Montreal Family Activities August 2023
I don’t want to say it but – summer is halfway over. We’ve complained about the rain and the weather being so bad, but it’s hot and it won’t last much longer. Flash forward to parkas and boots. Doesn’t that want to make you take the kids out now to enjoy all of the amazing activities and events that Montreal has going on (without having to bundle them up!)? Let’s go! Here’s my roundup of the best Montreal family activities August 2023 has to offer!
Discover dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era to the Ice Age at this travelling outdoor exhibit, that’s made a stop in Montreal. Located at Recreoparc, in Sainte Catherine QC, about 30 minutes from the city. These dinosaurs are animatronic so they move and roar for a larger-than-life experience. The entire experience lasts about 90 minutes long.
$18.50-$24.50 Depending on the day of the week
This is one of our favourite corn mazes located just east of Laval. Hop on a tractor ride and you’ll be taken to the maze that’s the size of 5 football fields! There are two paths to choose from; the shorter one that takes about 45 minutes to complete, and the longer one that is 1 hour+. My best tip is to not going on a super hot day, clouds just may be your best friend in a corn maze! Once you’ve reached the exit, you can enjoy some of the farm’s u-pick crops this month including sunflowers, blueberries and fall raspberries.
Adults $9, Kids 3-12 $6, Under 2 free
This monthly event is 3-days long in August, taking place at the Clock Tower in the Old Port instead of its usual spot at the Olympic Stadium. It’s more than just food trucks this month as it takes on a festival theme of Fiesta Latina, featuring empanadas, tacos, churros and other delicious eats. There will be live music to accompany the food daily from 12pm-11pm.
$7 admission fee, Kids under 10 free
A 3km long obstacle course in the woods for the entire family. Kids 3 and up will enjoy this activity taking place in Saint Calixte, about an hour north of the city. The obstacles include everything from tires to cargo nets to tunnels. After you’ve completed the course, the entire family can jump on bouncy castles, use the Photo Booth, play mini golf, climb a rock wall and so much more. Each participant will also receive their own medal.
Celebrate all things Scottish at this annual event taking place on the grounds of the Douglas Hospital in Verdun. The day will include a slew of activities like athletics (hammer toss, anyone?), bag pipe performances, dancing, music (drum competition) and medieval combat. The family village will feature games for kids, face painting, bouncy castles and more.
$20/Adult, Under 14 free
Whether you’ve already visited the Montreal Science Centre’s hockey exhibit or not, this is a super fun activity for the family. Form a team of 2-6 people and choose your time to compete in an air hockey championship. All participants will have access to the exhibit, snacks and other fun activities. The winning team will get a mini Stanley Cup. All proceeds benefit the Science Centre Foundation.
$114.50/Family of 4
Montreal gets some high flying fun this month, at this skateboarding festival. It’s free to head out to the Olympic Stadium and watch participants compete in a number of skate and bouldering competitions. Kids might especially like watching boys and girls compete. There will be pop-up shops, food trucks and a live DJ too.
Now in its 30th year, this event at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum transports visitors back in time to the markets of New France. Experience artisans and their crafts from wool spinners to canoe makers. There will also be a focus on indigenous culture including dance, cooking, hunting and more. A true market will be on-site with local artisans selling their wares.