin with spiral columns are quite interesting. The curvature of the intersecting vaults almost steals the show from the many paintings and gildings.

When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and Mansfield Street

Price: FREE!

13. Enjoy This Weekend And Go For Free Yoga At Lolë

When: Friday at 12 PM - 1 PM

Where: 954 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest

Rates: FREE!


14. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Leaves Café

2051 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 1Z8

The only all-vegan Espresso Bar in Montréal happens to be Leaves Café! It is absolutely amazing and you should definitely hit it up this weekend for a nice warm and luscious cup of expresso.


15. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Arkells

Arkells are a Canadian rock band, formed in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2006, they signed with Dine Alone Records, and have since signed with Universal Records Canada.

When: Saturday, February 11th at 8pm

Where: Metropolis

Price: $40


16. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Bota Bota

Vieux-Port de Montréal

Now this is the Spa to be on Valentine’s Day weekend! Not only does Bota Bota have an incredible view of Montreal, but it is also very romantic! Plus, it has to be about Montreal’s most famous and incredibly well-loved spa so it only makes sense that you should come here on Valentine’s day. Their staff is incredible and you can enjoy privacy and calm love with your girlfriend on Valentine’s day!


17. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Winter Canyon

How Far: 1 hour away!

Price: $25 per person

The Ausable Chasm is now offering their brand new Winter Tours! You can avoid the summer crowds and maybe even have the entire park to yourself on your birthday this year! It’s a fabulous first date because you can show them your adventurous side. You and your date will have a view of gigantic icicles that tower 150′ above the Ausable River and a chasm blanketed in snow. Two-hour guided winter tours are also available but reservations are required. All visitors must wear snowshoes or ice cleats for safety, depending on how much ice and snow have accumulated. Rentals are available for $10 per day if you do not have your own. You can even go on a special Photo Tour with resident photographers if your date loves photography.


18. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Oasis Surf

9520 boulevard Leduc, suite 01 Brossard

If you and your friends just loves summer way more than winter, then I suggest taking them to an indoor surfing arena! Hit up Brossard’s Oasis Surfing for surfing, drinks, and food! So you can hit the waves and avoid winter.


19. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Time to support the Habs!

Where: Bell Centre - 1260 Rue De La Gauchetiere West

When: February 11, 2017 - Saturday 7:00 PM

Price: various prices!


20. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Sky-Venture

2700 Av du Cosmod Me, Laval QC H7T 2X1

It’s the first ever free fall simulator in Canada! Visit Sky Venture and learn to fly like you are sailing over the sea! It’s the next best thing to a vacation and a great way to spend the wintery weekend we are bound to have!