Family Activities

  • Sat, Nov 16, 2019

  • Passport to the Universe takes audiences on an incredible journey far from Earth toward the largest structures in the Universe. Combining spectacular images based on the latest discoveries and clearly describing our Solar System, this captivating introduction to the cosmos lets you fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out in the vastness of space. Produced by: American Museum of Natural History, New…

    Cost: Adults $16, students $12.25, children 5-17 $8, ages 4 & under free

    Where

    Planetarium View map
    4801 Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave.,
    Montreal, H1V 3V4, QC, CA
  • The Animal Barn is host to a great number of animals, many of which are rare breeds. Our animals include pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, a donkey, a llama, goats, and a horse. Outside, visit our new play yard adapted for all age groups. We offer activities for young and older kids including a straw castle, hay slide, tire pyramid, duck races, a mini-maze and a labyrinthe. While you visit the…

    Cost: $5 per person (over 2 years)

    Where

    La Ferme Quinn View map
    2495 Perrot Blvd.,
    Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot, J7V 8P4, QC, CA
  • The man in red is back in town and he can’t wait to see you again! Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. And be sure to book online so that you can skip the lineup. A Visit with Santa is FREE, picture prices vary depending on the package purchased.

    Cost: FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended

    Where

    Carrefour Laval View map
    2025 boul le Carrefour,
    Laval, H7T 1C8, QC, CA
  • The man in red is back in town and he can’t wait to see you again! Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. And be sure to book online so that you can skip the lineup. A Visit with Santa is FREE, picture prices vary depending on the package purchased.

    Cost: FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended

    Where

    Fairview Mall View map
    6801 Trans Canada Highway,
    Pointe Claire, H9R 5J2, QC, CA
  • The man in red is back in town and he can’t wait to see you again! Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. And be sure to book online so that you can skip the lineup. A Visit with Santa is FREE, picture prices vary depending on the package purchased.

    Cost: FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended

    Where

    Galeries d'Anjou View map
    7999 les Galeries d'Anjou Blvd.,
    Montreal, H1M 1W9, QC, CA
  • Immersing yourself into Canadian Olympism is now possible in Montreal! Located in the Canadian Olympic House, this interactive, educational and immersive exhibition will allow visitors of all ages to hear from our athletes and see them up close while experiencing various Olympic sports first-hand – all in the heart of downtown Montreal!

    Cost: Adult $13, youth (7-17), $9, children (0-6) free, family (2A+2Y) $39

    Where

    Canadian Olympic House in Montréal View map
    500 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.,
    Montreal, H2Z 1W7, QC, CA
  • The Bazaar will include over 30 artisans displaying their handiwork, as well as baked goods, a raffle and the Empty Bowls Project. A light lunch will be served. All proceeds will go to supporting Centre Greene's community programs. 

    Cost: FREE Admission

    Where

    Centre Greene View map
    1090 Greene Ave.,
    Westmount, H3Z 1Z9, QC, CA
  • You and your little one can enjoy working together to make a breakfast casserole and puff pastry cherry blossoms. 24-hour advance registration required. Please be advised that the cooking school is not an allergy free zone.

    Cost: $10 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration

    Where

    Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion View map
    501 St. Charles Blvd.,
    Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 8V9, QC, CA
  • Drop-In Playgroup in Pierrefonds. Looking for something to do with your little ones now that it is getting chilly out? Come by Sunnyside, have a cup of coffee, and let your kids play in child friendly space! Due to possible allergen contamination, no outside food is permitted. (Baby bottles/formula allowed.) There will be snacks available for purchase on site.

    Cost: $5 per child. Free for adults.

    Where

    Garderie Sunnyside View map
    4997 Noel St.,
    Pierrefonds, H9J 1T9, QC, CA
  • Seaway Valley Artisans presents the Merry Noël Artisan Fair, an exhibition of 45 juried crafters – decorative painting, jewellery, woodworking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cards, chocolatier, soaps, food, West Island Fire hot sauces and much more. The local chapter of Scouts Canada to benefit.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Centre Sportif Multisports View map
    3093 Boul. de la Gare, 2nd floor, elevator available,
    Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 9R2, QC, CA
  • Join us as we usher in the holiday season with some merrymaking throughout Dollard's entire Civic Centre! Find something unique for that special someone or for yourself and encourage a local artist or artisan. More than 85 artisans and 25 artists on display! Food and beverages will be on-hand, as well as a host of hand-made jewellery, clothing, pet gifts, natural soaps, seasonal accessories and so much more! The Artists'…

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    Dollard Civic Centre View map
    12001 de Salaberry Blvd.,
    D.D.O., H9B 2A7, QC, CA
  • Come visit local vendors and kick off your Holiday Shopping! We have a craft corner for kids, raffle prizes and a visit from Santa Claus! Come see vendors such as Sweet legs, Epicure, Arbonne, Usborne books, Younique, Tocara, Tupperware, handmade jewelry, soap, candles, dolls, personalized items, crochet items, jars of happiness, art prints, custom calligraphy, scarves, cleaning products, preserves and more!

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    Wilder Penfield Elementary School View map
    551 Westminster St.,
    Dollars des Ormeaux, H9G 1E8, QC, CA
  • When two online kids boutiques leave the internet for a weekend the result is a great event called Marché des mamans. Organized by Le monde est tout-petit and When we wear young, two local online shops that cater to families with a conscious. This pop-up will be a great occasion for families to shop well-made and ethical products for children 0-6 years old. Amongst the available products, you will find…

    Cost: FREE admission

    Where

    La fee Raille + Enamour View map
    3515 Parc Ave.,
    Montreal, H2X 2H8, QC, CA
  • Every year, for only one day, thousands of Montrealers gather to celebrate the fascinating Tibetan culture. The Canada Tibet Committee is happy to invite you to Montreal’s 32nd Annual Tibetan Bazaar and Cultural Fair.  Bazaar kiosks feature handicrafts from Tibet, Nepal and India, while Montreal’s Tibetan community performs live traditional music and dances. Tibetan calligraphy, cooking and meditation workshops are also available. A kids’ area is available throughout the event.

    Cost: Adults $5, seniors & students $3, children 12 & under free

    Where

    Santa Cruz community center View map
    60 Rachel St. W.,
    Montreal, H2W 1W9, QC, CA
  • Montrealers have been spellbound by the mechanical displays in Ogilvy’s department store window every Christmastime since 1947. The Bavarian scenes, custom made by the German toy manufacturer Steiff, feature dozens of handcrafted animals working and playing. Similar to those of department stores in other parts of the world, like Macy’s in New York or the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, these window displays are among the last of their kind in…

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

    Where

    McCord Museum View map
    690 Sherbrooke St. W.,
    Montreal, H3A 1E9, QC, CA
  • Young children will enjoy weekly themed stories, songs and crafts. Space is limited; advance registration required.

    Cost: FREE for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required

    Where

    Dorval Library View map
    1401 Lakeshore Rd.,
    Dorval, H9S 2E5, QC, CA
  • Use your creativity and problem solving skills to explore and build underwater worlds with code.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Online registration required

    Where

    Kirkland Library View map
    17100 Hymus Blvd.,
    Kirkland, H9J 2W2, QC, CA
  • Children will enjoy interactive stories followed by a fun crafts.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Bibliotheque du Boise View map
    2727 Thimens Blvd.,
    St. Laurent, H4R 1T4, QC, CA
  • Discover a very deep world, imbued with great wisdom and humor! After reading, a moment of sharing with objects and instruments of indigenous peoples. Hosted by Anne Brulotte-Légaré.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Marc-Favreau Library View map
    500 Rosemont Blvd.,
    Montreal, H2S 1Z3, QC, CA
  • This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity.

    Cost: FREE for library members

    Where

    Kirkland Library View map
    17100 Hymus Blvd.,
    Kirkland, H9J 2W2, QC, CA
  • A tour around the world through song and music to celebrate Christmas traditions from many different countries. Follow the story of a mischievous girl as she searches for her Christmas presents. Through the magic of Christmas, her quest will take you on a journey around the world. She discovers many different ways Christmas is celebrated and the universal values we all share. This theatrical concert presents some of the most…

    Cost: FREE.

    Where

    St. Jax View map
    1439 Ste. Catherine St. W.,
    Montreal, H3G 1S6, QC, CA
  • Head to a participating Cineplex theatre on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. and watch a family favourite movie for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting WE Charity. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family! Click here to see a list of participating theatres, including Brossard, Kirkland and Laval

    Cost: $2.99 per ticket

    Where

    Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec View map

    QC
  • Artist, Paul Sincennes, dreams up sculptures made from recycled wood: reindeer, owls, snowmen, and cabins come together in a colourful and soothing tableau. 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
  • By stimulating critical thought, helping to develop essay-writing skills, literacy and social engagement, this workshop introduces young adults to the world of print journalism.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Pierrefonds Library View map
    13555 Pierrefonds Blvd.,
    Pierrefonds, H9A 1A6, QC, CA
  • Learn to make a personalized key chain using ironing beads.  

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    La Petite-Patrie Library View map
    6707 de Lormier Ave.,
    Montreal, H2G 2P8, QC, CA
  • Children will discover the basics of electricity by making a fun craft switch.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Intercultural Library, 3rd Floor View map
    6767 Cote-des-Neiges Rd.,
    Montreal, H3S 2T6, QC, CA
  • Two strange and ageless characters appear on stage. They take the time to laugh, cry, go up and down and be surprised by life. A show full of surprises, sweetness and magical moments.

    Cost: $5.50. Tickets available online.

    Where

    QUAI 5160 View map
    5160 Lasalle Blvd.,
    Verdun, H4G 2C1, QC, CA
  • Join a zootherapist, in the company of small herbivores, to learn more about them. There will also be stories and crafts to enjoy. Library membership and registration required.

    Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

    Where

    Gabrielle-Roy Library View map
    3505 Dagenais Blvd. W.,
    Laval, H7P 4V9, 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
  • Join in on an interactive evening of family-friendly activities such as Shabbat-themed crafts, games and a storytime. Come in your pyjamas. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP contact Rabbi Greenspan

    Cost: Members: $15 per family; Friends of Temple (non-member): $20 per family

    Where

    Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom View map
    4100 Sherbrooke St. W.,
    Westmount, H3Z 1A5, QC, CA
  • Families are invited to enjoy an evening movie. Tonight's screening is Asterix, le secret de la potion magique.

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Cote St. Luc Public Library View map
    5851 Cavendish Blvd.,
    Cote St. Luc, H4W 2X8, QC, CA
  • Lakeshore Player Dorval's FIRST musical EVER! Winner of "Best Off Broadway Musical" in its original New York production, Nunsense, The Musical, is the story of a hilarious fundraising show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Lachine nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by the convent chef, Sister Julia, Child of God. SHOW DATES & TIMESThursday Nov. 14th, 2019 at *7:30…

    Cost: $22-$26

    Where

    Lakeside Academy View map
    5050 Sherbrooke St.,
    Lachine, H8T 1H8, QC, CA

Upcoming Fun in Montreal More

Toy fundraiser benefits sick kids

Nemesis Video Game Lounge is asking people to donate a toy in exchange for playing games for free

Walk supports kids with special needs

The Walk4Friendship event raises money for a Montreal-based non-profit organization that helps young people with special needs build friendships and feel more connected to their communities

Musical tackles mother & daughter relationship

In Mythic, being shown at the Segal Centre, a daughter fights for independence while her mom has trouble letting go

Book teaches kids about the art of self-expression

Find out what happens when Pokko the frog heads into the forest to entertain the various creatures

Festival celebrates the art of storytelling

The Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival will host events in new locations throughout the West Island to make it more accessible to anglophones
Geordie Theatre's 2019-2020 season

Plays tackle serious subjects

Geordie Theatre’s 39th season continues the company’s tradition of tackling serious subjects through engaging stories that appeal to young audiences

Holiday Happenings More

Send a letter to Santa…and get one back!

Learn how to send a letter to Santa Claus, through his helper elves at Canada Post, and receive a letter back in time for Christmas.

Montreal Christmas Guide

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

A calm visit with Santa for kids with autism

The Pama Foundation is organizing a fun day for kids with a bake sale, treats, and bouncy castles

Free public transportation for kids during the holidays

With all the construction happening around Montreal, who wants to drive anymore? Well, the truth is you don’t have to

Santa Claus parades a great way to kick off the holiday season

Santa and his gang will be strolling down the streets of downtown Montreal and Hudson to the delight of hundreds of enthralled young kids

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

Illuminated night-walk returns to Kingston

For a second year, the Lumina Borealis event returns to Fort Henry transforming it into an illuminated, mythical, winter landscape. Like its

Free workshops offered at the McCord Museum

Whether you want to check out the iconic Ogilvy’s Christmas window displays in their new location or participate in one

Three chances to see the The Nutcracker in Montreal

The Nutcracker is synonymous with the Christmas season and there are two live performances and one movie screening of this