by Team Broady on Thursday, December 1, 2022

When the weather starts to get cold, a natural instinct is to curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a hot cup of tea. But if you’re looking for something more adventurous, Montreal has plenty of winter activities that will help keep you occupied! Here are some fun ideas to enjoy the winter this season.

Christmas Markets

The Montreal Christmas Village, the Jean-Talon Market and the Great Christmas Market are three hip and happening spots for people-watching and holiday shopping. These markets have a wide variety of products from artisans and suppliers who set up outdoor booths, making them a great place to stop and pick up locally crafted gifts for the holidays.

Locations & Hours:

Montreal’s Christmas Village

Place du Marché (Atwater)
Metro: Lionel-Groulx station

Saint-Ambroise Street
Between Sainte-Émilie Street and Green Avenue
Metro Lionel-Groulx 

Nov. 24 - Dec.18

Friday : 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday : 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday : 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Thursday, November 24: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Jean Talon Christmas Market

7070 Henri-Julien Ave.
Metro: Jean-Talon or De Castelnau stations

Nov. 26 - Dec 18

Friday : 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Great Christmas Market

Quartier des Spectacles
1499 Jeanne-Mance St.
Metro: Place-des-Arts or Saint-Laurent stations

Nov.19 - Dec 31

Thursday : 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday : 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday : 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

***From December 19th to 31th, 2022
All days: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Montreal's flagship winter event, Luminothérapie invites you to experience northern life with a journey of luminous and interactive works. Discover an all-new interactive experience on the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink, a series of six colourful installations on Sainte-Catherine St. extending to Phillips Square and original video projections on the facades of the Quartier des Spectacles. Come bask in glorious light!

December 1, 2022 to March 5 2023
Metro Place de Arts

The Old Port Skating Rink

The Old Port is a great place for skating, whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or something more athletic. The skating rink is located on the eastern side of the port and runs from December to March. Bring some skates, gloves, and a warm scarf. There is a skate rental service available if required.

Old Port of Montreal Skating Rink Website

Bonsecours Basin, Montreal, QC H2Y 2E2
Between Jacques Cartier Quay and Clock Tower Quay
Metro: Champ-de-Mars

December 10, 2022- March 5, 2023

Mon-Wed : 10am-9pm
Thurs-Sun: 10am-10pm
Holidays*: 10am-10pm
December 31 & February 25: Open to 1am

General Admission (13 +): $8.25
Children 6-12: $5.65
Children under 6: FREE
Family(4ppl, 2 adults max): $22.61
Season Passes are also available.

The Trails Of Parc Jean Drapeau 

Parc Jean Drapeau is a great place to go for a walk, skate, cross-country, slide, snowshoe, ski or even just enjoy the scenery. The trails of this park are vast and diverse and allow you to choose from several different activities. If you want to walk casually, there are several routes available that will take you through lush forests and scenic views of the river. If you want something more challenging, there are also longer hikes that can bring you up close with some wildlife.

The best part about these trails is their accessibility - you don't need any experience or gear other than good pair of boots and winter wear. All it takes is a little bit of determination and motivation on your part; once outside in these beautiful surroundings, you'll feel rejuvenated by all the fresh air around you!

Metro: Metro Jean-Drapeau

Find A Cozy Coffee Shop Or Café That's Off The Beaten Path

Try out a new coffee shop or café that's off the beaten path. You can find plenty of options in Montreal, which is known for its thriving café culture. Coffee shops are a great place to meet with friends, relax and get some work done, or enjoy an afternoon reading a book.

Montreal is a city that has a lot to offer in terms of winter activities. From ice skating rinks to snowshoeing trails, there are plenty of ways for you and your friends or family members to enjoy yourselves during the colder months. At TEAM BROADY, we love this city and all of its seasonal splendour. If you are looking at buying or selling your home this winter, reach out to us at 514-613-2988 or with any questions you may have.