Old Montréal: Everything for a family - Tourisme Montréal Blog


Old Montréal: Everything for a family

  • When: All seasons
  • What: Family
  • Where: Old Montréal
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 of activities geared toward good old-fashioned family fun.



Blast from the past

A history lesson will never seem dull when taught by staff in authentic period costumes at the Château Ramezay. Visit the historical site of Sir George Etienne Cartier and see how people lived in the 19th century, or visit the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.

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Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Have fun from sand to sea. Kids will love the Archeo-Adventure Workshop at the Mariners’ House at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum where they can participate in a simulated archaeological dig. If they prefer the ocean, let them dive into the world of Pirates or Privateers. Designed like an adventure tale, the exhibition gives kids a chance to climb aboard a huge ship.

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Place Jacques Cartier

Take a break for some souvenir shopping. No visit would be complete without a bit of street entertainment and a souvenir or two. Visit Place Jacques-Cartier, where you’ll be surrounded by entertainers, caricature artists and craftspeople, all proud to show off their work.

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Old Port ice skating rink

Incredible views of historic Old Montréal make up the setting for exhilarating and entertaining activities at the Old Port skating rink all winter long. The ice is open every day starting at 10 am, and if you don’t have skates, don’t worry, they have them for you. Music in the evenings begins at 7 p.m. and features different daily themes from classical to 80s music.

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Montréal Science Centre

Educational and fun activities await you at the Montréal Science Centre. Parents and kids love its exploration halls, multimedia challenges, games and spectacular IMAX TELUS theatre. Kids will spend hours learning about science and nature through fun and interactive presentations.

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Notre-Dame Basilica and surroundings

Want to bask in Montréal’s storied past? Start with a walk to Place d’Armes. This historic plaza is bordered by beautiful buildings. At its centre stands a statue of Paul de Chomedey, Montréal’s founder. It’s here that you’ll also see Notre-Dame Basilica. Step inside for a peek at its opulent interior: wood, paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows depicting biblical passages and parish history pack unbelievable wow factor!

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  1. Nishtha Mohendra

    / Jun 10th

    I’m interested to participate for winning a free trip to Montreal!

  2. Merren AbbotT

    / Jun 12th

    I love old Quebec City it is more like Europe thaN any part of Canada have spent a few days wandEring around the fabulous restaurants and shops there and would recommend it to aNyone.

  3. Jodie Paterson

    / Jun 14th

    Sounds so interesting cannot Wait to visit.. Hope it will be sometime this sUmmer. GreAt site to read. Good job. Jode. Thankyou

  4. LYnn whelpdale

    / Jul 28th

    I’d love to win this trip – When is the draw?

  5. Dixie-Lee Campbell

    / Aug 14th

    love the old montreal and old quebec city. historic sites and waterways are enchanting and calming !!! WHERE DO I ENTER TO WIN A VIA RAIL TRIP TO THE OLD WORLD. !

  6. Melissa miller

    / Aug 22nd

    Would love to do all of it in Montreal!!

  7. Dixie-Lee Campbell

    / Sep 1st

    who won the contest ? still waiting for the call to get to go on that trip ???

  8. Cathy Hyska

    / Sep 5th

    This trip to Montreal would be a dream come true!

  9. Leann selle

    / Sep 9th

    Would love to win a weekend in montreal

  10. lUba steblynsky

    / Sep 11th

    A trip to montreal at anytime of the year would be awesome!

  11. janey richards

    / Jan 1st

    Thinking about visiting in september. would love to know more info and certainly to win a trip.



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