Montreal Activities with Kids: January 2020
A new year, a new decade, a new opportunity to make lasting family memories. One of my resolutions this year is to get outdoors and participate in more active family experiences. Keep reading to see some special events that fit the bill to help me achieve my goal plus other Montreal activities with kids happening this month.
Now that winter has decided to return it’s time to bring on the snow activities! This Laval park is offering free entry for fun activities like tubing (on tracks and down hills), skating, ski and snowboard lessons (starting January 4) and cross country ski trails. Visitors can also enjoy the animal farm, play structures and tropical greenhouse.
901, avenue du Parc, Laval
Mont Gabriel is celebrating the 75th birthday of its ski school with a day full of activities. With a daily ticket or season’s pass, enjoy the afternoon of racing, rallying and a 5à7 ($). If you haven’t hit the slopes yet, this will be a great powder-filled day.
Sommet Gabriel, 12:30pm-5:30pm
Ateliers et Saveurs has teamed up with Time Out Market Montreal to offer some parent/child cooking classes. On the 4th, cook up dishes like meatballs and chocolate mousse or focus on pastries like almond tarts and chocolate cookies. Spaces fill up quickly so sign up fast.
Times and prices vary by session. Montreal Eaton Centre.
One of the Montreal activities for kids that is most anticipated each winter is back and unlike last year there’s actually snow to go along with it! Over the next four weekends head to Parc Jean Drapeau for this winter festival including: 16 tubing lanes, 300-metre skating path, a huge ice ship to explore, Cirque Éloize alpine adventure, hockey, ninja course, shows and so much more! Tip: Buy presale tickets to save up to $10 per family.
Parc Jean Drapeau, Weekends, 10am-6pm, $30/family of 4
This East-End circus campus is hosting a digital arts day for families (in French) in collaboration with the SAT. Kids can explore all sorts of circus-themed digital programming, as well as some of the other activities taking place at TOHU.
2345 Jarry Street East
An activity for the older kids (12+), take a guided snowshoe tour through Mont Royal that teaches teens about the fauna, flora and history of mountain sports. Tours are in French. There are lots of other activities at the mountain for the younger set including ice skating outdoors, tubing and cross country trails.
Weekends, 2pm, Smith House, $17-$22
One of the city’s best classical music programs for kids takes it up a notch in the new year! Acrobat Basile Philippe will perform while the orchestra performs live! Tickets always go fast for the two shows so get yours now.
Free, Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University, 10:30am and 4:00pm
While this one isn’t technically until next month, now is the time to buy your tickets. The Centaur Theatre has a new family-friendly production as part of its TD Saturday Morning Children’s Series. In this play, Madame Mimi comes home from her year long travels and shares her stories, showing wonderful objects and treasures from all over the world.
Centaur Theatre, 10:30am, $8/children, $10/adults