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Last Minute Break

Art of Not Planning
Published on
March 6, 2018
All year we run around doing things, so why rush when the family is on vacation? Here are a few ideas for doing what you want, when you want.

Fascinated by Expo 67 and History

Kids love to explore artifacts of the 60s and the Centre d’histoire de Montréal also lets them discover the technology . . . of their grandparents! Wednesdays through Fridays, visit the Centre’s thematic Expo 67 exhibition—then give free rein to your imagination and design your own pavilion . . . before taking a trivia fun quiz on that landmark event.

Gadgets d'Expo 67

Good Evening Sports Fans

Like a little jog around the track at one of our 34 municipal arenas? Or perhaps a dip in one of the city’s 48 indoor pools. Maybe you’re keen on trying out scootering? TAZ awaits. And don’t forget Montréal’s sports complexes—they’re there for you during spring break

Time for a Change of Scene

No need going to the ends of the earth to swap landscapes. Just head off to the Biodôme with your family to explore the great Observation Challenge. A field guide will help your young bird, fish and mammal lovers discover new species concealed within the exhibit’s five ecosystems. Skip lines by picking up your tickets online!


Art and Culture Enthusiasts

It’s worth mentioning once again that our local communities contain hidden treasures in our cultural centres and libraries, including movie screenings, performances, storytelling events and workshops of every kind. Plus, these activities are usually free! There’s a particularly wide selection during spring break.

Bored Teens

For teens who’d rather do things on their own, Festival Montréal joue presents Gamer Night at Bibliothèque des horreurs (Rivière-des-Prairies) on March 9, to solve a disturbing mystery. On the other hand, Centre Pierre Charbonneau, at Metro Viau, invites groups of teens to play over 500 games, afternoons and evenings, from March 8 to 11. P.S. No need for parents to tag along!

Zombies à la bibliothèque