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

Pools transform into aquatic jungle gym

On Sundays, two Olympic Park pools in Montreal are home to giant inflatable structures kids can jump on, climb over and slide down into the water

Montreal Halloween Guide

Halloween activities throughout Montreal and the surrounding areas to help you make October a spook-tacular month.

Botanical Garden lights up the night

The lantern show highlights three cultures this fall

Popular places to pick apples near Montreal

With plenty of Montreal area apple orchards, families can enjoy a great time without having to go too far out of the way.
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
Rigaud Festival des couleurs

Colourful family fun at Rigaud fall festival

At this popular Fall Festival, families can enjoy many activities, including face-painting, go-karts, ski-lift rides and more.

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

Simple Halloween safety tips

  How can I make sure my child has a safe Halloween?   Halloween can be a fun and exciting

Montreal Halloween Guide

Halloween activities throughout Montreal and the surrounding areas to help you make October a spook-tacular month.

Fun fall activities at Stewart Museum

Visitors can explore a new exhibition, take part in cultural activities, check out a space that provokes creativity and take part in a spooky escape game
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

Make trick-or-treating accessible to kids with allergies

For many parents and children, goblins and ghosts are the least frightening aspects of Halloween. Some children cannot enjoy trick-or-treating

How to host a Halloween bash for young kids

One of my favourite holidays has always been Halloween. There are no gifts to buy, no pressure to put on

Holiday Happenings More

Nighttime holiday village lights up Laval

Visitors can walk through various countries, a Christmas Village, and an artisan market all made with sparkling lights

Christmas festival offers family activities

At three parks around the city, Montrealers can take in free concerts, bonfires, and various animation for kids

Gifts that teach kids about charity

If you want to teach your children about helping others, why not buy presents that will help the less fortunate.

Montreal Christmas Guide

The information in the Montreal Christmas Guide is for November, 2019 through January, 2020. Check back often as this Guide

Families can cut their own Christmas tree

There are several farms that invite families to kick off the holiday season by choosing a tree in the forest and sawing it down

Coupons can be an awesome holiday gift

Kids will get a kick out of coupons that gives them a day off school or unlimited screen time

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

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

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

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

Young kids can learn gymnastics in a park

A local company is offering workshops in parks around Montreal to get kids moving outdoors

15 ways to keep kids cool this summer

From babies to older kids, discover some fun ways to beat the heat on sweltering days

Backyard camps are a new trend

With COVID-19, some companies are offering new programs that include social-distancing activities for small groups of kids

The Botanical Gardens set to reopen

As of June 15, the outdoor gardens will reopen and access will be free for kids 17 and younger until August 31.

Day camps that are going virtual

Although day camps have been given the green light to open, many directors have decided to offer online programs instead of traditional, in-person camps this summer

What day camps will open this summer?

Some day camps have made a decision to open while others have deemed it better to wait until next summer.

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

Kids can partake in drawing contest

This contest is part of an Italian festival, which will be a virtual event with a plethora of concerts, documentaries, fashion shows and more

The Botanical Gardens set to reopen

As of June 15, the outdoor gardens will reopen and access will be free for kids 17 and younger until August 31.

Teen writing contest focuses on life during the pandemic

Two foundations that support youth are holding a contest in the hopes of learning about the life experiences of many teens across Canada

Sugar shack festival kicks off in Verdun

Kids can take part in food-tasting and square-dancing activities as well as learn the origins of maple syrup in Quebec

Retail store hosts fundraiser to help kids with special needs

The Artizan's shopping night will benefit Trails of Summer, a non-profit day camp in the West Island

Montreal to host international diving competition

There will be almost 100 elite divers from 14 countries competing at the FINA World Diving competition at the Montreal Olympic Park’s Sports Centre

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

Skating trails are growing in number and popularity

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

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

Montreal Winter Festivals

The following information is for January/February, 2020.  With winter in full swing, many communities in and around Montreal have organized

Ski resorts adding family-friendly perks

With several upgraded facilities geared to young kids, families have more reasons to hit the slopes this winter

Fête des Neiges unveils new home at Jean Drapeau park

Visitors can enjoy 16 tubing slides, a refrigerated skating rink, ice-sculpture demonstrations, winter sports and more

Urban winter park adds new attractions

Located near Angrignon metro, the park will have the longest tubing hill on the island with a magic carpet lift and new intermediate ski runs

Fun

Young kids can learn gymnastics in a park

A local company is offering workshops in parks around Montreal to get kids moving outdoors

15 ways to keep kids cool this summer

From babies to older kids, discover some fun ways to beat the heat on sweltering days

Backyard camps are a new trend

With COVID-19, some companies are offering new programs that include social-distancing activities for small groups of kids

Kids can partake in drawing contest

This contest is part of an Italian festival, which will be a virtual event with a plethora of concerts, documentaries, fashion shows and more

The Botanical Gardens set to reopen

As of June 15, the outdoor gardens will reopen and access will be free for kids 17 and younger until August 31.

Day camps that are going virtual

Although day camps have been given the green light to open, many directors have decided to offer online programs instead of traditional, in-person camps this summer

Teen writing contest focuses on life during the pandemic

Two foundations that support youth are holding a contest in the hopes of learning about the life experiences of many teens across Canada

What day camps will open this summer?

Some day camps have made a decision to open while others have deemed it better to wait until next summer.

Montreal opens up certain sporting and leisure spaces

Montrealers can once again enjoy cycling on Île Notre-Dame, playing tennis, and running on outdoor tracks

10 nature activities you can do with kids

With the nice weather upon us and families itching to get outside, here are some ideas to keep kids curious about nature

A new trail to discover at at Parc Jean-Drapeau

Along the path, visitors can take in a variety of attractions including sculptures, gardens, historic buildings and more

Guidebook highlights info on campgrounds

The publication features more than 960 campgrounds in Quebec including glamping options and places that welcome pets