January in Montreal often feels like a cabin-fevered slowdown of inactivity. Granted, I'll be the first to admit it's coooold out there.
But don't be fooled by the temperature dip. There are plenty of things to do this month. Think outdoor dance parties. Two mini restaurant weeks that lasts a month. Then there's weekend after weekend of winter sports, a little light therapy, and every shop-a-holic knows January is a prime month for deals and steals so make the best of the wind chill and read on.
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Welcome to winter in Montreal. The statistically coldest month of the year, you'll curse beautiful days right about now because a sunny, clear-skied one in January nearly guarantees it's bone-chilling cold outside whereas a gray, cloudy day tends to announce a "warmer" outdoor experience likely complemented by snowfall. And if you don't know what wind chill means yet, you'll soon find out.
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