Exploring Montreal with Kids | Découvrir Montréal avec les Enfants

What do we do with the kids this weekend? | Qu’est-ce qu’on pourrait bien faire avec les enfants cette fin de semaine?

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Babar Books

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Calling itself “the largest children’s book store in Quebec,” Babar’s two locations have a vast selection of titles both in English and in French with 25,000 titles. You can also find toys here, audio visual material, a play corner, and sometimes even a story time.


Babar Books (West Island)

This recently renovated storefront bookstore is located in the historic Pointe Claire village.

46 Sainte Anne #6,
Pointe-Claire, QC –
(514) 694-0380

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 09:22

Babar en ville (Westmount)

This is Babar’s downtown location, located in the former Double Hook Bookstore.

235, avenue Greene,
Westmount, QC –
H3Z 2A4
(514) 931-0606


Bummis (Montreal)

At Bummis you will find from start-up diaper kits to biodegradable washing products, flushable liners, diaper bags, etc. Also in the store you can find products to encourage nursing mothers; Bravado Designs nursing bras and maternity underwear, a selection of nursing clothes, nursing pillows and teas. Bummis sells Avent nursing pumps and fantastic soft baby carriers — The Baby Trekker and First Journey, as well as the Heart to Heart sling. And yes, you can also find Exploring Montreal with Kids here.

Bummis recently consolidated its operations into only one store on Mount Royal Ave. W. (near St. Urbain)

55 Mont Royal West #210

Montreal, Quebec

H2T 2S6 Canada






Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:41

Ecomuseum Zoo in Ste. Anne's

This small zoo on the western part of Montreal Island features more than 100 species of native wildlife in their natural environments. The boutique here sells mainly books on wildlife themes (bird identification, plant identification, etc.) as well as souvenirs. Like the zoo, the boutique is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day). Please note that this site is located north of Highway 40 (Transcanada) and access can be difficult by public transit.

21 125 chemin Sainte-Marie (Road)
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc, H9X 3Y7


Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:52

Les Amis de la Montagne

The Smith House is an impressive stone building located in the heart of Mount Royal Park and it originally served as the summer chalet for a wealthy Westmount family. The boutique here sells many guidebooks for bird watching, rock collecting, plant identification, etc as well as souvenirs of Mount Royal Park. Lessons (i.e. cross-country skiing for kids) are periodically offered here and Le Café Smith serves light meals. Equipment rental (sleds, cross country skis, snowshoes, skates) are provided nearby at the Beaver Lake Pavilion in season.

Smith House & Chalet in Mount Royal Park
1260, chemin Remembrance (Road),
Montréal         H3H 1A2
514-843-8240 # 0

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:57


This clothing boutique is committed to bringing you the best brands, service and quality that you and your children deserve. A friendly and trendy clothing boutique carrying items for kids from age zero to age 18

4919a Sherbrooke Street West
Westmount •
H3Z 1H2
(514) 486.4572

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:45

Musée pour enfants

The Musée pour Enfants de Laval invites you to follow the road to discovery by observing the day-to-day world of humans. Through entertaining and educational workshops, little children--and those not so little--will discover a multitude of trades and professions.

3805 boulevard Cure-Labelle
Laval, QC H7P 0A5
(450) 681-4333       

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:46

Neurons Gift Shop / Boutique Cadeaux Neurones

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(Inside the Montreal Science Centre/Old Port IMAX Building)

Here you can find many educational and scientific books and also games.

333, de la Commune Street West,
King-Edward - Old-Port of Montreal, Montreal
(514) 788-1818

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Tasse Gamine

Tasse Gamine

La Tasse Gamine is as much for adults as for their children; it offers a space to relax, have a treat, and have fun. This spacious ground floor play area and café hosts birthday parties, baby showers, and similar events. It also offers a baby registry service.

5658-A Park Ave. (corner of Bernard)

Montreal H2V 4H1



Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:03

Clio Bookstore in Pointe Claire

Clio Bookstore in Pointe Claire is one of many small, independent bookstores that stocks Exploring Montreal with Kids. Clio is found in the Dollar Plaza just north of Highway 20 (near Fundomondo).

245N St. John’s Blvd, Pointe-Claire H9R 3J1



Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:17

Bonder Bookstore in Montreal West

Bonder Bookstore

Bonder's in Montreal West is one of many small, independent bookstores that stocks Exploring Montreal with Kids. Bonder carries a full line of pre-school to adult paperbacks, and as well can fill special orders for any school course. Bonder's is on Westminster Street (corner of Milner).

52 Av Westminster N,

Montreal-Ouest QC,

H4X 1Z2



Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:30

Oink Oink in Westmount

Oink Oink


Oink Oink sells fine books and toys, etc. The Montreal area location is on Greene Ave. in Westmount (corner Sherbrooke W). The company has another retail outlet on Eglington Ave. W. in Toronto.


1343, av Greene, Westmount, H3Z 2A5



Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 08:33

Nicholas Hoare Bookstore in Westmount

This Greene Ave. store offers an eclectic selection of books, predominantly British, to individuals and libraries worldwide. The bookstore specializes in fiction, current events, biographies, travel, and books for kids.

1366 Greene Ave

Westmount, QC H3Z 2B1

(514) 933-4201



Open Weekdays 9:30am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Metro: Station Atwater


Parentheses Montreal

Parenthèses-Montréal is an urban sanctuary that allows parents to take a break in a beautiful chocolate shop. In the same premises, we offer a private preschool academy for 25 children between 18 months and 5 years. Parenthèses-Montréal is also a place to celebrate birthday or shower parties, take prenatal classes or assist a training offered by specialists in the perinatality field. On every Thursday, Parenthèses-Montréal offers a parent playdate at our facilities to share experience, break through the isolation and have fun with our kids. We are happy to welcome you from 9 am to 3 pm (you come and leave as you want). This activity is free.

Parenthèses-Montréal est un sanctuaire urbain qui permet aux parents de prendre une pause. Vous y trouverez tout sous un même toit : une académie préscolaire novatrice pour vos enfants de 18 mois et plus, une section café avec un menu santé qui saura satisfaire vos fringales. Tout a été pensé pour vous permettre de relaxer. Notre luxueux et confortable café est disponible pour organiser vos fêtes d’enfants et shower de bébé. Mensuellement, nous vous tenons à l’affut des nouvelles en périnatalité à l’aide d’ateliers offerts par des spécialistes de la périnatalité. Tous les jeudis, Parenthèses-Montréal vous propose une activité afin de briser l’isolement, partager nos expériences tout en s’amusant avec nos enfants. Nous sommes heureuses de vous accueillir de 9h à 15h (vous arrivez et quittez à votre guise). Il n’y a aucun frais pour cette journée.

1384 Notre Dame Street W



Last Updated on Sunday, 11 March 2012 13:01


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