Slowly but steadily the snow is fading in Montreal, clearing the way for the sun. That means we have almost reached the point of saying goodbye to the winter season and its activities and are about to welcome spring. To help you make the most of the season, Trylon is here with 10 March must dos in Montreal.
Experience Canada’s biggest immersive haven through visual displays and unique sounds that stimulate visitors’ senses. Let yourself be swept away by different narratives in the Transformé galleries. Situated in Montreal’s Palais de congrès, OASIS immersion offers an unforgettable museum experience that will leave a lasting impression.
International Festival of Films on Art
Our second suggestion is that you check out the International Festival of Films on Art this March. Also called the FIFA, it showcases a wide range of films highlighting the different disciplines of art. Not only is it a resource for art lovers to deepen their understanding of their preferred artistic domains, but also a chance to stay up-to-date about industry trends. You can see it for yourself in theatres between the 14th and 26th of March, or online from the 24th of March until the 2nd of April.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On March 19th, the 198th edition of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is taking place. This three-hour festival celebrates Irish culture and history in Canada. The parade winds it way through the streets of Montreal with entertainment for both the Irish as well as the wider city. Are you a Guinness lover and do you want an excuse to indulge it even after St. Patrick’s Day? Then this parade is the answer! Best of all; it’s free!
Maple Syrup Festival
Do you have a sweet tooth and are you a maple syrup enthusiast? Then we have good news for you. The free Maple Music festival is back this month from the 23rd until the 26th of March. Not only does this event have the purpose of honouring Quebec traditions, but it is also known as “the biggest wood party in town” for a reason. If you’re looking for some good music, good food, and a good party, then this is the place to be for you.
Although winter is over soon, you might want to enjoy its last moments to the fullest. Therefore, we recommend going ice skating at least one last time before the rinks close. Trust us, you won’t regret it. One of the must-visit locations is Montreal’s largest refrigerated skating rink on the Esplanade Tranquille, which will be closing as of April.
Between the 28th of March and the 2nd of April, you have the unique chance to witness Disney’s classic Aladdin live at Place des Arts. This Broadway musical will keep you intrigued until the very last second. Whether you attend alone or with your loved ones, you will relive the magic of Disney once again.
Sometimes it can be a struggle in the city to find aesthetically pleasing spots that are still unexplored. In the case of Montreal, we know a hidden gem that is accessible all year around – Westmount’s Greenhouse. This conservatory is open 7 days a week and recently reopened in 2022 after being closed for several years due to renovations.
Explore Mile End
Last but certainly not least, it is always a good idea to stroll through the charming streets of Mile End. Whether you’re in the mood for coffee, bagels, or anything else, you’ll find it here. On top of that, you get the good vibes of this neighbourhood for free. Moreover, you’ll never run out of things to do because of the countless activities that can be done in Mile End – from thrifting to going on a bike tour.
With these ten activities in mind, we are confident that you’ll have sufficient entertainment to check out this month. Enjoy your plans and be ready for the Spring season!