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Downtown with the family

  • When: All seasons
  • What: Family
  • Where: Downtown
With its full range of outdoor and indoor activities, many of which are walking distance to one another, Montréal is a great city for kids. Downtown, you’ll find enough action to keep them busy for hours. And when those little feet get tired, there’s a terrific subway system (the metro), so you can get back to your accommodations in a flash.
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Grévin Montréal

See Brad Pitt, Céline Dion and others…in wax! At the Grévin Montréal, you’ll find wax replicas of over 120 Canadian and international celebrities. The figures were created by the Grévin Museum in Paris, world renowned wax figure makers since 1882. Located at the Montreal Eaton Centre, it’s the first Grévin museum outside of France.

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Hockey and skating

Go Habs Go! Sports fans won’t want to miss the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame. Located at the Bell Centre, the hall of fame offers a glimpse of rare and never-before-seen artifacts, as well as the chance to relive the Stanley Cups and other great moments from a team that’s over 100 years old. Afterwards, test your own skating skills at Atrium Le 1000’s indoor ice rink open all year-round.

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Redpath Museum

Budding history buffs will enjoy a visit to one of Canada’s oldest free-standing museums. At the Redpath Museum kids can explore prehistoric whales, sea turtles and even dinosaurs! If they prefer, they can also unlock the secrets of the Egyptian mummies and perhaps make one of their own.

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

For inspiration for one and all, how about the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts? It has a spectacular family lounge featuring a one-of-a-kind “street-art” style mural surrounded by enormous glass windows that offer a panoramic view of the street. Art workshops will delight your children’s senses and unleash their creativity.

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Montréal Forum

If you’re looking for variety under one roof, you’re sure to find it at the Montréal Forum. Let the kids loose in the Games Centre, bowl a few frames as a family or catch a flick in one of 22 theatres that include digital sound, Real 3D and IMAX capabilities.

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Eaton Centre

If shopping is more your speed, you’ve got to visit the Eaton Centre, Montréal’s largest downtown shopping mall. Go crazy in one or all of its numerous stores, and then enjoy an array of cuisines and some free Wi-Fi in the largest food court in North America. And when you’re done, just hop on the metro from there.

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Family adventures in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

HoMa for short, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is a neighbourhood that keeps changing and reinventing itself to welcome people. Site of the Games of the XXI Olympiad, the Space for Life and the Saputo Stadium, HoMa is a wonderful place that families can enjoy.…

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Outdoor fun for the family at Parc Jean-Drapeau

Welcome to Montréal’s oasis—two huge recreational islands (Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame) offering the perfect green getaway from the bustling city for tourists and locals alike.

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Old Montréal: Everything for a family

Filled with history, charm and unique architecture, a stroll through Old Montréal is an absolute must when visiting the city. Walk its cobblestone streets, and you’ll discover everything from cool spots for a bite to historical sights, museums and loads…

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