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5 must-do activities in March in Montreal

Even if the cold weather is not ready to leave yet, there is no lack of activities to eat, have fun and get cultured in March. Here are the 5 must-do activities of March in Montreal to enjoy the winter while thinking about spring.

1. Go back to the 1920s at the Cardinal Tea Room

Located in the heart of Montreal on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the Cardinal Tea Room is the perfect place for a relaxing and gourmet break. The menu is served in dishes found at antique shops or flea markets. And you will be surrounded by objects representing the art deco of 1920. The establishment offers a wide variety of teas and delicious pastries, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A visit is a must!

Address: 5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S1

2. Discover the exhibition "Vues du fleuve" at the Grande Bibliothèque

Exposition "Vues du fleuve" à la Grande Bibliothèque jusqu'au 4 juin 2023
"Vues du fleuve" until June, 4th.

This free exhibition is an experience that will make you see the Saint-Laurent River differently. Its importance in our lives, the memories it evokes and the ecosystem it shelters.

The voices of the mother-daughter duo Manon Barbeau and Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette will accompany you on this journey presented by BAnQ and Loto-Québec. Until June 4, 2023, you will discover 36 prints by local artists who show their Saint-Laurent River.

Information :
Address : On level 2 of the Grande Bibliothèque.
475 De Maisonneuve Boulevard East, Montreal, QC, H2L 5C4.

3. Participate in Montreal en Lumière Festival

📸 Victor Diaz-Lamich

Until March 5, the festival brings you a winter nighttime experience you will want to experience. Discover downtown Montreal’s five significant interactive works, enjoy the elevated skating rink, and ride the Ferris wheel. More information on

4. Celebrate Saint-Patrick's Day

© Les sociétés irlandaises de Montréal

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will occur on St. Catherine Street in downtown Montreal on Sunday, March 19, 2023. This event is one of the most important in the city, with close to 500,000 spectators. In addition to the parade, Montreal neighbourhoods will be decked out in Irish colours for the occasion. So make sure you plan your seat in the city’s Irish pubs.

5. Enjoy a maple brunch at home

Ma cabane à la maison

You may already know this, but Quebec is one of the few places in the world where sugar shacks exist. It’s part of the culture!

But some of you can’t travel out of town to enjoy the traditional sugar shack experience. That’s why the maple brunch is coming to your home, thanks to the initiative of “Ma Cabane à la maison.” An excellent alternative to live the sugar season and taste good products directly at home. 

How does it work? It’s easy! 

Step 1: visit

Step 2: Use geolocation. 

Step 3: Find your cabin.

Step 4: Use the code andyriwan10 to get 10% off. Valid until April 23, 2023. 

Step 5: Order your meal.

If you still have some energy left after these 5 must-do activities, take advantage of a lovely weekend in March to discover my top 5 of the best cafés in Montreal.

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