Unique Things to do in The Eastern Townships for Spring Break

This spring break brings unexpected warmth to The Eastern Townships, creating an ideal setting for diverse outdoor activities. Not to worry, as there are plenty of ways to celebrate the early arrival of warm temperatures in the region.

Spring break in The Eastern Townships is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, and we have compiled a list of kid-friendly activities that will allow the whole family to soak up all the sun and fun.

Note: Check the website for each location for changes do to weather conditions.

Spring Ski at Mont Orford

Sun and Fun Meet Snow

Experience the breathtaking beauty of spring skiing at Mont Orford! With a deep base of snow and a reserve, abundant fun awaits avid skiers and snow enthusiasts. The crisp mountain air, coupled with the warm rays of the spring sun, creates conditions for a memorable skiing adventure.

Glide down the slopes surrounded by stunning vistas and revel in the joy of carving through the pristine snow. Mont Orford's commitment to maintaining excellent ski conditions ensures that whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you'll find plenty of enjoyment on the slopes during this splendid spring season.

Discover all the fun activities Mont Orford has planned for Quebec's spring break

Find out the latest ski conditions 

Check out the current deals and packages being offered

Current pictures of skiing at Mont Orford

Photo: Audrey-Lyne of @Ferlattez at Mont Orford

Night Walk by Torchlight 

Explore Nature by Candlelight

Le Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises offers a torchlight walk along a 2 km illuminated forest trail with over a hundred torches. The Marais Interpretation Center will also be open during the event to visit exhibitions, shop at the store, and enjoy a hot drink.

The torchlight walk will occur on March 8 and 9, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 

The starting point is at the beginning of the trails at 69 Chemin Roy, Magog, J1X0N4,

The activity costs $5 per person (cash only) and is free for children under 12. 

Please note that parking will be free for the occasion.

Crampons are highly recommended.

Visit the Marais Facebook page for more information.

Photo by Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises

Sugar Shack 

Maple Syrup Indulgence

A sure sign of spring: The maple tree taps start flowing! Experience the sweetest transition from winter to spring with a visit to a sugar shack where you can indulge in all foods covered in maple syrup and learn how maple syrup is made!

The Eastern Townships is full of sugar shacks, which you can start exploring this spring break with this list compiled by Tourisme Cantons de le'Est 7 Exceptional Sugar Shacks.

Our personal favorite is Au Bec Sucre because it is rustically charming, family run sugqr shack with a traditional meal followed by making maple taffy, sledding, and a small petting zoo.

Location: Erablière Au Bec Sucre in Valcourt, Quebec

Strom Spa

Tranquility for the Whole Family

During spring break, Strom Spa extends a warm welcome to families seeking relaxation and connection. After a day full of activities, the spa's tranquil environment invites families to unwind together, offering options from heated thermal baths to serene lounging areas.

Tuesday and Wednesday (March 5 & 6) as part of Drom Evenings, teenagers from 12 – 17 are invited to join an accompanying adult after 5:00 pm.

As an added bonus, Chalets Hygge guests receive a 15% discount on experiences not already on promotion, making the shared spa retreat a delightful conclusion to a day of adventures. See our website for more information to book.

Photo by Bianca des Jardins for Strøm

Visit an Alpaca Farm

The Ultimate Petting Experience

Experience the charm of Alpacas Sutton in the village of Sutton, where you can feed and pet 40 adorable alpacas. 

Stroll through the picturesque setting and connect with these gentle creatures, appreciating their unique personalities and soft, woolly coats.

Afterward, visit the super cute boutique to get some products made from local alpacas and alpacas from afar!

Here is an alpaca fun fact: alpacas communicate with distinctive humming sounds.

Visit the Alpacas Sutton website for more information.

Photo by Alpacas Sutton

Mont Orford National Park

An Adventure in Nature 

As part of the celebration of Spring Break in The Eastern Townships, access to the park is free Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7! 

What a perfect way to experience the beautiful winter walking and hiking paths at the park. With everything from easy to difficult trails to pick from, it’s the perfect way to absorb sun and nature.

With two beautiful glass auberges on Lake Stukely, it’s the perfect spot to bring a picnic lunch and cozy up to the outdoor firepits afterward.

Discover Mont Orford National Park.

Information on free access to the park and equipment loans for people with reduced mobility, children and infants (French Only).

Photo: Audrey-Lyne of @Ferlattez at Mont Orford National Park

Go Yooner and Scooter

You Want Me To Do What?

While enjoying your spring break at Mont Sutton, why not embark on some exhilarating winter adventures?

Yooner: Experience sledding like never before! Seated 20 cm above the ground, this ski-bob/sled hybrid promises an unforgettable ride. Its playful and user-friendly design allows you to master it entirely in just one run.  

Learn more about Yooner.

Snow Scooter: Imagine combining a snowboard with a BMX bike—surprising, isn't it? Before you embark on a thrilling ride to explore the slopes in an entirely new way, make sure to undergo a 1.5-hour lesson. 

Learn more about Snow Scooter

For both of these activities, be sure to call ahead and make a reservation at 1 866 538-2545, ext. 225.

Get ready for an adventure-packed experience at Mont Sutton!

Treasure Hunt 

Keep Your Analytical Skills on Point

From February 18 – March 15th, Mont Sutton invites you to spend time outside while challenging yourselves with clues that will take you on an exploration of the Mont Sutton.  Heck, you might even win a prize!

Visit the Mont Sutton website for more information.

Check out the full agenda of activities Mont Sutton has lined up for Quebec's and Ontario's spring break.

Photo: Audrey-Lyne of @Ferlattez at Mont Orford National Park

Indoor Rock Climbing

An Energy-Burning Adventure for Everyone

Snow, rain, or shine, D-Vert indoor climbing gym is the perfect place for a day of family fun in The Eastern Townships. Let the kids unleash their energy and excitement on the climbing walls, providing a thrilling and safe environment for them to climb, jump, and explore.

Whether your idea of spring break fun is climbing your way through various obstacles with the kids, enjoying a yoga class as a moment to yourself, or simply relaxing with a book while sipping on a coffee or smoothie, D-Vert has you covered. 

The indoor climbing gym adds extra excitement to your family day out, making it an ideal spot for active and fun indoor adventures.

Photo by D-Vert Climbing Gym

Glo in the Dark Golf + Ice Cream

A Better Duo Has Never Existed

What could be more unique for a family spring break activity than an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf game in an old, renovated church in The Eastern Townships? Lots of fun and laughs await you at this distinctive adventure in Coaticook!

Visit the Glo Golf Adventures website for more information

Do you know what else is in Coaticook? The famous Quebec ice cream producer, La Laiterie de Coaticook, which is practically an ice cream heaven. So, it’s a must after a competitive game, with the winner getting an extra special ice cream treat!

Visit La Laiterie de Coaticook website

Thank you for letting us introduce you to The Eastern Townships! Should you find yourself in the region, we'd be thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you at Chalets Hygge. Discover the charm of our Scandinavian-style chalets nestled in Orford, Quebec. 

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