Montreal & around family activities: 5 outing ideas to try out

The summer season is fast approaching and many of you are probably already planning your vacation and family activities. Summer is probably the best time to get out of the house and experiment with new things and the great metropolitan area is full of activities to discover. Passport Vacances offers several alternatives to entertain your family and offer you wonderful memories. Here are 5 family activities in Montreal & surrounding that you could do with your family !

1. Visit a museum

Visit a museum

Montreal offers a ton of museums focused on a variety of fields, from art to archeology, history and nature. There is something for every taste! Cross over 5 centuries of history, from the discovery of the New World to the creation of Canada, by visiting the Stewart Museum, discover the remains of the city of Montreal through the underground route proposed by the Pointe-à-Callière Museum or discover the beautiful wax statues of more than 120 local and international personalities at the Musée Grévin in Montreal!

2. Enjoy the many attractions of the Old Port

Enjoy the many attractions of the Old Port

The Old Port is certainly one of the places with the most family activities in Montreal. Whether you want to bask in the sun on the Plage de l'Horloge, refresh yourself and experience strong emotions by rafting or Saute-Moutons on the Lachine Canal, measure your skills as a sailor in the course to Aerial Obstacles Sail Sails or admire the incredible view offered by the Ferries Wheel, anything is possible!

3. Summer Holiday Favorites

Summer Holiday Favorites

If you are one of those who like to enjoy their summer holidays to spend energy, family activities in Montreal are not lacking either! You will certainly enjoy as much as your children the different possibilities offered by the interconnected trampolines of the iSaute center, but also the numerous activities organized in the Olympic Park, as much on the Esplanade Sun Life as in the Sports Center, or those accessible on the site of the Atlantide Complex, which is both a water park and an amusement park.


Are you a family that likes to brainstorm and challenge yourself? Nothing better for you than to try the Escaparium, Cube Secret or Immersia escape games in Laval, where you will have 60 minutes to try to escape from a room by working in a team and using your logic and your skills. You can also go to the Old Port to try your luck at SOS Labyrinthe, a 2 km labyrinth filled with obstacles that will make the task of finding the 4 treasures of longshoremen very difficult. Laughs and pleasure guaranteed!

5. Combine pleasure and discovery

Combine pleasure and discovery

Are you curious and love to learn more about the world around you? Space for Life, a huge complex located near the Olympic Stadium, offers you to discover more about fauna and flora, but also about space and the universe thanks to the visits offered by the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden, Planetarium and Insectarium. Also, one of the most interesting family activities in Montreal is undoubtedly the visit of the Science Center, where dynamic, interactive and fascinating exhibits make you explore science and technology, as well as offering you the chance to attend events. Unprecedented and spectacular adventures on the giant screen of the TELUS IMAX® cinema. For the more adventurous, it is also possible to discover the profession of airplane pilot thanks to the AéroSim Experience Laval, which offers you a flight simulation onboard an Airbus A320!

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