It is the snow fort to end all snow forts. The Snow Village just opened this week in Montreal's Jean-Drapeau Parc. It's not just an ice hotel, the village claims to be a replica of the city of Montreal made entirely out of ice and snow. There's a hotel, igloos and even a chapel if you want to have a January wedding instead of a June wedding.
Sonali Karnick went on a tour of the Snow Village with one of the people responsible for bringing the concept to Montreal, Yanick Tremblay. The village was just getting its finishing touches when Sonali went out to Parc Jean-Drapeau.
I met Yannick amid all of the snowmakers, chainsaws to carve the ice and snow and, yes a dump truck or two.