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Living overseas, Quebecer, regular, newbie, welcome!
If you're here, it’s because you have a bit of a tourist in you. In fact, this entire section is specially designed for you. It contains a wealth of practical information to simplify your stay in Montreal and make your travels the most fantastic, nice, pleasant, memorable, unique, and so on. With our range of packages to suit all budgets, our how-to-play “Survival Guide”, or our transportation options, you'll know how to find your way, my friend from abroad. On top of all that, as if that wasn’t enough, our team of experts has recommended you some of the best places in Montreal to keep your entertainment hot!
Therefore, in order have the best tourism experience, we invite you to visit the virtual guide from our friends at Tourism Montreal, who have dedicated body and soul to facilitate your urban pleasures! Life is good, ain’t it!
Happening Gourmand, the Montreal version of the famous New York Restaurant Week, teams up with Igloofest again this year to propose an offer that will make all the foodies out there drool!
Situated minutes from the Jacques-Cartier Quay, the eight participating restaurants have put together 2 packages including a table d’hôte as well as a ticket for Igloofest :
- 38 $ menu (Méchant Boeuf, Modavie, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Taverne Gaspar, BEVO Bar + Pizzeria, Suite 701)
- 42 $ / 52 $ menu (Aix Cuisine du Terroir et Verses Restaurant)
Like winter so much you want to sleep in your “one piece” snowsuit? Igloofest and the Snow Village offer up the full winter experience!
Located at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Ice Hotel Snow Village invites you to spend a night in a room made of snow. The bed is mounted on a base made entirely of ice and wood, upon which you’ll find a mattress and cozy sleeping bag capable of resisting the cold down to -30 ° C. Fears nothing, as inside each room the temperature never drops below -5 ° C...
Have a small budget AND wanna party at Igloofest? It’s possible! Whether you’re alone or with your gang, this hostel offers you budget packages that will allow you to spend a weekend in Montreal, including an evening at Igloofest. There, you’ll even have enough money to buy yourself some mulled wine at one of our ice bars!
With a friendly and international atmosphere, the hostel is perfect for those who want to share and socialize. A kitchen, a café-bar and free WIFI access are also available onsite. Everything you’ll need, young traveler!
Want luxury? Igloofest Montreal and the W Hotel have the package for you!
Nestled in the legendary building that once housed the Bank of Canada, the modern and luxurious W Montreal is close to Old Montreal and has 3 bars and lounges onsite, as well as a restaurant.
No need to spend a fortune to stay in a posh hotel!
Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and close to Old Montreal, ZERO 1 has 163 rooms and design suites, chic and casual in a modern urban environment.
Don’t have the best sense of direction? Afraid of getting lost in the big city? This package is for you, my friend.
In the heart of Old Montreal, Auberge du Vieux-Port boasts a prime location opposite the Igloofest site while still being close to everything else: museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Whether you are a driver or passenger, you’ll find that Carpool Kangaride is a source of great savings and, above all, great encounters.
Carpool Kangaride currently provides its users with a service that puts in contact drivers and passengers who wish to carpool in Canada (intercity). It is also possible to plan departures from the United States.
The railway company VIA Rail Canada connects more than 450 cities. If you come from the United States, climb aboard Amtrak trains, which offers daily departures from several U.S. cities to downtown Montreal. You will arrive at Montreal's Central Station, connected to the underground pedestrian network and the Bonaventure metro station.
If you plan to travel by car, Montreal is accessible by road to those coming from elsewhere in Canada and the United States. Indeed, the island of Montreal is only 75 km from the U.S. border, and many roads and highways connect to the city, including the Trans-Canadian highway. Depending on your route, then you will take the main bridges - Champlain, Jacques-Cartier or Victoria - or the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine tunnel-bridge to get to the city center.
De la Commune Street, Berri Street or Saint-Laurent Boulevard lead into the Old Port and its parking lots.
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Top of page Message from the Minister
Tourisme Québec is proud to support events such as Igloofest that diversify the winter tourism offering, a priority of the 2012-2020 Tourism Industry Development Plan.
In addition to promoting the originality of our destination, this unique festival illustrates the Québec population’s dynamism, creativity and joie de vivre by offering an unusual winter experience. The participants warm up to the sound of electronic music by innovative artists from the local and international scenes, and will be well served for this 7th edition, to which a fourth weekend is being added.
I invite the public and the visitors to take advantage of Igloofest to discover the winter face of Montréal. I also encourage them to visit the neighbouring regions to appreciate the many activities offered during this beautiful season!
Minister responsible for Tourism
Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent region