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SUMMER WITH THE FAMILY AT MONTREAL’S SPACE FOR LIFE

Located in the east end of Montreal, right next to the Olympic Stadium, Space for Life (“Espace pour la vie”) is an area dedicated to biodiversity, sustainability and education about the natural world in and around Montreal. A full day can be spent with the family, walking indoors and outdoors through the Space for Life grounds and taking part in hands-on workshops and other activities for all ages…

THE MUPPETS DELIGHT MONTREAL AT JUST FOR LAUGHS 2012

Another wildly successful Just for Laughs (and its weirdo cousin Zoofest) is in the books and, being the laugh fest‘s 30th Anniversary, the LOLs were obviously epic. None more so than the night that Danny Bhoy, Steve Patterson, Jim Brueur and other comedians shared the stage with none other than THE MUPPETS!!!

8 ACTUALLY COOL MONTREAL SOUVENIRS

Walk along Saint-Paul in Old Montreal or the main commercial artery of Sainte-Catherine and you’ll discover an abundance of souvenir shops filled with plastic Mountie figurines and Maple syrup. Perfect for your grandmother, but not for the modern traveller. Here are eight unique souvenirs to take home from Montreal…

BIKE RIDE ALONG THE LACHINE CANAL

Montreal is one of North America’s most bike-friendly cities and one of its best rides is along the Lachine Canal bike path, which passes by the Atwater market and ends up in Old Montreal at the Clock Tower Beach. If you time your trip just right, you can even cap the whole thing off with an evening of fireworks. Not too shabby.

FREE FUN IN THE STREETS AT JUST FOR LAUGHS

Everybody knows how stellar the line-up is for Just For Laughs’ paying shows. This summer, during the festival’s 30th anniversary, you can see none other than The Muppets, Bob Saget and Chelsea Handler. But how about this for a punch line: paying is for suckers. Especially when you can experience a Cirque du Soleil-inspired parade, outdoor movie screenings and hundreds of cheerleaders doing something or other, all without dropping a dime…

CELEBRATE THE CIRCUS WITH MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CIRQUE

There’s no city in the world more synonymous with circus than Montreal. And over the next two weeks, this birthplace of the Cirque du Soleil will be alive with acrobats, illusionists and contortionists thanks to the international circus festival, Montréal Complètement Cirque…

TAKING THE FAMILY ON MONTREAL’S METRO

The STM’s Family Outings package is a great way for you and your family to explore Montreal. Not only does it allow up to 5 children under 12 to travel for FREE on weekends and holidays, but it offers discounts on all sorts of family-friendly activities (like taking a trip to the Biodome). Plus, as you can tell from this video, kids kind of love riding on the metro.

MONT-ROYAL AVENUE BECOMES FAMILY-FRIENDLY ART GALLERY

From June 7-10, paint the town red, blue, yellow and purple at an outdoor event like only Montreal can put on: Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir, which sees a 2.5-kilometre stretch of Mont-Royal Avenue turn into a giant open-air canvas…

FAMILY FUN AT MONTREAL’S OLYMPIC PARK

With the Summer Olympic Games on their mark in London, Montreal’s own Olympic legacy comes to mind. Yes, a few things have changed since 1976, but the impact the XXI Olympiad had on the city is still felt today at Montreal’s Olympic Park, a hub of athletic and family-friendly activity – especially with this summer’s brand-new outdoor esplanade – and home to a must-see Montreal view…

OLD MONTREAL FOR FAMILIES

With its mix of ancient and new buildings, boutiques, museums and restaurants, Old Montreal really is la belle ville in a nutshell. For kids, the mix of 17th century European architecture and snazzy art, science and historical centres makes it a unique playground…