winter activities for kids


Here in Montreal, winters can be long and very very cold, so it’s best to enjoy the season with fun winter activities for kids and adults alike.

Here’s our Top 7 winter activities to do in Montreal:

Ice skating in the Old Port
There is a man-made ice rink that is open from December 10 to March 12 where you can skate to your heart’s content during the days and/or evenings, and there is even ice skate rentals if you don’t own a pair yourself. You can skate around to “the best of rock, classical or jazz” and some nights even feature fireworks.

The Montreal Science Centre
This is a great place to take kids of ANY age when it’s too cold outside to do anything but freeze. There are always new exhibitions and tons of interesting things to see and do.

The Imax Theatre (located inside The Montreal Science Center)
The Imax theatre is especially fun for slightly older inquisitive kids who still have short attention spans (The movies tend to be around 1 hour instead of the typical 2). Again, a great choice for super cold days where going outside doesn’t seem too appealing.

La Cabane a Sucre
The Sugar Shack/Cabin is a great family outing that involves great Quebecois food with lots of maple syrup incorporated. There are typically events and activities for kids as well, including hay rides and even in some cases inflatable castles.

Skiing (need I say more)
There are so many ski hills around Montreal that makes it very easy for everyone to enjoy this winter sport, including the little ones.

Snow Tubing at Mont Royal
If skiing doesn’t float your boat, maybe inner tubing might?
Mont Royal offers ‘Snow Tubing’ from Dec 17 to Mar 6 (weather permitting) right next to the Beaver Lake toboggan hill. (Just an FYI, kids under 4 years old are not permitted)

Love swimming? Try Aquadome!
If you’d prefer to have fun indoors, and you love to swim, you’ll adore Aquadome. It has nice warm water (23 degrees Celsius) and even features water slides.

Know of any other great spots in Montreal for fun winter activities? We’d love to hear them in the comment section down below!