A snow and ice complex featuring an ice hotel, restaurant, 200-seat conference centre, snow igloos and even an ice chapel for weddings opened to visitors earlier this month at Montreal’s Jean Drapeau Park.
It’s the latest arctic resort to be opened by Finland’s Snow Village – the world’s first hotel chain of ice villages.
Montreal’s 1.5 acre Snow Village is expected to stay open (unless it’s melted by warmer weather) until March 31.
Day trippers can ice skate, admire replicas of Montreal’s local sculptures carved out of ice, get lost in a snow maze or enjoy a bite to eat or drink at Kube bar or the Ice restaurant.
The main attraction – the Ice Hotel – offers overnight stays in a room carved out of ice or in the privacy of a snow igloo.
Thermals are advised!