We have a super yummy deal of the week from Afroditi Bakery for all our Westisland Mommies fans.

Stop by Afroditi Sources anytime until Valentine’s Day, and mention this promo to get a delicious cappuccino with any purchase.  Be sure to like the Afroditi Facebook Page!

 

The 40 year-old cornerstone Afroditi Bakery arrives to the West Island!

 

The family run business Patisserie Afroditi that has been serving its community with high-quality traditional Greek and French pastries since 1971, has now come to serve the West Island!

The newest addition, Afroditi Sources opens its doors right in the heart of the West Island at 3480 Sources (in strip mall corner De Salaberry). You can enjoy delicious pastries on the spot, like their famous baklava or homemade spanakopita, all while sipping on a nice warm latte. Afroditi Sources is the latest family hot spot in the West Island.

 

There is a wide selection of pastries, baked good, beautiful cakes for any special occasion and many imported products from Greece.

  • Afroditi Sources is located at 3480 Sources Boulevard in DDO.
  • Afroditi Bakery is located at 756 St-Roch in Parc Ex.
  • Petite Afroditi kiosk can be found in Mourelatos O’Brien.

 

***We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information***

 

Friday, February 2nd

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months.

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

 

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

Baby Rhyme Time (Dorval)

 

Babies and their caregivers will enjoy a session of rhymes, songs, and books, followed by free play with toys for the little ones and coffee for the grown-ups.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:15am-11:00am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighborhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

Tales n’ Tunes (Pointe-Claire)

 

Discover the magic of words and reading through stories, songs and crafts.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 2-5 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas.

Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 4pm to 9pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

 

Teens can enjoy a night out with a DJ booth for music, pool tables, sporting equipment, Nintendo Wii games, a foosball table and other various activities.

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: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

 

First Fridays-St. Columba (Pointe-Claire)

 

This month’s theme is: Time to get your game on! We’ll be hosting an evening of games, food and fun. Fly on over for 5:30pm or come when you can! Snacks and lots of activities will keep you buzzing with excitement. Dinner is served around 6:30pm (vegetarian options available). BYOB (juice, water, coffee always available) Kids who finish quickly can continue with the activities or watch a movie. Parents can relax.

 

Where: St-Columba, 11 Rodney Ave. Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R4L8

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: $8.00 for adults and free for children

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://stcolumba.ca/2015/01/first-fridays/

 

 

 

Family Food and movie night! (Hudson)

 

It’s the LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE! We’re serving up this hilarious movie with chili dogs, fries, and popcorn! Food at 6 pm, movie at 7, bring your favourite blanket and settle in for a great evening

Where: 394 Rue Main, Hudson, QC, J0P1H0

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: Adults $5.00 and $2.00 for children under 10

Age: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996068217343101/

 

 

 

PC Cooking School –Little hands Cooking class-Celebrate the heart (Pierrefonds)

Participants will cook and eat their creations! On the menu : Heart shaped pizza, brownie and strawberry skewers. Note the cooking schools are not allergy free zones. 24 hr registration is required

Where: Provigo le Marche Pierrefonds 4849 St. Jean Blvd. Pierrefonds, QC

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $10.00 per person (complimentarty for parent and caregiver)

Age: 2-6 years

Additional info: http://pccookingschool.ca

 

 

Saturday, February 3rd

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months. On Saturdays, skaters will be offered a delicious hot chocolate at 2 p.m., courtesy of Divaliva restaurant (limited quantities)

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

 

 

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

 

Introduction to Ice Fishing (Ste. Anne De Bellevue)

Discover the joys of ice fishing under the guidance of an expert. All equipment is provided. Dress appropriately for the weather. Free hot chocolate will be served.Ice conditions and weather permitting

Where: Nearby Parc Lalonde corner of Lalonde St. and Ste. Anne St. (corner Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC)

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://www.ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca/en/211/winter-carnaval-

 

 

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

 

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

 

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas. Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 10:00am to 9:00pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info:  http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

 

Fete Des Neiges (Montreal)

The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau.This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities. Access to the site and to most of the activities is free! Some activities might be canceled and some areas might be closed due to poor weather. Check website for closures.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau, Île Ste. Hélène, Montreal, QC

Time: 10:00am-8:00pm

Cost: FREE admission. Small cost for some activities

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/

 

 

Family Activity at the Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation (Hudson)

 

Come join one Le Nichoir’s biologist for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive in the winter. There is no fixed cost for this activity, donations accepted.. Bring your snowshoes as part of the activity will be held outside.For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species solved that problem by migrating south but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologist for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather. Bring your snowshoes!

To make sure everyone can enjoy this activity, there is no fixed cost for this activity; you donate what you can. For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species solved that problem by migrating south but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologist for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather. Bring your snowshoes!

To make sure everyone can enjoy this activity, there is no fixed cost for this activity; you donate what you can.

 

Where: 637 Main, Hudson, QC, J0P1H0

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Age: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/394625487626368/

 

My Snow Experience- (DDO and Laval)

All winter long, children aged 5 to 8 will be able to have lots of fun while learning how to snowboard for free in Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This initiative of the Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ—Quebec Ski Area Association), adored by children and parents alike, is offered every Saturday and Sunday until March 11. Guided by dynamic instructors, children will learn how to snowboard step by step in an environment specifically designed for learning.

Where: DDO at Centennial Park from Jan 6 – March 11th 2018 (snowboard only)

Laval at Centre De La Nature From Jan 6 – March 11 2018 (ski and snowboard)

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5-8 years

Additional info: www.mysnow.ski

 

 

 

Plaisirs D’Hiver (Ile Perrot)

 

Outdoor activities and more!

Campfire, Sliding, Skating *, Archery, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing **, Cross Country Skiing **

Animation • Hot chocolate and coffee

Brutus Tournament by Ile Perrot Minor Hockey Association

 

Bring your equipment or borrow some with a piece of identification. (limited quantities)For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species solved that problem by migrating south but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologist for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather. Bring your snowshoes!

To make sure everyone can enjoy this activity, there is no fixed cost for this activity; you donate what you can. For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species solved that problem by migrating south but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologist for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather. Bring your snowshoes!

To make sure everyone can enjoy this activity, there is no fixed cost for this activity; you donate what you can.

 

Where: 2464 Blvd. Perrot, Ile Perrot, QC, J7V8P4

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/143165316473760/

 

 

Cineplex Sensory Friendly Movie: Paddington 2 (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. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings.

 

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: children’s admission price for all

Age: All ages

Additional Infohttp://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly

 

 

 

Family Skating Day (Pointe-Claire)

 

Family skating day with inflatables, music, hot chocolate and more.

Where: Hermitage Park, 400 Hermitage Ave., Pointe-Claire, QC  H9R 5A9

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Infohttp://bit.ly/2Dv8PdD

 

 

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Ease into skating with training aids and draw and play on the ice. Skate rentals, food court and parking on the spot. Check website for detailed schedule

 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: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

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 starting Saturday Jan Feb 3rd is Sing

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Infohttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

 

Winter Carnival-Family Day (Kirkland)

 

Come celebrate the joys of winter at the Kirkland Winter Carnival at Meades Park and the Sports Complex .  It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Visit website for updates schedule of activities.

Where: Meades Park, 16950 Hymus Blvd. Kirkland, QC

Time: 11:30am-4:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2DDUHCe

 

 

 

 

Winter Carnival- (Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue)

 

Enjoy a day of outdoor activities. Sliding, dog sledding, snow sculptures and walking trails. There will be free hot chocolate served and for a small cost you can enjoy the on-site BBQ and taffy on the snow.

Where: Morgan Arboretum, 150 ch. des Pins Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC

Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2kGFOTj

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighbourhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

Racing Car Crafts (Pointe-Claire)

 

Children can decorate a toy car with a variety of materials to transform it into a funky one.  Library membership required.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 7 to 12 years

Additional info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

 

Teens can enjoy a night out with a DJ booth for music, pool tables, sporting equipment, Nintendo Wii games, a foosball table and other various activities.

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: http://bit.ly/2ivAvGF

 

 

Winter Carnival Fun & Fireworks (Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue)

There will be a variety of activities as well as special and promotions being offered by local merchants. Stroll the boardwalk, watch the carnival bed race, dance and listen to music and see the fireworks show starting at 8 p.m. on the boardwalk (in collaboration with Parks Canada).

Where: On the Boardwalk, 170 Sainte-Anne St. Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: all ages

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

 

 

 

Sunday February, 4th

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months.

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

 

 

 

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

 

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

 

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

 

Firefighter Fun with Marshall (Beaconsfield)

 

Come meet Marshall from Paw Patrol and have fun sliding, jumping and bouncing on a variety of inflatable games.

Tickets on sale Jan 22nd as space is limited.

 Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, 1974 City Lane Beaconsfield, QC

Time: 9:30am-10:20 or 10:40 am to 11:30am

Cost: $5.00 per child

Age: 2-6 years

Additional info: http://www.beaconsfield.ca

 

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

 

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

 

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas. Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 10:00am to 9:00pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info:  http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

My Snow Experience- (DDO and Laval)

All winter long, children aged 5 to 8 will be able to have lots of fun while learning how to snowboard for free in Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This initiative of the Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ—Quebec Ski Area Association), adored by children and parents alike, is offered every Saturday and Sunday until March 11. Guided by dynamic instructors, children will learn how to snowboard step by step in an environment specifically designed for learning.

Where: DDO at Centennial Park from Jan 6 – March 11th 2018 (snowboard only)

Laval at Centre De La Nature From Jan 6 – March 11 2018 (ski and snowboard)

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5-8 years

Additional info: www.mysnow.ski

 

 

Fete Des Neiges (Montreal)

The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau.This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities. Access to the site and to most of the activities is free! Some activities might be canceled and some areas might be closed due to poor weather. Check website for closures.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau, Île Ste. Hélène, Montreal, QC

Time: 10:00am-8:00pm

Cost: FREE admission. Small cost for some activities

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/

 

 

Parent-Child Hockey Fun (Laval)

 

Come play hockey with your child on the outdoor rink. There will be an instructor on-site. There will also be contests, friendly tournaments and hot chocolate (bring your own cup). Skate and hockey stick loans available (limited quantities).

Activity canceled in case of bad weather.

Where: Prince-Rupert Park, 6245 Prince-Rupert St., Laval, QC

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2DHI4q0

 

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Ease into skating with training aids and draw and play on the ice. Skate rentals, food court and parking on the spot. Check website for detailed schedule

 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: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighbourhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

 

Winter Carnival- (Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue)

 

Enjoy a day of outdoor activities. Sliding, dog sledding, snow sculptures and walking trails. There will be free hot chocolate served and for a small cost you can enjoy the on-site BBQ and taffy on the snow.

Where: Morgan Arboretum, 150 ch. des Pins Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2kGFOTj

 

 

Heart of String (Kirkland)

 

Make a craft of heart made out of string to offer to your Valentine.

Registration is done online only and is open to library members only. For more information about the online registration procedure, call 514-630-2719.

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

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: FREE for library members. Online registration required

Age: 2-5 years

Additional info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca

 

 

Puppet Show (Pointe-Claire)

 

This show, inspired by an English fairy tale, tells the story of a little mouse that walks through the woods searching for a hazelnut, only to come across wild beasts who try to trick her into coming home with them. But the smart little mouse knows it’s a trap and that they want to eat her. So, she comes up with an excuse: she already has an appointment with a giant monster named Gruffalo. But does Gruffalo really exist, or is it something the little mouse mad up?Presented by Valise Théâtre. Passes required

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 3:00pm

Cost: free

Age: 3-7 years

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2BqpuNE

 

 

 

 

 

by Laura Bodnik @ mickeychatter.com

Magic Kingdom Disney World

 

Are you thinking about taking a family trip to Disney World, but are unsure as to whether your kids are the “right” age? This is a topic I see parents discuss online all the time. Disney is sometimes a once in a lifetime trip for some families, so they want to make sure they go at the ideal time for their kids. In other cases, it may be your first trip to Disney World and you are unfamiliar with what it has to offer.

I am a firm believer that Disney World is for any age (adults included), but it really comes down to what you want to get out of your trip. Here is a look at how Disney is experienced at every age level:

 

Babies (newborn to 24 months)

At this age, you can pretty much guarantee that they will have no memories of your vacation. Whatever memories you make on your vacation will be for you. Now does this mean you should not travel with them at this age? Absolutely not!

If you know you will be returning with them when they are older, then I would recommend taking them when they are babies if Disney is a place that you enjoy.  Just imagine the adorable pictures you can get of them in front of the castle with their Mickey Ears on. Or even better – get their first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom.

You may not be able to enjoy all the rides/attractions, but there are a lot of them that you can still ride with a baby on your lap. It is Disney after all and they cater to families with kids of any age.

 

Toddlers (2 to 3 yrs)

This age is perfect if you want them to still believe in the “Magic”. This is the age where they believe the characters are real and that the castle really is Cinderella’s Castle. Disney World is a magical place for toddlers and being able to see it through their eyes is a special moment for parents as well.

At this age, they will be able to ride even more rides and now they can sit on their own instead of on your lap.

The character meals will also really appeal to kids at this age. It’s a special experience where characters come to your table to interact with your family and take pictures. Don’t forget your autograph book!

Also, one great reason for going at this age is not having to worry about school. You can pretty much go at any time of year and not have to think about whether they will be allowed to travel or not because of a school schedule.

Toddlers at Disney World

 

Preschoolers (3 to 6 yrs)

Depending on the child and age, the “Magic” will still be super important to kids at this age. The younger ones will still believe in the characters, but when they get towards the end of this age group, they may start getting wiser about it. At 6 years old, my daughter figured out on her own that there were people inside of the costumes. Don’t get me wrong though, she was still very excited to meet characters and take pictures with them. This age is perfect for that.

They will also start to be able to ride the ‘big’ rides. For the rides that have minimum height requirements, they will probably reach all of them by the time they are 6. If you have a little one that thrives on adventure, then it will be perfect for both of you to enjoy the thrill rides together.

Also, Disney World is a great place to get your kids started on bigger rides. They do have some coasters and thrill rides, but they are at a lower level than you would find at other amusement parks. Lots of fun without being overly frightening.

Preschoolers at Disney World

 

Young Children (6 to 9 yrs)

This is the age where you can start to enjoy longer days at the parks. You won’t have to worry about nap times and most kids at this age can get around in the parks without a stroller.  It gives parents a bit more freedom and one less thing to worry about bringing to the parks.

You could probably also start to enjoy more evening touring since kids may be able to start staying up later and later. They will also probably pass the minimum height requirement for every ride, so the sky is the limit as to which rides you can do!

Since this is still the “elementary” years, it may also be easier to pull them out of school for a trip than it may be in a few years from now. I have always found that the younger the grade, the less impact it had on schooling if we decided to travel during the school year.

Prince Charming's Carousel at Disney World

 

Tweens (9 to 12 yrs)

This is an age where I find you can really bond with your kid over some of the more “adult” things to do at Disney World. If you have a little foodie, then they may really enjoy things like the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Tasting different food from all over the world may become more appealing to them as they get older, which is something that you can each enjoy together.

If characters are not your thing, then you may be able to skip them altogether at this age. Many kids at this age may start to feel that they are a bit old for characters (although I think any age is great for characters, even adults!), so this means that you don’t have to worry about waiting in any of those lines. More time to ride your favourite attractions!

Tweens at Disney World

 

Teens (13 yrs and up)

The sky is the limit at this age because now everyone can enjoy doing what they like at the park without worrying about the constant supervision of young children.

Your kids may be more interested in the thrill rides at this age and if you don’t want to ride them, they are old enough to go off on their own. If you have more than one child, then you may even feel comfortable enough with letting them explore the parks a bit on their own, while Mom and Dad have their own time together.

 


 

Disney World has something to offer for any age. It’s a place where you can make some wonderful memories with your family and there are advantages for bringing your child at any age.  It really comes down to a personal choice as to what you want to get out of your vacation and what kind of memories you want to make. Do you plan to bring your little ones to Disney World and if so, what do you think is the perfect age?

 

Find out what Disney World has to offer for every age!

***We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information***

 

Friday, January 26th

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months.

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

 

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

Baby Rhyme Time (Dorval)

 

Babies and their caregivers will enjoy a session of rhymes, songs, and books, followed by free play with toys for the little ones and coffee for the grown-ups.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:15am-11:00am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighborhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

Tales n’ Tunes (Pointe-Claire)

 

Discover the magic of words and reading through stories, songs and crafts.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 2-5 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas.

Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 4pm to 9pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

PC Cooking School-Pizza Flavours! (Kirkland)

In this interactive, hands-on class, you and your child will learn proper cooking techniques and healthy ingredient choices so that you can create nutritious, family-friendly dishes at home. Today we have Pepperoni Pizza, Pasta Salad and Pizza Dessert! Note the cooking schools are not allergy free zones. 24 hr registration is required

Where: Provigo le Marche Kirkland, 16900 aut Transcanadienne, Kirkland

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: $10.00 per person (complimentary for parent or caregiver)

Age: 2-6 years

Additional Info: http://pccookingschool.ca

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

Teens can enjoy a night out with a DJ booth for music, pool tables, sporting equipment, Nintendo Wii games, a foosball table and other various activities.

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: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

Laval En Blanc (Laval)

 

The program features dog sledding, bubble soccer, snow sculpting, stained glass on ice fireworks and more. See website for schedule of activities.

Where: Berge des Baigneurs, 13 Hotte St., Laval, QC

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://dehors.laval.ca

 

PC Cooking School – Valentines Theme Dinner (Pierrefonds)

Young adults will join us in the PC Cooking School to make age appropriate, themed recipes. The teens will learn valuable kitchen skills that will take them through going away to school or simply a great life skill that will help them gain a little independence. Today we have heart Shaped Hand-pies with Chicken, Caprese Salad with Heart Shaped Mozzarella , Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberry Sauce. Suitable for children 11-16 years old and over. Note the cooking schools are not allergy free zones. 24 hr registration is required

Where: Provigo le Marche Pierrefonds 4849 St. Jean Blvd. Pierrefonds, QC

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $18.00 per person (note this is a child drop off class)

Age: 11-16 years

Additional info: http://pccookingschool.ca

 

 

Pyjama Storytime & Teddy Slumber Party (Pointe-Claire)

 

Children can bring their blankets and teddy bears to enjoy a story hour with their parents. Afterward, the teddy bears will stay behind for a sleep over

Library membership required.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 3-6 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

SnowFest (St-Lazare)

 

Come down to the Snowfest! Lots of fun winter activities for everyone! See list of activities and times on the website.

Where: Parc Nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare,1677 St. Dominique St.,St. Lazare, QC

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Free admission for residents. Cost for some activities and food

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1QbVJTD

 

 

Saturday, January 27th

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months. On Saturdays, skaters will be offered a delicious hot chocolate at 2 p.m., courtesy of Divaliva restaurant (limited quantities)

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

 

 

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

 

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

 

My Snow Experience- (DDO and Laval)

All winter long, children aged 5 to 8 will be able to have lots of fun while learning how to snowboard for free in Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This initiative of the Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ—Quebec Ski Area Association), adored by children and parents alike, is offered every Saturday and Sunday until March 11. Guided by dynamic instructors, children will learn how to snowboard step by step in an environment specifically designed for learning.

Where: DDO at Centennial Park from Jan 6 – March 11th 2018 (snowboard only)

Laval at Centre De La Nature From Jan 6 – March 11 2018 (ski and snowboard)

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5-8 years

Additional info: www.mysnow.ski

 

PC Cooking School – Sweet Banana Snacks! (Vaudreuil)

 

You and your little one will have fun making banana cinnamon pancakes and banana pudding dip. 24-hour advance registration required.Note the cooking schools are not allergy free zones.

24 hr registration is required

Where: Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC  J7V 8V9

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Cost: $15.00 per person (This is a drop off class-24 hr registration is required)

Age: 6-11 years

Additional Info: http://pccookingschool.ca

 

Crafty Library: Valentines for Vetrans (Beaconsfield)

 

Meet a war veteran, listen to a story, then create a special Valentine’s card to send to a Canadian war veteran. Advance registration and library card are required

 Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield, QC  H9W 4A7

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Cost: Free for library members. Registration required

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://beaconsfield.ca

 

 

Fete Des Neiges

The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities. Access to the site and to most of the activities is free!

Schedule:

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Important: Some activities might be canceled and some areas might be closed due to poor weather. Check website for closures.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Île Ste. Hélène, Montreal

Time: 10am to 8pm

Cost: Free entrance- some cost for some activities

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/

 

 

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas.

Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 10am to 9pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

 

Coding Star Wars (Kirkland)

Learn how to code through fun exercises straight out of the fascinating world of Star Wars.

Registration is done online only and is open to library members only. For more information about the online registration procedure, call 514-630-2719.

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

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: FREE for library members. Online registration required

Age: 7-12 years

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

 

 

 

Storytime: Alphabet Soup (Dorval)

 

Celebrate Family Literacy Day at the Library: Enjoy a story time with your little ones about the love of letters. Be ready to sing your ABCs. Registration required

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

The movie this Saturday   is The Lego Ninjago Movie

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Infohttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

Ease into skating with training aids and draw and play on the ice. Skate rentals, food court and parking on the spot. Check website for detailed schedule

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: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

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

 

 

Laval En Blanc (Laval)

 

The program features dog sledding, bubble soccer, snow sculpting, stained glass on ice fireworks and more. See website for schedule of activities.

Where: Berge des Baigneurs, 13 Hotte St., Laval, QC

Time: 12:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://dehors.laval.ca

 

 

Winterfest (Pincourt)

 

Annual Winterfest with animation, inflatable games, dog sledding, tobogganing, skating, pedal go-carts, hockey, mascots, horse/sleigh rides, biathlon target shooting, sugar shack and taffy on snow ($), mini farm and much more, designed to get families outdoors and enjoying some winter fun.

Hot beverages and food will be sold on site.

Where: Olympic Park, 375 Cardinal Leger Blvd., Pincourt, QC

Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2DF7UIL

 

 

Nature Activity: Tales Around the Bonfire (Pierrefonds)

 

Sit around a bonfire and listen to tales of animals living in the nature parks and Southern Quebec. You will also see a variety of objects such as furs, skills and imprints

Where: Bois de Liesse Nature Park (near Accueil des champs), 3555 Douglas B. Floreani Blvd., Pierrefonds, QC  H4S 1Y6

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://guepe.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighbourhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

 

Make a Mini Book (Lachine)

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, families are invited to create a family mini-book.

Library membership and registration required.

Where: Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine, QC

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2mKtfsU

 

 

Super Storytime & Yoga (Dorval)

Celebrate Family Literacy Day at the Library! Older children are invited to bring their favorite adult to take part in a superhero family yoga session. Animated with story, games and activities for all.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 6-10 years with an adult

Additional info: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Ste. Anne De Bellevue)

Join us as we launch a year of celebration, as the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada turns 150 and the local Montreal Centre celebrates it’s 100th time around the Sun. Get an introduction to astronomy, learn about the Solar System, how to use a telescope to explore the night sky, and have your questions about Astronomy answered by enthusiasts. There will also be video from Centres across Canada, and solar and lunar observing if the weather cooperates.

Where: Morgan Arboretum Conservation Centre, 150 Chemin des Pins, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: Free (donations appreciated)

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://www.rascmontreal.org/moon/our-calendar/

 

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

 

Teens can enjoy a night out with a DJ booth for music, pool tables, sporting equipment, Nintendo Wii games, a foosball table and other various activities.

 

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: http://bit.ly/2ivAvGF

 

 

SnowFest (St-Lazare)

 

Come down to the Snowfest! Lots of fun winter activities for everyone! See list of activities and times on the website.

 

Where: Parc Nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare,1677 St. Dominique St.,St. Lazare, QC

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Free admission for residents. Cost for some activities and food

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1QbVJTD

 

 

Sunday, January 28th

 

Tropical Adventure at the Biodome (Montreal)

Puppets, games and exploration: big bun for little ones! The animals that live in the tropical rainforest are the stars of the Capy’s Big Day puppet show. There’s also a play and discovery area where they can burn off some energy.Then, head off to explore the pathways through the ecosystems, lined with birds, mammals and even fish. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun trying to spot the animals featured in the show!

Where: Biodôme,4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2oDesU6

 

 

 

Explore the Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden (Montreal)

Come to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! A cold winter’s day is the perfect time to explore the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses! Take a colorful trip through the succulents, orchids, ferns, penjings, banana trees and more, and indulge your natural curiosity.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

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

 

Outdoor Skating at Centropolis (Laval)

Families are invited to enjoy the outdoor skating rink daily throughout the winter months. On Saturdays, skaters will be offered a delicious hot chocolate at 2 p.m., courtesy of Divaliva restaurant (limited quantities)

Where: Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval, QC  H7T 2Y5

Time: 9:00am-11:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

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

 

Natrel Skating Rink (Montreal)

The Old Port’s skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the first skaters on December 9.Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montreal’s biggest outdoor skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of historic Old Montreal. It’s open every day.

Where: The Old Port Clock Tower, 333 rue de la Commune W., Montreal, QC

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $18.00, teens and seniors $6.95, kids 6-12 years $4.60 and under 6 years are free

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2AbD4b0

 

 

 

My Snow Experience- (DDO and Laval)

All winter long, children aged 5 to 8 will be able to have lots of fun while learning how to snowboard for free in Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This initiative of the Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ—Quebec Ski Area Association), adored by children and parents alike, is offered every Saturday and Sunday until March 11. Guided by dynamic instructors, children will learn how to snowboard step by step in an environment specifically designed for learning.

Where: DDO at Centennial Park from Jan 6 – March 11th 2018 (snowboard only)

Laval at Centre De La Nature From Jan 6 – March 11 2018 (ski and snowboard)

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5-8 years

Additional info: www.mysnow.ski

 

Winter Village at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

An outdoor Winter village with refrigerated skating trail, music, heated restaurant zone and rest areas.

Rental facilities (skates, helmets, skating aids and locks) are on site.

Where: Esplanade Financiere Sun Life of the Olympic Park
4141 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
Montreal

Time: 10am to 9pm

Cost: Free entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2qJRmfT

 

 

Fete Des Neiges

The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities. Access to the site and to most of the activities is free!

Schedule:

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Important: Some activities might be canceled and some areas might be closed due to poor weather. Check website for closures.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Île Ste. Hélène, Montreal

Time: 10am to 8pm

Cost: Free entrance- some cost for some activities

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/

 

 

Wibit Sundays at Olympic Park ( Montreal)

The Olympic Park Sports Centre invites you to discover the Wibit Sundays—located in the newly renovated installations and one of North America’s most stunning aquatic centres. Every Sunday, an aquatic playground full of challenges, daring feats and fun takes over the 50m pool—site of the 1976 Olympic Games swimming events. Young and old alike will enjoy the perfect place to hang out with friends and family in one of Montreal’s most majestic sports venues. Test your abilities on the water obstacles and inflatable tracks, where you can run, jump, slide, and swim your way to a whole lot of fun. When your 70-minute session is over, you may still enjoy the open swim section. For children ages 6 & up who know how to swim. Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Ratio allowed is one adult for three children. Please see website for times and details.

Where: Olympic Park Sports Centre, 3200 Viau St., Montreal, QC

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $10.75, children $8.70 for a 70 minute period

Ages: 6 years and up

Additional Info:  http://bit.ly/2rwC0vs

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Ease into skating with training aids and draw and play on the ice. Skate rentals, food court and parking on the spot. Check website for detailed schedule

 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: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

SnowFest (St-Lazare)

 

Come down to the Snowfest! Lots of fun winter activities for everyone! See list of activities and times on the website.

Where: Parc Nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare,1677 St. Dominique St.,St. Lazare, QC

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Free admission for residents. Cost for some activities and food

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1QbVJTD

 

 

 

Laval En Blanc (Laval)

 

The program features dog sledding, bubble soccer, snow sculpting, stained glass on ice fireworks and more. See website for schedule of activities.

Where: Berge des Baigneurs, 13 Hotte St., Laval, QC

Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://dehors.laval.ca

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Montreal Speech Bubbles (Pointe-Claire)

 

With artists from Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture and evolution of the city. See its streets, neighborhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies, and outdoor staircases that are so distinctive that they appear in comic strip panels by native Montreal artists.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2D6YlnR

 

 

Stuffed Animal Story Hour (Pointe-Claire)

 

Children can bring their blankets and teddy bears to enjoy a story hour with their parents.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr. Pointe-Claire, QC H9S4L7

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm in English* 3:30pm-4:30pm in French

Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

Age: 3-6 years with a parent or caregiver

Additional Info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

New Series-The DADventurers (Beaconsfield)

 

Become the hero of Jake’s stories with your DADventurer! An excellent way for children and their fatherly figure to bond while having fun adventures.

Library membership and registration required

 Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield, QC  H9W 4A7

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: Free for library members. Registration required

Age: 4-8 years

Additional info: http://beaconsfield.ca

 

 

 

Watts-Up with Mad Science (Kirkland)

 

With the help of a Van der Graaff generator, experience different principles related to static electricity. You’ll leave with your hair standing on end

Registration is done online only and is open to library members only. For more information about the online registration procedure, call 514-630-2719.

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

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: FREE for library members. Online registration required

Age: 7-12 years

Additional info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca