12 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, March 31

Mar 29 2018, 9:24 pm

March is coming to an end, so why not celebrate the last day of the month with these 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

Easter egg hunt at Place Longueuil

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

Where: Place Longueuil, 825, rue St-Laurent Ouest
When: March 31, 2018
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: Until 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 our farm, and look for the hidden chocolate!

Where: Quinn Farm, 2495 Boulevard Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
When: Until 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: Until 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: Until April 1, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Tickets: Available online

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 winter.

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. Typically open from late February 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: End of February to 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: March 21 to June 21, 2018

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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