When I saw “La Guerre des Tuques” (“The Dog Who Stopped the War“) as a kid, I always dreamt of building a huge snow fort and engaging in a massive snowball battle. In classic Montreal fashion, someone had the brilliant idea this weekend of recreating such a battle on Mount Royal, a kind of winter version of Tam Tam’s medieval-fighting. This two day event consisted of building two separate forts facing each other, on Saturday, and wave after wave of battles, on Sunday. The turn-out was great, and, happily, was dominated by children. Everyone seemed to be having an amazing time, doing only as Montrealers can do by turning one of the coldest weekends of the year into outdoor fun. Igloofest and Nuit Blanches are two other events that take advantage of winter in the city. Post your suggestions for other winter events in Montreal in the comments.