Canada: Home of the maple leaf, hockey, and Justin Bieber. But what I bet you didn’t know is that Canada is also home to a city with enough outdoor activities to keep a family busy for a week: Montreal! Check out the wide array of family-friendly attractions that you must take advantage of this summer.
Calling all thrill-seeking tourists! Take a ride on the Lachine rapids with Saute-Moutons Jet Boating (recommended for children over 10). Hop into a thirty-seat jet boat with your poncho on and enjoy the ride! Prepare to get wet and wild on the craziest boat tour in North America, while also enjoying the sights of Quebec's Capital. It’s an attraction you do not want to miss!
Looking for a place to dry off after your jet boat ride? Head over to Clock Tower Beach where you can relax and catch some rays (and dry your clothes!). A relatively new and very clean beach, it’s right near the Jet Boating entrace, so the location is perfect. Be sure to grab a quick bite at the beach bar! The lobster rolls and mojitos are known to be delicious.
If you’re interested in something more low key for the family, a fishing trip with Montreal Fishing Tours might be for you. Hop on a large boat for the day and float along the Saint Lawerence River. The guides are well informed and very helpful for both beginners and experts. You’ll almost always catch multiple fish, which is a great souvenir (and story) for the youngsters to bring home!
Take on the city of Montreal on two wheels! Meet Montreal on Wheels in the historic district where you can find over 150 different types of bikes! You can pick from a guided tour with stops and commentary or go with a cycling leader that will only stop to rest. After your tour, they even allow you to explore Montreal on your own and return the bikes at close. It’s the perfect way to get to know the city in a day’s time!
Don't worry! Even if it’s raining, you will not be bored! The Montreal Biodome is a great place to take the kids! It is an interactive place for children and families to experience different climates of the world and see live animals. Instead of only observing, you can actually feel the temperature and environment change. The Biodome is a unique and fun learning experience for the kids, and parents can enjoy it too!
Right next to the Biodome is Montreal's Botanical Gardens, where you can find some of the most exotic plants. Occasionally there will be art installations in the garden, that bring together culture and nature. Have a tour guide take you around or simply go at your own pace. You can easily spend a half-day here getting lost exploring the huge property…there’s just so much to see!
Montreal has the ability to keep you busy for days, and these are only a handful of the options you have! This city really does have it all, so why not home exchange here with Knok today?!