MONTREAL, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This year's edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal draws to a close on the weekend of February 8-9, but there will certainly be no shortage of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy! People of all ages can delight in more than 25 activities, including exclusive new features, on the majestic Parc Jean-Drapeau site during this final weekend of the event.
Among the free new features, the popular Montréal group BranVan 3000 will be performing a medley of its hits, at 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. The show will be preceded by the hip-hop music of DJ Psychology starting at 4 p.m. A bar will be set up in a dome next to the main stage for people who would like to go in and get warm.
Meanwhile, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, hockey fans will have the opportunity to skate with Youppi! and the Montreal Canadiens alumni, including Pierre Bouchard, Gaston Gingras and Yvon Lambert, an initiative by the Canadiens Children's Foundation. On Sunday, anyone who relishes a really cold sensation can attend CKOI's snow bath starting at 2 p.m. at the Aquatic Complex. And all weekend long, visitors can dine on a traditional sugar-shack meal by making reservations ahead of time.
More than 25 activities
The list of not-to-be-missed winter activities includes a refrigerated skaters' trail along the river, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, a tube slide including the 4-seater La Trippante, dog-sled and horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowboarding or teletraction skiing, a Himalaya zip-line whose departure area is more than 23 metres high and its length spans 259 metres; and, of course, there's the area specially for tiny tots which includes 10 inflatable structures.
The Fête des neiges de Montréal is the popular winter spot to go to, as a family or with friends. If you wish, you can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates, sleds and snow scooters right on site. Admission to the Fête des neiges de Montréal site is free, as are most of the activities.
The Fête des neiges de Montréal is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau with the participation of the City of Montréal, in collaboration with World Financial Group and the following partners: La Presse, CKOI 96.9, Rythme FM, The Beat, Métromédia, Disney Junior, Coup de pouce, evenko and Ski Saint-Bruno. For more information on the Fête des neiges de Montréal, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE: PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
For further information:
Media Relations and Social Media Consultant
Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
514 977-3330 or [email protected]