This fantastic spot for the whole family won’t just educate your kids about local species by letting them peer at animals from afar, it’ll invite them to actually interact with them. Not far from the Morgan Arboretum, a 20-minute drive from downtown, this one and only zoo on the island of Montreal invites kids to visit in the early morn for breakfast with the animals, so they learn what various species eat – from otters to raccoons to barn owls – and help give them their first meal of the day. You can also sign your kids up to become zookeepers for a day, or, during spring, come after dark and hear the frogs sing their hearts out. Of course, it’s also possible to simply visit for a couple of hours and tour the habitats of animals exclusive to the Saint-Lawrence Valley in Quebec, year-round.
By Isa Tousignant, AFAR Local Expert
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21125 Ch Ste-Marie, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y7, Canada
Sun - Sat 9am - 4pm