Montréal has many sights for young visitors. Depending on the season, you can go boating, cycling and 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.

Kid-Friendly Museums

  • Biodôme

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

  • Jardin Botanique

Check out Jardin Botanique's Insectarium, with 250,000 specimens creeping, crawling or otherwise on display.

  • Planétarium

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

  • Cosmodôme

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

  • Musée Ferroviaire Canadien

At 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 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. 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.

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