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Montreal Families

Entertainment centre opens on West Island

Wild, wacky and wide-eyed, the creatures from the Rabbids video game and TV show have found a new home in Pointe-Claire.

The amusement centre, which sports the same name as the franchise, opened its doors on Aug. 29. The 15,000-square-foot space combines the interactive digital world created by video game developer Ubisoft with physical activities for kids under the age of 12.

“We want to get kids moving,” said Ubisoft Canada managing director Olivier Ernst. “We want to create unforgettable moments for families.”

At the helm of the entertainment is a giant, blue and yellow submarine structure where kids can climb through obstacles and make their way down brightly coloured slides.

In the virtual zone, visitors can feel like they are right in the video game’s action. There is a rock climbing wall and a ball pit in the zone dubbed the “water treatment plant” and a special section for little ones under the age of 3. There is also a station with foam building blocks and other games.

“Rabbids is a world of challenges and a world of fun,” said Pointe-Claire Mayor Morris Trudeau at a press event, adding that the opening of the entertainment centre fits in perfectly with the community.

Along with a souvenir shop where you can buy T-shirts, plush toys and other merchandise, there is a baby changing room, lockers and a cafeteria that serves mac’n’cheese, meatballs, snacks, drinks and more.

Admission costs $7.99 for kids ages 1-3, $14.99 for kids ages 3-12, $6.99 for adults and is free for toddlers under 11 months. The entertainment centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mega Centre des Sources, 2315 Transcanada Highway. For more information, visit centrelapinscretins.com  

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