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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…

STAR WARS IDENTITIES AT THE MONTREAL SCIENCE CENTRE

A galaxy far, far away and a reality extremely close to home come together in the interactive, interstellar Star Wars Identities exhibition, making its world premiere at the Montreal Science Centre this week…

BUGS AND BEETLES AND BUTTERFLIES, OH MY!

Spring in Montreal is a great time to enjoy the little things in life- and by little, we mean tiny, as in the tiny bugs and butterflies that flutter around the Insectarium and Botanical Gardens around now…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL IN MARCH

March in Montreal means spring is coming, never mind some snow: nothing can stop us from outdoor adventures, making spring break a whole lot of family fun, and putting on not one but two film festivals this month along with dance, theatre and music shows…

TAKE A MARCH BREAK IN MONTREAL

Keeping kids active and happy is what March Break is all about in Montreal, March 3–11, 2012. Pry kids away from the TV and video games for at least a few hours with a day of high-tech fun at the Montreal Science Centre, art workshops at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, circus tricks at the TOHU circus centre, and natural wonders at the Biodôme and Botanical Gardens. And make the most of the end of winter with outdoor activities at Parc Jean-Drapeau…