March break: what to do in Montréal?

Last updated March 6, 2023
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Outdoors or indoors, sports or cultural activities,  there are plenty of no-cost choices for family fun during March break. Here’s a sample of what’s available.

Get moving, explore, enjoy something sweet

Parc Frédéric-Back offers a snowshoe tour of the site, an introduction to kite flying, snow sculpture, and a new mechanically groomed toboggan hill. We loan out all the necessary equipment.

In addition to skating, Parc du Mont-Royal is a great place for a guided bird walk. There’s also a riddle game in which youngsters follow the tracks of a mysterious animal that prowls the forest.

Do your children like to learn, do crafts, and try new things, all nature-related? Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse is offering a nature day camp.

The nature parks offer maple taffy tastings for your sweet tooth and guided activities to pique the curiosity of young and old. You can even visit a sugar shack at Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques.

Before you head out for a cross-country ski, sledding or skating adventure, check out the conditions at our winter sites.

Participate in fun workshops 

More than 150 free workshops are being held at our libraries to entertain young people. Bingo, game-related activities, and science experiments await you.

Solve a mystery at the library

How well do you know Alice in Wonderland? Using clues and tools, decipher the secret codes to solve the mystery of Wonderland. This captivating adventure will enchant children and parents alike and lead them to (re)discover this classic piece of literature.

Visit museums for free

Do you have a Montréal library subscriber card? You can borrow passes for a free visit to the Écomusée du fier monde, the MAC (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) and the McCord Stewart Museum, beginning March 1.

Attend unique, entertaining shows

The Maisons de la culture (our local cultural centres) offer free activities including films, plays for young people, and circus and puppet shows, for different age groups.

Ticket reservations are required for some activities. Make sure you reserve your seats ahead of time.

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