Not sure what to do with your family or friends during spring break? The Laurentians, only 30 minutes from Montreal, are brimming with fun, engaging activities for visitors both young and old: sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, outdoor games, downhill skiing, sleigh rides, and much more! Take a look at package deals created just for you and plan your vacation in one of the Laurentians’ inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels, holiday resorts, or outfitters. The region is a vast playground that is yours to explore. Here are our recommendations for a wonderful spring break:
Hurtle down the slopes at full speed!
During spring break, come for a fun-filled family day of sledding! Glissades des Pays d’en Haut in Piedmont offers a variety of sledding options: rafting, Tornade, bobsled, or the Vortex360 for bigger thrills! Head over to Sommet Saint-Sauveur – versant Avila only a few steps from the ski slopes for some snow tubing fun. Get together to enjoy several runs and time around a huge fieldstone fireplace in a comforting atmosphere. Note that both sites are also open in the evening.
Bring both your young and older skiing buddies to the incredible Laurentian mountains! Many packages are available to introduce you to the sport or hone your skills. Come meet the qualified ski instructors who will adapt to your needs. Some ski resorts have a snow park so that even the little ones can tackle the turns, jumps, and speed. It’s wonderful activity during some well-deserved time off from school.
The Ultimate Dogsledding Adventure
Head out for adventure with your family across kilometres of trails on a dog sled! Whether with Ski Doux, Laurel Aventure Nature, Tremblant Activity Centre, Action Tremblant, Alaskan Aventure, or Kanatha-Aki Nature Centre, the wild landscapes of the Laurentians are sure to take your breath away! Local businesses are offering a variety of packages, from a basic intro to a package deal including all kinds of activities to put together a day to remember in the company of a pack of adorable huskies. Treat your children to the adventure!
Break out of your routine and come skate with your family at the region’s parks, trails, and ice loops. Introduce your children to a new sport they might love. Some skating centres even offer the possibility of skating at night for a one-of-a-kind experience as soon as night falls.
Cross-country ski or snowshoe through maintained trails in the parks and admire the snowy forest. For an introduction, enroll your children in one of the Laurentians’ cross-country ski schools. The activity and equipment rentals are free at Parc national d’Oka and at Parc national du Mont-Tremblant for children under the age of 18.
Indoor Activities for Spring Break
There are loads of fun indoor activities for the whole family in the region! If you like trampolines and ninja courses, bounce on over to O-Volt Blainville. Hours of fun await at MégaMaze Blainville and Saint-Jérôme, with a maze spanning three floors, exciting obstacles, and a candy bar. Climbers: Le Crux Boisbriand Climbing Centre has everything for you, with its harness-free bouldering area or top-roping area to get started in the sport. Meanwhile, Tag E-Karting offers activities such as karting, laser tag, axe throwing, an arcade, and much more!
Spring Break Events
From February 27 to March 6, come learn how millers produce wheat and buckwheat flour at the Moulin Légaré in Saint-Eustache. Here’s what’s on the menu: making gears and buckwheat flour and the master miller’s demonstration. Registration required by phone at 450 974-5170.
From February 26 to March 6, come enjoy the spring break in Tremblant! Interactive games, daily entertainment from entertainers and music on Saturday nights have been organized for your family vacation. Consult the complete schedule online.
On Wednesday, March 2, join Gabrielle Caron-Bouchard for an evening of astronomical observation! There will be a fire on site and hot chocolate for everyone. No registration required.