Top 7 things to do with kids in Montreal this summer
Have kids and want to travel to Montreal? From toddlers to teens, Montreal is filled with activities that are actually fun for the whole family.
Photo Credit: Claude Robidoux/VIA
1. Take the train. There’s nothing easier than rolling into the VIA station, grabbing your bags and walking to one of the many fantastic hotels in the downtown core. The kids will love the train experience and you’ll love the me-time to read, listen to music or catch up on some much-needed sleep.
2. Old Port. Tuck into shops, have a drink on a patio, rent a bike, quadricycle or pedal boat, learn to Segway or Hoverboard or zip line across the water.
3. La Grande Roue de Montreal. This highlight of the city gives you a panoramic, breathtaking view from 60 metres high in the air. Day or night, this is a magical experience.
4. SOS Labyrinthe. This unique indoor treasure hunt located in the Old Port is fun for all ages — and great on a rainy afternoon. Find your way through a 2-km maze to the four longshoremen’s treasures, get your card stamped and get out as fast as you can.
5. Biosphere. You can’t miss the white dome that is Biosphere, located on Ile Sainte-Helene. Built for Expo 67, it now hosts exhibitions and scientific events that highlight the ways we live as eco-citizens. Kids will love the interactive displays, games, videos, nature tours and more.
6. Botanical Gardens. With more than 22,000 plant species, 10 greenhouses, and 30 thematic gardens, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to far-off lands while getting that much-needed break from the bustle of the city.
7. Voiles en Voiles. This outdoor park, situated steps from the zip line and Ferris wheel, features aerial courses all aboard two massive ships — and a whole host of bouncy castles that’ll have the kids amused for hours. The ships are fun for adults too — or the perfect excuse for you to sit and read a book for a bit.
By Chantel Guertin