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Giant Ferris-type wheel being set up at the Old Port

The opening of the observation wheel has been delayed and will now open mid-July

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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Free aquatic rentals at Nautical Festival

Families can take part in broad range of aquatic activities like kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more during the sixth edition of the festival

Family-friendly folk festival near Lachine Canal

The festival features musical performances, dancing, craft workshops and more

Festival has tons of science activities

The Eureka Festival at the Old Port is chock full of fun, free science activities for kids of all ages
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MoreGetting Around

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

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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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

Kid-friendly café opens in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie

Bouge Petit Café combines a playground with a restaurant for parents with babies and toddlers

12 family friendly restaurants in Montreal

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

Bromont water park revamps children’s play areas

The park will now include two tropical-inspired kids' zones and a private family space

New features at water park & entertainment complex

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

Expo celebrates agriculture with outdoor family fun

The Ormstown Expo showcases country life with livestock exhibitions, musical performances, a petting zoo and more

Guided Tour: Granby Zoo

Guided Tour: La Ronde