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Montreal Family Fun: 5 Places To Visit With Your Kids This Fall!

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Are you looking for fun family activities in Montreal this fall? Good news! You don’t have to go too far to find exciting things to do with your kids.

The city is filled with indoor and outdoor attractions that are perfect for families. If the upcoming chilly days get you thinking about staying at home, read this article again! There are so many things you can do with your kids in Montreal this Fall. Let’s take a look at our top 5 recommendations.

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Montreal Planetarium

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The Montreal Planetarium is a unique place for children and families to learn about astronomy and the universe. With its state-of-the-art technology and a range of special shows, the planetarium makes for a wonderful family outing. The hour-long shows are completely in French but English subtitles are available. There’s a lot more to the Montreal Planetarium than its shows. You can also take advantage of the observatory and its rooftop terrace, which is open year-round. It is a great place to look at the stars in Montreal. The Montreal Planetarium is located at 3680 St-Urbain Street. You can get more information, dates and ticket prices on their website.

Concordia Language Villages

If your kids enjoy trying new things and being active, a visit to the Concordia Language Villages is an excellent family activity. The villages are located on the outskirts of Montreal and include six different languages. English Village is a place where kids can experience life as a pioneer in the 19th century. They can try butter making, wool spinning, log cabin building, and many other interesting activities. There is also a petting zoo and a nature walk with wild animals. French Village is obviously a place to practice your French. There are many interactive activities and games, and you can also take daily workshops and lessons to improve your language skills. Kids can also explore Chinese culture at Chinese Village. There is also a Japanese Village and an Aboriginal Village. The villages are open year-round, so you can visit whenever you’re in the area.


If your kids like science and nature, a visit to the Ecomuseum is a must. It is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Pointe-aux-Trembles, just a short drive from downtown Montreal. This outdoor museum is dedicated to the natural environment, culture, and history of southern Quebec. The outdoor museum features over 50 interactive exhibits, as well as hiking trails, a maple sugar bush, and a small lake. The Ecomuseum also hosts many special events and activities throughout the year, including a fall fair in September, a winter festival in January, and a maple syrup festival in March. There are also daily family activities, such as kids’ workshops and outdoor activities. The Ecomuseum is open from mid-June until the end of October. Admission is free, but there are fees for certain activities.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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If your kids are art lovers, they will love the Montreal Museum of Art, which is the second-largest museum in Canada. You can spend a whole day exploring the museum and seeing its many exhibitions. There are several family activities, such as art-making workshops, scavenger hunts, and storytelling sessions. You can also attend a family-friendly event during the year, such as the annual family exhibition in March. If you are short on time, don’t worry. The Montreal Museum of Art has a family guide app and has also recently launched an online Family Treasure Hunt, which can be done from anywhere. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free for all visitors.


If there’s one must-see sight in Montreal, it’s the Biodome. This unique indoor showcase of the environment and biodiversity of the Americas is a fascinating place to visit with kids. You can get up close and personal with hundreds of living species, including tropical and desert plants, reptiles, fish, and even insects. There are two indoor ecosystems at the Biodome: the tropical rainforest and the temperate forest. You can also visit a penguin colony, see a fascinating Insectarium, or take a boat ride along the St. Lawrence River. Biodome is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and admission is charged. Biodome also organizes various activities and workshops for children, such as Sleepovers in the Biodome, Biodome birthday parties, and Biodome Buddies. The last one is a free program for children aged 3 to 11.

Mt. Royal

You can easily spend a whole day exploring Montreal’s beautiful Mount Royal. This is a great way to spend a fall day with the kids. You can start with a hike and then finish the day with a visit to the aquarium or the botanical gardens. Another option is to take the train to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view. Mt. Royal is a great place to enjoy the fall colors. If you want to make the most out of your visit, we recommend taking a self-guided hiking tour of the mountain. There are many hiking trails at the top of Mt. Royal, ranging from easy to difficult. There are also several guided tours available, such as a tour of the Botanical Garden and a tour of the John-F-Kennedy-Place.


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These are just some of the many things to do with kids in Montreal. Whether you are visiting in the spring, summer, or fall, there is always plenty to do with kids in Montreal. When you travel with children, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. The best way to make sure you have a great family vacation is to plan ahead. Visiting museums, parks, and other attractions is a great way to explore a new city and learn about the culture. It is also a great way for parents to create memories with their children that will last a lifetime.

Ashley Pugh Written by
Ashley Pugh

Ashley Pugh is one of the Co-Founders of and has been committed to writing family related content since 2008. There isn't much about family attractions that Ashley doesn't know, after visiting hundreds of them worldwide over the last 20 years.

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