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"Pick up your passeport MTL at La Vitrine culturelle and soak up tons of culture history and more by flashing it at the following Montréal attractions. Attractions included: Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Bateau-Mouche (60 minutes cruises) at the Old Port Biodôme – Space for Life Casino de Mon Museum and Historic Site McCord Museum Botanical Garden – Space for Life (including entrance to the Insectarium) Insectarium – Space for Life  (including entrance to Botanical garden) Musée d’art contemporain Montréal Museum of History and Archaeology Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium – Space for Life Stewart Museum Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Tower / Olympic Park Voiles en voiles (two hours of unlimited access"""Experience Montreal's Joie de vivre by visiting it's 23 must-see touristic and cultural attractions within a 72-hour period. This city pass does double duty for visitors: not only does it allow them to save money at major Montreal attractions but it makes getting around the city easier with a built-in chip that gives unlimited access to public transportation
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Winter Tips (8)

Winter in Montreal

Winter in Montreal is generaly cold, very cold somedays, the temperature could go down until -30 or more, but usualy it is around -10 to 5 which is okey.
If you come in winter you better wear warm clothes and don't play with cold ;))
All building are heated inside so no problem about this, however outside, if it is realy cold you have just to wear warm and don't walk for a long time.
Sometimes there are ice storm during winter, that I hateeee because you even can't walk outside except if you are professional in ice skating ;)

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eternel2002
Feb 10, 2006

February is usually the coldest month

Beware, temperature can easily drop down to -20 C in the winter. With the humidity, your body will crisp. And with the wind, it can feel like - 50 C !

Better bring a thick jacket and good boots.

Don't worry if you see a local with no winter hat or gloves...it's normal !

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ChuckG
Nov 19, 2003

Bring snow pants and a shovel.

Winter in Montreal can be really hard at times. Gone are the winters where just the mountain would stick out of a huge snowbank, but the snow still can fall heavily.

If you drive a car in Montreal during the winter slow the F down. There's no need ot drive like and idiot. The snow can make roads treacherous as well as hard to find a parking spot.

The undergound cities are awesome in winter since you don't need to drive around in the snow, can take off your 800 pound coat, and just chill out.

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Bela_LUng
May 02, 2004

Ice Storm 98

Nature covered by a thick layer of ice is beautiful... once you forget that some branch collapsed on a car, house, power is lost, road are not safe, etc...

And it doesn't get that bad most of the time.
When you have only 2-3 mm of ice, it's like having crystalized gardens, forests.
When you get 5-10 mm, then trouble begins.

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Jul 11, 2003
 
 
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OK not everyone supports cold...

OK not everyone supports cold the same. A hint, carry a t-shirt with a V-neck in your luggage, should it get colder, go into any washroom and put under whatever you wear without having to wear a jacket and be the only one freezing while all the canadians are happy about the 'warm' weather...

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B_Lacombe
Aug 25, 2002

Winter in Montreal

Winter in Montreal is very cold (sometimes less than minus 15 degrees Celsius), so do be prepared especially the thick winter clothings including gloves and headgear.

When I was at Montreal in Feb 2009, it was really cold but luckily I did not go out so often because I was there to attend a meeting held at the hotel I was staying (Delta Hotel Montreal).

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victorwkf
Aug 09, 2009

Winter warnings

Winter can get cold in Montreal, especially in January. Be sure to bring warm clothes, especially if you're not used to cold weather. Also, be careful of ice on the roads and if you have to climb a stairway to enter a building (many homes in the city have this), be careful that you don't slip if the stairs are icy. On especially snowy days, you might see snow plows on the roads, so be careful not to get too close (the person operating them might not see you very well).

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fairy_dust
Jan 04, 2016

Ice Storm 98

Winter is great! I love it for the winter sports, skating, skiing, etc...

When nature goes crazy, it can decide that although ground temperature is below zero, the temperature in the clouds allow rain to fall instead of snow.
What happens is that it will freeze upon contact to the first below-zero object it encounters.

That is exactly what happened during the worst ice storm in memory in the Montreal region. Freezing rain fell for a few days until it covered everything with such a layer of ice that most of the trees had broken branches, but also electrical pylones collapsed like dominos, cutting power to about 1.5 million people from a few hours to 45 days.

I was in the medium/lucky people who lost power for 8 days.

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Pierre_Rouss
Jul 11, 2003

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