Bordering a 2.5-kilometre stretch of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port is the most popular recreational tourism site in Quebec.
Here is a list of 6 things to do during march break in the Old Port of Montréal.
The Science Centre: last chance for Indigenous Ingenuity
(Re)discover the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition, showcasing inventions of the First Peoples of North America, before it leaves for a Canadian tour on March 17. At the IMAX TELUS theatre, three movies will be screened in rotation: the popular Oceans 3D and Pandas 3D as well as the hot new release: Volcanoes 3D. More details
Catch the Natrel skating rink before the thaw
The Natrel rink joins Nuit blanche on Saturday, March 2 with a memorable evening of karaoke on ice, hosted by the flamboyant Chouchoune. On March 7, for this season’s last DJs on Ice, the Old Port welcomes Sagewondah, a.k.a. Mr. Touré! The next day, things will get hot with the last Salsafolie of the season. For families, the Natrel Rink offers an equally entertaining and economical adventure on a superb, refrigerated surface. Rentals are available at Patin Patin.
Winter adventure park
With a tube slide, snow scooters, quadricycles, carousel, ground hebertism and target archery, Voiles en Voiles is now offering outdoor enthusiasts an array of family activities in winter. These folks don’t do anything half-way! Family adventure pass costs just $29.95. Details
All aboard Bota Bota, the spa on water
From March 4 to 8, children aged 10 to 17 will be welcome on board in the morning – a rare opportunity to relax and share a special family moment. For adults, Fluctus Futura will be a fantastical, futuristic event during Nuit blanche on March 2. Details
Montreal Observation Wheel and MTL Zipline
With its heated cabins and exceptional views of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River, the Observation Wheel is a way for families to discover Montreal from the heights. And for real adrenaline junkies, the MTL Zipline will open at noon every day during the break.
Ice Canoe Challenge
The Montreal Ice Canoe Challengeis back for its 7th year with another original course. On March 2, more than 40 teams will compete on the waters of the St. Lawrence in an official race of the Quebec Ice Canoe Circuit. This free, quintessentially Quebec activity definitely will not leave you cold.
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