Come the winter months, you don’t have to look very far to find an ice-skating rink in Montréal. There are municipally run outdoor—and some indoor—rinks in virtually every corner of the city.
Accès Montréal. For information on the numerous ice-skating rinks (at least 195 outdoor and 21 indoor) in the city, it's best to call or check the city's website. Outdoor rinks are open from December until mid-March, and admission is free. The rinks on Île Ste-Hélène and at the Old-Port are especially large, but there is a C$6 admission charge to skate at the latter. Montréal, QC. 514/872–1111. www.ville.montreal.qc.ca.
Atrium le 1000 de la Gauchetière. Inside the tallest building in Montréal, this skating rink lies under a glass atrium, allowing sunlight to shine down on the rink year-round. There is often 2-for-1 admission and specials for tourists on Wednesdays. After working up an appetite, hit any one of the 14 restaurants in the surrounding food court. 1000 rue de la Gauchetière, Downtown, Montréal, QC, H3B 4W5. 514/395–0555. www.le1000.com. C$7.50; skate rental C$7. Bonaventure.