15 things to do in Montreal this weekend: March 30 to April 1

Mar 29 2018, 8:03 pm

It’s finally the weekend and the city is filled with exciting events. From Easter to springtime fun, we promise you this weekend will be filled with chocolate eggs and awesome things to do.

Harry Potter-themed brunch 

Calling all wizards and witches in Montreal! Put on your best cloaks and get ready to feast at a Harry Potter themed Brunch des Sorciers, taking place at Les Intraitables this Easter weekend. This magical feast is the place to go if you’re a true Harry Potter fan at heart. Dress up in your best wizarding gear and feast on the delicacies served at Hogwarts’ Great Hall.

Where:  Les Intraitables, 150 Notre-Dame est, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3P6
When: March 31, April 1 and 2
Time: Brunches take place at 9 am and 12 pm on each day
Tickets: Available online $28 to $57.95

Easter Brunch

Go for a traditional Easter brunch meal at any one of Montreal’s fantastic brunch restaurants. Whether you’re craving chicken and waffles from Faberge, beignets from Lawrence, shakshuka from SuWu, french toast from Lemeac, or mimosas from L’Atelier d’Argentine, you can’t go wrong with a hearty brunch on Easter.
Where: Anywhere
When: Anytime

Le Grand Concert du Vendredi Saint

Each year, Société philharmonique de Montréal puts on a special Easter show. This year is no exception. Le Grand Concert du Vendredi Saint is taking place on Good Friday at 8 pm. The show will feature 400 performers, including Chantal Dionne, Claudine Ledoux, Philippe Gagné, Vincent Ranallo, the UQAM choir, and the École Joseph-François-Perrault choir.
Where: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 4237 Henri Julien Ave
When: March 30, 2018
Time: 8 pm

Cost: Tickets start at $35

Easter egg hunt at Place Longueuil

The traditional egg hunt at Place Longueuil is all for the benefit of Opération Enfant Soleil. The perfect event for the kids and all the proceeds will go toward a good cause.

Where: Place Longueuil, 825, rue St-Laurent Ouest
When: March 30 to 31
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: $10

Easter market mini-farm in Longueuil

The Easter mini-farm, in collaboration with the Verger Champêtre, is back this year at the Longueuil Public Market.

From March 30 to April 2, the market opens its doors for the celebration of Easter with the family. Mini-farm, miniature horse rides, small farm animals, mascots, and tastings are on the menu to entertain young and old!

Where: Longueuil Public Market, 4200 Savane Road, Longueuil
When: March 30 to April 2, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Easter Egg Hunt at Quinn Farm 

Looking for a special family activity for Easter? Head to Quinn Farm for a different kind of Easter egg hunt. Take a tractor and wagon ride around the farm, and look for the hidden chocolate!

Where: Quinn Farm, 2495 Boulevard Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
When: March 30 to April 2, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $2 per person

Inquiétants lapins

Inquiétants lapins celebrates Easter by screening films about rabbits. From Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit to Donnie Darko, this event puts a twist on the traditional Easter bunny.

Where: Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335, boul. De Maisonneuve East,
When: March 30 to April 2, 2018
Time: Various times, check Facebook event for details and film schedule

Easter at the Zoo

Montreal’s resident zoo, Zoo Ecomuseum in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt on from March 31 to April 1. Easter at the Zoo will have children searching for Easter eggs, getting their faces painted, and even meeting the Easter bunny himself

Where: Zoo Ecomuseum, 21125 Sainte Marie Rd
When: March 31 to April 1, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Tickets: Available online

Easter Mass

Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians around the world. If you want a more traditional event, head to one of the city’s churches for Easter Mass.

Where:  St. Joseph’s Oratory, Notre-Dame Basilica, Mary Queen of the World.
When: Throughout Easter weekend


Montreal Botanical Garden Butterflies Go Free

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another year. Taking over the Main Exhibition Greenhouse from February 22 until April 29, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about the cold.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until April 29, 2018

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art Leonard Cohen Exhibit

Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an ongoing immersive exhibition to honour the legendary Leonard Cohen.

“A Crack in Everything,” is a multidisciplinary exhibit will showcase works of art from local and international artists who were inspired by Cohen.

Where: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
When: Until April 8, 2018

Visit a Sugar Shack

Although the bustling urban city of Montreal is not home to any sugar shacks, you won’t have to travel far to get an authentic Quebec experience. Whether you love the horse-drawn carriage rides or the plethora of maple treats, there are plenty of reasons to visit a sugar shack this winter. Open now to April, some of the best (and closest) sugar shacks to Montreal include Sucrerie de la Montagne, Cabane à Sucre Au Pied Cochon, and Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette.
When: Now till mid-April
Where: Various locations

Montreal Digital Spring

Quartier des Spectacles is hosting a unique digital art festival all season long. Throughout the months of March, April, May, and June, Quartier des Spectacles will see all sorts of events pertaining to the digital arts. These include a media lab, live musical performances, and sculptures. Be sure to check out what’s going on in Quartier des Spectacles every weekend in the spring.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: From now to June 21, 2018

Particles of Existence 

The Phi Centre is hosting an out-of-this-world exhibit next week that you definitely do not want to miss.

Particles of Existence explores new dimensions of how science and technology have brought us closer to understanding our universe and beyond.

Where: The Phi Centre, 407 Rue Saint-Pierre
When: March 27 to August 12, 2018. Closed on Monday.
Time: Various time slots. Check website for details.
Tickets: Available online

Walk up Mount Royal

The weather has finally turned so why not take advantage? Go for your first spring walk up Mount Royal! Explore the flora and fauna, wander a new trail, or even have a picnic at Beaver Lake. There is so much to explore at this Montreal landmark.
When: Anytime
Where: Mount Royal

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