Indoor and outdoor activities. Arts, sports or science. Whether your kids want to get moving or explore their creativity, there’s no lack of activities this winter break in Montréal. Here’s an overview.
Exploring arts and culture
Montréal has more than 30 museums and many of them have a full schedule of events all year long. This year, for winter break, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal offers exploratory workshops that include architecture, winter sports, fashion and urban biking, through which kids can explore Montréal and learn more about its history, all while having fun!
Are you looking for a fun family outing not too far from home? Take part in the “Montréal Joue” festival (website in French only) that is organized by Montréal’s municipal library network February 22 to March 8. Enjoy more than 300 free activities in Montréal’s libraries and other fun, educational places. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, young or old, come and join us!
Montréal’s “maisons de la culture” (municipal arts centres, website in French only) offer a number of shows and activities to keep kids entertained during winter break. This week, there’s a circus-themed week that includes workshops, films, shows and exhibitions called, “Arrête ton cirque, c’est la relâche!” (“Stop Clowning Around, It’s Winter Break!”)
Are your kids more the “active” type? Take them sledding in your nature park or head out to explore Montréal’s and large parks (Parc Mont-Royal, Parc Frédéric-Back, Parc Maisonneuve (in French only) and Parc La Fontaine (in French only) ) on cross-country skis or snowshoes.
Ice skating season is almost over, but if you love skating, head over to Aréna Michel-Normandin’s rink.
Sports day camps
There are still spaces left in some day camps, especially the Sports Montréal multisport and water camps and the swimming and soccer skills camps. Reserve now!
Exploring the world of nature
Do you have a young Copernicus at home? Feed your little scientist’s hunger for learning with a week filled with science activities. At the Botanical Garden, the whole family can explore the mysteries of exotic plants and shooting stars. At the Planetarium, you can ponder astronomical phenomena and look for traces of life in the Universe. To avoid lineups, reserve your tickets online.