Family Activities

  • Sat, Mar 6, 2021

  • Creative Movement supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy. Canada's National Ballet School offers step-by-step videos, activity plans, and more to help your child discover the joy of creative movement—all in fun and engaging activities that are easy to do at home. The age-ranges are approximate and the school encourages you to dance together as a family.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Online videos & activities View map

  • During spring break, Pointe-à-Callière is presenting a series of six creative workshops you can follow at home, with the whole family, at the date and time of your choosing! The workshops will give you an opportunity to explore our exhibitions A Railroad to Dreams and Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers? in creative ways! The creative workshop videos will be posted on the museum's website, as well as on the Museum’s Facebook…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    online activity via website, Facebook page or YouTube page View map

  • During the spring break, Pointe-à-Callière is inviting you to set off on an adventure… beyond its walls! With Mission: History 1710, you will get to explore hidden spots throughout Old Montréal in our new, family-friendly, historical rally. This outdoor itinerary lets you explore the neighbourhood and the history of early 18th century Montréal! Use your observational skills and your power of deduction to figure out the clues as you make…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Pointe-a-Calliere Museum (outdoor activity) View map
    350 place Royale,
    Montréal, H2Y 3Y5, QC, CA
  • Are you looking for fun activities to do at home? The Stewart Museum offers various options inspired by the Nights and History and Memory exhibitions and its collections: virtual guided tours, quizzes, puzzles, writing kit, reading suggestions, colouring pages, and more.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Online activities View map

  • Exporail now offers a new way to learn about some of the rail vehicles presented in its Grand Gallery. During their visit, the public can now access nine virtual vignettes using a smart phone. Some of the vignettes deal with the work of railway workers, while others present the physical characteristics of the vehicles or their use. Sometimes demonstrations are inserted into the vignettes to better understand how the devices…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Online activity View map

  • OPTICA centre d'art contemporain presents: Activity inspired by the artistic practice of Sandra Brewster Mediation: Digital Educational Toolkit Due to the health crisis that is significantly reducing youth’ access to art and culture, OPTICA has developed a digital educational toolkit for school groups and families. The kit provides an opportunity to discover the practice of the artist Sandra Brewster whose work is currently confined at OPTICA. It also allows for…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    DIGITAL Educational Toolkit on demand View map
    5445 de Gaspé, #106,
    Montreal, H2T 3B2, QC, CA
  • Guided by our hosts Isabeau Blanche and Pierre-Louis Renaud, we will delve into the heart of the orchestra and get to know its four families of instruments, its history and some of its secrets! Under the baton of Thomas Le Duc-Moreau who conducts a selection of works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and many others, we will learn how composers took inspiration from the world around them and conveyed their emotions through…

    Cost: $20. Online ticket purchase required

    Where

    Webcast presented online View map

  • In his quest to assert his individuality with his grandfather, Pierre relies on his instincts and shows bravery. With the help of his small menagerie of animals, he succeeds where adults have failed. Loosely and playfully adapted from Prokofiev’s famous musical tale, with puppets, shadows and objects. Reservations required - a link will be sent those who reserve a spot.

    Cost: FREE. Reservations required

    Where

    Online activity View map

  • With more than 25 kilometres of roads and trails for hiking, Parc Jean-Drapeau provides an outdoor escape in the heart of nature, just a few steps from downtown Montréal. Whether it's on the shores of the water, on Mont Boullé near the Tour de Lévis, along the stream near the Poudrière, in the Floralies gardens, or on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the Parc Jean Drapeau is an enjoyable place for hiking. It…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is recognized as an exceptional place for bird watching. During the winter of 2021, the Park will install feeders in the woods near the Aquatic Complex. You can discover chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and many other birds. COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Please visit website for all details.  

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • This outdoor skating rink is open to the general public for general skating only. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a maximum of 20 people is allowed on the ice at a time. Remember to follow the recommended preventive measures, such as: keeping a 2-metre distance, washing your hands, and wearing a face covering. Changing rooms are not available.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Westmount Park View map
    327 Melville Ave.,
    Westmount, H3Z 2J7, QC, CA
  • This year, enjoy sledding down the natural slope of Espace 67 at Parc Jean Drapeau. Since the area is free of any obstacle, children can slide in complete safety. A path, located at the end of the sliding area, will be set up to allow you to climb back up easily and without effort. Bring your toboggan, your sled, your sliding mat, your foam board or any other crazy means and…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • There is nothing better than getting out of the house to get some fresh air. One of the easiest, most fun and accessible sports for all family members during the winter season is snowshoeing. You will be able to explore the Plaine des jeux and the wooded trails surrounding Mont Boullé to learn more about the history of Île Sainte-Hélène through ten posters installed along the route. Snowshoe rentals are available…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • Getting fresh air while practicing cross-country skiing is also possible at Parc Jean-Drapeau this winter. Two classic-style tracks, marked and maintained, will delight fans of this sport as well as those who want to discover it. Ski rentals are available and are free for those ages 5-17. COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Please visit website for all details.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • The refrigerated skating rink and the toboggan run at King George Park are now open to the public. Skating - available for general skating only (no hockey or shinny), the rink is beautifully illuminated for a magical outdoor experience. Due to COVID-19 regulations, a maximum of 20 skaters are allowed on the ice at a time, and the city urges visitors to follow the recommended preventive health measures: keep a…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    King George Park View map
    68 Belmont Cr.,
    Westmount, H3Y 1Y4, QC, CA
  • Created and performed by Jesse Stong, award-winning artist and educator. Sammy the Puppet is back to act out a new series of short original stories for kids. New stories will be posted on our YouTube channel.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Online activity via Youtube View map

  • Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will be delighted to know that new trails are now maintained and accessible at the following locations in Beaconsfield: Beacon Hill Park, 100 Harwood Shannon Park, 340 Preston Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd. City Lane Park, 1974 City Lane Christmas Park, 424 Beaconsfield Blvd. COVID-19 PREVENTION - RULES TO FOLLOW: Cross-country skiing must be practiced individually or with people from the same family group who live together in…

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    Various locations throughout Beaconsfield (see description) View map

  • Families looking for some new movies to watch with the kids can enjoy IMAX documentaries from the comfort of their own home, thanks to the Montreal Science Centre. Choose from Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs, Wild Ocean, Dinosaurs Alive!, Wonders of the Arctic, Wile Ocean, The Last Reef, Waking the T.Rex, and Mysteries of China.

    Cost: $1.31 per movie

    Where

    Montreal Science Centre - online activity View map

  • Winter sports enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the Bleu Blanc Bouge ice rink is now open. Team sports are not permitted, but free skating and free hockey may be practiced according to the schedules offered. Please see website for detailed time schedule for each activity. Reservations are mandatory.

    Cost: FREE for library or recreation card holders. Reservations required

    Where

    Blue Blanc Bouce Ice Rink View map
    6262 Fielding Ave.,
    N.D.G., H4V 2W6, QC, CA
  • This parent-child motor activity aims to integrate toddlers in an environment facilitating the awakening of their skills. The environment is very stimulating, welcoming and accompanied by music. The use of balloons, hoops, maracas and other specialized accessories support the themes.  There are a variety of classes and times available, depending on child's age. Please consult website for full schedule details and to reserve a spot.

    Cost: FREE. Registration required

    Where

    Online activity via Zoom View map

  • A rectangular refrigerated ice skating rink will be set up and maintained at Espace 67 during the winter season. This rink offers a smooth surface and enjoyable experience all winter long. Background music will be provided, courtesy of Radio-Canada. COVID-19 safety measures are in place and a maximum of 25 skaters is allowed on the ice at any one time. Skate rentals are available and are free for those 17…

    Cost: FREE. Reservations required

    Where

    Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Ste. Helene View map
    1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
    Montreal, H3C 1A9, QC, CA
  • Skate to your heart's content on the refrigerated 2,500 m2 ice skating rink next to the Beaver Lake Pavillon this winter. Music and light add a touch of magic by day and by night Public health measures are in effect - please see website for full details, as well as health & safety rules. Pavillon opening hours  (weather permitting): Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday,…

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    Beaver Lake Pavillion View map
    2000 ch. Remembrance,
    Montreal, H3H 1A2, QC, CA
  • Great news! Our exterior skating rink is open until mid-March, according to the current sanitary recommendations. It will be accessible every day from 9 AM to 11 PM, depending on weather conditions. Throughout the season, reserved parking spaces will be available for skaters and a specially-themed musical atmosphere will enliven this family activity. Take advantage of our skating rink, its access is free! To ensure all skaters can enjoy the…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Centropolis View map
    1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave.,
    Laval, H7T 2Y5, QC, CA
  • Centre for Access to Services in English will be offering FREE gross motor skill activities to get your little ones moving! Mini Move animators lead toddlers through fun movements to improve balance, physical strength and coordination. These activities are animated in English. From 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for ages 1-2 and 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Registration by email required.

    Cost: FREE. Registration by email required

    Where

    Online activity via Zoom View map

  • Every day families can come and walk on the farm for free. Cash donations are accepted for Suicide Prevention, inside the farm farm shop. Please note that dogs are not allowed at the farm (except guide dogs!). During Spring Break, Quinn Farm we will be offering taffy on snow-to-go, with warm taffy, coffee sticks and a pan of snow, so that you can enjoy the experience as a family out…

    Cost: FREE to walk on the farm. Extra cost and reservations required for bonfire experience and food kits

    Where

    La Ferme Quinn View map
    2495 Perrot Blvd.,
    Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot, J7V 8P4, QC, CA
  • The newly renovated Biodome is now, once again, open to visitors. To adhere to COVID regulations, a new timed-ticket system is now in place and advance ticket purchase is highly remommended. What's new to see and do at the Biodome? Every area of the old museum has been updated, revealing hidden features, creating new walkways and viewpoints, and adding more features to explore. In addition, a new mobile app has…

    Cost: Adults $16.50, seniors $15.50, students $12.75, children 5-17 $8.25 (Quebec resident rates)

    Where

    Montreal Biodome View map
    4777 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave.,
    Montreal, H1V 1B3, QC, CA
  • Zoom Sparks is a pre-literacy program based on oral traditions, songs and movements to foster parent-child interaction, language acquisition and reading skills, free of charge. Our workshops last about 30 minutes and are bilingual with songs, nursery rhymes and stories in French and English, on various themes such as colours, animals, music, and many others. Our online sessions last 10 weeks and are available for parents and children ages 0-5.…

    Cost: FREE. Registration required

    Where

    Montreal Children's Library - Online activity View map
    4121 42e rue,
    Montréal, H1Z 1R8, QC, CA
  • From the arrival of the steam locomotive in the 19th century, trains have been synonymous with development and openness to the world. Trains evoke a spirit of adventure, a thirst for discovery, and fond memories of all the people we have met, reunited with or said goodbye to on a station platform. Trains are often a first toy of childhood and a true passion for adults! Pointe-à-Callière invites you to…

    Cost: Adults $24, youth (13-30) $16, children (5-12) $8, free for ages 4 & under. Reservations required

    Where

    Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex View map
    350 place Royale,
    Montréal, H2Y 3Y5, QC, CA
  • Have you got what it takes to be a pirate or a privateer? Pointe-à-Callière is requesting that all shipmates now board the good ship D’Iberville to embark on an immersive and interactive seafaring adventure taking place in the days of New France! Entirely updated and improved, Pointe-à-Callière’s new family exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of the ship’s captain, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, Canada’s most renowned privateer, and a chance to…

    Cost: Adults $24, youth (13-30) $16, children (5-12) $8, free for ages 4 & under. Reservations required

    Where

    Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex View map
    350, place Royale,
    Montréal, H2Y 3Y5, QC, CA
  • The inaugural exhibition of OASIS immersion is the multimedia Inspirations, a contact-free, feel-good experience featuring 3 immersive galleries, 2 dazzling light installations, and a lounge area with café and boutique. Intended for all, and recommended for children 10 and up, Inspirations offers a contemplative “warm-hearted, positive outlook on the issues shaping our world.” One of the largest indoor immersive tours in Canada, the walkthrough exhibition offers visitors a captivating atmosphere of sound…

    Cost: Tickets range from $19 to $25 (children 5 years & under free when accompanied by an adult)

    Where

    Palais des Congrès View map
    1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle,
    Montreal, H2Z 1M2, QC, CA
  • The Exporail team is pleased to announce the reopening of the museum, with a series of preventive and collective measures to provide a pleasant and safe atmosphere for families. Visitors will be able to access to an immersive space with its 400 railway artifacts and to view magnificent archival images presented on screens. Then, they will continue their visit under the theatrical lighting of the permanent exhibition and access some…

    Cost: Adults $21.20, students (13-17) $12.75, children (3-12) $10.60

    Where

    Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum View map
    110 St. Pierre St.,
    St. Constant, J5A 1G7, QC, CA
  • For something completely different this Spring Break, the Château Ramezay invites you to explore our exhibition rooms with a new eye! Discover special treasures and like our Curator, pick your favourites, to create your very own exhibition on the history of Montréal. It won't be easy to choose but it's a fun way to learn! Activity included in the price of admission. No reservation necessary. Download and print your visit booklet or…

    Cost: Adults $10.44, children 5-17 ($), free for kids 4 & under

    Where

    Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal View map
    280 Notre-Dame East, 280 Notre-Dame East
    Montréal, H2Y 1C5, QC, CA
  • Young children will enjoy weekly themed stories, songs and crafts. Two time slots available: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Reserved for Dorval Library members. Registration required.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Online activity via Zoom View map

  • La Grande Roue stands 60 metres high on Ile Bonsecours, making it the biggest observation wheel in the country, and one of the three tallest in North America. Visitors can climb aboard one of the 42 enclosed, temperature-controlled cabins and enjoy a 360 degree view of the downtown core, the river, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and Mount Royal. Rides will last about 15 minutes and go through three full rotations. When the…

    Cost: Tickets starts at $20.12. Variety of packages available for purchase. Online ticket sales available.

    Where

    La Grande Roue de Montreal View map
    362 rue de la Commune E.,
    Montreal, H2Y 0B4, QC, CA
  • For its 11th edition, Luminothérapie presents LOOP - a new visual design that celebrates Quebec literature. When activated by visitors’ muscle power, the 12 giant zoetropes in this installation display short animations inspired by fairy tales, with a music-box soundtrack. Each colourfully illuminated cylinder features a mini-story to spark the imagination of kids and adults alike. The projections feature characters and evocations of the mysterious settings of fairy tales, as…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Place des Festivals View map
    Jeanne-Mance St.,
    Montreal, H2X 3X5, QC, CA
  • Celebrate spring break by blowing off some steam zipping along one of the longest urban ziplines! MTL Zipline reopens its 1,200-foot zipline on weekends. Bring the whole family! It’s open to everyone ages 3 and up. No need to book your visit. Photo credit: Old Port of Montreal

    Cost: Adults $19.99 + tax, children $16.99 + tax

    Where

    Clock Tower - Old Port of Montreal View map
    1 Clock Tower Quay St.,
    Montreal, H2L 5C1, QC, CA
  • Get ready to experience rhythms and stories inspired by Africa. Join Louise Raymond with your own percussions crafted from a bucket, jar, or even with your body! Registration required.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Online activity via Zoom View map

  • Every Saturday, it's free skating for NDIP, VIP and Pincourt residents (proof of residency required). Three time slots are available: 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Health measures are in place and space is limited. First come, first served.

    Cost: FREE. Space is limited - first come, first served

    Where

    Cité des Jeunes Arena View map
    2580 Paul Gérin-Lajoie,
    Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 9H8, QC, CA

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Winter fun at Oka National Park

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Giggle and relax during spring break

A literary children's festival features storytelling, author meet-and-greets, laughter yoga, quizzes, and reading recommendations for kids