Family Activities

  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020

  • The Laval Nature Centre is a large urban park of 50 hectares, unique to Laval. Summer and winter, the park comes to life. Its 4 seasons programming is as much for families as for nature lovers. Tubing Children can slide down 5 well-groomed slopes. Tube rentals available. Sledding There are 3 walled sledding corridors to be used. Sled rentals are available. Skating on the Lake Enjoy skating on a well-groomed large lake…

    Cost: FREE admission to the park. Small cost for some activities and rentals

    Where

    Laval Nature Centre View map
    901 du Park Ave.,
    Laval, H7E 2T7, QC, CA
  • Skate to your heart's content on the refrigerated 2,500 m2 ice skating rink next to the Beaver Lake Pavillon. Pavillon opening hours  (weather permitting): Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 24 & 25, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 31 & Jan 1, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Skate rentals: Available at $10 for 2 hours. *Note: Rink maintenance…

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    Beaver Lake Pavillion View map
    2000 ch. Remembrance,
    Montreal, H3H 1A2, QC, CA
  • Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months (please check website for possible closures due to weather). Bring your own skates or rent some onsite for only $3. On Sundays at 2 p.m., enjoy a delicious hot chocolate for free. All proceeds for these activities will be donated to Opération Enfant Soleil.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Centropolis View map
    1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave.,
    Laval, H7T 2Y5, QC, CA
  • Indoor / park playground for children under 5. Come join us in the gym for some fun and games! Coffee and snack provided.

    Cost: $3.50 per child or $5 per family

    Where

    Centre Greene View map
    1090 Greene Ave.,
    Westmount, H3Z 1Z9, QC, CA
  • Nursery rhymes, songs and stories await baby and mommy or daddy at the Library.  The participation of an adult is mandatory. No registration required, first come first served.  Non-members are welcome!

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Kirkland Library View map
    17100 Hymus Blvd.,
    Kirkland, H9J 2W2, QC, CA
  • Discover the magic of words and reading through stories, songs and crafts. Please note: no class March 5th

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Pointe-Claire Library (Main Branch) View map
    100 Douglas Shand Ave.,
    Pointe-Claire, H9R 4V1, QC, CA
  • The Old Port's skating rink, with its artificial surface, guaranteed impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal's biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It's open every day. Schedule: Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Holidays  - everyday from…

    Cost: Family $20, adults, teens & seniors $7.83, children 6-12 $5.22, under 6 free

    Where

    The Old Port Clock Tower View map
    333 rue de la Commune W.,
    Montreal, H2Y 2E2, QC, CA
  • The McCord Museum’s 10th annual traditional family exhibition will be showcasing board games, which are more popular than ever at the moment with both young and old. In three colourful, vibrant worlds, let yourself get caught up in the spirit of the game and take part in a fantastic adventure fraught with obstacles. Games of chance, along with strategy and challenge games, are the focus of this fun-filled, interactive exhibition featuring items from…

    Cost: Adults $19, FREE for children ages 12 & under

    Where

    McCord Museum View map
    690 Sherbrooke St. W.,
    Montreal, H3A 1E9, QC, CA
  • Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake. Daily passes are available at the equipment rental counter of Les amis de la montagne located on the ground level of the Beaver Lake Pavilion or in one of the leaning houses at the foot of the snow-tubing corridors. Snow-Tubing Schedule (weather permitting): Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday from 10…

    Cost: $6 per day (4-11 years) and $10 per day (12 years & up)

    Where

    Mount Royal Park - Beaver Lake Pavilion View map
    2000 ch Remembrance,
    Montreal, H3H 1X2, QC, CA
  • Let your child discover the fascinating magical worlds hiding between the pages of our wonderful storybooks. Children stay alone with the instructor during this activity, but parents must stay in the building. No registration required, first come first served!  Non-members are welcomed!

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Kirkland Library View map
    17100 Hymus Blvd.,
    Kirkland, H9J 2W2, QC, CA
  • A music, rhyming and story program for young children and their parents.

    Cost: FREE. Registration required

    Where

    Greene Avenue Community Centre View map
    1090 Greene Ave.,
    Westmount, H3Z 1Z9, QC, CA
  • For its 10th edition, Luminothérapie presents five fantastic creatures who like to party. They are waiting for your encouragement and energy to come out of their mysterious luminous monolith and thus launch an electrifying party putting joy and light in the heart of winter. To free these creatures, the crowd must call, talk and sing to them. As you cheer, watch each monolith light up gradually until it releases a…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Place des Festivals View map
    Jeanne-Mance St.,
    Montreal, H2X 3X5, QC, CA
  • Bring your young one for an afternoon of skating. One-third of the ice is reserved for tots and two-thirds is reserved for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult on skates. Mittens and helmet mandatory for children.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Kirkland Arena View map
    16950 Hymus Blvd.,
    Kirkland, H9H 3W7, QC, CA
  • Discover the fascinating collection of hockey masks. You will find fiberglass replicas of goalie masks worn by hockey legends. Daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays) Please call to confirm opening hours.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Stewart Hall View map
    176 Lakeshore Rd.,
    Pointe-Claire, H9S 4L7, QC, CA
  • The Teen Zone offers youth the freedom they need as well as a variety of more structured weekly activities, such as cooking nights, video game and ping-pong tournaments, pool games, and movie and pizza nights. Special outings, such as bowling evenings, escape rooms, and others, are also organized. In addition to being an entertainment centre for youth, the Teen Zone is also a hub for teens to socialize and grow as individuals. It offers an accepting and youth-oriented atmosphere. It…

    Cost: FREE for members, $1 for non-members. Small cost for some special activities

    Where

    Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre View map
    1335 Lakeshore Rd., Room S-008
    Dorval, H9S 2E5, QC, CA
  • With a workshop leader, put yourself in the shoes of young scientists and robotics experts and build a base camp on Mars using LEGO® Mindstorms®. A problem-solving activity that requires plenty of creativity! No programming knowledge required. Space is limited.  Schedule: Thursday 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Girls aren't scared of science or robotics! (Girls only) Friday 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. For all  

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan View map
    4801, Pierre-de-coubertin
    Montreal, H1V1B3, QC, CA

Upcoming Fun in Montreal More

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Parents who want their kids to learn a musical instrument, will have plenty of options at this new location

Caillou comes to Montreal during the holidays

Young kids can watch this musical event happening Theatre Desjardins in Lasalle

Fair celebrates English-language books

If you are interested in giving the gift of reading this holiday season, head down to this book fair at Concordia University

Watch a free family movie on December 7

Get into the holiday spirit on Cineplex Community Day where money raised from food and candy go to charity

Nostalgic fun at playable pop-up art installation

You can toss fuzzy balls at a wall filled with velcro circles, go in a ball pit and check out neon art and giant Lego bricks

Cirque du Soleil offers new show for the holidays

Axel features acrobatic ice-skating, live music, graphics and projections

Winter Fun More

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

Large parks offer winter fun close to home

The city's parks offer a number of activities for families, including fat biking, kite skiing, tobogganing, snow shoeing and skating

Stellar cross-country ski trails

There are many parks in Montreal that offer kilometres of great trails for families who want to be active in the winter

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

Old Port offers fun skating activities

The Bonsecours Basin is offering many fun skating activities this winter with music, fireworks and more

Always clear off snow before starting a car

After a snowstorm, have you ever put your child in a car seat, started the vehicle to warm it up