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Top 5 – Active winter living in Montreal

The Eleva complex lets you enjoy the bustling atmosphere and convenient benefits of downtown living while staying connected to nature. With Mount Royal just outside your door, there’s no shortage of ways to stay active and get the most out of crisp winter days. Check out our top 5 winter activities, all located just minutes away from the beautiful rental condos at Eleva.

Mount Royal

You’ve no doubt heard of Mount Royal’s beautiful and skateable Beaver Lake, but did you know that the park is also the perfect place to practise your snowshoeing? Non-profit organization Les amis de la montagne offers guided tours through all the most scenic trails, one against a backdrop of city lights and the other tracing the steps of snowshoers past. Breathing in the splendor atop Mount Royal—what could be more elevated than that? Winter activities | Les amis de la montagne (

Old Port of Montréal

The Old Port Skating Rink is a classic destination for city ice-skating in the winter. Nestled at the foot of the tallest Ferris wheel in Canada, the rink offers an unparalleled view of Montreal, with well maintained ice to ensure a high-quality skating experience all season long. No skates of your own? No problem—rentals are available on site. The Old Port Skating Rink | Family-friendly winter activities in Montreal (

Parc Jean Drapeau

Always wanted to try cross-country skiing? Île Sainte-Hélène is the perfect place to get started right here in the city, with a dedicated introductory trail where beginners can learn the basics. When you’re ready for the next level, head over to Île Notre-Dame and take the five-kilometre trail along the Olympic Basin to the Floralies Gardens, where you can enjoy an assortment of public art installations. Cross-country skiing | Parc Jean-Drapeau (

Winter scavenger hunt in Old Montréal

Calling all history buffs! Guidatour is organizing a free outdoor scavenger hunt every Saturday until March 5. Starting in Place Royale, the 60-minute event is a fun, active way to get to know the historic neighbourhood of Old Montréal and discover all that it has to offer. Bilingual guides will be there to welcome you at the starting point and provide assistance throughout the event. Free winter scavenger hunt in Old Montréal | Guidatour (

Montréal en lumière

This year, the dazzling Montréal en lumière festival will light up the streets from February 17 to 27. Now in its 23rd edition, the winter street festival will include musical performances and mouth-watering food in a sophisticated location: the freshly renovated Quartier des spectacles. It’s Montreal like you’ve never seen it, so don’t miss out! Home | MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE (


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