• 14/02/2020

8 Activities to Do in Downtown Montreal During 2020 Spring Break

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Montreal centre-ville

Montreal centre-ville

Spring break is finally here! Have you planned what you’re going to do with all that free time? Here are 8 activities that will make you want to spend the week in downtown Montreal.

1. A Day in the Museums of Downtown Montreal

If you haven’t already been to the Egyptian Mummies exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this is your last chance before it ends. If you come with your kids, several free family workshops will be offered during spring break.

Another museum to visit during spring break: the Grévin Montréal Museum! Until April 13, you are invited to discover a new space dedicated to chocolate which will offer free activities every Saturday, tastings, workshops and conferences to learn more about chocolate.

2. Special Spring Break Activities at the McCord Museum

For spring break, the McCord Museum is stepping up its creativity to offer activities for everyone. Exhibitions, participatory and collaborative games, workshops, storytelling, and screenings are all on the program. It’s also the perfect time to visit the exhibition It’s Your Move!, which ends on March 8. This exhibition will take you on a journey into the world of board games.

Crédit photo : Musée McCord

3. A Giant Escape Game During Art Souterrain Festival

From February 29th, Échappe-toi and Art Souterrain will offer an extraordinary experience: 80 professional actors and ambassadors will be waiting for the players in this new escape game! Participants will have to find clues through a trail of 4 km in the underground network of Montreal in order to escape!

It is also the perfect time to discover the artistic program of the Festival Art Souterrain, dedicated to the visual arts and the revitalization of the public space through the arts.

4. Shows for Kids at Place des Arts

During school break, there’s just no way to be bored at Place des Arts! On the program: the show Le Trésor, a work that’s as funny, wonderful, and magical as childhood, from March 4 to 7, 2020 in the Cinquième Salle.

In addition, a number of free artistic activities relating to the show will be taking place in Place des Arts’ large indoor public space to keep the fun going: the creation of a group story, a treasure hunt, a thematic collage activity, and shadow play will capture the imagination, along with choreographic games to warm up and enchant young and old alike!

Place des Arts also offers shows for all ages, such as Casino Royale on March 6. For the first time ever in Montréal, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture!

5. A Game of Laser Quest and Mini-golf

During spring break, you can organize a day of activities by visiting Laser Quest Montreal and the Putting Edge. The Putting Edge offers a phosphorescent mini-golf course and an arcade.

Photo : Laser Quest Montréal

6. A Shopping and Fun Session at Complexe Desjardins

In partnership with Centre Père Sablon, Complexe Desjardins presents Gym en fête from March 5 to 6, 2020. On the agenda: mini gymnastic circuit on a competition floor, a parkour activity and acrobatic shows.

7. A Skating Session at the Atrium

From March 2 to 6, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., come get the most out of spring break in the Atrium’s festive setting. Every day, from noon to 4:00 p.m., the indoor ice rink will feature activities for the whole family, like skating, a magic show, face painting and plenty of smiles of our favourite mascot.

8. A Day of Video Games in Downtown Montreal

If you are passionate about video games, you will certainly be fulfilled by visiting the Mont VR of Place Alexis Nihon as well as the Esport Central. The MontVR entertainment centres are carefully designed to make your virtual reality experience as immersive as possible.

At Esport Central, you’ll have access to console games instead. It is Canada’s first Esports entertainment complex!

With all these activities, you can spend your spring break in downtown Montreal! If you want to know what else is happening in downtown, it’s this way.