15 Ways to Spend a Cold Day in Montreal

Ah, Canadian Winters.

As we ring in mid-January in Montreal, it’s no surprise that there’s been some seriously frigid weather and large snowfalls. As we know all too well, it won’t stop here – the coldest days are upon us with some that have yet to come. With such weather, signature Montreal activities often become limited. Instead, next time you’re ~basically too cold to move~,  try one of these 15 fun things to do in city’s cold, cold weather.

Dance it off at Montreal’s premier winter festival; Igloofest.

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Warm your insides with a hot coffee from downtown’s newest cafe, Cafe Jouney.

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Sweat it out at one of Montreal’s premier spas … but be sure to stay in the warm baths!

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Go shopping for an absurdly over-sized blanket scarf, and then wear it.

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Stage a Staycation at a Montreal hotel or Air BnB.

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Whip out your warm socks and hot cocoa, and binge-watch your favorite Netflix show.

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Don’t be constrained just because it’s too cold (and snowy) to enjoy a real picnic, create yourself an indoor picnic!

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Get liquid warmth at Montreal’s newest mixology bistro Kemestre Gourmet Bar.

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Hangout in tropic-assimilated weather at Montreal’s Biodome.

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Take a cute photo in your favorite winter wear.

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Grab your favorite friends/family and make a board game day/night!

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Brace the cold and going skiing at Parc Mont Royale.

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Culture always beats cold! Spend the day at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Grab your bestie and try making one of these awesome (and healthy-ish) recipes.

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When all else fails, curl up with some tea and one of these great books.

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We’re ready to brace the cold! How will you beat the cold this winter in Montreal? Share your experience and photos with us on Instagram.

The Just for Laughs Shows You Can’t Miss!

Now that’s comedy.

Montreal has a seriously good comedy scene. From The Comedy Nest to Montreal Improv, it seems like there’s a comedy club on every corner. Moreso, with Montreal’s famous Just for Laughs comedy festival in full swing, we decided it was time for a good laugh. If you’re also in the mood for a gut-busting chuckle, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled a list of the top JFL shows you can’t miss.

 

Rusell Peters

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Renowned Canadian comic Russell Peters is hosting a free event this Thursday night, starring hip hop greats and comedians alike, including Naughty by Nature. This show is sure to be an exciting art-filled night, sure to leave you both laughing and entertained.

 

Jerry Seinfeld

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Catch comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld TONIGHT for his performance at the Montreal Centre Bell. Joined by Gad Elmaleh, this show is sure to have any old school comedy fan in a laughing frenzy,

The Jane Krakowski Gala

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The hilarious Jane Krakowski will be hosting a JFL comedy gala this Friday at Place des Arts. As if she’s not hilarious enough on her own, her guests include renowned comedians Chris D’Elia, Jen Kirkman, Sean Emeny, Tituss Burgess, and Eman El Husseini, among others.

 

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Funny man Craig Ferguson is performing his latest comedy show on July 29th at the Monument National Ludger Duvernay Theatre. This is sure to be a great show with an extra lively crowd as it will be filmed for his second Netflix special.

 

The Laverne Cox Gala

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Orange is the New Black superstar Laverne Cox is coming to Montreal this Saturday at Place des Arts! With special guests Gerry Dee (Mr. D) and Bryan Callen (Hangover, Ride Along, and more), these well-seasoned comics are sure to have you falling over with joy.

 

Will you check out one of these great comedy shows? We sure will! Share your experience or inform us of any other great comedy shows you’ll be attending in the comment section below or by tagging @stctahys on social media.

6 Reasons to Check Out Montreal’s La Ronde

You won’t regret this one.

With so many events to check out in the city throughout the summer, it can be hard to narrow down which ones are really worth doing on your days off. From brunch spots to concerts, the city is home to a plethora of daily and weekly activities. Today, we want to talk about one stop that simply can’t be missed. Montreal’s La Ronde is the city’s premier amusement park. Located at Parc Jean Drapeau, the Six Flags amusement park houses countless roller coasters and rides, sure to offer a thrilling experience. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you need to spend a day at Montreal’s La Ronde.

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  1. There are over 40 rides and attractions specifically designed for your enjoyment!
  2. The park is offering an amazing sale! Tickets are only $40 for a limited time – a deal you surely won’t get again this summer.
  3. They just launched a new ride called “The Titan” that looks absolutely amazing (check it out for yourself below).
  4. The International Fireworks competition is going on at the parc. This is clearly the perfect way to finish off a day of thrilling adventures at the amusement park.
  5.  There is some seriously good food (and drinks).
  6. It’s a great excuse to try something new!

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Will you head out to La Ronde this summer? We sure will! Share your experience in the comment section below or by tagging @stcathys on social media.

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