Montreal is a lovely Canadian getaway, a jewel of Quebec and a pleasure to explore with children. This day gives families a wonderful overview of the city and its rich culture. Explore lush green spaces and take in history both firsthand and in an incredible museum. Kids will love the old world, french inspired charm just north of the United States that makes Montreal so unique.
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: Rue Saint Paul Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring Montreal’s oldest street. Located in historic Old Montreal, Rue Saint Paul is still paved with cobblestones and lined with buildings whose exteriors have been around for hundreds of years. This charming street is home to the famous Bonsecours Market and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. Rue Saint Paul has plenty to offer, including several boutiques, art galleries, souvenir shops, street vendors, bars and restaurants. This popular street tends to get crowded later, so you might want to visit before noon.
Address: 1260 Remembrance Road, Montréal, Québec H3H 1A2, Canada
Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the great outdoors at Mount Royal Park. This park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York’s Central Park. There is plenty to see and do at Mount Royal Park any time of the year. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sculpture garden, two belvederes and an interpretive center. The park is a great place to have a picnic, go for a jog and enjoy nature in warmer seasons. In the winter months, the park hosts a tubing and tobogganing run on one of the many ski slopes. There are also seven cross-country ski and snowshoe trails totaling 11 miles. Mount Royal Park hosts a popular activity called the “Tam Tam Jam” every summer, where hundreds of people play hand drums on the east slope of the mountain. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking, so remember to bring your camera.
Address: 690 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $14, Students – $8, Children – Free
Learn all about Canada’s fascinating history at the McCord Museum. This public research and teaching museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of Canadian history. With over 1,450,000 objects, images and manuscripts, McCord Museum celebrates Montreal’s past and present life, including Canadian natives and communities. The Ethnology and Archaeology Collection contains 15,800 objects documenting many aspects of the cultures, arts and traditions of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including stone tools dating back to the 16 century. The Costume and Textiles Collection is often considered the leading collection of Canadian dresses and the second most important collection of costumes in Canada. See antique furniture, pottery, hunting equipment and a major collection of 19th-century toys at the Decorative Arts Collection. This museum will give the the whole family a feel for Canadian culture and history.