Snow Village in Montreal
Ice and luxury combine in a unique hotel experience at the Snow Village in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, which opens January 6th. Ice hotels have been popular in Europe for more than a decade, but there are very few in North America. (Hotel de Glace has been in Quebec City since 2001 and is open every year from Jan-March.)
Snow Village Canada offers a hotel experience derived from chic design, luxurious appointments and, well – ice! The Village includes a 30-room ice hotel with 15 standard rooms, 10 themed suites and five igloos. The complex boasts heated outdoor spas, a 60-seat restaurant, a 250-seat bar with a terrace, a chapel, maze and slides.
Carl Fugère, Yanick Tremblay and Guy Bélanger, the park’s promoters, are true-blue fans of everything Nordic. They first encountered the Snow Village concept in Finland during one of their many visits to Nordic countries.
Guest rooms at Snow Village Canada
“We fell in love with the original project and decided to import it to Montreal,” says Carl Fugère. “In fact, the Montreal version of Snow Village will be much more elaborate and have more features than the Finnish version. What’s more, the Village will depict a different city each year, particularly through its sculptures, design and activities. For our first year, it seemed only natural to showcase Montreal.”
Hotel reservation rates start at $195/person for a Polar Igloo, $259/person for a standard room, and $299/person for a prestige suite.
If you just want to tour the hotel, but not stay overnight, the cost is $17 for adults 18 and , over; $40 for a family pass for 2 adults and 3 children, and $8.50 for children 6 to 12. Prices are in Canadian dollars.
For more information or to make a reservation:
514-788-2181 or toll-free: 1-855-788-2181
www.villagedesneiges.com or www.snowvillagecanada.com