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Spread out over a series of long weekends, Igloofest is Montreal’s ‘screw you’ to the fearsome sub-zero temperatures of Canada’s winter.

All the kids dress up in thermals, retro ski wear and fluorescent woolly hats to get their rave on under the falling snow.

DJ sets from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Joy Orbison are among those lined up for the main stage.

Why: Igloofest has been running since 2007 and organisers say they launched it to cheer up everyone who was getting pissed off with the cold weather – temperatures dip to -25°C during January and February.

Energetic dancing and a few mulled wines soon warms everyone up.

Do it because: Parties in the snow don’t come along often, and Igloofest is quite the spectacle, especially when the multicoloured lights illuminate the snowflakes.

When done dancing, warm your bum on the Tia Maria station’s heated benches. 

Jan 31 - Feb 9


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Travel diary: Igloofest, Canada - Jan 31 - Feb 9
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