Ideas for Spring Break Activities for You and Your Kids in Old Montreal

February 29, 2016 / Posted by   Josiane Stratis / Collabo spéciale  Oliver Marshall 

Since I am self-employed, I try to take advantage of my son’s Spring break to relax a bit. I can’t take a full week off, but I do put aside a couple of days here and there to enjoy time with the family. This year, I would really like to see what Old Montreal has to offer!

I have been in love with the district ever since I was a little girl. We spent countless evenings as a family just walking around in the quarter. I loved going all year long and I still cherish Old Montreal greatly. I find it really important to show my son how the architecture of Old Montreal has shaped the district, and also expose him to such a rich historical heritage.

So here are 5 activities in Old Montreal designed for kids 5 years and younger during their Spring break – here’s hoping that you will be inspired!

  1. Wheres the fire? A fire- and fireman-themed guided tour:

My son really loves firetrucks. Which is perfect, because the Centre d’histoire de Montréal has organized a visit based on all things fire during Spring break! The price is quite modest, only 15$ for three kids and two adults. The tour lasts around 60 minutes, which is neither too short, nor too long – making it perfect for kids of all ages.


  1. La Relâche Gourmande:

I’ve always loved bringing my son to fancy restaurants. With time, he has learned to behave properly and enjoy good food. La relâche gourmande is an event which takes place from February 29 to March 13 where many restaurants offer discounts to kids, making it a really cool activity for foodie moms and dads!


  1. Bread-making workshop at the Château Ramezay:

I really enjoy teaching my son to cook in order to help develop his fine motor skills, but also to show him how easy it is to cook for oneself. This bread-making workshop invites you to get your hands to the dough in a wonderfully designed work space, and make bread from A to the Z the old fashioned way. The only thing left to do after is eat it!


  1. The Pointe-à-CallièrePort Symphonies:

Going to see the boats while basking in the music of composer and trombonist Scott Thomson is really an incredible twofold experience for people of all ages! The next concert will take place Sunday March 6 at 2PM.


  1. The Montreal Science Centre

I wasn’t tempted at first to visit the Science Centre with my two-and-a-half-year-old son, but my suspicions did not hold ground once we got there. Of course, he didn’t understand the many intricacies of science, but he was blown away by the dinosaur exhibit – he’s still talking to me about it, and it’s been a month! My only regret? I didn’t buy the annual pass to go more often!


So what do you have planned for Spring break in Old Montreal?


Josiane Stratis / Collabo spéciale

Cofondatrice de TPL, Josiane Stratis est la rédactrice en chef de Ton petit look. Après des études en commercialisation de la mode au cégep, un bacc en animation et recherches culturelles et une demie maîtrise en communication, Josiane a presque terminé un DESS en journalisme à l'Université de Montréal. Josiane adore la bouffe, l'internet en général, les séries télé, DORMIR, le doux pis tout ce qui fait chalet. Elle a deux chiens magnifiquement paresseux, Winston et Clément. Elle a aussi un enfant, Arthur.

Oliver Marshall

Big hair, do care! As our translator, Oliver makes sure that our blog authors’ message resonates to Montreal’s English community and to tourists who contribute to the success and vibrancy of Old Montreal. Even at the age of 21, he has proven to be our language aficionado as he puts great care in being meticulous and reliable in his work. Born and raised in Mile End, he is a true Montrealer who is driven by a fierce sense of pride in his city. During his free time, he loves to cook and play bass in his band: Brain Flower. Contact |

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