Family Activities

  • Wed, Jan 27, 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

  • 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
  • The Aurorama light experience was designed to introduce Montrealers to the Northern Lights. For the holiday season, a large Christmas tree will be installed in the center of Place Guy-Viau. Towards the end of January 2021, a cyclorama will take the place of the Christmas tree. Images of the northern lights in the colors of the borough, blue and green, will be projected there. The site will be set up with street furniture…

    Cost: FREE

    Where

    Place Guy-Viau View map
    6030 Sherbrooke St. W.,
    Montreal, H4A 1X9, 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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! Starting November 18, 2020,…

    Cost: Adults $24, children 5-12 $8, ages 4 & under free

    Where

    Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal View map
    350 Place Royale,
    Montreal, H2Y 3Y5, QC, CA
  • Reconnect with nature via an interactive private farm visit. Feed the ducks, bunnies, chickens, sheep and goats, interact with a farm dog and learn about beehives. Please bring some raw veggies & fruits (celery, carrots, cabbage, lettuce and apples) for feeding the bunnies, goats and sheep. The tour is suitable for children age 2 & up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear winter outdoor cloths and boots that you don’t mind getting…

    Cost: $35 per family for a semi-private tour or $55 per family for a private tour

    Where

    Project PACE farm View map
    1450 Montee Wilson, H9E 1H1
    Ile-Bizard, H9E 1K3, 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
  • Reconnect with nature via an interactive private farm visit. Feed the ducks, bunnies, chickens, sheep and goats, interact with a farm dog and learn about beehives. Please bring some raw veggies & fruits (celery, carrots, cabbage, lettuce and apples) for feeding the bunnies, goats and sheep. The tour is suitable for children age 2 & up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear winter outdoor cloths and boots that you don’t mind getting…

    Cost: $35 per family for a semi-private tour or $55 per family for a private tour

    Where

    Project PACE farm View map
    1450 Montee Wilson,
    Ile-Bizard, H9E 1K3, QC, CA

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