Igloofest: Experience Montreal’s Winter at its Best!

Last modified on February 12th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

December 12, 2011
Igloofest in Montreal

Igloofest (Photo by Miguel Legault)


What better way to enjoy winter’s chill (with global warming, we don’t talk about harsh winters anymore!!!) than to spend a few evenings outdoors warming up the brain and loosening the muscles?

Igloofest is a winter festival centred on electronic music which takes place every year in Montreal, Quebec.

Hot atmosphere, icy decor, and a lineup featuring some of the moment’s finest local and international DJs. Each year Igloofest gathers thousands of electronic music fans for 9 nights in the dead of winter to celebrate at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal.

The only event of its kind during the Montreal winter, Igloofest poses a challenge that the organizers have pulled off with exceptional success for five years running, bringing together nearly 59,000 people in 2011 up from only 4,000  in its first year.  For the 6th year, Igloofest on the Quays will take over the Jacques-Cartier Pier for 9 evenings of pure wintry, festive fun on January 12-13-14, 19-20-21, 26-27 and 28, 2012!

Igloofest in Montreal

Igloofest in Montreal (Photo by Miguel Legault)


Set against a backdrop of ice and steel, Igloofest’s punchy video and architectural scenography, igloo village, and ski suit competition complete the operation whose unique concept makes it one of the trendiest events in the city and one of the most visible in Canada.

Original and entertaining, unconventional and wacky, Igloofest welcomes both newcomers to electronic music and diehard fans in a spirit of conviviality and fun! Above all, our visitors come to live the Igloofest experience that is at once visual, sonorous, and interactive.

HI Montreal Hostel

Montreal Hostel

The HI Montreal Hostel has again partnered up with Igloofest to offer a special package at a price that beats your wildest dreams! The package includes 3 nights in a shared room, 3 breakfasts, a drink at the hostel bar, and a pair of tickets to Igloofest. The hostel also sells tickets for the event and organizes outings there every week.

To find out more about the HI-Montreal hostel, visit their website, check out their Igloofest package or see pictures of their experience at Igloofest 2011.


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Nice write up! Igloofest is a very unique event and I highly recommend any travelers visiting Montreal to attend the event. Dress warm and get ready to party! :)

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