Beaches near Montreal More

Discover beaches close to Montreal

When the temperature starts to rise — and rise, and rise — who doesn’t dream of splashing in a cool

Aquazilla returns to Parc Jean Drapeau this summer

I remember strolling down the aisle of Canadian Tire as a kid and picking out an inflatable raft for my

Jean-Doré beach a hub of summer activity

Parc Jean-Drapeau is kicking off its summer season with tons of free family-friendly events at its beach. As of June

Parc Jean-Drapeau sizzles with summer fun

Every year, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers more activities geared to families. Aquazilla, a giant floating structure on the beach, is back

Swimming at the Old Port?

For a city surrounded by water, we don’t have a tremendous number of beaches accessible to swimmers. But Montreal’s municipal

Photo Gallery: Cap St. Jacques Beach

Cap St. Jacques Beach Address: 21115 Gouin Blvd., Pierrefonds (View map) Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until end

Fun Fall Activities More

discover nature close to home

Discover nature close to home

Kids can print downloadable fact sheets in French full of information about the insects, animals, and plants in our communities
12 great parks for kids with special needs

12 great parks for kids with special needs

Montreal park expert Christine Latreille outlines her choices for the best inclusive parks around the city

Kids can enjoy safe, spooky fun at Pumpkinferno

Upper Canada Village is hosting its annual event that features more than 7,000 handcrafted, glowing pumpkins

A light show to brighten your spirits

Families looking to get out this fall might want to check out Illumi in Laval, a three-kilometre stretch of various sculptures all lit up 
Pumpkin Picking not far from Montreal

Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal

October is jack-o-lantern season, so why not get the family out of the house and into the pumpkin patch! Here’s

10 great Montreal-area parks to visit with kids

During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to spend time outdoors with the kids – for everyone’s mental and physical health. These parks have something fun for kids of every age

Fun for Teens in Montreal More

Teens invited to enjoy a free art studio at the museum

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has dedicated a space for young people to try out paints, felt pens, clay, cameras, as well as computers and projectors

Aquazilla returns to Parc Jean Drapeau this summer

I remember strolling down the aisle of Canadian Tire as a kid and picking out an inflatable raft for my

Water parks get set to turn on the taps

On a hot summer day, a water park is a tried-and-true way to both entertain and cool off the family. 

How to live the Olympic dream in Montreal

I will never forget my son’s epic Olympic experience. I watched nervously as he prepared for the 100-metre sprint, putting

Escape room activity based on true-life events

Escape rooms are a popular diversion for many families with older children. But one of the latest to open in

New art classes for teens at Dollard Centre for the Arts

The Dollard Centre for the Arts is introducing a new drawing class this fall for teens between the ages of

Halloween More

creative ways to hand out candy

Creative ways to hand out candy

With trick-or-treating officially on, discover some fun ways to make your own candy-dispensing contraption
Halloween at home

10 ways to celebrate Halloween at home

From scavenger hunts to arts & crafts, get creative this year when deciding how to celebrate one of the kids' favourite holidays
Halloween movies for kids

Get scared silly with these movies

A list and review of Halloween movies for kids of all ages that’ll have them screaming for more
top tips for carving pumpkin

Top tips for carving the perfect pumpkin

Whether it is your first or fiftieth time doing this activity with the kids, you are sure to find some nifty tips to make this job easier

Kids can enjoy safe, spooky fun at Pumpkinferno

Upper Canada Village is hosting its annual event that features more than 7,000 handcrafted, glowing pumpkins
Pumpkin Picking not far from Montreal

Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal

October is jack-o-lantern season, so why not get the family out of the house and into the pumpkin patch! Here’s

Holiday Happenings More

Discover dazzling lights around Montreal

Discover dazzling lights around Montreal

Looking for something safe and fun that will get the whole family into the holiday spirit? Hop in the car and check out these elaborate light displays and decorations
Visit a traditional Quebec village

Visit a traditional Quebec village

Adorned with 25,000 lights, the Village Québécois d’Antan in Drummondville has been transformed into a festive holiday destination for families
CP Holiday Train

Catch the CP Holiday Train online

Families can watch a live concert this year and donate money that will go to local food banks
The nutcracker goes digital

The Nutcracker goes digital this season

Bach Before Bedtime has produced a virtual concert edition of this famous ballet for families to enjoy
drive through historic village

Drive through a festively-lit historic village

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum has come up with a safe way for families to enjoy the beauty created by 30,000 lights
Five ways to get into the holiday spirit

Five ways to get into the holiday spirit

An organization that supports businesses downtown is hosting Christmas activities that kids may enjoy - with the chance of winning some great prizes

New & Notable - Fun More

Free French movies for kids

Starting this June, Cinéma Beaubien in Rosemont-Petite-Patrie will be offering a program featuring free admission to a number of family

How to celebrate Earth Day with kids

This year, on April 22, Earth Day Canada is “going back to basics” and there is no better way to

Glamour parties for young girls

Boulevard Glamour, a hair and spa service specializing in parties for young girls, is opening a new location in Lasalle

ZigZagZoo newly renovated

After closing briefly for renovations, a new and improved ZigZagZoo family fun centre has reopened in Vaudreuil-Dorion.Families will now have

Spring Break More

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find the nearest tobogganing hill to you...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills

Spring break activities at the Old Port

There are museums, movies, skating and more for families seeking out fun school break activity ideas around Montreal.

Festival showcases puppet shows from around the world

Festival des Casteliers celebrates its 15th anniversary by featuring puppet shows, exhibitions, creative workshops and more

Place des Arts is hosting spring break activities

The lineup for young kids includes a play, treasure hunt, storytime and a dance workshop

Redpath offers science workshops for spring break

During March break week, there will be a different talk given each day that is included in the price of admission to the museum

Pointe-à-Callière offers family activities during spring break

Families can take part in percussion and creative workshops or get up close to an alpaca

Sugar Shacks Around Montreal More

What is the best cabane a sucre around Montreal?

There’s nothing quite like a visit to a cabane à sucre when the weather warms up and the maple tree

Quinn Farm in Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot

        West of Montreal             Quinn Farm          

Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud

        West of Montreal           Sucrerie de la Montagne        

Chalet des Erables in Sainte Anne des Plaines

North of Montreal Chalet des Érables 384 Montée Gagnon (Route 335) Ste. Anne des Plaines, QC  J0N 1H0 450-478-0822 chaletdeserables.com

Cabane a sucre chez Gagnon in Mirabel

North of Montreal Cabane à sucre chez Gagnon 3525 Rang Saint-Hyacinthe Mirabel QC  J7N 2Z9 450-258-3043 cabaneasucrechezgagnon.com   In addition

Cabane a sucre Bouvrette in Saint Jerome

        North of Montreal           Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette        

Summer Fun More

12 great parks for kids with special needs

12 great parks for kids with special needs

Montreal park expert Christine Latreille outlines her choices for the best inclusive parks around the city

10 great Montreal-area parks to visit with kids

During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to spend time outdoors with the kids – for everyone’s mental and physical health. These parks have something fun for kids of every age

Museum launches outdoor family workshop

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is inviting families on a guided tour of the sculpture garden followed by an art activity for kids 

Inclusive playground in Beaconsfield offers ways for every child to play

The all-inclusive playground at Heights Park in Beaconsfield has become a community gathering space for children and residents of all ages and abilities.

Bromont beckons families this summer

This Eastern Townships borough has new trails for hiking, a water park pass that includes free access to an aerial course and mountain biking lessons for kids

Jean-Doré beach set to open

Many families will be pleased to know that the city is opening up another spot where they can beat the summer heat

Summer Movies in Montreal More

Lachine Museum offers new activities this summer

The Lachine Museum is offering a variety of new family activities for the summer. The museum’s facilities provide a great

Quebec arts festival to stop in six cities across the province

The Quebec Arts Alive Festival will be making its way around the province until September and will bring tons of

A preview of summer family movies

The summer holidays are meant for enjoying the outdoors, but with our notoriously unpredictable weather, playing in the park or

Summer movies geared to kids of all ages

If there is a limit to the amount of fun in the sun you and your family can take, movie

Travel More

Families invited to Lake Placid to celebrate big anniversary

The town is celebrating 40 years since the Winter Olympics and has many fun festivities on offer

The mesmerizing Museum of Illusions

At this Toronto interactive attraction, kids will get a kick out of learning all about visual deceptions

Canada’s Wonderland is hosting a winter festival

Decorated with dozens of Christmas trees and millions of lights, families can enjoy ice-skating, live entertainment and interactive activities

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

Jay Peak Resort Jay Peak, located in Vermont, was the first supporter of the loonie at par back in the

Titus Mountain is a gem for family skiing

Our first family ski weekend began with two of my three kids in tears. They weren’t just disinterested. They did

Ski hills up the ante to attract families

Whether you plan on flying down the slopes or chilling by the fire at the lodge, various ski hills are

Upcoming Activities in Montreal More

Discover one of Montreal's largest parks

Discover one of Montreal’s largest parks

Frédéric-Back Park was formerly a limestone quarry and landfill site until the 1980s when the City of Montreal began restoring it while promoting biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems
Space themed activities for kids

Space-themed activities for kids

In addition to learning games, the Canadian Space Agency offers a junior astronaut program and contest
Kids can enter snowman-building contest

Kids can enter snowman-building contest

For the first time, the City of Montreal is challenging kids to create their most elaborate or innovative snow sculpture
Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

A Montreal sports and recreation organization is challenging the public to build a unique snow castle and possibly win a prize
Skate and snowshoe on Ile-Perrot

Skate and snowshoe on Ile-Perrot

Families can enjoy a new ice skating trail and other winter activities at Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park
Free winter activities on South Shore

Free winter activities on South Shore

Families desperate to find outdoor fun for the kids will be happy to hear about a new winter playground in Ste. Catherine

Water Parks near Montreal More

Water parks get set to turn on the taps

On a hot summer day, a water park is a tried-and-true way to both entertain and cool off the family. 

Montreal water parks & beaches

Summer is here, and the time is right for having some water fun! Check our listings below for local area water

Bromont water park revamps children’s play areas

After a $1 million investment, Bromont Water Park has unveiled several newly renovated family-friendly attractions for the summer season. Officially

New features at water park & entertainment complex

After a $6-million investment, Complexe Atlantide in Lanaudière opens for the season on June 23 with a few new features

Guided Tour: Granby Zoo

Granby Zoo Address: 1050 David Bouchard Blvd. north, Granby. (View map) OPENING DAY: May 20, 2017 Hours: Early Season open from

Guided Tour: Parc Safari

Park Safari (View map) OPENING DAY: May 19, 2017 Schedule: Hours vary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m.

Winter Fun More

Discover one of Montreal's largest parks

Discover one of Montreal’s largest parks

Frédéric-Back Park was formerly a limestone quarry and landfill site until the 1980s when the City of Montreal began restoring it while promoting biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems
skating trails growing in popularity

Skating on trails is a fun family activity

There are many places not too far from Montreal where families can skate for kilometres on trails through a forest
Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find the nearest tobogganing hill to you...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills
four easy indoor winter activities

Four easy indoor winter activities for kids

There is no time like winter for parents to discover some new ways for kids to have fun in the safety of their own homes
29 fun games kids can play in the snow

29 fun games kids can play in the snow

From winter scavenger hunts to snow mazes, discover the multitude of ways your kids can enjoy winter's "sand"
Kids can enter snowman-building contest

Kids can enter snowman-building contest

For the first time, the City of Montreal is challenging kids to create their most elaborate or innovative snow sculpture

Fun

Discover one of Montreal's largest parks

Discover one of Montreal’s largest parks

Frédéric-Back Park was formerly a limestone quarry and landfill site until the 1980s when the City of Montreal began restoring it while promoting biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems
Space themed activities for kids

Space-themed activities for kids

In addition to learning games, the Canadian Space Agency offers a junior astronaut program and contest
skating trails growing in popularity

Skating on trails is a fun family activity

There are many places not too far from Montreal where families can skate for kilometres on trails through a forest
Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find the nearest tobogganing hill to you...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills
four easy indoor winter activities

Four easy indoor winter activities for kids

There is no time like winter for parents to discover some new ways for kids to have fun in the safety of their own homes
29 fun games kids can play in the snow

29 fun games kids can play in the snow

From winter scavenger hunts to snow mazes, discover the multitude of ways your kids can enjoy winter's "sand"
Kids can enter snowman-building contest

Kids can enter snowman-building contest

For the first time, the City of Montreal is challenging kids to create their most elaborate or innovative snow sculpture
Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

A Montreal sports and recreation organization is challenging the public to build a unique snow castle and possibly win a prize
Why do playgrounds close for winter

Why do playgrounds close for winter?

The Montreal climate, and not the pandemic, is to blame for rendering a lot of equipment hazardous in cold weather
Skate and snowshoe on Ile-Perrot

Skate and snowshoe on Ile-Perrot

Families can enjoy a new ice skating trail and other winter activities at Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park
Free winter activities on South Shore

Free winter activities on South Shore

Families desperate to find outdoor fun for the kids will be happy to hear about a new winter playground in Ste. Catherine
Westmount library hosts outdoor storytime

Westmount library hosts outdoor storytime

Families are invited to read the pages of books on panels set up through the park as a way to enjoy the outdoors with kids