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For you parents, but especially for all your young and old “spring breakers” looking for fun and adventure, this is where you will find the list of the most pleasant activities to do during Spring Break! Those suggestions will make you wonder, laugh, move, play outside, learn, and discover. Take notes, you will see, no one will be bored in the greater Saint-Hyacinthe region!
Activities specially designed for Spring Break
You are not dreaming! Plaisirs Relâche is an indoor amusement park specially designed to give you thrills from Sunday March 1st to Thursday March 5th. With its twenty-five rides, inflatable games and skill challenges, you will certainly have a good time with your children, their friends, their cousins, some neighbors, etc. There will be room for everyone!
Photo : Plaisirs relâche
Chouette à voir! opens its doors to you in the middle of winter during the Journées Blanches from Saturday February 29th to Monday March 2nd and from Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th. Come discover the peculiarities of birds of prey, walk the trails and visit their rehabilitation complex. You can even trek in snowshoes and slide down a hill. Reserve your place immediately for one of the night safaris on Saturday evenings, February 29th or March 7th.
Photo : Chouette à voir!
La Vallée du Wapiti
Would you like to meet this beautiful animal? On Saturday, February 29th, la Vallée du Wapiti (Elk Valley) will welcome you to its breeding farm for a guided tour. Each step will make you discover different aspects of these impressive animals such as its origins, its antlers and its young. To reserve your place: 450 792-2112.
Photo : La Vallée du Wapiti
Starting at 10 a.m. from Monday March 2nd to Friday March 6th, the Cinéma Saint-Hyacinthe will offer a free seat to children under 12 ($ 6.50 for children 13 and over). Open up your bag of popcorn (can you imagine the smell …!), You can watch one (two, three or even all) of the four animated films offered: The Addams Family, Angry Birds 2, Abominable and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Which one will you choose?
Image : Cinéma Saint-Hyacinthe
Sainte-Madeleine and Saint-Hyacinthe
Cacti are so cute! Did you know that they grow by the thousands in our region? Indeed, Le Cactus Fleuri, located in Sainte-Madeleine, is a major greenhouse cactus producer in Quebec. If you are interested in the matter, you will have two opportunities to learn more, either on Saturday March 7th during a guided tour of Cactus Fleuri ($ 6, free for children under 12, reservation at 450 795-3383) or again during the Plants and Cacti Fair which will take place at the Galeries St-Hyacinthe from Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th. You can even taste an edible variety on site!
Photo: Le Cactus Fleuri
A magical day
Transform your Tuesday March 3rd holiday into a MAGICAL day! This will be possible thanks to the Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde. In the morning, take part in a magic workshop which will prepare you to attend the show by the magician Marc Trudel presented in the afternoon. Maybe you will even be able to unravel the mystery behind some of his tricks? Reserve your seats online.
Image : Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
Parc Les Salines
Do you love winter and dream of a heavenly place where your family can spend a whole day playing outside and exercising in ways only possible during this beautiful season? Les Salines park will be the best place for you to gather. On site, you can snowshoe, cross-country ski, skate, slide and even snow scooter! In addition, all the necessary equipment is available for rent in the magnificent chalet where you can also warm up for a picnic.
Réserve naturelle du Boisé-des-Douze
This time, for a change of pace, we suggest a visit to the Boisé-des-Douze Nature Reserve. Located a stone’s throw away from the city, this broad-leaved forest rich in flora and fauna calls for peace, quiet, revitalization and contemplation. Bring your binoculars and have fun taking some photos. It is very likely that you will come across some birds there. The trails are also open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts.
Photo : Réserve naturelle du Boisé-des-Douze
Casimir-Dessaulles Park becomes an outdoor skating rink during the winter. Skate the 250-meter icy trail during the day, or even in the evening, for a magical atmosphere with music and lights that sparkle in the trees. You can keep your stuff warm in the cloakroom designed for this purpose.
Ooh La La! With its 10,000 square feet of play space, its 22 trampolines, its giant labyrinth, its foam pool and its spider web, the EKÇA Saute amusement center will undoubtedly be a very popular destination for the first week of March. Do not miss your chance!
Photo : EKÇA Saute
At Laser-Jeux, you will be immersed in the luminescent universe of this indoors amusement center where you can do two very distinct activities, to your heart’s desires: Laser Tag for a good dose of adrenaline or Glow Golf to practice your accuracy (and your patience!). And why not combine the two for double the fun?
Photo : Laser-Jeux
L’Emprise Aventures Immersives
In order to work on your family spirit and your brain, experience one of the five scenarios strewn with puzzles to be solved at L’Emprise Aventures Immersives. You will have one hour to try to escape. Will you be capable to find the way out?
Photo : L’Emprise Aventures Immersives
L’Emprise Resto-Pub Ludique
In every good family there is a healthy spirit of competition and at least one sore loser! Come have fun and test your skills at L’Emprise Resto-Pub Ludique. Sit around a board game that you have chosen from the hundreds of games available. The staff will be happy to explain the rules to you. Catering service and bar on site (selection of mocktails for children). May the best player win!
Crédit photo : L’Emprise Resto-Pub Ludique
Put your swimsuits on!
The Corporation Aquatique Maskoutaine organizes several free swim sessions at the Centre Aquatique Desjardins. Come and try the water slide, springboards and water games. The Wibit, an amusement float, will be in the pool every day from 1:30 to 5:25 p.m. (ages 8 and up, $ 1 extra per person). Why not also enjoy the hot tub and two saunas while the kids are playing?
This superb downtown bookstore will welcome you warmly. On site, you will be advised on the best books, always according to your tastes. Take your time to admire the magnificent works of Quebec illustrator Mathilde Cinq-Mars which will be exhibited there during your visit.
As part of the Étrange Familiarité exhibition currently being held at the Expression Arts Center, an interactive visit and a creative family workshop will be offered on Wednesday, March 4th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Registration required: 450 773 -4209.
Photo : © Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell, Entretiens de fin de soirée, 2017. Photo : Charles-Frédérick Ouellet
One day just isn’t enough!
There are so many possibilities for activities on the program, why not take the opportunity to book a stay for a few nights in our beautiful region? Much more than a bed, our hotels will offer you comfort, well-being and additional services such as breakfast, an extra bed in the room or an indoor swimming pool depending on the hotel. Whether you choose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, the Sheraton Hotel or even the Le Dauphin Hotel, in any case, your family will be welcome (and happy)!
Photo : Hôtel le Dauphin Saint-Hyacinthe
The entire Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole tourism team wishes you an excellent Spring Break!