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MoreTop Family Attractions

Montreal Biodome

This museum lets visitors explore the world's ecosystems without leaving Montreal

Montreal Insectarium

A museum dedicated to the world's creepy crawlers is sure to charm (some) kids

Old Port in the winter

Ice skating, ice fishing, fireworks and more: the Old Port doesn't quiet down in the winter

Mount Royal in the winter

In the winter, Mount Royal is a little quieter but no less majestic.

Atrium le 1000 skating rink

No matter the season, the Atrium is always open to figure skating enthusiasts.

Chateau Ramezay museum

This historic building-turned museum housed a governor general and survived a war
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MoreWinter Fun

Urban winter ziplining offered at the Old Port

Montreal Zipline allows visitors to glide across the port in up to -20 degree-weather

Books that entice kids to frolic in the snow

A review of four books that highlight the joys of winter

Fête des Neiges 2017

Human foosball, soccer on snow and an ice-sculpted pirate ship are some of the new additions to this year's winter festival, which takes place from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5

Montreal Winter Festivals

A listing of Montreal area winter festivals and carnivals

Cross-country ski lessons offered on Mount Royal

Learning the technique of this sport goes a long way in making sure the kids enjoy themselves

The benefits of joining a cross-country ski club

Families say becoming a member is fun, social and a great way to spend time outdoors with other parents and kids
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MoreGetting Around

Free public transportation for kids during the holidays

STM’s Family Outings program makes travel hassle free and inexpensive

New bike trail opens in Dorval

The Surrey Trail features ramps, slopes and drops for BMX bikers and regular cyclists alike

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

How to use public transportation in Montreal

The metro and bus system is an inexpensive, easy way to get around the city

Walking tours in Montreal

Discover the city on a historical, architectural or culinary walking tour
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MoreWhere to Eat

28 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

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!

Sample food from Montreal Food trucks

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MoreWhere to Stay

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

Huttopia makes camping hassle free

The Eastern Township's area of Sutton is home to some new high-end camping tents that let you enjoy the outdoors but with lots of amenities

Hotel Quebec a hit with families

The benefits of renting a home while on holiday

I discovered that having an apartment abroad was the ideal way for our family to enjoy our vacation
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Family Activities

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MoreMake a Day of It

Illuminated night-walk unveiled in Kingston

Lumina Borealis combines digital lighting and audio effects with imposing structures to create a multi-level experience.

Three U.S. ski resorts offer discounts or at-par pricing

Thinking of going skiing, snowboarding, or tubing during the winter break? Check out these family-friendly ski resorts that help make our weak dollar feel a little stronger

Inexpensive ski day in Sutton, Eastern Townships

Skiers pay just $5 for their lift tickets on Dec.17