Montréal in detail

Travel with Children

Montréal has many sights for young visitors. Depending on the season, you can go boating, cycling and ice-skating, or get some amusement park or skydiving thrills. On warm days, Parc Mont-Royal and neighborhood parks are great places for picnics and free-spirited outdoor activity.

Live Performances

  • Cirque du Soleil

World-renowned Cirque du Soleil combines dance, theater and circus in powerpacked summertime shows. It will thrill the kids, but is truly for all ages.

  • TOHU

For entertaining shows year-round, head to TOHU, a circular theater in the St-Michel district.

Hands-On Activities

  • Old Port

At the Old Port you can hop into a paddleboat, go jet boating on the St Lawrence, or tootle along in a minitrain for a grand tour.

  • Centre des Sciences de Montréal

Enjoy technological wonders, unusual games and an IMAX cinema at Centre des Sciences de Montréal.

  • Biosphère

Make a dam and walk on water at hands-on multimedia museum Biosphère in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

  • Skyventure

Children aged four and above can experience the thrill of flying at Skyventure, a unique skydiving simulator.

  • Musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire Pointe-à-Callière

Go on a simulated archaeological dig at the Mariners' House.

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Kid-Friendly Museums

  • Biodôme

Kids will love Biodôme, a giant indoor zoo with forest, river and marine habitats.

  • Insectarium

Check out the soon to reopen Insectarium, with 250,000 specimens creeping, crawling or otherwise on display.

  • Planétarium

Enjoy the Planétarium, with domed theaters and interactive exhibits on outer space.

  • Cosmodôme

Take your tots on a virtual mission to Mars at Cosmodôme, an engaging Québec space center.

  • Musée Ferroviaire Canadien

At greater Québec's Musée Ferroviaire Canadien there are trains of every kind – stationary, moving, new and old – that will thrill adults as much as children.

  • Musée Stewart

See oversized cannons, military parades and guides in period costumes inside an old British garrison at Musée Stewart.

Outdoor Fun

  • La Ronde

At Québec’s largest amusement park, La Ronde, kids will experience chills and thrills galore – plus fireworks on some summer nights.

  • Parks & Gardens

Enormous Parc du Mont-Royal in the heart of the city is especially fun for kids in winter, with tobogganing, skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. There is more sledding, curling and snow fun at the Fête des Neiges at Parc Jean-Drapeau on some weekends. Parc La Fontaine is perfect for a casual, outdoor stroll, and sits at the edge of the bustling Plateau. Or try Parc Nature du Cap-St-Jacques, a verdant park with trails, a beach, a sugar shack and a working farm.

Need to Know

  • Kid-Friendly Restaurants Juliette et Chocolat, Romados, Robin des Bois, Marché Atwater, Espace La Fontaine.
  • Specialty Resources Exploring Montréal with Kids (www.montrealfamilies.ca).
  • Transport Up to five children under 11 years old can travel free accompanied by a paying adult on weekends (after 4pm Friday to the end of Sunday). Children under six years old always travel free.