Day Trips From the West Island

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 Day Trips and Family Outing Suggestions Near Montreal

 Filed under: Miscellaneous — webmaster @ Jun 22nd, 2007

Some days you want to take the kids out for a fun family day but can’t think of an interesting place to go. Montreal is surrounded by wonderful opportunities for a day out with the kids.

This map provides some suggestions for a trip that can be done within a day or less and does not require an overnight stay.

Montreal Day Trips

1000 Islands

Take a cruise through the 1000 island region and enjoy many of the local attractions. Cruises depart from the town of Gananoque, Ontario which is about a 2.5 hour drive from Montreal.

Official Site: 1000 Islands Park

Bromont Water Park

150 Champlain

Bromont, Quebec

(866) 276-6668

450 534-2200

Located in the Bromont Ski Center this water park has activities for the whole family.

Official Site: Bromont Water park

Calypso Theme Water Park

2015 Calypso Street

Limoges, Ontario

(613) 443-9995

The largest waterpark in Canada!

Official Site: Calypso Waterpark

Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center

One College Streett

Burlington, Vermont

(877) 324-6386

Located in Burlington Vermont, this center has a wide range of aquatic and science exhibits. Check out the website for current exhibits at the aquarium.

Official Site: Echo Lake Aquarium

Ecomuseum Zoo

21125 Ch Ste Marie

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

(514) 457-9449

Located at the west end of Montreal, this educational wildlife park is a great family friendly destination. Open every day except Christmas. This zoo has over 100 animals including deer, caribou, snakes and bears. A gem of the West Island.

Official Site: Ecomuseum

Granby Zoo

525 St. Hubert St. (corner Route 139)

Granby, Quebec

1 877 472-6299

Located about 1 hour's drive from Montreal, this zoo has enough for a family to do for the whole day. Granby Zoo offers an African Safari experience, the Amazoo Yoplait Water Park, an extensive zoo area, and an amusement park.

Official Site: Granby Zoo

Jean Drapeau Park

Ile St. Helene / Ile Notre Dame

1 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Montreal, Quebec

514 872-6120

Jean Drapeau Park consists of Notre Dame island and Saint Helen’s island. The old site of Montreal’s Expo 67 World’s Fair it now includes a wide variety of activities that could easily occupy a complete day. At Jean Drapeau Park you will find a public beach, outdoor swimming pools, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere, as well as La Ronde Amusement Park (Six Flags). Montreal’s Casino is also located their.

Website: Jean Drapeau Park

Official Site: Jean Drapeau


Less than 3 hours from Montreal, visit Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress, as well as the Rideau Canal.

Official Site: Kingston

La Ronde Amusement park

22 Macdonald Road

Ile Sainte-Helene

Montreal, Quebec

514 397-2000

LaRonde is a Six Flags Amusement park offering rides and special events for kids of all ages.

Official Site: Six Flags Amusement park

Long Sault


Long Sault Beach is part of the St. Lawrence Parks system just west of Cornwall, Ontario. Ninety minutes from Montreal, this beach and picnic area is ideal for a family outing. Camping facilities are available for longer stays.

Official Site: Long Salt Beach

McMaze Family Farm Fun

Cedar Fox Farm

17049 Willy Allan Road

St. Andrew's, Ontario

(613) 932-7630

The McDonald family operated a fun farm near Cornwall where you can have a day of outdoor fun. They have 5 corn mazes on the property. Most activities are seasonal so contact them directly or check the website for details.

Official Site: McMaze Farm

Mont St. Bruno

330 chemin des 25 East

Saint Bruno de Montarville, Quebec

450 653-7544

Located about 30 minutes from Montreal Mont St. Bruno Park offers a 27 kilometer network of hiking trails, picnic facilities and apple picking in the fall.

Official Site: Mont St. Bruno

Mont Tremblant

1000 Chemin des Voyageurs

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Primarily known as a ski resort, Mont Tremblant now provides outdoor activities year round. Hiking, golfing, and a variety of water activities are available. Mont Tremblant Village also offers a large number of shopping and eating options.

Official Site: Mont Tremblant

Mount Orford

Mount Orford Parc is a 60 square kilometre nature area in the Eastern Townships. The park is an excellent destination for Canoeing, Golfing, Cycling, Hiking and Backpacking.

Official Site: Mount Orford

Oka Park

2020 Oka Road

Oka, Quebec

450 479-8365

This park, a popular day trip destination, is less than a one hour drive from Montreal. It offers bike trails, hiking, a beach area and camp grounds.

Old Montreal

Old Montreal offers a collection of fun family activities including the Science Museum, an IMAX Theatre, short cruises around the harbour and jet boating in the Lachine Rapids.


Canada’s capitol offers many activities including the Aviation Museum, a science museum and the parliament Buildings.

Official Site: Ottawa

Parc Aventure

Mont Rigaud Ski Center

321 Des Erables

Rigaud, Quebec

514 990-1286

Parc Aventure offers a series of fun nature based activities including tree top acrobatics, wall climbing, trampoline bungy jumping and giant web crawling.

Official Site: Parc Aventure

Parc Safari

850 Route 202

Hemmingford, Quebec

450 247-2727

Less than 1 hour from Montreal, this nature park includes a drive through safari, a wildlife observatory, water park and thrill ride amusement center.

Official Site: Parc Safari

Prehistoric World

Morrisburg, Ontario

1 613 543 2503

Prehistoric World is a park that features over 50 life size dinosaur models in a natural setting.

More Info: Prehistoric World

Quebec City

Visit this Unesco World Heritage travel destination to see numerous historic and tourist sites including Old Quebec and the Plains of Abraham.

Official Site: Quebec City

St. Sauveur Water park

350 St. Denis

Saint-Sauveur, Quebec

450 227-4671

There are twenty different activities you can do at this water park including a Super Wave Pool, Super Spirals and tubing. Numerous water rides especially geared for children are available.

Official Site: St. Sauveur Water park

Super-Aqua Club

322 Montee de la Baie

Pointe-Calumet, Quebec

450 473-1013

Super Aqua Club is within one hour of Montreal and has close to 40 activities. They include The Tornado, The Castle, and The Big Blue Wave Pool.

Official Site: Super-Aqua Club

Upper Canada Village

13740 County Road 2

Morrisburg, Ontario

1 800 437 2233

Upper Canada Village recreates a town from the 1860s complete with shops and costumed villagers.

Official Site: Upper Canada Village


Yamaska Provincial Park offers 18 kilometers of hiking and cycling trails, picnic facilities as well as canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals.

Official Site: Yamaska Park