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Montreal Snow Village 2014 Schedule & Admission Fees

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The Montreal Snow Village is the first attraction of its kind to be built in Canada. And North America.

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Montreal Snow Village 2014 Admission Fees: How It Works
Written by Evelyn Reid - The Montreal Snow Village, the first attraction of its kind to be built in North America, offers visitors a rare opportunity to spend the day (or night) surrounded by ice, from discovering the carved innards of the Montreal Ice Hotel and wedding chapel, to dining in the Ice Restaurant's subzero seats to sliding around on kid-friendly inflatable games.

    In other words, admission fees grant access to*:
  • Montreal Ice Hotel rooms, suites and , igloos, for viewing purposes only before guests claim their rooms at 9 p.m.
  • various ice sculptures scattered throughout the grounds
  • the Amarula Ice Bar
  • the ice wedding chapel (unless a service is in progress)
  • inflatable games and other kid-friendly surprises (schedule varies)
DECEMBER 6, 2013 UPDATE: Due to what Montreal Snow Village founders say is the result of a lack of funding assistance and support from City Hall, Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal, the Montreal Snow Village will not be open for business in 2014. However, founders are hopeful for the 2015 season. Join my community on Facebook and sign up to receive the About.com Montreal newsletter to stay in the loop. As for other seasonal activites, here's what else to do in Montreal in the winter.

Montreal Snow Village 2014 Schedule
The Montreal Snow Village 2014 Season is cancelled.

Montreal Snow Village 2014 Schedule: Hours of Operation
Monday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday and Wednesday:CLOSED
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

Admission Fees: Season Rates (Before 8 p.m.)*:
Adults ages 18 to 54: $18.50
Ages 55 and up: $16.50
Students ages 13 to 30: $16.50
Kids ages 6 to 12: $9.50
Kids ages 5 and under: free
Family rate (2 adults and 3 kids): $43.75
Special spring break rates: FREE ADMISSION for ages 12 and under from March 1 to March 16, 2014.

Admission Fees: Season Rates (After 8 p.m.)*:
Adults ages 18 to 54: $13.50
Ages 55 and up: $12
Students ages 13 to 30: $12
Kids ages 6 to 12: $7.50
Kids ages 5 and under: free
Family rate (2 adults and 3 kids): no family rate after 8 p.m.
Special spring break rates: FREE ADMISSION for ages 12 and under from March 1 to March 16, 2014.

    Special Family Activities: Season Weekends
  • presence of mascot SNORO
  • Snow Village legend told by a storyteller
  • inflatable toys for kids
  • big slide made of ice and snow
  • Norwegian sleds
  • fireworks every Saturday night from January 18, 2014 at 8 p.m.

    Quick Tips
  • Count on spending at least one hour exploring the rooms, sculptures and grounds.
  • Guided tours are available in English and French at no extra charge. Contact the snow village for an up-to-date schedule.
  • It's not clear if inflatable games and other kid-friendly attractions are consistently on-site during weekends. Contact the snow village for details. Note that even in the absence of the latter, young children are nonetheless likely to be entertained by the overall beauty of the grounds and its maze-like qualities, which is what I noticed observing children ages 3 to 10 when I attended the village's season debut in 2012.
  • Consider dropping by near sundown to see how the snow village morphs from day to night, as the installation's lighting scheme takes center stage.
  • Want to eat at the ice restaurant? Dropping in unannounced for lunch is not a problem but reservations are required for dinner. Details here.
  • Dress the part. Details on how to dress in Montreal in the winter are available in the January, February and March weather guides.
Montreal Snow Village Contact Information
130 chemin Tour-de-l'Isle, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal H3C 4G8 (map)
Toll-Free Phone: 1 (855) 788-2181

*Note that guests staying at the ice hotel and visitors with ice restaurant evening reservations are not required to pay admission for access to the grounds. Also note that winter activities, from dog sledding to ice skating, are offered near snow village grounds. These activities are not included in snow village admission. Details here.

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