Montreal Family Activities October 2022
You made it! Meet the teacher night is done, they’re registered for extracurriculars, and you’re in a lunchbox packing routine. Congratulations! Ease into one of the most fun months for kids (Halloween!) with this amazing list of Montreal family activities October 2022 has to offer!
Halloween Shivers – October 1-30
The Montreal Botanical Gardens are kicking off the spooky season with a slew of activities this month. Plan your visit now to experience witches in the main greenhouse, a ghost tree, a squirrel-themed show, a chlorophyll potions workshop, the outdoor activity circuit and even a magical creature hunt. Make it a full day’s activity by staying for Gardens of Light at sunset.
Check their website for the daily schedule of activities
Kids Pop – October 2
The Pop Festival is back and Sunday is devoted to kids with a special butterfly puppet workshop at 11:30am. Following the craft project, at 1pm, families can watch a live puppet show put on by Socalled. All activities are free.
Entrepot 77, Marché des Possibles
Tonga Lumina – Until October 15
Moment Factory is back at Mont Tremblant for another season of sensory experiences the entire family will enjoy. Take the chairlift midway up the mountain and prepare for a 1.5km (about 1 hour) night walk in search of a legendary sleeping giant. Tours depart at 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm and reservations are required.
$29 adult, $13 6-12 years old, $19 13-19 years old, free under 5
Illumi – Starts October 5
Laval’s most colourful light show is back for another season with 19 universes featuring 25 million lights! From Halloween to dinosaurs, there is something for everyone. You can drive through or walk through every evening, with a reservation.
Prices range by car/walk and age
Disney on Ice – October 6-10
The semi-annual skating show is back with Mickey, Minnie and the gang, as well as the cast from Toy Story, Aladdin and Beauty & the Beast. The Let’s Celebrate show is playing in English on October 6 at 7pm, October 9 at 3pm and October 10 at 11am.
Place Bell, Laval, Tickets: $23.75-$87
Dinosaurs Around the World – October 9 – March 12
The Montreal Science Centre has a new exhibit kicking off this month featuring all things dinosaurs. If you’re looking for the ultimate family event, for a good cause, the museum is hosting a fundraising event on October 8 at 9am. At this special event, you will have early access to the exhibit, watch a dinosaur show, see a screening of the IMAX film Dinosaurs of Antarctica, participate in activities and enjoy gifts and snacks. Tickets to this special event are $300 for a family of 4 or $100 per person. All proceeds benefit the Montreal Science Centre Foundation.
La Ronde Fright Fest & Pumpkin Festival – October 8-30
Kick off the spooky season at Montreal’s amusement park, with two events, for kids big and small. Fright Night is back in the evenings for older kids with haunted houses, scare zones, rides in the dark and more. Younger kids will enjoy the daytime Pumpkin Festival. Now is also a great time to take advantage of season passes as they will be valid for the next 12 months!
Frankenstein – October 19-30
Just in time for Halloween, the Segal Centre, in collaboration with Geordie Theatre, will be hosting this comic book-style play for kids 7+. The story gets a modern twist with the introduction of topics like climate change, artificial intelligence, and kids’ relationships with technology.
Citrouilleville – All Month
This month you may be planning a trip to the pumpkin patch, so why not take it up a notch by visiting Citrouilleville?! This farm in Saint-Zotique has created a magical pumpkin neighbourhood with houses made out of pumpkins. There is also an amazing corn maze, spots for photo opportunities and of course, pumpkins to purchase.
Under 2/free, $13.05/child, $17.40/adults