This year’s spring break in Quebec takes place during the week of February 26 or March 5, depending on the region.
Culture and lights
- Several activities are taking place at Place des Arts in Montreal from March 1 to 4. There will be storytelling shows, the interactive exhibition Les Fabuloscopes, as well as circus, craft and culinary workshops.
- The exhibition on 70 years of children’s programming From Pepinot to Paw Patrol® – Television of our Childhoods brings all the memories together in one place in Gatineau, at the Canadian Museum of History.
- Until March 5, the Quartier des spectacles is illuminated thanks to Luminothérapie. Free of charge.
- Illumi, La Féerie de Lumières by Cavalia in Laval is the largest multimedia sound and light event in the world.
- In Wendake, Onhwa’Lumina, we meet the Huron-Wendat people with an enchanted 1.2 km nocturnal route. It is a creation of Moment Factory.
- Get lost for days with the huge database of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ). Everything is free. We can participate in training workshops, online activities, borrow digital books and browse the treasures of the National Archives.
- Ludovica Miniland is an exhibition of over 2000 miniature architectural replicas of spectacular monuments around the world, including a section dedicated to Paris. At Place Laurier in Quebec City.
- At the Cours du Mont-Royal, the famous Barbie doll and her multiple outfits are at theBarbie Expo. It’s free.
- At the Pulperie de Chicoutimi – Musée du Fjord, the exhibition Place au cirque shows the circus arts in Quebec, the public entertainers and the first families of acrobats
- The DNA of superheroes is at the POP Museum in Trois-Rivières. Its mission is to stimulate the self-esteem of children.
- On Saturdays, you can visit Hydro Quebec’s Beauharnois power plant. Free, by reservation only.
- Exporail, the largest railway museum in Canada, is open on February 24, 25, 26, 2023 and March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2023 from 9AM to 5PM. Then, on March 5, it’s free with the free museum admission program on the first Sunday of each month.
- There is the possibility to make birdies all over Quebec, thanks to several indoor mini-putts or to play laser games.
- The winter trend is the Yooner, which is defined as a snow kart. Mont-Sutton offers this activity on its trails.
- Valcartier Vacation Village offers us skating, sliding and palm trees at Bora Parc.
- Sledding with sharp turns, on a long 7.5 kilometer track at Le Massif de Charlevoix.
- For snow that flies in your face while sliding on tubes, several mountains are accessible in Quebec. One of the most popular is in Saint-Jean-de-Matha.
- Would you like to slide on the highest track in Quebec? At an elevation of 110 metres, the Guinness track at Glissades Tewkesbury is also one of the longest in the province.
- At the Base de plein air André-Nadeau in Sherbrooke, sliding is free if you have your own equipment. It is possible to rent the tubes on site.
- Then, thanks to TOHU at Frédéric-Back Park in Montreal, the loan of cross-country skis and snowshoes is free for a period of 2 hours.
- The Plains of Abraham offer a wide range of activities. The Plains of Abraham Museum is free for the spring break. Then, there is a treasure hunt, sliding, snowshoeing, skating and walking to do.
- Go ice climbing at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, for both beginners and experienced climbers.
- Winter activities are also available at Village Val-Jalbert. There is a Moonlight Night on March 04.
- Do you have an RBC Avion credit card? Don’t forget to claim your free ski ticket on Friday.
- The traditional Biodome, Biosphere, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Planetarium are open all week long (except on Monday March 6th).
- At the Domaine Poissant in Mont-St-Hilaire, walking with an alpaca is a very original activity to do.
- The ASTROLab of the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic allows to see the billions of stars in the sky.
- Several zoos and animal parks are open during the winter, such as:
- Several sugar shacks will be open! Check the opening date of your favorite.
- Build the most beautiful castle and enter the Snow Castle Challenge to win prizes! Free.
- The Parc de l’île Saint-Quentin in Trois-Rivières offers free access and parking. You can walk, snowshoe, skate and ride a fatbike. If you are missing equipment, they rent it out.
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