Cross-Country Fun: March Break Events Across Canada

March 12, 2018

Ah, March Break.


A vacation in the middle of what can often feel like a long, cold Canadian winter. It’s also the perfect time for a family getaway and to make the most of what the country has to offer.


The exact date for March Break varies across the country, but most take place at some point during the month of March. Ontario’s March Break, for example, runs from March 12 to March 19, but Saskatchewan’s runs from March 30 to April 6.


No matter when your March Break falls, there are some great events your family can take advantage of right across Canada.


Pacific Rim Whale Festival: Vancouver Island, B.C.

From March 10 to 25, the 32nd annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival is happening in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Celebrate coastal traditions, the unique environment, and the spring return of the grey whale. Events include a parade, a “chowder chow down,” and Maritime Kids Days. Check it out for yourself!


TIFF Kids: Toronto, Ontario

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is happening in Toronto, Ontario from March 9 to 18. Like its parent event, TIFF, the Kids festival offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world that take children and parents out of the everyday. The films look at challenges young people are facing today, making this more than just a day at the movies. Get tickets here.


Glacier Skywalk: Jasper, Alberta

While this isn’t specifically a March Break event, the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper, Alberta is a must-see Canadian attraction that is just as beautiful in March. And as a bonus, it’s not quite as busy during the spring as it is in summer. Make a trip out of it and get in some skiing and snowshoeing while you’re there.


Snowking’s Winter Festival: Yellowknife, N.W.T.

If you really want to travel Canada, then you need to go north – way north. Luckily, the Snowking’s Winter Festival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, offers just the opportunity do that this March Break. On from March 3 to March 30, the Snowking’s Winter Festival has music, snow carving, snow castles, and more. Get all the event details.


March Break at the Beach: Queens County, Nova Scotia

Pack your bathing suit and mitts for this one-of-a-kind March Break event, happening in Nova Scotia. March Break at the Beach is on from March 9 to March 18 at White Point Beach Resort in Queens County. Enjoy s’mores, mask making, winter surfing, and much more. See all the fun here.


Snowboard Jamboree: Quebec City, Quebec

Keep the Olympic spirit going and see the best of the best snowboarders and freestyle skiiers at the Snowboard Jamboree in Quebec from March 22 to 25, 2018. Also known as the World Cup of Snowboarding, the competitions include Big Air, Slopestyle Half Pipe, and Stairmasters for both professionals and amateurs. See the schedule at the Snowboard Jamboree website.



From coast to coast, this March Break is sure to be a great one right across Canada!


Tell us, would you attend or have you attended any of these March Break events? What other things to do in Canada would you recommend? Let us know on social media — we’re @KerrsCandy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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