From Montreal's history museums to its outdoor pedestrian-only markets where jugglers and cartoonists entertain, this Canadian city... more » north of Vermont is a must stop for a memorable family vacation.
Not only can children enjoy such cultural gems as Montreal's Museum of Archaeology and History that showcases 10 years of digs, they can also enjoy quality family time renting a paddle boat on the St. Lawrence River; taking a ghost tour of the historic Old Montreal area and searching for spooky haunts; or renting bikes and touring this cycle-friendly city on two or four wheels.
(Tip: Montreal has a BIXI bike-sharing program (www.bixi.com), which has several hundred stations around the city. Bikes are about $5 for 24-hour access, with 30-minute usage periods free in that time period. One more tip: If you happen to be in Montreal on May 30, that is Montreal Museums Day, which gives tourists free admission to over 25 museums.)
Kids will also find the cartoonists that call Place Jacques-Cartier home a hilarious addition to their memories, and they most certainly will not forget spending an evening at the five-story Laser Quest for some high-tech fun. less «