Experience winter in the city in a whole new way! - Snow Village heads to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau

MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - This January 6, Snow Village will officially open its gates in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. Acclaimed in Europe for 10 years already, it will be the Village's first time ever on western soil. "This is a very exciting recreo-tourism project for Parc Jean-Drapeau," says Christian Ouellet, Executive Director of the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau. "In fact, the Snow Village is part of a major shift in the Société Parc Jean-Drapeau's winter programming, which will jump from three weekends to three months in 2012. This project is a winning partnership for Snow Village Canada and the Parc, but even more so for our visitors."

Snow Village Canada is a unique hotel experience, a gastronomic adventure and a hub for cultural, sports and family activities and urban entertainment. The Village will include a 30-room ice hotel with 15 standard rooms, 10 themed suites and 5 igloos. The complex will also boast heated outdoor spas, a 60-seat restaurant, a 250-seat bar with a terrace, a conference centre that can accommodate groups of up to 200 people, a chapel, maze, slides and so much more!

The project's promoters, Carl Fugère, Yanick Tremblay and Guy Bélanger from Snow Village Canada, are true-blue fans of everything Nordic. They first encountered the Snow Village concept in Finland during one of their many visits to Nordic countries. "We fell in love with the original project and decided to import it to Montreal," says Carl Fugère. "In fact, the Montreal version of Snow Village will be much more elaborate and have more features than the Finnish version. What's more, the Village will depict a different city each year, particularly through its sculptures, design and activities. For our first year, it seemed only natural to showcase Montreal."

The three promoters agree that this type of tourist attraction has huge potential: "There is a lot of demand for outdoor winter activities in Montreal, but until now there hasn't been any permanent winter event to meet this need. Snow Village will fill this void and appeal to Quebecers and tourists alike," says Carl Fugère.

The Snow Village at a glance

  • Snow Village is located in Parc Jean-Drapeau, a three-minute walk from the Parc Jean Drapeau Metro station. It will be open from January 6 to March 31, 2012.
  • There is another Snow Village in Norway.
  • Snow Village will create about 100 jobs in Montreal.
  • In addition of private investments, Snow Village is funded by Caisse populaire Desjardins, supported by Investissement Québec and was able to count on the financial support of Tourisme Québec.
  • Pre-opening special: For those who want to be among the first to enjoy the unique experience of sleeping in the Snow Village, we're offering a special pre-opening rate of $175/person for a one night-stay in a Polar Igloo. This offer is valid from November 3, 2011 to January 6, 2012.
  • Hotel reservation rates: $195/person for a Polar Igloo, $259/person for a standard room, $299/person for a prestige suite. (*Prices for overnight stays are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.)
  • Visitor rates (Free for children 5 and under; $8.50 for children 6 to 12; $15 for students and seniors; $17 for adults 18 and over; $40 for a family pass for 2 adults and 3 children. (*Entry fees are in Canadian dollars and include taxes. Prices Subject to change). Group rates are available upon request.

For more information or to make a reservation:
514-788-2181 or toll-free: 1-855-788-2181
or visit www.villagedesneiges.com  or  www.snowvillagecanada.com

Visit the media section of www.snowvillagecanada.com  to download photos, video and more.

SOURCE Snow Village

For further information:

Tammy Peddle     Valérie Gonzalo
Annexe Communications    Annexe Communications
514 844-8864 ext. 114    514 626-6976
tpeddle@annexecommunications.com  vgonzalo@annexecommunications.com


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