Montreal January 2023 Family Activities

Montreal January 2023 Family Activities

A new year is upon us and while a recession is looming, I can’t help but have a positive outlook for 2023. No more lockdowns, no more quarantines, everything is open. Our kids are hopefully finally going to have a chance to live a truly carefree year. So why not start it off with some of these fun activities, while they’re off on school break, or home on cold, winter weekends? Montreal January 2023 has so much to offer!

Rendez-Vous Polaires @ Recreoparc – Opens January 7 – March 5

This winter village in Sainte Catherine, Quebec is back for evenings and weekends of sledding (on 4 tracks), skating, snowshoe trails and more. DJs and food trucks are on-site on Saturday evenings and special weekend activities like inflatables and lessons will pop up throughout the season. Activities are free but there’s a cost for parking ($12) and equipment rentals.

Auto Show – January 20-29

Whether you’re in the market for a new car, or just looking for a fun activity, the auto show is back for 2023. Taking place at Palais des Congrès, the full details have yet to be announced but there will definitely be a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles, with lots of shiny new cars for kids to see. Children under 6 are free, 6-12 is $8 and adults are $13.50.

Laval en Blanc – January 27-29

Laval celebrates winter in style during this festival taking place at Centre de la Nature. The weekend celebration includes obstacle courses, seated ziplines, snowball fights and even fireworks. All activities are free.

Geordie Theatre Fest – January 23-29

Local theatre celebrates this week with shows for the entire family. All shows take place at La Maison Theatre on Ontario Street. Poof is a show for kids 12+ that features a 16-year-old girl who thinks she is just average. What If is for kids 5+ and tells the story of a boy filled with anxiety and how his new diabetic friend teaches him through their friendship. This one features weekend matinees at 1pm. Kids’ tickets are $17.25, adults’ are $23.

Since the January activity schedule is slim, here are some other anytime activity ideas.

Some Indoor Activity Ideas

Le Taz Skate Park

Kart-o-mania Go Karting

Montreal Science Centre – dinosaur exhibit and IMAX theatre

Clip ‘n Climb

Some Outdoor Activity Ideas

Parc Jean Drapeau – skating trail, ice rink, fat bike rentals

Beaver Lake – sledding, skating, cross-country skiing lessons

Skiing! – my top 5 family friendly Quebec ski resorts

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