Things to do in Montreal with Kids
Zipline over the city — The Old Port section of Montreal is zipping with action and there is so much to do with kids. One of the newest attractions is the Montreal Zipline, allowing you to get the bird’s eye view of Montreal with Canada’s first urban zip line. I’ve now ziplined through rainforests, down mountains, near beaches, and across cities. This one-zip attraction is good for a quick thrill — not too fast and not too scary. I’d suggest waiting until the line isn’t too long, as the ride itself is quite quick. Hannah and I gave this one two thumbs up while Glenn was our self-appointed photographer.
The Montreal Zipline is located in the Old Port of Montreal at Hangar 16, near Clock tower Pier. Tickets are $19.50CA for adults and $16.99CA for children under 12. Ziplining is available for individuals age seven and up weighing from 50 to 250 pounds. Please check the website for 2016 information.
Climb aboard a pirate adventure — New for the summer of 2015, Voiles en Voiles offers an aerial ropes course on pirate ships located in Montreal’s Old Port. This attraction is so much fun and truly something for all ages as they offer inflatables for the little ones, a ropes course just barely off the ground for those in-between stages, and three levels of aerial ropes courses between the pirate and “royal” ships for those more adventurous. If you have been reading for a while, it will be no surprise that our little adventurer just HAD to go on all three levels. I barely made it through the first, but I later realized that what you need to do is just lean into the harness, trust that it will hold you (they use one of the safest harness systems around), and not worry so much about maintaining your balance. One HUGE thumbs up for this one and two shaky thumbs from the chicken parents. Oh, and while you are at it, check out the climbing walls on the back of the pirate ship too. If you are adventurous, plan on spending at least an hour here.