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Cool Things to do in Montreal with Kids

Here are some wise words from a five-year-old: “You can’t build a snowman with ice, because then it would be an iceman!” Sometimes, kids really know best, especially when it comes to fun activities. Following their lead is a sure way to get us out of the house and have some good Montreal fun! Sometimes kids need to stay cozy indoors, and other times, they need to frolic in the sun. Here are 13 things that will help you do both through all the seasons!

19.  Jump high at iSaute

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Photo credit: iSaute

A trampoline park, you say? Yes! It’s true! Mom and dad might say they’re going for the kids, but everyone knows they’re going for themselves…right? Make the trip to Laval or Montreal East for an afternoon of intense excitement, jumping, and cardio! Although parents of minors need to fill in a waiver for their little trampoline-goers, the center does zone off sections for younger age groups.

18. Battle it out at Nerf Hero

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Perfect for a memorable activity (or birthday party), Nerf Hero is filled with excitement and adrenaline! Pick both your gun and your game mode, and start the battle! Hosted by Nerf Hero’s top-notch animators, they’ll teach you everything you need to know. Just like paintball, but with no pain at all, Nerf Hero perfect for adults and children of all ages. Book your game now! 

17. Explore the Montreal Biodôme

Things to do in Montreal with kids
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When its completely frozen outside, warm up and enjoy the fascinating spaces of the Biodôme. Meet some penguins while you stay warm, and watch your children be filled with wonder as they all kinds of different species!

16. Fuel up on Local Montreal’s Mile End Food Tour

kids mile end food tour bagelBring your children for a ride of the Mile End’s most scrumptious foods! This walking tour is the perfect mix of entertaining guides, culture, historical facts, and of course… the best grub! Everyone can enjoy their favourite meals such as gnocchi and pasta, and maybe discover something new. For a 10% credit for families: use the code “foodfriends10”

Mile End Montreal Food Tour. 

15. Go Manga crazy at Otaku Lounge


Does your little one like manga and Japanese culture? Do they like reading in comfortable spaces with other curious minds? Otaku Lounge is a cafe, a book store, and an awesome reading room! For 5$ an hour, you can hang out, reading one (or more) of their 4000 manga books. For another 5$, you can have unlimited amounts of tea! Yum. They also have special events on Saturdays, if you’re looking for something a little more festive. Take a look at their website for details about all the wonders that go on inside this place.

14. Go skating in the Old Port of Montreal

Things to do in Montreal with Kids
Photo credit: Old Port Montreal

Want an activity that’ll keep you moving? Skate around the beautiful old port! Don’t have skates? You can even rent your skates at the rink. They keep this rink in top shape, and its location provides tons of after-skating activities. Click here for more information.

13. Awaken your inner knight with Force Academy

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Photo credit: Force Academy

Saber combat is a once in a lifetime experience… unless you train to be a master! Become a knight for the day, or come back for advanced classes, at the Force Academy activity centre. Battle in a unique, tremendously fun, and organized universe that’s engaging for both kids and adults alike. With no prior experience required, they’re open to all levels, so raise up your Saber and choose your side! Enter the universe here!

12. Great creative at the Céramic Cafe

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Photo credit: Céramic Café Studio Montréal

Invite your child to explore their creative side at the Ceramic Cafe. With locations in the Plateau and West Island, this workshop allows you to choose from around 2000 different types of creations like cups, piggy banks, tea pots, boxes, vases, and more! For more information, click here. 

11. Declare war at Laser Quest

Things to do in Montreal with Kids
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Laser Quest is great family fun: lasers, code-names, and sound effects … If you’ve got older kids, teens, and a few children-at-heart in the family… you’re in for a blast!

10. See behind the scenes at the Montreal Science Centre

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Photo credit: Montreal Science Centre

Starting May 10, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, takes both kids and adults alike behind-the-scenes of their favourite movies. See fantastic worlds transition from sketch to screen, interact with state of the art technologies, and even make your own mini-movie. You can also catch a screening of Incredible Predators 3D and be amazed by the strategies used by the top predators.

9. Swim at the Aquadome

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The Aquadome in the Lasalle area has two 25-metre basins where kids can swim, enjoying the water jets, slides, and a mushroom waterfall! There’s also a hot tub for adults to enjoy. Learn more about the complex here.

8. Climb to new heights at Allez Up

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Rock climbing is a fun activity for people of all ages. It’s a great activity for energetic kids because, after all, what kid doesn’t like to climb things? Allez Up offers rock climbing and bouldering at their downtown location. Learn more about Allez Up here. 

7. Embark on a pirate adventure at the Musée Point-à-Callière

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Photo credit: Musée Pointe-à-Callière

Discover the sailors that ventured the St. Lawrence River in the days of the New France, and embark on an adventure that takes place on a privateer ship—The Iberville! Aimed for children aged 6 to 12, this journey tests both their physical and intellectual skills all while letting them live out their wildest dreams.

6. Explore the Universe at the Planetarium

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Photo credit: Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

The Rio Tinto Alcan is a state of the art planetarium that lets you see the Universe like never before. Discover space, stars and planets in this interactive experience. Choose from one of the two planetariums: one experience is more poetic and visual while the other is more scientific. For more information, click here. 

5. Spend a day discovering the Olympic Park’s Mammoth Village (all activities are free!)

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Open until March 6th, Montreal’s “Village Mammouth,” formerly known as “Winter Village,” has reinvented itself into a ski resort atmosphered winter wonderland, with skating and tubing as its attractions. With 3 eateries to choose from, and all equipment rentable on site, the Mammoth Village is a must for every family this winter season. Check their website for schedule and details.

4. Learn about climate change at the Biosphere

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A trip to Montreal’s Biosphere is an opportunity to learn about the world’s environment and the problems facing it. The exhibitions look at issues like air quality, climate change, water pollutants, sustainable development and many more. These stimulating exhibitions deliver their messages in fun and stimulating ways. Learn more about their exhibitions here.

3. Theatre for kids at the Centaur!

Photo: Panadream Theatre's "The Giant Magician"
Photo: Panadream Theatre’s “The Giant Magician”

Saturday mornings this winter are not for sitting in front of the TV watching cartoons! Not anymore! Twice a month, the Centaur Theatre is puts on various kid’s shows that the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at their schedule for dates and details.

2. Go on an adventure with Alfred at the McCord Museum

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Photo credit: Elias Touil

Alfred the friendly teddy bear has lost his toys! He’ll need the help of his friends to find them by solving riddles, colouring, and matching games. This interactive exhibit, accompanied by music, story, and lights also incorporates the McCord Museum’s collection into the storyline making this fun and informative. The exhibit is free for children 12 and under. Check out their schedule here. 

1. Play outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Fête des neiges

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The annual Fête des neiges at Parc Jean-Drapeau is back! You can head there on weekends, starting January 16th to February 7th. Come and participate in the many activities offered, such as: ice sculpting performances, live entertainment, a carousel, sledding and much much more!

Old Quebec Food Tour

5 stops. 8 different food and drink tastings. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!

3-hour walking tour - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 65 CAD + tx and fees

St-Roch Quebec Food Tour

6 stops. 12 different food and drink tastings. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!

3-hour walking tour - 11 a.m. Mondays, Saturdays & Sundays - 65 CAD + tx and fees

Saint-Roch Quebec Evening Food & Drink Tour

5 tasting locations, including 3 alcohol stops with food pairings

2.5 hours - **BACK IN SPRING 2019** - 69 CAD + ticketing fees and taxes