Ice covers the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s cobblestoned Old Port. The days are sub-zero, and the evenings, even colder. Whether you’re looking to explore or escape from the city this winter, our Montreal Winter Guides provides you with the city’s best places to eat, stay, and visit during the cold season.
In the City
Gia Vin et Grill
This Saint-Henri restaurant is the latest outing by seasoned Montreal restauranteur (and sommelier) Ryan Gray. Enjoy rustic Italian fare and natural wine served up in an upscale, loft-like setting.
In the colder months, Old Port’s “floating spa” turns into winter wonderland. Catch picturesque views of the snow-covered St. Lawrence River from this retreat’s outdoor water circuit.
For one February, the city stays open from dusk until dawn with an array of events, both indoors and out. Discover the urban winter as you never have before.
Vin Vin Vin
This Rosemont wine barboasts an extensive list of Nordic wines hailing primarily from Germany, Austria, and, at home, in Canada.
This small, neighbourhood restaurant specializes in market-fresh cuisine. Make a reservation and enjoy its immaculately curated menu of small, inventive dishes.
Little sister to Montreal’s Arsenal, this Little Burgundy art galleryhouses a revolving door of works by some of Canada’s most exciting contemporary artists.
This hidden record bar sits tucked away in the basement of a Chinatown snack-bar. Seek shelter from the city’s cold winter nights while sipping a cocktail and listening to some of finest local DJ’s.
Escape the City
Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon
Located just an hour’s drive from Montreal, this sugar shack serves up a decadent, gourmet twist on Québec’s traditionally hearty cuisine. Reserve early because this restaurant’s February-to-May seatings fill up fast.
During the winter, this Austin-based farm-to-table restaurant serves up a seasonal set menu in a small dining room heated by a wood fire.
This spa and thermal resort reinvents the art of relaxation, inviting guests to reinvigorate their senses to a unique wellness experience while immersing themselves in Bromont’s exceptional natural surroundings.
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