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Family Friendly Montreal

Montreal is a fun city for all ages, including kids who will marvel at Montreal's history, culture and art offerings.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  From Montreal's history museums to its outdoor pedestrian-only markets where jugglers and cartoonists entertain, this Canadian city... more »

Tips:  Getting to Montreal from most cities is easy by plane as the city has a large international airport, which is ranked as the... more »

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Points of Interest

The Montreal Biodome is where children will find close to 5,000 animals from 230 different species and 750 plant types. Experienced nature interpreters accompany guests on a trip that begins in the lush Tropical Rainforest, after which they travel to observe lynx, beavers and otters in the Laurentian Maple Forest. Children can also learn about the... More

Located in Old Montreal and built in 1804, Place Jacques-Cartier was used as a public market for many years. Now a gathering place and entertainment site, it captivates children with street artists, roving entertainers, face painters and caricaturists.

Victorian street lamps and a flower market stall are also part of the charming ambiance, as is... More

For a nice snack break after roaming around Place Jacques-Cartier, take the kids to Canadian Maple Delights where they can enjoy Canada's prized maple syrup in just about everything, including gelato and these delicious sugar cookies topped with maple icing. Coffee and an assortment of beverages are also served. Bottles of maple syrup can be... More

The Museum of Archaeology and History, which opened in 1992, takes children through centuries of history, from the times when Natives lived in Montreal to the present day. This multimedia complex includes 10 years worth of major archaeological digs done on-site starting in the 1980s, chronicling more than 1,000 years of human activities.

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5. Laser Quest Montreal

Want some serious high-tech family fun? Spend the afternoon or evening at Laser Quest Montreal for live action laser tag. This facility includes a five-level labyrinth with light effects and music.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday: Noon to 10 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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6. Old Montreal Ghost Tours

Are your kids enthralled with ghost stories, legends and myths? If so, take them on a spooky tour of Old Montreal, the city's historic area near the St. Lawrence River?

Fantomes Montreal offers two nightly ghost tours:

The traditional Ghost Walk tour of the historic Old Montreal area led by a storyteller who shares the "hidden secrets of the... More

7. Notre-Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame) of Montreal

A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal was built between 1824 and 1829 and includes paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows that illustrate biblical passages. If your kids are thrilled with that, take them late in the day and stick around into the evening for the sound and light show representing ... More