#FamilyFun at @theshrinecircus 2014 #Montreal #review

The Shrine Circus is in Montreal! My kids could not have been more excited to attend the opening night in Lasalle as special VIP guests. We joined Ringmaster Richard Curtis and his beautiful wife Kimberly Zerbini as they gave us a special behind the scenes tour of the circus. We were thrilled to see Marie and Shelley the elephants bathing before the show and even catch a glimpse of some of the 400 pounds of hay they consume every single day!


The cool, crisp August weather is the perfect time to check out the Shrine circus with your family. The kids were thrilled to have their faces painted before the show and grab some yummy snacks as the lights dimmed. This year’s performance was phenomenal! We had a great time at the Shrine circus last year and were pleased to see how much they had reinvented the show this time around. It was an entirely different performance. I couldn’t help but admire the dedication of the circus families working hard year round to offer a fantastic new show that is fun for the whole family.

We held our breath as the stunning acrobats climbed high near the top of the tent; flipped and twirled in perfect synchronization to THE song of the year. I’ll let you take one guess. From a movie that starts with an F and you/your kids may have seen it 10-94 times already this year (umm…errr. hypothetically speaking of course!).

The clowns were fun as always, entertaining and wacky. I loved how they really get the audience into the show (Go and you’ll know exactly what I mean!).

I am a HUGE fan of horses as you may know. Erika Zerbini (also known as the Horse Whisperer) did not disappoint. Her majestic white horses were elegant, beautiful and breathtakingly graceful. I was awestricken as they strode across the stage.

shrine circus, shrine circus montreal, montreal, family fun activity in montreal, canadianmomeh, fun activity for the whole family montreal, where to buy tickets for the shrine circus, shriners montreal

One of our family’s favourite acts was the Dragomir Troupe, a high flying teeterboard act of seven Romanian acrobat performers who are catapulted high in the air. They have won awards in Romania, Spain, Holland and France. Their physical strength, energy and momentum was both electrifying and gravity defying. We were blown away by their sheer strength as they balanced five people high into the air supported by one man. The kids could not stop talking about it! This act is new to the Shrine circus and to North America and was definitely a crowd favourite.

I highly recommend you check out all the amazing entertainment for yourself. Be sure to use promo code FUN to get two tickets for the price of one!


LASALLE – 17 Shows

Carrefour Angrignon – 7077 boul. Newman,
LaSalle. QB H8N 1X1
Aug 14 to Aug 25, 2014
Tickets also available at Lasalle Boston Pizza, 6857 Newman Blvd

LAVAL – 17 Shows

Centropolis – 1799 Avenue Pierre Péladeau, Laval, QC H7T 2Y5 Aug 28 to Sept 7, 2014
Laval Boston Pizza, 450 Promenade Centropolis


Sep 12 to Sep 21, 2014


We had such a great time at the opening night that I just had to share my Storify with you! Check it out and see for yourself.

Tags : canadianmomehfamily fun activity in montrealfun activity for the whole family montrealMontrealShrine circusshrine circus 2014shrine circus montrealshriners montrealwhere to buy tickets for the shrine circus

The author Fariha

Fariha is a mom of two, journalist, blogger, social media specialist and digital influencer. She is also an ambassador for Canadian diversity. Her blog specializes in lifestyle, automotive, travel, giveaway and product reviews from a uniquely Canadian perspective. If you are interested in collaborating or promoting your product, service or travel destination, email Fariha: or find her on Twitter @CanadianMomEh.


  1. Nothing better than a night out at the circus to keep things interesting. I recently went to one in Cambodia and it was one of the best nights of the trip.

  2. We went to the circus last year and we loved it! The amazing stunts kept our eyes wide open and then I read Water for Elephants.. great book that put an understanding to the circus.

  3. Looks like you had a fun time at the Shrine Circus 2014 in Montreal. I’m not much of the circus but I think you did an excellent review here.

  4. LOVE the elephant pic! That looks like so much fun. I’ve actually never been to a circus… so it’d be so much fun to take my girls! I’m sure they’d love it. Wonder if the circus ever makes it to Victoria? I’ve never heard of one here. Must look it up now. 🙂

  5. What a great experience you had! We went to the circus last year! My kids were amazed! We had so much fun! I recommend this circus to EVERYONE!

Leave a Response

Visit CanadianMomEh on Facebook!