Fun Spring Break Activities

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE will offer a series of free spring break activities for the whole family, so young and old can get outside and play hooky!
The Scotiabank Skating Loop and the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink stay open during the first week of March, plus…

We love table hockey!
Tuesday, March 1, 2 pm to 5 pm
Will you be the Montréal Canadiens next recruit? Come compete with your family or friends!
20 table hockey tables for families to play on – For all ages

Apprentice driver racetrack
Thursday, March 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Learn to drive with us! You’re never too young to get behind the wheel at MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE.
A 15-minicar racetrack for kids age 2 to 5

Ice sculpting demonstrations and workshops - Spring BreakIce sculpting demonstrations and workshops
Thursday, March 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Participants can try their hand at the art of ice sculpting and explore their creativity in our “freestyle” workshop. Blocks will be placed on the ground so young and old can participate.
One block per family. Please note that quantities are limited

Outdoor ice sculpture demonstrations led by a professional sculptor who will be showcasing different techniques, including sculpting, assembling pieces and “glueing” them together to create ice artwork. Watch an ice sculpture come to life before your very eyes during this synergetic process.

Skating clinic and maple treats with Youppi!
Saturday, March 5, 2 pm to 5 pm
In this urban sugar shack-like ambiance, you and the whole family can learn how to skate alongside Youppi!
Meeting point is the Chalet des patineurs; free skate rentals according to availability.

Place des Arts
March 2 to 5, noon to 5 pm
Place des Arts invites families to immerse themselves in free arts and cultural activities in a festive winter setting created exclusively for spring break! On the program are fun puppet making workshops and shows, an introduction to the circus arts to stretch your legs and circus performances that will dazzle young and old! This spring break, spark your children’s imaginations and sense of wonder at Place des Arts! No reservations required. First come, first served.
Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme
Recommended age: 4 to 12 years old

During the school break, from Saturday, February 26 to Saturday, March 5, 2022, the Museum has several outdoor activities in store for guaranteed fun with family or friends—free of charge!

Spring break

Samuel Tremblay-Boucher / Pointe-à-Callière

Circus magic takes to the streets!
Ongoing, from 11 am to 4 pm
Meet circus artists… and become one yourself, if only for the day! Coinciding with the It’s Circus Time! exhibition, spontaneous performances, music, clowns, and juggling and balancing workshops await you all week long during the school break. In this joyful atmosphere, join your family in exploring the circus arts! Professional artists will be on hand to teach you a few circus skills you can then show off to your friends.

Also, take the opportunity to try out the Desjardins kaleidoscope! Take funny snapshots using the set of mirrors in this big mobile kaleidoscope set up in the street. Fun for the whole family and a great souvenir of your circus-themed day at Pointe-à-Callière!

Please note that to enter the activity zone, a vaccine passport is required for individuals of ages 13 and up. Masking is recommended.

Last chance to see It’s Circus Time!
On until March 6, this fun and colourful indoor exhibition is an invitation to discover the fascinating history of the circus. Not to be missed! Online reservation required.

McCord Museum
Encounter Indigenous nations with your children during Spring Break from February 28 to March 6. Discover the new permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience and cultural activities offered at the Museum.
Admission to the Museum is free at all times for children and teenagers 17 and under. Accompanying adults must purchase a Museum admission ticket.

Natu-natshishkueu: The Adventure of Connection
At all times at the Museum
Through observation, imagination and discussion, children and adults encounter Indigenous nations by exploring the Museum’s Indigenous Cultures collection and the many stories it holds. Each child will receive a free bag to set off on their adventure, presented by Hydro-Québec.
Recommended for children aged 6 to 11.

McCord Museum Spring BreakIndigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience
At all times at the Museum
Come and explore in family the new permanent exhibition and learn more about the still unrecognized knowledge of Indigenous peoples in Quebec and Canada as well as the deep wounds they carry and their incredible resilience.  Carefully selected objects from the Museum’s Indigenous Cultures collection are combined with powerful inspiring stories from members of the 11 Indigenous nations of Quebec, shedding light on their knowledge and philosophies.
Recommended for age 6 and up.

Films for Young People: Introduction to Indigenous Worlds
At the Museum, from February 28 to March 4, at 10:30 am
The Museum and the National Film Board (NFB) have put together a program of Indigenous short films offering a look into a colourful, poetic visual world. Created with a variety of animation techniques, these ten short films use warmth, magic and humour to help children learn more about Indigenous and Inuit peoples.
Recommended for children aged 5 to 10. Activity in French.
Vaccine passport is required for all people aged 13 and up. Register

Workshop Looking after my city
At the Museum, from February 28 to March 4, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm and on March 5 to 6, from 11 am to 4 pm
How can we take care of Montreal? Find inspiration in snapshots of Montreal taken between 1865-1900 by renowned photographer William Notman. Have fun creating your own picture of Montreal using magnetic images. A great opportunity for you and your children to discuss the future of our city!
Recommended for children aged 4 to 12. 30 to 40 minutes activity, presented in French and English.