Get a thrill at La Ronde. This Six Flags park has more than 40 rides, including 10 roller coasters, a grand carousel, a flume ride and more than a dozen rides suitable for younger children or kids born without the daredevil gene. Wander through four ecosystems of the Americas, with over 4, animals and plant types—kids will be sure to fall for the playful penguins in the Sub-Antarctic exhibit.
Interact with animals at Granby Zoo. Stop by the stingray touch tank, then feed baby goats at the petting farm and end your visit with a camel ride. In warmer months the zoo has a waterpark and amusement rides included with the entry fee. Visit a sugar shack.
A Quebec tradition celebrating the maple syrup season. Hundreds of shacks across the province offer old-fashioned sugar shack feasts, chances to learn about the maple syrup farming process, wagon rides and maple-syrup-on-snow treats. For more info, see our feature: Get back to nature a the Botanical Garden, a collection of 22, plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, a Tree House and 30 themed gardens inspired by countries from around the world.
Get spooked on a Ghost Walk. Those without bug phobias can examineliving and naturalized insects: Entomologists are on site to answer questions. Sip gourmet hot chocolate at Juliette et Chocolat. Indulge a sweet tooth with one of more than thirty varieties of thick and creamy hot chocolate at the Chocolate Bar. Also on the menu: Take a learning vacation at the Montreal Science Centre. From April 19 through September 16 Star Wars fans can check out props, costumes, models, and artwork from the popular films.
Go to the theatre. Free admission for those under Pedro fait de la Photo Chill out at the beach. When the weather gets warmer, families can head to a beach five minutes outside of downtown in Parc Jean-Drapeau. Kids can swim, play beach volleyball, jump on a trampoline or rent a kayak. Skate at Atrium Le Take them out to the ball or hockey game.
See them at the recently renovated 25,seat Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. The Junior series at Place des Arts offers a wide array of shows that dabble in genres like music, theatre, storytelling, dance, circus arts, song, cinema and puppetry. At its base is a multisport facility with seven pools. A large playground for kids up to 10 years old that includes a maze, mini train ride and roller coaster, mini golf, bumper cars, paintball, rollerblade rink, arcade and more.
Kids will love getting their face painted. Tiago Bortoletto Vaz Do an amphibious city tour. Amphibus Tours takes sightseers on a tour around the historic streets of Old Montreal before gliding into the St. Inside find a 1,metre pool with four slides and therapeutic jets.
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Three floors of exhibits at this city museum illustrate the history of Montreal through images, visual effects, personal testimonies and historic artifacts. Do the dinos at the Redpath Museum. Dinosaur-loving kids will eat up the full-size Gorgosaurus libratus skeleton and the Triceratops skull at the Redpath Museum. The Egyptian mummies are also popular, and the museum hosts dinosaur tours and family-oriented discovery workshops.
Space out at the Cosmodome. Clown around at La Tohu. At this performance centre for the circus arts, see circus-arts shows complete with trapeze artists and contortionists and learn about circus via exhibitions on circus history. Kids up to 6 years old will love Petit Bonheurs May 7—9 —a festival designed to introduce wee ones to theatre, dance, puppets, music and more.
The Lachine Canal runs A pathway running alongside the canal allows visitors to explore this body of water either by foot or bicycle—or from mid-May to October, families can take a guided boat tour. Play dress-up at the McCord Museum. Discover historical and cultural artifacts from across Canada, dating back to that include photographs, art, period costumes, toys, and vintage gowns.
Free Family Sundays offer games and themed workshops for all ages. Also, on the last Wednesday of every month touch-and-play boxes are set up throughout the museum.
IcE MaN Photography Get an eduction at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum. On display are rescued personal articles like yellow stars worn in France, the Netherlands and in Croatia and hidden objects from inside the camps.
Get a breath of fresh air at Mount Royal Park. This is a great place to hike, mountain bike, toss a Frisbee or rent a paddleboat and explore Beaver Lake. See family films at the NFB Cinema.
Staff will recommend appropriate films for every age group, and each family member can create a custom screening program for free. If a particular film has captured the heart of your family, many are available for purchase.
Get wet and wild on the Lachine rapids. Just outside the city, Rafting Montreal runs high-adrenaline rafting and jet-boat tours down the Saint Lawrence May—October. Family and adventure packages with qualified bilingual guides take you through rapids ranging from class II to V. Spend a day at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal. Free fall with Sky Venture.
Get hearts pumping and defy the laws of gravity with this vertical wind tunnel that reproduces the free-fall portion of a parachute jump.
Safe for kiddies aged four years and over. Play princess on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Tours typically take between 30 to 60 minutes and are available in English or French. Daily, 9 am—11 pm. Declare war at Laser Quest. This live-action laser tag game inside a five-level maze pumps in music and fog to set the scene. Introduce your kids to the world of art.
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Even better, admission to view its large permanent exhibits is free. Take an ice cream break. Ollie, flip and grind. Flock to family-friendly festivals. See one of the greatest shows on earth. The mega-spectacular that is Cirque du Soleil is always a crowd- and kid-pleaser. The newest production, Amaluna, is themed after a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
Prepare for seemingly impossible stunts and extravagantly beautiful costumes. Join the bagel battle.
Viateur and decide who gets the crown in the battle for bagel supremacy. Montreal bagels are known for their sweetness. This hectare park has two linked ponds, wading pool and fountain, and an open-air theatre where you may catch a performance or two in the summertime.
Go on a toy-shopping extravaganza in Le Plateau and Mile End. While Mom scopes out Montreal-designed dresses, kids can revel in unique toy selections from boutiques like Boutique Citrouille and Franc Jeu St. Do the downward-facing dog. Bond while doing energetic breathing techniques and postures with your kids at Kids Butterfly Yoga Studio. Each class ends with a relaxation pose allowing parents and children to chill out together. Laurent Blvd as early as Go for the Grand Prix weekend. See drivers from around the world race laps on the 4.
Take in a celestial sound and light show. Built between andthe Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica captivates hundreds of thousands of admirers every year.
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