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Montreal’s Insectarium closed for renovations

This two-year project will include replacing the old building with an all-glass structure and underground tunnel system

Butterfly bonanza returns to the Botanical Garden

The Insectarium’s science educators will be on hand to answer questions about the various butterflies

St. Patrick’s Day parades are festive family outings

The downtown parade will take place on March 17 and a smaller one will be held in Hudson on March 16

Spring break activities at the Old Port

There are museums, movies, skating and more for families seeking out school break activities

Urban sugar shack and other fun activities at Pointe-à-Callière

The archaeology museum will be hosting a variety of workshops, quizzes and games during spring break at the Old Port

City parks offer new outdoor activities

In an effort to get families to spend time at Montreal’s large parks, the city is offering new activities, at no cost, on certain days this season
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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

Butterfly bonanza returns to the Botanical Garden

The Insectarium’s science educators will be on hand to answer questions about the various butterflies

Film fest screens kids’ movies over spring break

If your family isn't heading out of town, you may want to check out one of the many films being shown at this annuall festival
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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

Free public transportation for kids during the holidays

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

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

Bike rentals in Montreal

Our city has become well known as a great place to see on two wheels. Here are some options for visitors

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.
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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.

Top 5 family-friendly restaurants in Montreal

Scores and Jukebox burgers finished first and second - discover the other restaurants parents love

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

Thinking of going skiing, snowboarding, or tubing this winter? These family-friendly ski resorts will help make our weak dollar feel a little stronger

Ski hills up the ante to attract families

From new programs for children to upgraded facilities, several mountains are reinvesting and reinventing to entice visitors

Titus Mountain is a gem for family skiing

Located in New York state, this U.S. ski hill has good children's programs and plenty of hills to please all family members

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

Spend a night in an enchanted treehouse

Les Toits du Monde has added to its array of unique accommodations in the Laurentians

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
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MoreMake a Day of It

Discover a skating trail in the country

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

Illuminated night-walk returns to Kingston

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

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

Thinking of going skiing, snowboarding, or tubing this winter? These family-friendly ski resorts will help make our weak dollar feel a little stronger

Ski hills up the ante to attract families

From new programs for children to upgraded facilities, several mountains are reinvesting and reinventing to entice visitors

Titus Mountain is a gem for family skiing

Located in New York state, this U.S. ski hill has good children's programs and plenty of hills to please all family members

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