Everything you need to know about the Snowflake Kingdom

Published on January 19 2019

Here’s where you can find out about the programming of the biggest winter playground! This year, the Snowflake Kingdom returns to the southern part of Jacques-Cartier Park. Let’s make snow angels to celebrate!

Snow slides

Mark your calendar : on February 1 at 9 a.m., the gates to the Snowflake Kingdom open and you can rush in and try one of the sixteen slides. Sixteen!

When

Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays and Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Demonstrations of our national sport

You say you know more about hockey than Ron Fournier? That’s all well and good, but how much do you know about our other national sport? That’s right: Canada has two. And believe me when I tell you lacrosse is spectacular. Presented by the Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin Cultural Centre, this activity invites visitors to participate in a match with experienced athletes!

When

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The zip liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

The Kingdom’s 600-foot (183-metre) zip line is designed to make you shiver … with delight. Note: There’s an admission fee for this activity. Maximum thrills at a reasonable price!

When

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, February 18, 10a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Three options: Single run $10. Unlimited weekend pass $30/$35. Unlimited 7-day pass $60 (tax included).

Good to know

To ride the zip line, you must be at least 42 inches (1m28) tall and weigh less than 225 lb (102 kg).

Musical Bikes

Four stationary bicycles, each associated with an instrument. The faster you pedal, the louder the volume of your instrument and the brighter the light effects.

When

Thursday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 18 inclusive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Racetime tour

If you liked the movie Racetime (the sequel to Snowtime!), you’ll be happy to know that the movie’s characters will be visiting the Kingdom! The Snowsnaps will be there too, to set the party mood. There will be entertainment and door prizes!

When

Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Circus Area!

Have you always dreamed of being able to juggle? Visit the Circus Area and you’ll be able to add that skill to your CV.

When

Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, February 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

Introduction to downhill skiing and snowboarding

Free introductory ski and snowboard lessons for children ages 5 to 8, taught by qualified and enthusiastic instructors.

When

Thursdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Not offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.)

And so much more …

There’s lots to discover in the Snowflake Kingdom. Giant games, an obstacle course, snow sculptures, workshops on Indigenous culture, and more. Be sure to give the Ice Hogs a hug, and say hello to Daniel Coutu, the Snowflake Kingdom’s friendly spokesperson!

GOOD TO KNOW: The STO’s free shuttle service will make your life easier!

For full information about Winterlude celebrations, click here!

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