My wife and I were up in Montreal for a few days this past winter. Initially I had thought it would be something similar to what they showed in the Pierce Bronson, 007 movies. Alas, it was anything but so. Still, I found what they did with the place quite impressive.
We decided to visit the village at night. That was probably a mistake. First off it took us several rounds to actually find the entrance to this place. Once we found it, we realized how inaccessible it was. They did not do a good job in cleaning up the path that leads to the ticket station. Part of it was also our fault because we did not dress up in heavy duty snow weather boots. Yes. A good pair of boots might have made a world of difference.
I thought the tickets were a tad bit expensive considering neither of us were alcoholics and they gave us vouchers for free drinks. That went to waste because they had no alternative. Bet they didn't think that one through.
But like I said, the shear size of the place and what they were able to achieve in terms of structures with just ice absolutely blew my mind. There were statues, benches, beds, rooms, hallways, a restaurant, a bar and other attractions purely made out of ice. The bedrooms in the hotel were particularly interesting. First I can't imagine myself staying there and even if I did I don't think I could sleep. We made our way through a hallway with numerous bedrooms until that took us to the bar. It had glasses made out of ice too. The bar was attached to a restaurant which had tables, chairs and all other kinds of stuff made out of ice.
So like I said, it is definitely a place worth a visit (especially if you drink). I would stick to the day time as I think it would make the visit a little more tolerable. But don't expect anything out of the James Bond movie; otherwise you will be left disappointed like me.