Here is a list of places you can go this summer to cool off and have fun:

 

 

PARC AQUATIQUE ST-SAUVEUR

350 Rue Saint Denis
Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC

http://www.parcaquatique.com/en/

 

 

CALYPSO

2015 Calypso Street

Limoges, ON

K0A 2M0

http://www.calypsopark.com/parc-aquatique/en/

 

 

SKI BROMONT WATERPARK

150 Champlain Street

Bromont, QC

J2L 1A2

http://www.skibromont.com/aqua/en/water-park.home.htm

 

GRANBY ZOO

1050 boul. David-Bouchard

Granby, QC

http://www.zoodegranby.com/cgi-bin/zoo

 

SUPER AQUACLUB POINTE-CALUMET

322 Montée de la Baie

Pointe-Calumet QC

http://www.superaquaclub.com/home.html

 

AQUADOME (INDOORS)

1411 rue Lapierre

Lasalle, QC

http://inscriptionsaquadome.ca/

 

COTE-ST-LUC AQUATIC CENTRE (INDOORS)

5794 Parkhaven Ave.

Cote-St-Luc, QC

http://www.cotesaintluc.org/ACCPool

 

VILLAGE DU PERE NOEL

987 rue Morin

Val-David, QC

J0T 2N0

http://www.noel.qc.ca/en/index.php

 

PARC SAFARI

850 route 202

Hemmingford, QC

J0L 1Ho

https://www.parcsafari.com/

 

LOCAL PARKS:

 

DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX

At the following park:

  • SunnyBrooke Park

 

DORVAL SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Walters Park (Corner of Pine Beach and Lakeshore blvd.)
  • Surrey Park

 

ILE BIZARD

At the following park:

  • Jonathan Wilson Park- (Behind Ecole Jonathan Wilson)
  • Eugène-Dostie
  • Robert Sauvé Park

 

ILE PERROT SPLASH PADS

At the following parks:

  • Parc Michel Martin
  • Parc Boischatel
  • Lucien-Manning Park
  • Des Eperviers Park

 

KIRKLAND SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Harris Park (at Brunswick blvd. and Henri-Daoust

 

LACHINE

At the following park:

  • LaSalle Park
  • Parc de la Marina d’escale
  • Kirkland Park

 

PIERREFONDS SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Ceres Park (rue Logan, Pierrefonds)
  • Parkinson Park

 

PINCOURT SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Olympique (Omni Park)

 

POINTE CLAIRE SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Valois Park- Across the street from St.John Fisher Junior School

 

ROXBORO SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • du Boisé Park ( Near Rue Colbert)

 

ST.LAZARE SPLASH PAD

At the following park:

  • Bedard Park

 

 

VAUDREUIL SPLASH PADS

At the following parks:

  • de la Canardiere (behind Pierre Elliott Trudeau school)
  • Briand (beside the Norampac plant)
  • des Tilleuls (Dorion-Gardens area)
  • des Loisirs (Sainte-Trinité area)
  • Bel-Air (avenue Brown)
  • de Champagne (Floralies du lac area)
  • des Narcisses (Floralies area)
  • Jean-Jacques Bertrand (Seigneurie area)
  • Toe-Blake
  • Mozart Park

 

 

By: Robyn Eidinger

 

Planning a vacation near or far can certainly prove to be a challenge. Throw kids in to the mix and things go from being challenging to sometimes chaotic. Whether it’s packing, planning or everything in between, travelling with kids can really stress some people out but if you plan accordingly, make your lists and checking them twice, the whole process can be much more enjoyable for everyone.

The idea of a vacation can mean something different for each person and is definitely dependent on preference, lifestyle and ones needs, not to mention budget. Once you determine what is best for you and your family, then the fun can begin.

The planning fun that is. If your choice of a vacation involves a hotel, there a few things to take into consideration.

  • Depending on the ages of your children, finding out if the hotel and surroundings are easily accessible for strollers and/or little legs is a must. I just came back from a vacation and although the hotel was considered a family friendly resort and I did my research and read all the reviews, I wish I would have asked just how family friendly it really was. The amenities were definitely family oriented but the grounds were not and lugging around a stroller ended up being very hard not to mention frustrating.
  • Another important consideration is the sleeping arrangements. Is a bed ideal for your children? If they need a crib, does the hotel provide one? Would it be a better idea to bring your own? If you are anything like me, the less I have to travel with, the better. Unfortunately, even though they assure you a crib will be available upon check-in, does not necessarily mean that there will actually be one available. We learned that, not once but twice.
  • Another big thing to consider when travelling with kids is food. We all love food but I know many people have a hard time finding food to feed their picky eaters on a regular basis, while travelling, the choices may be slim. One thing I have learned over the course of many, many family trips and vacations is to come prepared. Of course, bringing your entire kitchen is not possible but at least have some familiar snacks with you and maybe even some food pouches that have all kinds of nutritional ingredients so that if the food choices aren’t great, at least you will know your little ones are getting adequate nutrition for the most part.
  • Another important thing to consider when travelling with little ones is what gear do you need and what gear will be allowed. Not all strollers will be allowed to be checked at the gate so finding out before hand will make things easier. Also, will you need car seats? Get all the information you can before hand to ensure that when the time comes, you are not stuck in a bad situation.

 

Once you have sorted out all the fine details of your accommodations and ensured that it meets all of your needs, now we must get down to business and pack! This is the fun part! For some, this can me the most unnerving part of vacation but can definitely be made easier. When we finally book that vacation, we are excited, when we are there we hopefully have the time of our lives but the in between, the getting ready to go, can be really difficult. I know for me, the packing and preparing is probably the most challenging or at least comes a close second behind the actual travelling. There are a few ways that help make packing a little easier for everyone.

  • First, make lists! All kinds of lists and make those lists far in advance. Waiting until the last minute definitely won’t help the situation or ease the stress. I make one list for each family member and a separate list for carry-on. I like to start off with the kids since they tend to have much more to pack than myself.
  • Once the packing for the kids is complete and I have purchased anything that they might have outgrown or that I was missing, I automatically feel a sense of relief. I know most people would say less is more, but from my experience, always more. You just never know what will happen and since their clothes are so small, they typically don’t take up all that much room. Unless of course you are going somewhere where laundry is a possibility. However, I don’t know about you but for me, the last thing I want to do on vacation is laundry so I always bring more than needed. I have been that parent that runs out of clean clothes for one of the kids where laundry isn’t an option and let me tell you, it ain’t fun! You can always hand wash but again, not something I want to worry about.
  • For myself, I stick to basics. I pack items that can easily mix and match with other things and keep it minimal. I used to be the type to pack my whole closet but once having kids, I realized that its just not feasible. I let my husband take care of his own things since having to pack for myself and the kids is more than enough for one person to handle.

 

Now let’s talk about our carry-ons or if travelling by car, the easily accessible items.

  • In my bag I will always make sure that I have a change of clothes, pajamas and essential toiletries. If travelling south, a bathing suit, sunglasses and sunscreen is added. I also pack snacks because we all know that airport food and restaurant stops can get pricey and take time, time that we might not want to waste.
  • One very important thing to consider and to add to this bag is the travel entertainment for the youngsters. Travelling can sometimes seem like an eternity and when you have bored, restless kids with you, it does not make travelling enjoyable for anyone, so definitely plan ahead! I am typically not a tablet or electronic type of mom so I always make sure I have a variety of other fun stuff for the kids so that electronics really become a last resort. I will usually bring a few of the following: coloring pages and crayons, compact board games, cards, books, little puzzles, a small bag of Lego, their favourite but replaceable toys, miniature doodle board, or really anything they enjoying playing with that is compact enough to get thrown in to the bag.

All to say, do what you can before hand to allow your travelling and vacation to be as enjoyable as possible and being over prepared is far better than being underprepared. One important thing to remember, the majority of the time, if something is forgotten it can be purchased either on the way or once you reach your destination. So, don’t stress the little things and take the time to truly enjoy and appreciate all the good things a vacation has to offer.

 

***Please be advised: We work hard to acquire all the information listed. You should always call ahead to make sure the times and locations are correct before attending any event. Times and locations can change once we have published our list***

 

 

Friday , June 8

 

Ice Cream Social (Pointe Claire)

Come check our all the fun games, activities, music and rides. Children will receive an ice cream cone!

*parent/ guardian must attend

Where: Mon Gym West Island, 2355-D Transcanada, Pointe Claire

Time: 12pm to 1pm and 4:30 to 5:30

Cost: Free for member- 10$ for non-members

Ages: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/863673363805539/

 

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

Father’s Day Snacks Cooking Class ( Pierrefonds)

Learn how to make

Chicken Tostada
Fishing Cupcake

Where: Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849, boul. St-Jean, Pierrefonds

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: 10$ per person

Ages: 2 to 6 years old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca

 

 

 

Saturday , June 9

 

B2k Bike Safety Day (Beaconsfield)

A day to get families out on their bikes and promote
cycling as a safe, sustainable and fun way to get around.

Where: Windermere Park,  303 Sherbrooke St. Beaconsfield

Time: 9am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.beaconsfield.ca/en/living-in-beaconsfield/upcoming-events/special-events/b2k-bike-safety-day

 

Summer Freshness Cooking Class (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Corn and Zucchini Chowder
Zucchini Pie
Summer Corn Cakes
Lemon Zucchini Cake
***24hr registration is require.

Where:Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time: 9:30-11am

Cost: 15$ per person

Ages: 6 to 11yrs old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca

 

Pointe Claire Plaza Fun Day 2018 (Pointe Claire)

Come out for a day filled with Electric ride on Cars, bouncy castles, face painting, a BBQ and SO much more! Fun for the whole family! From 2-5pm see a real life firetruck up close and personal.
All proceeds will be going to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation,

Where: Plaza Pointe Claire, 269 Boul. St, Jean, Pointe-Claire

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: Free activities, a small fee for Food and Duck Fest tickets

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1803548516620988/

 

 

Community Garage Sale (Pointe Claire)

St. Peter and St. Paul will be holding a Community-Wide Garage Sale.

There will be live entertainment, refreshments, car wash, games for the kids and more!

All proceeds will benefit the church.

Where: St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church, 1 de l’Eglise Ave., Pointe Claire

Time: 10am to 3pm

Cost: Free Entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.stpeterstpaul.ca/

 

 

United As One (Kirkland)

We have invited all rescues from Montreal and the surrounding areas to help animals they have for adoption find their furever home!

Music & live DJ, we got it!
MC on site, we got it!
Kid Zone, we got it!
Vendors, we got it!
BBQ, we got it!

Where: Kirkland Arena, 16950 Blvd Hymus, Pointe Claire

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765936720134016/

 

 

Cineplex Sensory Friendly Movie (Kirkland)

Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada is delighted to present Sensory Friendly Screenings. This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country.

These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment. These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings.

The movie this weekend is A Star Wars Story.

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Children’s Admission Price for all

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttps://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly

 

 

Block Parents 3rd Annual Open House (Pointe Claire)

Pointe-Claire Block Parents would like to invite all Pointe-Claire residents to meet the committee members, find out about the program, as well as have some fun!

There will be inflatables, face painting, tattoos, colouring/craft station, and our local police officers from station 5, our firemen and Public Security along with Buddy the mascot!

BBQ hot-dogs, drinks and snacks on-site (all proceeds go to help support the program).

Where: Cedar Park Chalet, 22 Robinsdale, Pointe Claire

Time: 11am to 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/633122120367530/

 

 

StoryTime with MADAME PLUME (Kirkland)

 

This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity.

Where: Kirkland Library-17100 Hymus Blvd. Kirkland, QC, H9J2W2

Time: 11:00am-11:45am

Cost: Free (first come first served no registration required)

Age: 2-5 years

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2kiMNpo

 

  

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

 

The movie this weekend is Storks.

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

An awesome way for teens to have a fun night out with activities and games.

 

Where: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Dr. Dorval

Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: FREE with membership card ($10) or $1 per visit

Age: 11 to 17 years old

Additional Info and info provided by: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

Sunday, June 10th

United As One (Kirkland)

We have invited all rescues from Montreal and the surrounding areas to help animals they have for adoption find their furever home!

Music & live DJ, we got it!
MC on site, we got it!
Kid Zone, we got it!
Vendors, we got it!
BBQ, we got it!

Where: Kirkland Arena, 16950 Blvd Hymus, Pointe Claire

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765936720134016/

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

 

 

***Please be advised: We work hard to acquire all the information listed. You should always call ahead to make sure the times and locations are correct before attending any event. Times and locations can change once we have published our list***

 

 

Friday , June 1

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

CampFire Snacks Cooking Class ( Kirkland)

Learn how to make

Campfire Nachos, Campfire Cookies

Where: Provigo Le Marche Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: 10$ per person

Ages: 2 to 6 years old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca

 

 

 

Saturday , June 2

 

Quick Weekend Lunches Cooking Class (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Learn to cook
Avocado Tuna Melt
Veggies with Dip
***24hr registration is require.

Where:Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time: 10am to 11am

Cost: 10$ per person

Ages: 2 to 6 yrs old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca

 

 

Third Annual Family Fun Day (Pointe Claire)

 

Come for a day filled with bouncy castles, face painting, a BBQ and more! Fun for the whole family! There will be raffle prizes, so buy your tickets! You do NOT have to be present to win a prize. This event is free to attend, just a small cost for our BBQ (everything for $1!) and raffle tickets. We will also have a gently used clothing sale going on inside. Buy clothes for your little ones, everything is priced for only $1! Donations are always welcome. All money made on this day will go towards new toys and educational materials for our classrooms.

Where: Academie des Petites Mains, 477-F Delmar Ave., Pointe-Claire

Time: 10am to 3pm

Cost: Free entrance, BBQ and Clothing sale. All Items at 1$

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1951845931792862/

 

 

StoryTime with MADAME PLUME (Kirkland)

 

This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity.

Where: Kirkland Library-17100 Hymus Blvd. Kirkland, QC, H9J2W2

Time: 11:00am-11:45am

Cost: Free (first come first served no registration required)

Age: 2-5 years

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2kiMNpo

 

  

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

 

The movie this weekend is Early Man.

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

An awesome way for teens to have a fun night out with activities and games.

 

Where: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Dr. Dorval

Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: FREE with membership card ($10) or $1 per visit

Age: 11 to 17 years old

Additional Info and info provided by: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

Sunday, June 3rd

LaveOthon Grands Brulées

Fire Station 59 will be hosting their second annual car wash in our community. Join the fun and have your car washed by our local firefighters and give back to recent burn victims through the Foundation des Pompiers du Quebec pour Les Grands Brûlés. Bring the kids, enjoy a BBQ and get that car clean!!

Where: Rona L’entrepot, 3933 Boul St. Charles, Pierrefonds

Time: 9am to 4pm

Cost: Donation

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1807593972879016/

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Expo for Kids: Roger Brabant’s Imaginary Hen House 

Since his early childhood, Roger Brabant has been fascinated by the temperament of roosters, the proud and prestigious leaders of the farm. As an adult, he began tinkering with recycled old barn wood to create roosters. With time, he perfected his method and began choosing different repurposed materials: planks, wrought iron nails, old sheet metal, knobs, woodendowels, pipes, etc. Each rooster is inspired by a word, a personality, or a daily event. Come meet the protégés from his henhouse, each one as unique as the next!

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by:  http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/roger-brabants-imaginary-henhouse/

 

 

 

 

 

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