Montreal is one of the most charming and happening cities in the world, but French Canadian weather is not always Paris in the spring—amirite? Its winters are legendary for deep-freezing temperatures and summers are hotter than ever, with lots of rain in between. Luckily, cooped-up kids still have plenty to do with these fun activities that the entire family can get with.
Some of the writer’s costs were covered by Tourisme Montreal.
Atrium Le 1000
This heated indoor ice rink is all about the roller disco vibes—complete with booming music and technicolour light displays. Located on the main floor of one of Montreal’s tallest buildings, it’s also flooded with natural light during the day thanks to a giant glass dome above the rink. The venue is extra kid-friendly with weekend mornings (11 am – 12:30 pm) reserved for families with younger kids, and the cutest penguin-shaped skating aids for the littles. They also offer lessons, birthday parties and special events during school holidays that include face painting and mascots.
Admission: Kids 12 & under $5; general $7.50; Students & seniors $6.50; Family (2 adults & 2 kids) $20. Rentals extra. Get more information: le1000.com