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Spring break for families in Montréal

Kids can slide down hills in the snow, discover nature’s wonders or play all kinds of games indoors this spring break in Montréal – find fun, memorable and even free things to do for every kid at every age, March 6 to 12. Family-friendly 375th anniversary activities Montréal’s 375th Les Hivernales family programming makes the most of winter – and makes downtown Montréal sparkle during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, February 23 to March 11.Ride an illuminated ice slide and Ferris wheel, play gamesand go curling, roast marshmallows over fire pits, listen to live music, marvel at the giant projections and interactive art of ILLUMINART and much more at the winter festival’s free outdoor site outside Place des Arts in the Quartier des spectacles. Check out the art brightening up the underground city linking downtown‘s Complexe Desjardins, Place Ville Marie, Place Montréal Trust and Centre Eaton during Art Souterrain. And on March 4, the whole city gets in on the Nuit Blanche celebrations, with activities and entertainment for all ages, all night long.   Une publication partagée par Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) le 15 Févr. 2016 à 14h14 PST Toddlers and pre-schoolers Thrill younger kids with the antics of lynx, otters,… / Read More →

Visit different worlds at Montréal Space for Life museums

From the tropics to outer space, children of all ages can discover new worlds at the Montréal Space for Life museums, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada, which comprises the Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium. Biodome The hugely popular Biodome—whose name means “House of Life”—is home to more than 4,500 animals from 250 different species and 500 plant species, all under one roof. As visitors wander around the Biodome, they will experience and witness five ecosystems of the Americas: Tropical Rainforest (where you will see piranhas, amphibians and reptiles such as the anaconda and yacare caiman), Laurentian Maple Forest (spot such mammals as beavers and lynx), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador Coast, and Sub-Antarctic Islands complete with King Penguins. Meanwhile, the Biodome’s Naturalia Discovery Room exhibition runs to December 31 and explores how animals and insects adapt to their natural environments. The Biodome is closed on Mondays. Sa première visite à l’Insectarium de #montreal ou bien la première neige de la saison… Les années passent, mais il a toujours les mêmes beaux grands yeux contemplatifs 💕 . . . #souvenir #insectarium #montrealjetaime #quebecoriginal #quebec #familyfun #familyblogger #mamancomblée #jardinbotanique A photo posted by Valérie Thibault (@familleaumenu) on Nov… / Read More →

Things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Montreal

As Canadian Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Montreal remains thankful for an abundance of autumnal activities and entertainment, along with rather summery temperatures even as the leaves change colour…