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.

Bota Bota


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.

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St. Henri’s Riverside opens its ice bar this December.Sip an ice-cold martini and chill in this exclusive winter venue’s glacial interiors.

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Nuit Blanche


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.

Salle Climatisée


This small, neighbourhood restaurant specializes in market-fresh cuisine. Make a reservation and enjoy its immaculately curated menu of small, inventive dishes.

Blouin Division

Art Gallery

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.

Sans Soleil


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.

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Escape the City

Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon

Sugar Shack

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.

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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.

Auberge Willow Inn


Located in the rural winter wonderland of Hudson, Québec, this small country inn features picturesque views of the Ottawa river.

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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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