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The Snow Village Pays Tribute to New York and Brings a Second Ice Restaurant to Laval

Made entirely out of ice and snow, the Snow Village, based in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau, 

is a replica of the Big Apple and will be open as of January 18, 2013


Montreal, November 27, 2012 – With the winter weather right around the corner, North America’s first and only snow village is in a frenzied flurry of activity as it gears up for a second year that promises to be bigger, better—and tastier—than ever before.

Still spinning from their incredibly successful first year, promoters Carl Fugère, Guy Bélanger and Yanick Tremblay are bringing the Snow Village back to Montreal—but this time with a cool New York twist. For 2013, the village’s architects and sculptors are using the Big Apple as inspiration for the village’s setting, sculptures, décor and more.

Montreal’s Snow Village Ice Hotel is also pleased to announce its partnership with the InterContinental Hotel which will provide hotel reservation for the Ice Hotel as well as food services for the Village’s trendy Pommery Ice Restaurant.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! This year’s Village will boast a new layout and added facilities, including a giant heated igloo that will double as a one-of-a-kind site for conventions, corporate events and private parties.

And in response to the overwhelming popularity of its Pommery Ice Restaurant, for 2013 the promoters are doubling its capacity to 100 seats, and will be opening a second outdoor Ice Restaurant in Laval. Thanks to a partnership between the Snow Village and the Auberge Saint-Gabriel, the Amarula Ice Restaurant will be a 56-seat outdoor restaurant located at the Centropolis on Boulevard St. Martin Ouest.

The Amarula Ice Restaurant in Laval will be open-air seven days a week, serving original weekday lunches, 3-course gourmet dinners and the most unforgettable weekend brunches north of the St. Lawrence. Dinner customers will also receive a complimentary entry ticket to the Snow Village in Montreal.

“The Centropolis was the perfect choice for our first Ice Restaurant outside the Montreal Snow Village” said Carl Fugère. “Now North Shore residents can easily enjoy this unique Nordic dining experience, prepared to perfection with the Auberge Saint-Gabriel’s internationally renowned chef Éric Gonzalez.”

The Amarula Ice Restaurant invites everyone to its official ice-breaker on January 3rd.

The Snow Village pre-opening date is slated for January 4, with the official launch on January 18.

About the Snow Village

The first and only village in North America made entirely of ice and snow, the Snow Village is the place to go for a truly unique Nordic experience. From family outings to outdoor activities to romantic getaways and even adventure tourism, the Snow Village has something for everyone. In addition to its Pommery Ice Restaurant, the Village boasts an ice hotel, heated outdoor Nordic spas, bar, heated igloo conference centre and even a chapel should the mood strike...

Sneak Peak at the Snow Village 2013

“New York on Ice”

  • New layout and facilities for 2013, including a giant heated igloo for business meetings and private functions
  • 25-room ice hotel, including 15 prestige suites, 10 regular suites including 5 igloos
  • 100-seat Jagermeister Ice Bar
  • Pommery Ice Restaurant, now with 100 seats
  • New mascot: SNORO
  • Giant ice and snow slide on site
  • Heated area to serve as changing rooms for relaxing in heated outdoor spas
Information and reservations:  www.snowvillagecanada.com

For consumer information, visit QuébecOriginal.com.


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Join us in Montreal at the International Travel and Tourism Show, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada

A Solid African Presence
by Denis Dionne, Africa Travel Magazine, Montreal

Canada's Quebec Province hosted the World Ecotourism Summit - now get ready for a powerful encore! Once again, winter is coming to Montréal, and travel to sun destinations is bound to follow. International Tourism and Travel Show will be held in downtown Montréal's impressive Place Bonaventure. This exciting event, one of the most important in North America, attracts over 20,000 visitors annually. A specialty of the show is the fact that the first night (Friday) is reserved for the travel trade, as hundreds of travel professionals gather to 'network' and make business deals. This large, multi-faceted show is the year's hottest opportunity to present new products and destinations in a key area of the North American market. Every year, dozens of countries are represented by tourism officials and many businesses from abroad make their way to Montréal to participate.

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Professionals Day
General public days

* Sun destinations

* Europe

* North America

* The Pacific, The Asia, The Orient

* Latin & Central America

* Africa

* The Mediterranean

* Travelers' services

Hundreds of destinations: Travel consultants will come from the four corners of the world to help you discover their countries, their cultures, their tourist attractions and their accommodations. You'll find sun destination packages, the latest in ecotourism and cultural excursions. Travelers' services, all in one convenient location: travel agencies, insurance, passports, customs. And much more!

Non-stop activities: shows, dancing, singing and conferences at our Place d'animation, and captivating videos about your dream destinations at the Place du cinema.

Friday will be reserved for industry professionals. In collaboration with ACTA-Québec, the show will tour the globe with its myriad of inviting destinations.

Whether you long for a sun destination, desire the greatest sports adventure, or dream of a profound cultural experience - you will find a multitude of landscapes represented at the show. Travel agencies, wholesalers, airlines, hotels, resorts will be there to offer you their services.

In addition to the choice of destinations, you'll find everything you need in travel necessities, passports and visas, books, diaries, maps, health insurance - in short, a thousand and one little necessities to make your vacation a breeze Montreal Tourism web site:

About Montréal: http://www.tourism-montreal.com/