Winter Sporting Activities in Montreal

A winter trip to snowy Montreal, Quebec, Canada does not mean you have to stay indoors. Winter sports are a very popular pastime in Montreal and make for great entertainment. The coldest winter weather begins in mid-December and continues until mid-March, so if you want to enjoy a winter wonderland at its best this is a great time to visit. If the snowy weather gets too much you can always stay indoors, relax by the fire, drink hot chocolate and use your mobile device to enjoy all the best gaming entertainment at

Ice skating is available all year round at 1000 rue De La Gauchetière, or during the winter months you can skate outdoors on the lakes at Lac aux Castors or the connected ponds of Lafontaine Park in the Parc Mont-Royal. Outdoor skating in winter is a popular pastime and often markets and skating are combined. In the Old Port (Vieux-Port) you can skate in front of the Bonsecourd market and grab a warm drink when you need a break.

Skiing in Montreal is also a great way to spend a winter's day and although the surrounding slopes don't quite rival the Rockies or Alps in size there are some ideal spots for both downhill and cross country skiing. Canada offers some of the best skiing conditions in the world and is the perfect place for both beginners and experienced skiers to take to the slopes.
Snowboarding and tobogganing or tubing (glissade sur tube) are also great ways to enjoy the wintery weather and the Canadian terrain offers top quality courses for both. Tubing is perhaps the least demanding activity and is ideal for kids and adults who are not overly athletic or energetic.

River surfing is a slightly more extreme sport option and the Saint Lawrence River has become a magnet for fans of this relatively new sport. Although the river is frozen solid for 4 or 5 months of the year as soon as the ice starts melting river surfers hit the water and ride the fresh water waves. The Habitat 67 and Ile des soeurs are hotspots for surfing and the Surf shop at 1952 rue Cabot offers lessons.

With over 7 feet of snow falling every winter there are plenty of sports and activities to keep even the most active visitor busy.

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