Montreal becomes a magical city during winter time. There is lots of snow falling in the months of January and February. You and your family can make the most of the winter in Montreal by going on snowy adventures. There are several winter festivals taking place in Montreal. The holiday begins with the Fire and Ice Festival consisting of a musical fireworks display. The festival takes place on Saturday nights in December. There is also another winter festival called the Montreal Highlights festival. There are many family activities to do in this festival such as concerts, firework displays, ice slide, skating rink and music by professional DJs.
If you are one of the adventurous types then you can go for outdoor pursuits in winter. For example you can go to one of the parks such as Mont Royal. Do go the Beaver Lake as it offers spectacular views of the surroundings. Here you can do activities such as skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. You can have a fabulous view of the city if you reach the summit. The other nature parks include Parc Lafontaine and Cap St. Jacques.
Your winter vacation to Montreal is incomplete without you going for skiing. There are many ski resorts where you can plan a day trip. At the hotel you can ask for discounted ski packages and lift tickets. This way you can save a lot of money if you are going with the family. You can maybe go during the weekdays when the rates are lower. For example, on Thursday evenings you get a 50% discount on lift tickets and ski rentals. You can try dog sledding. The guide will handle the sled while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The cost of the ride is $10 per person.