Updated on Mar 4, 2024

What to Do in the Townships During the March Break

Of course, you’ll find a panoply of winter sports you can practise, like alpine or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking … but you’ll also discover some special events you’ll be able to enjoy during the March Break. Here are thirteen of them!

Take your Family to Celebrate the Carnaval de Sherbrooke

From March 1 to 3 – Parc Jacques-Cartier and online

This year, the carnival returns in its traditional formula to the delight of both small and tall alike! During the day, test your physical skills with the series of challenges offered, and in the evening, admire the ice sculptures as you walk along an illuminated path. Enjoy the many fun activities offered throughout the event (inflatable games, laser game, Giant Games zone, etc.). The event is free, but an ALL ACCESS passport costs $10 in presale (taxes included) and gives access to all carnival activities.

Relax with the family at the Spa

From March 1 to 10 – Balnea Spa

Do you have children aged between 12 and 17? Then take advantage of this opportunity offered by Balnea Spa to enjoy a relaxing time with them. You’ll have access to all the thermal therapy installations together with your kiddos. A special moment definitely not to be missed!

Put Your Ingenuity to the Test

From March 2 to 11 – Musée de l’ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier

As a family, use your imagination in these three thinkering challenges: build a shock-resistant tower, design a mechanism to throw the ball at various targets and redirect the laser towards the target while passing through multiple portals. Will you be able to adapt your prototypes? This activity is included with the Museum’s entrance ticket.

Visit the Zoo de Granby

Every day from March 2 to 10

What you’ll see: 90% of the zoo’s residents, some of whom, like the Amur tigers, snow leopards and wallabies, are very active in winter. Children can also have fun on slides and in the maze when they visit the winter village. Don’t miss the presentations given by the Zoo’s naturalists and interpreters! Buy your tickets online.

Spend March Break on the Mountain Slopes

From March 2 to 10 – Bromont, montagne d'expériences

For the best time ever, your children are invited to spend the entire March break at the Bromont mountain resort. Several activities have been organized just for them: mountain treasure hunts , the snow castle, all kinds of entertainment and much more. The activities are held between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. These activities are included with the purchase of your ski ticket and free for season ticket holders.

Attend Several Artistic Activities

From March 2 to 10 – Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

Collective artwork creations, guided tours of temporary exhibitions, storytelling about the life of an artist, creative family workshops, workshop-visits . . . many special activities are planned here for the March break!

Discover some Surprising Specimens. . .

From March 3 to 9 –Musée de la Nature et des Sciences de Sherbrooke

. . . but also discover the different professions related to the sciences of physical activity, take up challenges and exchange with passionate experts as you walk between the different science booths, discover the world of birds of prey and much more. These activities are included in the regular Museum rates.

Have the Most Fun Ever

February 17 to March 17 - Mount SUTTON

Come and enjoy 4 weeks of spring break at Mount Sutton! On the program: treasure hunts on the slopes, the Forest of Wonders, après-ski at the Bar Le Tucker, spring break camps with the Snow School, mountain sculptures, free demos, and much more. And don’t forget to try your hand at snowscooting or telemark skiing!

Visit Zoo-Animation Estrie

From March 4 to 11 - Sherbrooke

Farm visits, forest hikes, treasure hunts, stories as well as marshmallows and hot chocolate by the campfire . . . that’s what Zoo-Animation Estrie has in store for you this March break!

Go on a Farm Safari

February 24, March 2 and 7 to 9 – Ferme des Petits Torrieux

Do you know the Ferme des Petits Torrieux in Frontenac in the Mégantic region? In addition to offering quality meat, the owners organize tours, especially during March break. Discover their farm animals, enjoy snowshoeing across their forest trails, a pleasant campfire and hot beverages!

Enjoy a Myriad of Activities

From March 2 to 10 — The Parc National du Mont-Mégantic

This year, the park will welcome you with a special program for the entire family. Throughout this snowy week, access our snowshoe trails for free, attend our astronomy evenings, head out for a torchlight stroll through our forest, etc.! Also, Thursday, March 7, marks Family Day, a moment we’ll be celebrating in grand style! On the site, a panoply of fun winter activities will be offered: slides, inflatable play modules, observing the sun through a telescope, maple taffy on snow, marshmallows and still much more.

Tackle the Fish

March 2, 5 to 9 – Parc Découverte Nature

Parc Découverte Nature in Coaticook invites you to discover Acoatica, an immersive and interactive adventure and learn more about fish survival. You’ll also be able to put your ice fishing skills to the test. Reserve your tickets online. (Event cancelled)

Go Dog Sledding

From March 2 to 5 – Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

This has become a very popular activity which we suggest you book online! And while you’re at the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, take advantage of all their other winter activities, including the outdoor escape game, The Legend of the Liéri and their snow scooter rentals. (Event cancelled)

Go Sliding Under the Stars

March 8 – Base de plein air André-Nadeau

On Friday, March 8, come and have fun with your family and friends on this illuminated tube slide. Take to the slopes and admire the starry skies above. After the activity, hot chocolate and a bonfire will be waiting to warm you up. (Event cancelled)

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