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$6.95 admission charge (free admission for children under 6) to skate at the latter. Montréal, Québec. 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. After working up an appetite, hit any one of the 14 restaurants in the surrounding food court. 1000 rue de la Gauchetière, Downtown, Montréal, Québec, H3B 4W5. 514/395–0555; www.le1000.com. C$8; skate rental C$7.