What to do during Spring Break 2024

To the point Here's a list of free and paid activities for Spring Break 2024.

In 2024, spring break in Quebec will run from March 4 to 8 for most students.

Cultural activities

In Montreal, the Quartier des spectacles lights up every year with the event Luminothérapie. This 14th edition’s trail of luminous works – running along Sainte-Catherine Street West – will plunge you into an interactive experience in the heart of downtown.

You can then dance the night away on the outdoor site of the Montreal High Lights Festival. The DJ Station will feature a diverse musical program.

  • Free of charge. Open every day
Photo credit: website Montréal en lumière

In Quebec City, a visit to the miniature architecture museum is a must! Ludovica Miniland is an exhibition featuring over 2,000 miniature architectural replicas of spectacular monuments around the world.

  • Free for children 4 and under. Open every day

At the Pulperie de Chicoutimi the “Atashpishinanu / Seconde peau, l’art du vêtement ilnu” exhibition features over fifty pieces. Find out how these garments are made in the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh.

  • Free for children 4 and under

In Trois-Rivières, superhero DNA is at the POP Museum. The mission of this exhibition is to stimulate children’s self-esteem, through a course featuring a hiding place, a climbing wall and skill games.

  • Free for children 4 and under

In Saint-Constant, Exporail Canada’s largest railway museum, offers an immersion in the seventh art. The “Trains in the movies” activity lets you visit a number of vehicles used as film sets, in the presence of an animator.

  • Free for children aged 2 and under

In Old Montreal,“L’Arche de Noé selon Claude Lafortune ” (Noah’s Ark according to Claude Lafortune) is presented at the Marguerite Bourgeoys historic site. This family-friendly exhibition showcases thelatest works by paper sculptor Claude Lafortune.

  • Free for children under 12
Site historique Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Photo credit: Marguerite-Bourgeoys website

Entertainment for all tastes, nothing less. From exciting books to intriguing films and hilarious video games, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ) offers hours of fun.

  • Free of charge. Online and in 12 public buildings across the province

Finally, the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM) offers dozens of family-friendly films.

Sports activities

In Montreal, Laval and Ville Saint-Laurent, you can test your swing on a fluorescent mini-golf course at Putting Edge.

In Mascouche, come and enjoy Laser Action in a 5,000 sq. ft. arena. Laser tag is the perfect way to let off steam with family and friends.

At Mont-Sutton the winter trend is towards the Yooner, defined as a snow go-kart. With a seat height of 20 cm, this gliding concept is ready to be tested on the slopes.

Le Valcartier Vacation Village located 20 minutes north of Quebec City, offers a host of winter activities, including snow sliding. the Hôtel de Glace and the Bora Parc are also worth a visit.

Le Massif de Charlevoix offers tobogganing on a 7.5-kilometre track. Descending the face of Mont à Liguori at full speed, with tight turns, is the Massif’s must-do activity.

Le Massif charlevoix site
Photo credit: Massif Charlevoix website

À Saint-Jean-de-Matha you won’t want to miss out on the Super Glissades, with their two-slope tubing trails.

Feel like sliding down the highest run in Quebec? With an elevation of 110 metres, the Guinness World Record-breaking Tewkesbury Slides is one of the longest in the province.

At the Base de plein air André-Nadeau in Sherbrooke tubing is free if you have your own equipment. Tubes can be hired on site.

At La Tohu, there are yoga and dance initiations. At Montréal’s Frédéric-Back Park, cross-country skis and snowshoes can be borrowed free of charge for 2 hours.

The Plains of Abraham offer a wide range of sports and recreational activities, including an ice ring for skaters and 14 km of ski trails.

You can also take part in the second edition of Montréal Boréal and enjoy activities such as axe throwing, winter yoga and fat-wheeled cycling.

Photo credit: Plains of Abraham website

The Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is the ideal place for ice climbing. The site offers eight walls ranging in altitude from 25 to 50 metres, accessible to beginners and experts alike.

Discover the historic village of Val-Jalbert. It’s a great opportunity to go for walks on snow-cleared paths.

Finally, the special ski promotion for RBC Avion cardholders is back! Every Friday, enjoy two ski tickets for the price of one.

Nature activities

In Montreal, the traditional Biodôme, Biosphère, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Planetarium are always a great opportunity to marvel.

At Domaine Poissant, walking with an alpaca is a very original activity to do at Mont-St-Hilaire.

Photo credit: Facebook of Domaine Poissant du Mont-St-Hilaire

Do you dream of seeing billions of stars in the sky? Direction The ASTROLab at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, featuring a multimedia room and outdoor observation area.

Several zoos and animal parks are open during the winter, such as:

During spring break, several sugar shacks will be open! Check the opening date of your favorite.

Want to build the most beautiful castle? Register for the Snow Castle Challenge to win prizes. Free of charge.

In Trois-Rivières, the Parc de l’île Saint-Quentin offers free access and parking. Here you can hike, snowshoe and skate. Equipment rental on site.

Escapade with points

Marriott Bonvoy credit card welcome bonuses are generous. You could easily collect points for free nights.

In Canada, Marriott Bonvoy has chosen American Express to issue the following two credit cards:

Our ultimate guide will show you how to make the most of the Marriot Bonvoy loyalty program.

If you don’t want to use your Marriott Bonvoy points for free hotel nights, you can transfer them to one of our partner airline loyalty programs, including Aeroplan. A great opportunity to buy a plane ticket for spring break.

Are you dreaming of a ski trip toWestern Canada? Here are our tips in this guide for planning a getaway to Banff or Whistler and making the most of your points.

When is spring break in 2024?

In 2024, spring break in Quebec will run from March 4 to 8 for most students.

Where to go during spring break?

The different regions of Quebec offer a wide range of winter activities for all age groups. If you love sliding, take a trip to Le Massif de Charlevoix or Saint-Jean-de-Matha.

What to do during spring break

Sports or cultural activities, there’s no shortage of choices during this week of vacation. The Québec government’s official Bonjour Québec tourism site will give you some great ideas.

Where to have fun in Montreal during spring break?

Tourisme Montréal ‘s website lets you search according to your desires. Among the festivals, Montreal High Lights offers a great program until March 10, 2024.

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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