Dear parents: Are you wondering what do with your family during spring break? The Laurentians, only 30 minutes from Montreal, are full of fun and action-packed activities and events for your children: sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, outdoor games, downhill skiing, sleigh rides and much more! There’s something for everyone 🏂⛄❤🎿❄
Like on the television show Fort Boyard, complete 12 challenges before time runs out: the Défis-Défis, the claw, the word shower, the word maze, the hole-in-one, the cornhole, catapults, cannonballs, basin, barrels, and word finds. Suited to players aged 5 to 75. Pricing: from March 2 to 10 inclusively, take advantage of special rates. Admission will be $13.95 for all (children and adults). Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MiniMaze amusement centre has facilities for children aged 0 to 12, including 17 slides, a giant volcano, and a ninja obstacle course. Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mégamaze is one of the largest amusement centres in Canada. With more than 30,000 square feet of pure fun, your children will never want to leave. The centre includes a toddler area (age 0-5), a children’s area (age 3-12), a trampoline section, a restaurant and a candy bar. Hours of operation: year-round, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The goal of the business is to get you out of the house and into the world of board games, far away from your tablets, computers, and cell phones. Rediscover the joys of playing with family and friends in a mystical atmosphere enhanced by a rich coffee aroma. Pricing: $7 per person, plus beverages. Hours of operation: Wednesday and Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday, March 6, Loup-Garou (Werewolf) starts at 7:00 p.m.
This beautiful, colourful store will awaken your creativity. It has everything you need for your jewellery projects. We offer tips on how to make your project: on-site jewellery-making workshops, classes and programs on jewellery design, creation of personalized earrings, Pandora-like quick build, jewellery design and recycling upon request. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Manoir Saint-Sauveur is the quintessential place to stay in the Laurentians. The magnificent hotel is located in the heart of the picturesque Saint-Sauveur tourist village. Special schedule of events for guests of the Manoir Saint-Sauveur: indoor activities, movie screenings, and more!
The permanent ANIMALIUM exhibition, a window into the animal world, showcases four different natural environments and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about the vast diversity of wildlife and plants that live in temperate forests of North America and Europe, the Arctic tundra, and the African savannah. Rich and varied, the exhibition allows you to discover more than 250 specimens of vertebrates (out of the 800 species in the collection) and invites you to dive into the fascinating world of arthropods and other curiosities. Pricing: adults $15 / age 12 to 18 $12 / free for children under 12 accompanied by a parent. Hours of operation: closed on Monday, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Average duration 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Feu, feu, joli feu : les apprentis pompiers! (Fire, fire: learn to be a firefighter!) Offered alongside the Pleins feux sur le métier de pompier (A day in the life of a firefighter) exhibition, this activity introduces visitors to the work of a firefighter through an interactive course. After the visit, you will be an expert in fire prevention. You can then help create a firefighter-themed decorative garland. Let your creativity run wild with cardboard, markers, and stencils. For children aged 6 to 12. Hours of operation: March 4 at 10:00 a.m., March 5 at 1:30 p.m., March 6 at 10:00 a.m., March 7 at 1:30 p.m., and March 8 at 10:00 a.m.
This spring break, head to Parc National d’Oka for a series of special activities. Grab your hats and mitts – it’s time for your family to answer the call of the great outdoors! March 1st and 6: snowshoe hike at Calvaire d’Oka, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. March 2 and 3: biathlon – free activity. March 9 and 10: treasure hunt – free activity. Activities for the entire family: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat biking, and hiking. Free equipment rentals for children 17 and under accompanied by their family. Pricing: 18 years and up: $8.50 and free for children 17 and under.
Parc du Domaine Vert offers several activities: hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat biking trails, a one-kilometre skating circuit in the forest, and a sledding hill. Equipment rentals available on site ($). Pricing: students and seniors: $12 / adults (age 18 to 54): $15 / age 6 to 17: $7 / children (age 0 to 5): free Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With 33 incredibly realistic fields, including one indoor field, a team of monitors/animators has created a unique high-intensity, immersive experience for you. Hours of operation: upon reservation. Average length: 4 to 8 hours. Pricing: starting at $19.99, incl. tax. Spring break 2019 deal: from March 3 to 11, make the most of a deal on low-impact paintball to have fun with family and friends this spring break. For only $29.99 + tax per person, you get access to the field, equipment, and 200 paintballs for two hours of indoor paintball.
Parc régional éducatif Bois de Belle-Rivière offers a variety of activities: tubing ($2.50/1 hour), hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and a 1.9 km skating trail in the forest. No equipment rentals available. Pricing: adults: $7 / children (age 6 to 16): $3 / dog: $2 and free admission for Mirabel residents (proof of residence). Hours of operation: year-round, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Route des Gerbes d’Angelica invites you to its brand-new carnival: a perfect opportunity to celebrate and dance to the tune of lively melodies, rigodons and other traditional songs. Head to Luciö Forest with its decor of 250,000 lights to meet Mr. and Ms. Clause and the ice queen, dressed in traditional Quebec garb. Foodies can visit the Foodtruck, bistro, and store for local flavours and products. For fun: a ball pit and other games. Pricing: $25 per car. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, until March 17, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Hooray for spring break! Get ready for an action-packed week at Parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord from March 4 to 8, 2019! Play games with lively animators and go for a walk in the snow on groomed trails. You can also cross-country ski, snowshoe, and even slide down a miniature hill! Schedule: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., bouncy castles; from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. obstacle courses and storytelling; from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., escape games and a compass rally. Hot chocolate and marshmallows will be served, free of charge. For each adult equipment rental, get a free 2-hour equipment rental for two children 17 and under.
At Centre de plein air Roger-Cabana, skate round an ice trail through a picturesque forest, or cross-country ski or snowshoe on specially designed trails. In total, 11.8 km of cross-country ski trails and 9.2 km of snowshoeing trails await! Pricing: free for residents, subject to proof of residency, and $14 for non-residents.
On the program: 50 sledding, bobsleigh, Vortex360 Tornade, rafting, and snowtubing runs for all levels and an 80 m vertical drop. Cabane à sucre Arthur Raymond will officially open on March 2, 2019. Hours of operation: March 3 to 7, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., March 8 and 9, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and March 10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saint-Sauveur Tubing Park has 21 snowtubing runs and four lifts. The runs are lit up on Friday and Saturday evenings until 9:00 p.m. At the foot of the hill, the versant Avila Sugar Shack serves a typical sugar shack menu every weekend. Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After snowshoeing across a 1-km trail through Mont-Catherine forest, zipline through the mountain over 100 m above ground. Pricing: 16 and up $55 and children aged 5 to 15 $40. Hours of operation: upon reservation. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
This spring break, Ranch La douceur is hosting an equestrian day camp from March 4 to 8, for children aged 5 and up. The price includes a full day at the ranch and 1 hour of horseback riding lessons with a certified teacher. Pricing: $75 per day. Reservation required: Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
From March 2 to 10, 2019, throughout the entire spring break, Tremblant has no shortage of activities specially designed for families. Tremblant Snow School offers a variety of programs for all levels of skier or snowboarder. In the village, the whole family will have a blast with crazy games and at Saturday night fever.
Visit the wood bison reserve and help preserve the species! On the program: dogsledding and visit to the kennel, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ziplining, learning about Indigenous culture and nature, and an introduction to wilderness survival skills. Pricing: to visit the husky kennel (1 hour): $15 per person, free for children.
For spring break, Domaine Saint-Bernard is offering a spring break camp from March 4 to 8 for children aged 5 to 12. On the program: Yoga, cross-country skiing, art and cooking, music and astronomy. Fees are $120 per child for the week and $100 per child for 2 or more children from the same family. Online registration
It’s sugar season! Satisfy your sweet tooth this spring break!
As a family:
- Constantin Sugar Shack: miniature ATV circuit, pedal karting, jungle gyms, and miniature farm!
- Lalande Sugar Shack: animation, musical games, history of the sugar season, and miniature farm!
- D’Amours Sugar Shack: sleigh rides, carrousel, and ponies, haunted house and arcades!
- Bonaventure Sugar Shack: store, outdoor games and bouncy castles, miniature farm!
- Nantel Sugar Shack: rustic decor, hiking trails, and miniature farm! Music on weekends!
- La P’tite cabane d’la Côte: sleigh rides and miniature farm! Music on Fridays and Saturdays!
- Cabane à sucre Arthur Raymond: at the same location as Glissades des Pays d’en Haut (not included)
- La Tablées des Pionniers: choose from three gastronomic meals for two by Chef Jean-Francois Marcotte!
- The Labonté de la pomme apple shack offers an apple and maple-themed menu that is easy on both the eyes and stomach.
- La Cabane à Tuque: vegetarian menu made with local foods. Animation!
Explore the Laurentians with us! Extend your getaway in one of the region’s inns, hotels or resorts. For more information, contact us at 1 800 561-6673.