Visit wonderful Montreal, Canada with your children and you will not be disappointed. This city has so much to offer both parents and kids, making it an ideal family getaway that doesn’t require long travel times or break the bank. This day pairs great food and rich culture with fun shopping and the exercise of some light walking. Enjoy all that Montreal has to offer and come back with a great souvenir!
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 7070 Henri-Julien Avenue Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday & Friday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jean Talon Market is one of the oldest public markets in Montreal and one of the largest in North America. This farmers’ market is known for its numerous local fruit and vegetable vendors, as well as the cultural diversity of its shopkeepers. The market is located in the Little Italy district and open year round, even during Montreal’s severe winters. Between May and October, the market’s outdoor areas are occupied by about 300 vendors, mostly farmers from the countryside. Jean Talon Market is surrounded by other food businesses, including meat, fish and cheese stores, spice vendors, florists, bakeries, restaurants and much more.
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine E Montréal, QC, Canada
Getting There: Take the Green Line Metro to the Underground City
Saint-Catherine Street (sometimes stylized as “Sainte Catherine”) is the main commercial thoroughfare in Montreal. Saint-Catherine Street runs parallel to the largest segments of Montreal’s Underground City, a series of underground, interconnected offices and shopping complexes. Saint-Catherine is divided into two parts by Saint-Laurent Boulevard. The intersection between the east and west side isn’t the nicest area of the city, so try to avoid this spot at night. The east side is home to several music venues and is popular among students, since the University of Quebec is located on this street. The west side is home to Montreal’s largest stores, such as the Hudson Bay Company, La Maison Simons, Birks and Ogilvy, along with a wide variety of shops and several shopping centers. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, so visit with an appetite.
Address: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3G 1J5, Canada
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $20, Students – $12, Children – Free
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is Montreal’s largest museum and one of the most famous museums in Canada. The museum is spread across four pavilions and houses an impressive collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits. The museum has over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, including paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects. The Archaeology and World Cultures exhibit contains over 9,600 objects, including jewellery, coins, ceramics and bronzes from Mediterranean civilizations from the Early Bronze age to late classical times. See beautiful paintings, sculptures, and drawings representing the styles of art between the Middle Ages and the 19th century at the Early to Modern International Art exhibit. The Quebec and Canadian Art exhibit is dedicated to the dawn of Canadian art. Visit the Bistro for a variety of delicious meals.