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MoreTop Family Attractions

Climb aboard 18th century replica ships

These ships at the Old Port offer an array of activities including high-flying aerial courses and climbing walls

New science-inspired shows at the Planetarium

Kids can watch two films and take part in interactive multimedia shows this spring

Butterflies are back at the Botanical Garden

Butterflies Go Free is an annual tradition where hundreds of butterflies flit around visitors at the Main Exhibition Greenhouse

Biodome to close for renovations

The nature museum will close April 3 and reopen in the summer of 2019

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

Atrium le 1000 skating rink

No matter the season, the Atrium is always open to figure skating enthusiasts.
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MoreFamily Fun Festivals in Montreal

Sugar shack festival kicks off in Verdun

Kids can take part in wood-sculpting and paper-making activities as well as check out the animals at the petting zoo

New route for Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ongoing construction downtown Montreal means parade goers will be watching the bands and floats from a different vista this year

Hudson hosts St. Patrick's Day Parade

If you are looking for a tamer version of the downtown parade, head over to Hudson on March 17. There will also be an after-parade party at the community centre
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MoreGetting Around

Kids travel free during March break

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

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.

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

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

35 great ice cream shops in Montreal

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

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 (or almost free)

In most cases, an accompanying adult must order a main meal

Cafés that cater to parents & babies

For many parents of young children (and especially newborns), finding a place where they can meet other parents can be extremely comforting.

Bakery for families with allergies

A mother whose child had several allergies decided to open a store so kids who can't eat certain foods can still enjoy treats - risk free!
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MoreWhere to Stay

Smugglers’ Notch ups the ante with entertainment complex

With the addition of FunZone 2.0, kids have absolutely no excuse, rain or shine, to complain of boredom at this Vermont resort

Adirondacks ski getaway accepts Canadian dollar at par

The Titus Ski Centre is making it more affordable for Canadian families to ski south of the border

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
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Family Activities

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MoreMake a Day of It

Discover a new skating trail in the country

About an hour and a half from Montreal, families can explore a three-kilometre skateway through the forest

Great reasons to visit Quebec City in the winter

Our capital city has an abundant of fun activities for families looking for an exciting weekend getaway

March break travel ideas near Montreal

Montreal Families' readers share their ideas for fun family vacations that are a short drive from home

Smugglers’ Notch ups the ante with entertainment complex

With the addition of FunZone 2.0, kids have absolutely no excuse, rain or shine, to complain of boredom at this Vermont resort

Adirondacks ski getaway accepts Canadian dollar at par

The Titus Ski Centre is making it more affordable for Canadian families to ski south of the border

Visit the North Pole of eastern Ontario

This gardening centre is transformed into a mini winter wonderland with various activities for kids, locally produced food, snow shoeing and a place to cut your own Christmas tree