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Giant Ferris-type wheel up and running at the Old Port

After a few delays, the observation wheel is now fully functional and ready to welcome families to this new Montreal attraction

Aquazilla returns to Parc Jean Drapeau this summer

Aquazilla is one of the city's top attractions for kids during summer

Observation deck has a great vista of Montreal

During spring break, the lookout at Place Ville Marie is free for a child who is accompanied by an adult paying full price

Old Port in the summer

In the summer, Montreal's Old Port is always bustling with activities and festivals for everyone

La Ronde

Quebec's biggest amusement park has been offering a thrill to visitors since it opened in 1967

Climb aboard the 18th century replica ships at Old Port

These ships offer an array of activities including high-flying aerial courses and climbing walls and there is a playground set apart with inflatables, a carousel and picnic tables
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MoreFamily Fun Festivals in Montreal

Festival offers several free, art-centric activities

The West Island-based festival provides kids of all ages the chance to come together, learn about and celebrate local artists in their communities.

Mile End to celebrate summer every weekend with activities

Marché des possibles will celebrate its fourth edition with a pop-up playground, live music and other family-friendly activities

Tons of kid-friendly fun at international balloon festival

Feast your eyes upon 125 balloons from around the world and take part in several kid-friendly activities in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu
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MoreGetting Around

You can now rent BIXI bikes with your OPUS card

The new service will be available at 540 public transit stations across Montreal

Train tickets for kids cost $15 all summer

VIA Rail is offering special $15 kids' economy class tickets for children aged 2-11 on all routes across Canada.

Kids ride free on STM buses and metro this summer

Parents should take this opportunity to leave the car at home and hop on the metro or bus

Where to rent a pedal boat in Montreal

Kids getting cranky touring the city? Renting a pedal boat might be the way to cheer them up

Montreal bus tours

Taking a bus tour is a great way for visitors to get an overview of the city's major attractions

Where to rent boats in Montreal

If you feel like taking to the water while in Montreal, check out one of these companies that will rent various kayaks and canoes
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MoreWhere to Eat

Downtown Montreal to host family-friendly events

Jardins Gamelin in the Quartier des Spectacles will host several free, daily activities for kids

Family & foodie fun at Olympic Park

Several food trucks and fun activities for kids on offer this summer

35 great ice cream shops in Montreal

Discover some neat Montreal-area stores that specialize in yummy frozen treats.

What is the best cabane à sucre around Montreal?

As it turns out, it depends what you’re looking for and how you would describe a perfect family day at a sugar shack

12 family friendly restaurants in Montreal

Montreal Families' Facebook fans weigh in on their favourite spots to bring the kids for a meal

Montreal restaurants where kids eat for FREE

In most cases, an accompanying adult must order a main meal
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Free admission and special events at all Parks Canada locations this summer

The 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass gives you free access to national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas across the country

New features at water park & entertainment complex

Complexe Atlantide has two new slides, an enchanted castle, obstacle courses and more for the summer season

Water parks get set to turn on the taps

During the month of June, all the large water parks welcome thrill seekers for the first time this season

Old Port unveils new accommodation project

Village by the Locks allows visitors to stay overnight in a boat, rustic cabin or a micro-chalet

Indoor water park opening north of Quebec City

The attraction features 14 slides, a family pool, adventure river, and more

Hassle-free camping in high demand

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MoreMake a Day of It

Tons of kid-friendly fun at international balloon festival

Feast your eyes upon 125 balloons from around the world and take part in several kid-friendly activities in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu

New at Tremblant: nighttime walk & laser game

Tonga-Lumina is part of entertainment studio Moment Factory’s night walk series where participants immerse themselves in nature in search of a particular object or creature.

Kids play while parents relax at new adventure park

The Arbre-en-Ciel Village and ARTEMANIA offer picturesque spaces for families

Parks Canada celebrates Archaeology Month with kid-friendly workshops

From exploring trails to battle demonstrations, children will have plenty to do at numerous National Historic Sites

Free admission and special events at all Parks Canada locations this summer

The 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass gives you free access to national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas across the country

Dinosaur exhibit arrives at Granby Zoo

Granby Zoo has launched a new exhibit called Dinozoo Park, which will feature 21 life-size replicas of popular dinosaurs until October 29.