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MoreTop Family Attractions

It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker

Families can choose between two productions of this classic holiday season ballet

New museum exhibit offers multitude of fun for kids

Topsy-Turvy Storyland at the McCord Museum celebrates fairytales...with a twist or two

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

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

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

Montreal Winter Festivals

A listing of Montreal area winter festivals and carnivals

New skating trail opens at Olympic Park Village

Every year, this Olympic village invites families to take part in various outdoor activities and listen to live music

Fête des Neiges offers new and improved activities

Thousands of families head to Jean Drapeau park every winter to enjoy a multitude of activities at our winter festival

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

Snowy obstacle course a neat way to enjoy the outdoors

The Abominable Snow Course in Rigaud offers something for every member of the family

New skate-lending initiative makes the sport more accessible

More Canadian kids will be able to take to the ice with the launch of this new, national program
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MoreFamily Fun Festivals in Montreal

New skating trail opens at Olympic Park Village

Every year, this Olympic village invites families to take part in various outdoor activities and listen to live music

Fête des Neiges offers new and improved activities

Thousands of families head to Jean Drapeau park every winter to enjoy a multitude of activities at our winter festival

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
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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

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
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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

Smuggers’ 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

Smuggers’ 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

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.