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MoreTop Family Attractions

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

Santa Claus parade set for Nov. 18

Ready or not, Santa Claus will be making his Montreal debut downtown for the 67th annual parade and festivities

Film festival features new francophone movies

There are three movies in particular that have been identified as good picks for adults to watch with their older children or teenagers

A festival all about the ancient art of storytelling

The Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of storytelling from October 20-29, 2017
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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

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

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

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

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
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MoreMake a Day of It

Special events & exhibits lighting up Ottawa

Skate on Parliament Hill, visit new museum exhibits, enjoy a multimedia show or watch the Canadiens take on the Senators to commemorate their first NHL hockey game 100 years ago.

Upper Canada Village lights up at night

Discover life in the 1860s with a holiday twist: horse-drawn carriage rides, a train ride, holiday music, fresh baked treats and more

Illuminated night-walk returns to Kingston

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

Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal

Make the season memorable and pick your own Halloween pumpkin

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.

Best apple picking orchards around Montreal

We've compiled a list of some of the more well-known apple orchards around Montreal