Montreal June Activities (without a curfew!)
The city is finally opening up! With cases down and vaccines up, we can now sit on a terrace and enjoy a meal out with our family (do your kids remember how to behave in a restaurant?!) But best of all, we can start making weekend plans outdoors that are engaging, entertaining and, just what our kids need after a year of being cooped up. Get ready to discover Montreal June activities – some require reservations so start planning the month ahead now!
This estate in Saint Joseph Sur le Lac (40 minutes away) just reopened for the season. It’s a magical place to spend an afternoon with kids running through grape vines, while you enjoy a glass of wine, a slice of wood burning pizza or a delicious picnic basket. Learn more here and be sure to reserve in advance.
It may feel like you’ve been to your local park a million times by now but why not explore a new neighbourhood? Stroller Parking is the ultimate guide to the coolest parks around the city, including splash pads.
You can also go big by visiting a national park like Tremblant or Oka. We discovered some amazing waterfalls in Tremblant last year and Oka Park has hiking and biking trails, as well as a water obstacle course. Day passes are required so be sure to book online in advance.
Both Parc Safari and Granby Zoo are now open for the season, when you book in advance online. The water park at Parc Safari is open too which will be great as the weather warms up. New this year, Granby Zoo now has access bracelets (like Disney World) with cute little animals on them.
This amusement park just reopened and it may be a good time to snap up a season’s pass for the family. Social distancing measures have been put in place including limited capacity on rides, health checks upon entry and an online reservation system.
Not quite open yet, but Montreal has a variety of beaches to choose from. Jean Doré beach on Parc Jean Drapeau will be opening on June 23rd while the dates for Cap-St-Jacques and Verdun beach have not yet been announced. Pack up your sand toys and picnic lunch and get ready to make Montreal feel likes its own tropical oasis (again!)
The end of June means strawberry season is upon us. So better start planning and booking now so you can get the best (and sweetest) of the crop. For a list of some of my favourite u-pick fields, click here.