Easter Activities for Kids in Montreal

  • 01 of 09

    Of Egg Hunts and Easter Farms: Montreal Easter Events Just for Kids

    Easter in Montreal 2016 events and activities for kids and the whole family.
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    Easter activities for kids in Montreal? From April 14 to April 17, 2017, that includes egg hunts, Easter farms, zoo visits and more. 

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  • 02 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Zoo

    Montreal Easter events for kids in 2016 include the Ecomuseum Zoo's egg hunt.
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    Head to the Ecomuseum Zoo for an Easter egg hunt on April 15 and April 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet the "real" Easter Bunny doling out hugs and chocolates.

    Assorted Easter-themed games will also be on offer as well as a chance for kids to be transformed into their favorite animal courtesy of an on-site makeup artist. Kids also get to meet Ecomuseum zoologists and with any luck, some of the animals. Admission rates here. Management insists that no child leaves empty-handed, recommending families buy tickets online to avoid on-site ticket booth lineups.

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  • 03 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Maze

    Montreal Easter 2017 events for kids include McMaze's annual egg hunt.
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    Montreal Easter events for kids? This one is off-island. In fact, it's off-province given it's in Ontario, but I recommend it every year anyway.  Ouimet Farms' annual egg hunt is a one hour and forty minute drive outside of the city. So make it a day trip. Families can enjoy a tractor wagon ride with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs in the great outdoors and true to McMaze's namesake, a bunch of mazes are also on site for kids to explore. Boots and warm clothing recommended given that the activities are outdoors on a farm.​

    See Also: What's Open and Closed in Montreal Easter Weekend?

    Admission $13.25 for everyone over age 2, free for ages 2 and under and families of 4 pay $44.25. Egg hunts (and scavenger hunts for older kids) run every Easter but NOT in 2017 sadly. The annual event returns in 2018.

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  • 04 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Skate

    Montreal Easter events for kids in 2016 include Atrium le 1000.
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    Open every single day throughout the Easter holiday, if you regularly skate at Atrium le 1000, you've probably seen me whizzing by at some point. If you're a regular, you also know how crowded the rink can become on weekends and holidays, which in many ways offers a safer environment for kids since the masses have no choice but to slow down when there's a lot of people.

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  • 05 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Wax

    Montreal Easter activities for kids include an Easter egg hunt at the Grévin wax museum.
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    Looking for an Easter egg hunt smack dab in the middle of downtown Montreal? Here's to crossing our finger that Grévin wax museum in the Montreal Eaton Centre does a repeat of its egg hunt from the year before.

    Even if they don't have an egg hunt this year, Grévin is still worth a trip, one of the more family-friendly museums in Montreal. Catch its Astérix exhibit while you can until April 16, 2017.

    Admission $22, senior rate $20.50, youth ages 13 to 18 pay $18, kids ages 6 to 12 cost $16, family rate $60 (2 adults with 2 kids/youth or 1 adult and 3 kids/youth).

    Insider tip: hungry? consider heading some of Montreal's best pizza about a five to 10-minute walk from Grévin. And consider stocking up on sweet, sticky maple products on the way there.

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  • 06 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Butterfly

    Montreal Easter events for kids in 2016 include the Montreal Botanical Garden's Butterflies Go Free exhibit.
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    Ever meet a kid who didn't like butterflies? Me neither. So bring them to the Montreal Botanical Garden's Butterflies Go Free exhibit. Up to 2,000 of them are flying around in the greenhouses every day. The Montreal Botanical Garden is open every single day of Montreal Easter weekend, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Insider tip: ​consider pairing your visit to the Montreal Botanical Garden with one to the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum which is hosting an Easter egg hunt in its garden on both April 15 and April 16, 2017, a roughly ten-minute walk from the Botanical Garden. Families also get to decorate cupcakes this year as well as tour the museum. Reservations required. Call (​​514) 259-9201 to reserve tickets and guarantee your kids a spot on the 10 a.m. to noon hunts or the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. hunts. Admission $14, $9 for kids ages 4 to 17, $30 for one adult and 2 kids or 2 adults and one kid, $40 for 2 adults and 2 kids or one adult and 3 kids.

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  • 07 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Sugar Shack

    What's in a sugar shack meal? Find out what dishes go into a tradition Quebec cabane à sucre meal.
    ••• Never had a traditional sugar shack meal? You're in for a treat. And maybe heartburn. Buzz Productions / Getty Images

    Nothing quite like a sugar rush on Easter weekend. Break out of the Easter egg rut and dive headfirst into all things maple at these top sugar shacks near Montreal.

    Insider tip: rather stay close to home? Montreal has its fair share of urban sugar shacks. Most are pretty basic and only include hot taffy on snow. Yet others offer a sugar shack meal experience.

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  • 08 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Farm

    Montreal Easter events for kids in 2016 include Quinn Farm's egg hunt.
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    Bummed that  Ouimet Farms' cancelled its Easter egg hunt this year? Then Try Quinn Farm on Île Perrot for a similar outdoorsy egg hunt experience. You'll still need a car to get there but the trip will last a fraction of the time. Check out Quinn's animal farm, hop on a tractor or wagon and be on the lookout for eggs scattered throughout the grounds.

    Admission is $10 per child participating in the hunt, $2 for everyone else ages 2 and up. Every participating child gets an Easter basket, the eggs they collected and a bonus chocolate lollipop. Quin Farm egg hunts run every day from April 14 through April 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tractor rides start up every 30 minutes.

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  • 09 of 09

    Montreal Easter 2017 Events for Kids: The Museum

    Montreal Easter events for kids in 2016 include and egg hunt and Mister Rabbit's Circus presented by McCord Museum.
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    Whether McCord Museum has its annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 remains to be seen. Still no word atlast check. A Sunday arts workshop is currently scheduled on the same day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids ages 3 to 12 and get in free. Adults pay $20. Contact the museum directly details.