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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

West Island winter carnivals; a list by neighbourhood.

'Tis the season to make the best of wintry-cold days, and there are plenty of West Island festivities to choose from! Here's a comprehensive list by municipality or borough.


PHOTO: Ville de Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield's Winter Park Parties. 

Hot chocolate, music, and entertainment!


January 27 from 1–3 pm. 

Windermere Park, 303 Sherbrooke


February 10 from 1–3 pm. 

Briarwood Park, 50 Willowbrook


February 17 from 1–3 pm. 

Taywood Park, 130 Taywood

D.D.O's Winter Carnival

Saturday, February 3 (rain date: Sunday, February 4) from 5–9 pm. 

Centennial Park

  • Taffy on snow ($), 

  • Outdoor skating under special lighting (Skate loan size six and up for adults, limited quantities),

  • Horse-drawn carriage,

  • Heated igloo,

  • Big bonfire,

  • Food and drinks $.

Dorval Winter Craze and Lumifest.

Saturday, February 10, from 2 pm to 9 pm. 

Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre (1945 Parkfield Avenue)

On the program:

  • Ice skating 

  • A giant slide

  • Timbits hockey game

  • Arts and crafts

  • Inflatable games

  • Roaming entertainment 

  • Light and fire shows

  • Snow sculptures

  • A DJ 

  • Your favourite mascot Jet

  • And more…

Kirkland's Winter Carnival Family Day

Saturday, January 27, from 11 am to 4 pm

Meades Park

Outdoor activities

  • Sleigh rides

  • Music and entertainment

  • BBQ

  • Maple taffy

  • Snow structures

  • Fat bike

Indoor activities

  • Figure skating show at 1 pm

  • Free skating from 2 to 3:30 pm

  • Face painting and craft corner

Notre-Dame-de-L'Île-Perrot Plaisirs D'Hiver

Saturday, February 3, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Parc des Éperviers (1155 Boulevard Virginie-Roy)

  • Brutus HMIP hockey tournament 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Video game truck

  • Indoor crafts

  • Free skating on the frozen pond (bring your own skates)

  • Board games

  • Chill zone in an inflatable igloo

  • Singer (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Inflatable games

  • Fat bike

  • Mini-farm

  • Hebertism track

  • Tubing

  • Scout bonfire (marshmallows and sausages)

  • Coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts (Tim Hortons)

  • Food truck ($)

  • Maple taffy


PHOTO: Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Winter Fun

Saturday, February 17, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Parc d'À-Ma-Baie (4770 Rue Pierre-Lauzon) 

  • Ice skating 

  • Snowshoeing 

  • Fat biking 

  • Zumba classes with the YMCA  

  • Snowman and snow-castle building

*Equipment, including skates, skating tools, snowshoes, and fat bikes, are free on-site! 

  • Patio heaters and Scandinavian chairs   

  • Hot chocolate

  • Photobooth   

Bring your reusable mugs and enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate. The goal is to reduce the use of single-use or recyclable cups. 

Pincourt Winterfest

Saturday, January 27, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Olympique Park (Av. Lussier, Pincourt)

  •  DJ Swizzy

  • Storyteller Éric Michaud around the fire

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides

  • Mini Grand Prix (0 to years old)

  • Nerf Challenge (from 5 years old)

  • Traditional games and sports from around the world

  • Winter merry-go-round : Russian swing

  • Tubing with the Pincourt/NDIP firefighters

  • Winter equipment loan

  • Free access to Skieurs de l'Île cross-country ski trails

  • Canteen Area

  • Maple taffy ($)

  • Pizza Bop! ($)

  • Churros by La Cabane à chichis ($)

  • Hot beverages, low prices with your reusable mug ($)

Pointe-Claire Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 27, from 11 am to 3 pm

Northview Park (111 Av. Viking)

The winter festivities include 

  • inflatable games, 

  • a mobile farm, 

  • family skating, 

  • a craft workshop, and more! 

  • Bring your reusable cup, as hot chocolate will be offered on-site, and taffy on snow will be sold. 

  • A BBQ is organized by the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (WIAIH) to sponsor its activities.


PHOTO: Ville de Pointe-Claire

Saint-Lazare Winter Caravan

Saturday, January 27, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Parc Bédard (1591, avenue Bédard)

  • Sledge hockey demonstration 

  • Carriage rides through town

  • Hot chocolate, coffee (free of charge)

  • Bonfires

  • Folk music with the Association Québécoise des Loisirs Folklorique Sud-Ouest

  • Winter camp demonstration by the Saint-Lazare Scouts and the Girl Guides of Canada

  • Skating

  • Hockey

  • Snow tubing

  • Drop-in games with animation: spike ball and giant games

  • Beer stand (fee)

  • Maple products stand and taffy on snow (fee)

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Skating Night

Friday, February 2, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Aumais Park skating rink (300 Cypihot St)

Remember your skates! On-site skate sharpening for SADB residents.

Vaudreuil Disco and Country Nights

Saturday, January 27, from 6 to 9 pm. 

Parc de la Maison-Valois

  • Disco-themed entertainment! 

  • Ice ring and slide

  • Free hot drinks and snacks (bring your own reusable mug)

  • Fireplaces

  • Skate, snow scooter, snow skate, and tubing rentals (free for citizens)

  • On-site parking

Saturday, February 17, from 1 to 5 pm. 

Parc de la Maison-Valois

  • Country music and entertainment

  • Horse-drawn carriage ride

  • Free hot beverages (bring your reusable mug)

  • Country dance lessons with Stardance

  • Fireplaces

  • Animated games

  • Skate, snow scooter, snow skate, and tubing rentals (free for citizens)

  • Maple taffy on snow




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