Top 10 things to do in March in Montréal

When you visit Montréal in March you get two seasons in one: the end of winter and its snowy outdoor activities and the very beginning of spring with sugar shack season delights and spring break thrills. From winter sports to film festivals, foodie musts and more, here are 10 very Montréal things to do in March.

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1. Go play outdoors

In Montréal, winter outdoor fun doesn't end in March. Go ice skating, snow tubing or snowshoeing, check out extreme winter sports or get a breath of fresh air in a nature park.

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2. Have a spring break ball

Whether you're here with family for a week of exploring or with friends for a weekend of partying, spring break in Montréal has it all.

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3. Eat your fill at a sugar shack

As the snow melts, maple syrup season begins and with it comes with a tried-and-true Québécois tradition: a visit to a sugar shack, also known as a cabane à sucre.

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4. Indulge in Montréal cuisine

March weather is still brisk, but Montréal restaurants know just how to serve up comforting and creative dishes.

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5. Watch the pros in action

Sports fans won't miss out in Montréal in March, with world-class hockey, figure skating and more.

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6. Hit new heights of relaxation

When it's time to take a break from sightseeing, Montréal lets you relax and warm yourself to the core.

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7. Dig into history at the museum

History is writ large in Montréal museum multimedia exhibitions, from the ancient past to stories of the city's past. 

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8. Get a thrill at the circus or a show

Montréal features international and local talent all month – once the lights come up, get ready to be blown away.  

  • Tournoi de l’impro cirque at circus centre La TOHU from March 12 to 14 and Esencial on March 21 and 22.
  • Luna by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal from March 19 to 28.
  • La Vitrine for a full calendar of cultural activities.
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9. See Québec and the world on screen

March is the perfect month for film fans in Montréal too, with three international film festivals. 

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10. Explore art in the underground city and beyond

There's an artistic surprise around every corner in Montréal in pedestrian tunnels, museums and galleries this month.

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden, blogger

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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