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

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

Music festival returns to Outremont

This family friendly event will also have a percussion workshop, hip-hop class and hula hoop activities.

Biodome’s overhauled facility unveiled

Families are invited to experience the new and improved nature museum with a mobile app that is replacing traditional information panels

How to safely pick apples this fall

Apple orchards around Montreal are making modifications due to the pandemic so families can continue to enjoy this time-honoured tradition

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.

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

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

Passport is gateway to city attractions

Tourism Montreal is offering families a chance to visit the city's cultural centres and try out various attractions that have recently reopened

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

Light up your home with lanterns

An organization that puts on an annual festival in Sherbrooke is inviting all Quebecers to make lanterns to light up our spirits

Music festival returns to Outremont

This family friendly event will also have a percussion workshop, hip-hop class and hula hoop activities.

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 

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

Passport is gateway to city attractions

Tourism Montreal is offering families a chance to visit the city's cultural centres and try out various attractions that have recently reopened

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

Light up your home with lanterns

An organization that puts on an annual festival in Sherbrooke is inviting all Quebecers to make lanterns to light up our spirits

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

Music festival returns to Outremont

This family friendly event will also have a percussion workshop, hip-hop class and hula hoop activities.

Biodome’s overhauled facility unveiled

Families are invited to experience the new and improved nature museum with a mobile app that is replacing traditional information panels

How to safely pick apples this fall

Apple orchards around Montreal are making modifications due to the pandemic so families can continue to enjoy this time-honoured tradition

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

Passport is gateway to city attractions

Tourism Montreal is offering families a chance to visit the city's cultural centres and try out various attractions that have recently reopened

Incentives for families to holiday at home

As more Quebecers plan staycations this summer, families can take advantage of an annual National Parks card

Young kids can learn gymnastics in a park

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