Montreal's Most Insta-Worthy Winter Stops
Going down as one of the most "Canadian" things you could think of doing is Igloofest. Who needs to wait for the summer to make its long awaited return when Igloofest changes the festi season rules and turns out a massive shows in the dead of winter? Starting January 16th to February 8th, there's tons of opportunities to vibe out and be dazzled by this bright, nighttime winter wonderland.
Go Skating at Natrel Skating Rink in Old Port
Nothing says winter like an ice skating date and Old Port has your covered. The Natrel Skating rink offers a super photogenic Ferris wheel as a backdrop and a small stop for hot chocolate or coffee. No skates? No problem! You can rent skates here to get a quick fix, return them, and move onto the next winter activity on your bucket list.
Old Port Christmas Market at Chez Maison Pepin
Sometimes you're just looking for that pretty winter/Christmas-esque back drop for the 'gram. If that's you, don't we, we got you! Chez Maison Pepin is a great little spot to stop off to get just what you're looking for. Strung with twinkling lights, Christmas foliage, and that Old Montreal architecture we love: this is a one stop shop for the ultimate holiday snap!
If you want to step it up a notch this winter, Dogsledding might just be the winter activity for you! Winter forests and beautiful pups, what more can you ask for? This activity will help get the blood pumping if you're looking for something a little more action packed but will also provide an awesome photo op! Quebec Aventure Plein Air is where this particular shot was taken, but there are several options in the area.
Fetes des Neiges
Fetes des Neiges is an outdoor winter festival that takes place annually at Parc Jean Drapeau. Featuring tons of activities that take place of four weekend, this is a great option to get outside this winter and find something epic to photograph. Food, ice slides, tobogganing, maple syrup, ice sculptures, fireworks, and even more! There's something for everyone here.
Go Christmas Tree Shopping at Hadley's Christmas Trees/Arbres De Noel
Nothing screams it's the holidays like going Christmas tree shopping! Whether you're keen to feature a real pine tree in your home or just there to capture the insta-worthy scenery (we won't tell!) Hadley's Arbres De Noel is the place to be. You can take a tractor ride out to the trees, and hang out in their big (totally instagrammable) cabin for some hot chocolate , cookies, and ornament making.