Fall is a truly magical season in Montreal. Not only is the scorching heat and humidity finally past our backs and the cool crisp air looming in the horizon, but hope is ever present with leaves of all colours, forms, and shapes carpeting the Montreal ground. The water-painted trees (or so they seem) that litter the Montreal landscape make visitors and newcomers wonder if they are walking in reality or in wonderland. It’s neither; it is Montreal magic.Here are just a few Montreal family activities you could be doing with your family during this magical time of year, these do not all involve money, but rather the gift of time with one another in the city you love!
Montreal’s public markets are pretty fun, but how about picking up your produce right from the source? There are plenty of apple orchards close to Montreal. You can head to the Cidrerie-Verger Leo Boutin orchard for an epic apple-picking family adventure and also explore the cider factory. After you’ve plundered as much apples as you can practically carry, bake a delicious homemade apple pie and share it with friends! Favourite apple pie recipe here!
Climbing is an interested term for it, it is more like going up a series of stairs if you go from Peel Avenue, or walking up a slight incline on a beautiful autumn leave coated man made path, wide enough for walkers, runners, bikers, strollers, and so on. You enjoy the company of those you are with in an atmosphere like Mount Royal, the surrounding is beautiful but not extreme, enjoy the work out, or light jaunt, and no matter how many times you go up, remember to take a moment to look at Montreal from the look out. It may "look the same" but it is more beautiful every time. Take a selfie, maybe two, but mainly take it all in.
If you haven’t already done so, you have until Oct the 31st to visit the Botanical Garden’s magical Lantern Festival. The incredible display of traditional lanterns is put together by the Chinese Garden at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. When the sun goes down, the lights are up and you’re in for a treat. This (understandably) is one of the city’s most popular and most photographed attractions. Lights, colors, lanterns, mystery, and magic await you here!
If you like movies (who doesn’t?), this independent film festival is all about the latest cinema practices and also features films from all over the world. Every year more than 300 films are shown here. Make sure to stop by from the 7th to the 18th of October to see a full screening!
This is an event to try a vast amount of wine-derful local Quebec wines. The rendez-vous is on Oct the 17th at the Moishe House Montreal. Do not miss it while the wine-dow of opportunity is still open! Need babysitters? Contact us! So, we lied, this cannot be categorized under "Montreal Family Activities" but it can be categorized as a date night/event, which is just an important!
Pumpkin Spice latte is the signature drink of the season. But if you are not fond of the sugary stuff (what is it exactly) that Starbucks adds, you should explore the tons of other cafes that make their own versions of the drink, but with homemade real pumpkin spice syrups. Here are a few of our recommendations:Tommy Cafe (200 Rue Notre Dame Ouest)Faberge (25 Avenye Fairmount O)Cafe Myriade (1432 Mackay St.)Pikolo Expresso Bar (3418 Park Ave.)7. Have a "leaf battle" at Parc Lafontaine!Parc Lafonataine is about to be inundated by golden torrents of falling golden leaves in the next couple of weeks. After a stroll through the carpeted park, why not start a leaf fight with your children (because you know you too are a kid at heart)!What is your favourite Montreal Family Activity for the fall? Let us know in the comments below!