Things to Do in Montreal with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Montreal

Things to Do in Montreal with Kids

Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
100 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
Showing results 1-30 of 100

What travellers are saying

  • Ruth H
    North Vancouver6 contributions
    Notre -Dame is worth the visit. It's simply breathtaking and such intricacy is hard to see in our modern time. From the carvings to the mosaic on the dome and the stained glass..it's really quite stunning.
    Written January 18, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • pasowine
    Paso Robles, CA5,388 contributions
    Such a unique place - definitely has the flavor of Europe to it, despite the tourists! The time to go however is when it isn't as crowded. Easy to stroll around, snack, have a drink, do some shopping. Also take a walking tour and learn some of the history of old Montreal!
    Written January 22, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ozetravellers
    Gold Coast, Australia892 contributions
    Drive around til you find the ice skating rink. There is a toboggan run nearby and cross country skiing . There is a pavilion with a cafe upstairs (with the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had) and equipment rental downstairs. We just watched but it all looked so fun! The ice rink had Xmas trees with lights in the middle and nice music on the speakers .
    Written January 25, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • cati
    Montreal, Canada2 contributions
    Very very beautiful every thing. We enjoyed a lot with the kids…. They have a lot of fun. Very nice to spend the weekend with your loving family..
    Written November 4, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
    It's a beautiful and historical place and has a good terrace for photo taking asside from the different parts to visit inside.

    I think it was the largeat basilica i saw in Montreal. And has different levels and make sure to visit all of them since you are already there.

    The interior design of the main chapel was simpler than what i expected (comparing to ther churches and basilicas in Montreal but its minimal design still is beautiful.

    I believe in summer it has a better garden view and in summer usually they do the necessary repairs.

    Yoi have access through bus and after the main entrance wgich is the Parking gate you shall wait for the Shuttle to bring you up to the 5th level of basilica where the main entrance and exit is located.

    Remember my review is in Dec and winter season. I believe this changes in summer.
    Written December 17, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Larry10803
    Pelham, NY200 contributions
    Loved this market! So many options for fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared food, desserts, even flowers! Open air but covered market with a great variety of vendors. Underground and inexpensive parking is available. Also close to the Italian section if so inclined. Highly recommend!! If you enjoy going to markets do not miss this one.
    Written February 17, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Tai C
    Oahu, HI22 contributions
    A nice warm place to get out of the winter weather while visiting Montreal. The kids had a memorable time and learned a lot about the different environments.
    Written February 14, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jess_the_TravelBug
    143 contributions
    A very cool museum exploring the historical old city of Montreal. Loved the history and being able to see how the various time periods and construction overlapped. Could be a bit confusing at times to navigate with some back tracking but still a highlight of the trip
    Written February 19, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Amilcar Guzman
    Harwood Heights, IL530 contributions
    My wife and I visited the Old Port during a trip to Montreal and loved it. This port is very similar to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Very nice!
    Written January 4, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Joanna W
    Hoboken, NJ132 contributions
    Fun to walk and pop in to stores, be sure to read the history so you study the buildings and not just the art stores. Beautiful at night but more open during the day.
    Written February 19, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Chloe Thomas
    Russell Springs, KY976 contributions
    My mother and I had looked forward to visiting the Barbie museum in Montreal for months leading up to our trip.

    We were scared a few weeks before as it said temporarily closed, but did not stress as this seems to happen often and for short periods of time.

    The expo is free and inside a shopping center, which can be a bit tricky to find if you are not familiar with the area. Admission is free.

    We were amazed at all the Barbie’s. Each section was themed such as cultural, wedding, celebrity, fashion, and so on.

    Some people could get through the expo in 15 minutes, but we probably spent an hour here admiring the beautiful dolls.

    Great for all ages.
    Written November 13, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • 250misstink
    Laval, Canada3 contributions
    The concert at the Bell Center August 9th, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lionel Richie, was AWESOME!!!!! What an amazing performance. These entertainers are all in their 70's!!!
    It brought me back to my teenage and early adulthood in the 70's.

    80% were about 60 + and boy did we ever shout it loud ..... :-)
    Written August 10, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada13,884 contributions
    Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, also known as the “Sailors Church,” represented one of the last major stops on our day tour of Old Montreal. This wasn’t for lack of things to do; rather, the foot issue I’d been dealing with at the time was starting to become a bother and made it quite uncomfortable to amble about. As such, my time visiting this lovely church was marred by increasing pain, which obviously detracted from my overall enjoyment from what is a lovely – and somewhat quirky – house of worship.

    In any event, the Sailors Church was built in 1771 on the foundations of an even older church (which, I think, makes it one of the oldest churches in Montreal). It was designed by Marguerite Bougeoys, one of Montreal’s first teachers. The design is at once opulent and practical: Opulent because of the ornate biblical scenes that decorate the ceiling concomitant with beautiful stained-glass windows; and practical because the church isn’t large and serves a clear and definite purpose. Yes, it’s no Notre Dame Basilica, but it carries its own unique charm and character.

    Besides the ornate ceiling work and obvious religious symbolism found throughout the sanctuary, this church’s most defining characteristic has to be the wooden model ships that hang from the ceiling, giving Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel its alternate name (“Sailors Church”). “But,” you might ask, “why boats?” And that’s where this church’s connection to the Old Port and sea comes into play. Beginning in the 19th century, sailors arriving from the Old Port would make a pilgrimage to this church and make offerings to the Virgin Mary as thanks for her help in safe sea voyages. The model boats and the church’s nickname are meant to emphasize this unique connection with Montreal’s Old Port and St. Lawrence River. I think this is a really neat touch and adds something special to the church.

    Marguerite Bougeoys Museum, which first opened in 1998, is also housed in the church; however, we did not visit it, nor did we visit the archeological site or lookout tower. Again, I blame the foot pain! That issue notwithstanding, we still enjoyed our visit to this church and highly recommend it to those exploring Old Montreal. It is much more than meets the eye!
    Written November 29, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Notablerose
    New England93 contributions
    Wonderful indoor farmers market with something for everyone. Fresh produce, honey, maple, meats, baked good, olives, flowers, pizza
    Written January 13, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
    It's actually another location almost 45 minutes walking distance from Notre Dam Basilica where you can find beaugiculGrafitis on the walls and houses painted with different colors.

    Since we came in December most of the colors were faded and i believe they renew the paintings after cold seasons.

    A good place to go during late spring and aummer but nothing much in Winter.
    Written December 20, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.