Thursday, June 18, 2009

Q&A: Montreal And Quebec City With The Kids

From The New York Times:


We are two adults and two boys (ages 3 and 7) staying a July week in Montreal and Quebec City. We intend to rent an apartment. Any suggestions as to usual places of interest — children’s museums, parks, cruises, etc? We will use public transportation.

Kah Heng Phon,
Teaneck, N.J.


Both cities are très family friendly. Montreal has kid- and adult-friendly options like the lovely Mount Royal Park, the Insectarium (4581, rue Sherbrooke Est; 514-872-1400;, the Biodôme de Montréal science center (4777, avenue Pierre-de Coubertin; 514-868-3000; and the amusement park Ronde (22, chemin MacDonald; 514-397-2000; For more ideas, including dining and hotel options, take a look at “36 Hours in Montreal” by Aric Chen (Oct. 22, 2006). There are several day cruises in Montreal, including the Bateau-Mouche (514-849-9952;, with a route around the city on the St. Lawrence River with family discounts.

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