Things to do during March break

Last updated February 13, 2024
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Outdoor or indoor activities, sports or arts and culture: There are so many fun things to do during spring break! Here’s an overview.

Get moving in parks

Nature parks offer a variety of activities:   

  • Maple taffy tasting   
  • Guided sessions on maple syrup farming, winter in the forest and birds and mammals  
  • Active games   
  • Hikes where you learn to make a fire, track animals or use binoculars  

At the Parc nature du Bois-de-Liesse, the “Mystère et boule de neige” (“Mystery and Snowball”) themed day camp is offered during March break week. Attendees conduct a survey on climate change and explore its impacts on plants and animals.   

Parc Frédéric-Back offers a guided snowshoe tour and an open snow sculpture activity. A Finnish bowling game and a giant chess game can also be borrowed from the Tohu to play on site or outdoors.   

In addition to skating, Mount Royal Park is a great place to hike. The “Les oiseaux, c’est chouette!” (“Birds Are Great!”) activity invites families to explore the park on snowshoes, where they’ll identify the animals that live there. “À la lueur de la ville” (“In the Glow of the City”) offers a nighttime snowshoe getaway to discover breathtaking trails and mountain views. A screening of Aboriginal short films is presented at the Mount Royal Park welcome centre.   

Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a series of family activities in areas, featuring a dance-along to the greatest hits with fun and easy choreography and a sports board with games such as giant foosball and hockey-bottine.

Participate in library workshops

More than 100 free workshops are held in libraries to entertain young people. Bingo, game activities and scientific experiments await you.

Visit museums for free

Do you have a Montréal municipal library card? Free passes are available to visit the Écomusée du fier monde, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the McCord Stewart Museum.  In addition, 4 new museums have been added to the list this year. The new museums are the MEM - Centre des mémoire montréalaises, the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ), the Musée des hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal and the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner (MOEB). Passes for the new museums on the list will only be accessible beginning March 1.

Attend events at Montréal’s arts centres

Films, children’s plays, circus or puppet shows: Montréal’s arts centres offer free activities for different ages.

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