For the very best in food, festivities and family fun, head to Canada to enjoy a wide variety of Montreal attractions for kids. Whether you and your family prefer the wealth of exciting indoor attractions on a snowy day, or are happy wandering around this unique Francophone city, there is something for every type of vacationer. If you are looking for fun things to do in Montreal with kids, start by exploring other families' trip plans for Montreal, Quebec.
Before your family can enjoy the many Montreal attractions for kids around the city, you will need the perfect place to stay. While there are lots of accommodations, the SpringHill Suites Old Montréal are a sure bet. Its central location, nearby top Montreal family attractions, is second only to its all-suite plan that provides families with separate living and sleeping areas, as well as amenities like microwaves and refrigerators for comfort away from home.
There's a lot of buzz about the Montreal Science Centre as one of the best attractions in Montreal for kids, and with good reason! Permanent and temporary exhibitions allow children to explore and interact, conduct experiments and or even create a news report at the id TV exhibit. This attraction is perfect if your family is travelling with a wide age range of children, as young ones ages four to seven stay busy at the Clic! The Zone for Curious Young Minds exhibit. You will want to leave at least half a day to explore here, or come back more than once by staying in kid-friendly hotels nearby Montreal Science Centre, such as the Delta Hotel Centre Ville.
Worth every penny, the Les Saute Moutons tour, running from May to October, takes you down the St. Lawrence River on a jet boat. This tour traverses Lachine rapids on a one-hour, high-speed adventure. One of the best attractions in Montreal, you should plan to dress in warm, waterproof clothing and beeline for the hotel afterward -- or bring dry clothing, as you will definitely get wet!
Part of enjoying the best attractions in Montreal is tasting the wonderful French influence. Bakeries here like Claude Postel or Olive et Gourmado serve freshly baked croissants and baguettes, and kid-friendly panini and sandwich options with plenty of fresh ingredients. Mount Royal Park is perfect to enjoy a picnic and city views, or relax at the Quays of the Old Port's picnic tables.
When the winter winds are whipping outside, take your kids to the Montreal Souterrain, or Underground City. With twenty miles of tunnels connecting businesses, museums, metro stations and hotels, this climate-controlled, luxurious, underground city is just delightful. The underground system connects other Montreal tourist attractions from the Insider Guide Montreal, often just a short stroll from one another.
Visiting the Montreal Botanical Gardens is one of the best things to do in Montreal with kids. Indoor and outdoor gardens have plants from around the world that kids love to smell, photograph and even touch in designated exhibits. To skip the long admissions lines, buy tickets online before arrival.
There are so many magical things to do and charming hotels to book in Montreal! Remember that the time of year you visit will affect your trip greatly, as the winters are very chilly. With easy online planning, you can hit all of the best Montreal attractions for kids in four to seven days.
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