5 Things to do in Montreal with Kids in Winter (2019-2020)

5 Things to do in Montreal with Kids in Winter (2019-2020)

Looking for fun things to do in and around Montreal with your kids during winter? Offered below is an ongoing list of kid-friendly winter activities in Montreal as well as attractions and places to visit suitable for the entire family to enjoy.

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Meet the POP! Creatures for an electrifying fiesta at LUMINOTHÉRAPIE
(Quartier des Spectacles)

Photo Credit: Quartier des Spectacles

When: Nov 28, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

Every winter, fun and luminous interactive art installations light up the Quartier des Spectacles. For the 10th edition of Luminothérapie, Montrealers and visitors are invited to experience the universe of POP! an installation by Gentilhomme creative studio. A surprise is in store for the participants.


  • Attendance and participation to this event is free

>> Visit Luminothérapie

Go ice-skating at the Old Port
(Old Port Montreal)

Photo Credit: Old Port of Montreal

When: Dec 7, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Since the rink is outdoors, be sure to dress warmly. Skate and locker rentals are available. For kids who are beginner skaters, ice skate trainers are also available for rental. For families with babies, strollers are permitted. 


  • Beautiful scenery and views of Montreal while your family skates.
  • Themed events including weekly fireworks shows, karaoke night, and DJ on Ice nights.

Tips to enjoy your visit with your kids:

  • To avoid the crowd (the rink can get quite busy) and if you don't mind missing the evening events (ie. fireworks), it is best to visit earlier in the day.
  • It is best to bring your own skates if you have them to avoid the rental line-up, and in case the rental company does not carry your size(s).
  • Ensure to dress warmly. Layers are a must!

Fees (Day Passes):

  • Adult(13 years old and up): $7.83
  • Child (6 to 12 years old): $5.22
  • Child(under 6 years old): Free
  • Family*:$20

*Family pass valid for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 OR 1 adult and 3 children under 18.

Fees (Rentals):

  • Skate rental: $10.45
  • Locker rental $4.35
  • Helmet rental: $4.35
  • Ice skate trainer rental: $4.35

*An ID card is required for rentals.

>> Visit the Old Port Skating Rink

Experience Voiles en Voiles' Winter Adventure Park
(Old Port Montreal)

Photo Credit: Voiles en Voiles

When: Dec 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23-31, 2019, Jan 1-5, 2020

From December 7 to January 5, Voiles en Voiles winter theme park invites you to play outside as a family. The park offers several activities such as snow tubing, target archery, a festive snowball fight, snow scooters, an outdoor movie theatre, aerial courses, and more.

Tips to enjoy your visit with your kids:

  • Some of the aerial courses prove to be a challenge for both adults and kids, so if you or your family have never visited Voiles en Voiles before, keep in mind winter conditions may make the courses more challenging.

Winter Park (Day Rates):

  • Individual (3 yrs+) : $15
  • *Family Adventure Package: $49.95

*Family package valid for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Additional child: $12

>> Visit Voiles en Voiles' Winter Adventure Park

Slide down a giant urban slide at MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

When: Feb 20 - March 1, 2020

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world. Festival attendees experience the joy of Montréal’s winter through a unique program which involves the performance arts, gastronomical pleasures, as well as free outdoor family activities. Attendees can also slide down a giant urban slide, zipline, or admire the city from a seat on a Ferris wheel. 


Fall in love with the winter season at BARBEGAZI
(Le Quartier Olympique/Olympic Park)

Photo Credit: Barbegazi

When: March 7-8, 2020

BARBEGAZI is a free family winter action sports festival which invites the festival goers to fall back in love with the longest season of the year. The festival offers participants a chance to snowskate, fatbike, perform yoga on snow as well as experience axe throwing.


  • Festival attendees can try unique winter sport activities such as snowskating and fatbiking.


  • Attendance to the festival is free