11 Entertaining Events and Activities in Quebec City in March

On this list of the best things to do in Quebec in March 2024, we talk about family activities, tubing, an international snowboard cross competition, and much more.

Our list of fun activities in Quebec City in March

Quebec City in March is an excellent time as the days are much longer than in previous months, and there are still plenty of fun winter activities. The days are also warmer, so you don’t need to continually dress in full winter gear. 

It’s a fun time to be in the city with a wide range of attractions. With that in mind, we wrote this list of the best things to do in Quebec City in March. 

Events in Quebec City in March

1. Saint Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade 

  • March 17, 2024

The Saint Patrick’s Day tradition is strong in Quebec City. The celebration lasts a few days across the city’s many Irish pubs. Meanwhile, the Saint Patrick's Day Parade features bagpipes, drum groups, leprechauns, dance school performances, circus acts, and historical re-enactments. The parade begins at Saint Patrick’s High School and ends at the Place de l’Hotel de Ville.

2. Bataille Royale – Coupe du Monde Shred the North 

Bataille Royal - snowboard cross event in Quebec City in March
Mont Sainte-Anne (Photo par / by : TQ / C. Mercier ©)
  • March 22 to 24, 2024

The worldwide competition Bataille Royale stops at Mont Saint-Anne this year for a thrilling snowboard cross event where only the fastest emerge victorious. 

3. Erabliere Urbaine at Grand Marche de Quebec 

  • March 23 to April 7, 2024

If you want to experience the joys and wonders of the sugar shack but can’t make it out of the city, this event is for you. You’ll find maple taffy samplings, live music, demonstrations in how they create maple products, a beer garden for adults, and an outdoor children's playground.

What To Do in Quebec City in March

4. Sugar Shacks Near Quebec City

activities to do in Quebec City in March: Sugar Shack
Le Relais des Pins, Sugar Shack (Photo par / by : TQ / A. Quenneville ©)

This seasonal treat is something you won’t want to miss. At the junction of winter and summer every year, sugar shacks open up all around Quebec City and offer a unique traditional Quebecois meal that includes baked beans, ham, omelettes, sausages, and maple syrup. Le Relais des Pins is a good option because it’s on the beautiful Ile d’Orleans.  

5. Spring Skiing Near Quebec City 

Spring skiing in Quebec City in March is always fun
Mont Sainte-Anne (Photo par / by : TQ / C. Mercier ©)

It’s always fun to ski in the sun. Some days, you can even take your jacket off and cruise down the slopes wearing only a sweater. Mont Saint-Anne, Le Massif, Stoneham, and Le Relais offer festive spring skiing atmospheres. 

6. Indoor Amusement Park in Quebec City 

Mega Parc has lots of family activities in Quebec City in March
Mega Parc (Photo par / by : Quebec Wonders ©)

Mega Parc is the largest indoor amusement park in Eastern Canada. This is an excellent activity in Quebec City in March because it suits children of most ages. Located in the Galeries de la Capitale, its 18 attractions include a hubless Ferris wheel and North America's longest indoor skating trail.

7. Indoor Trampoline Centre

This indoor trampoline centre is something the entire family can enjoy. Isaute is known around Quebec for its wall-to-wall atmosphere, which combines physical activity and pure fun. Children 2 years old and younger can visit for free when accompanied by an adult. There are no age or height restrictions. Designated kiddie areas are also available when necessary. 

8. Snow Tubing at Village Vacances Valcartier 

Snowtubing is a great family activity in Quebec City in March
Village Vacances Valcartier (Photo par / by : TQ / F. Gagnon ©)

Don’t miss out on one of the best things to do in Quebec City in winter! March is the last chance to go snow tubing. Village Vacances Valcartier is North America’s largest playground, with over 25 slides for and several mechanical lifts. Children less than one metre high slide for free on an adult’s lap. 

Things to Do Elsewhere in Quebec in March

9. A Day Trip to Wendake to Witness ONHWA’LUMINA 

See the ONHWA’LUMINA near Quebec City in March
ONHWA’LUMINA (Photo par / by : Quebec Wonders ©)

Located 20 minutes away in the heart of Wendake, ONHWA’LUMINA is an enchanted immersive multimedia experience created by Moment Factory to celebrate Huron-Wendat indigenous culture. The 1.2-kilometre pathway transports you to a place rich with emotion and history. 

10. Spa Getaway in Charlevoix

Relax on a spa getaway in Quebec City in March
Hôtel & Spa Le Germain Charlevoix (La Ferme) (Photo par / by : TQ / G. Leroyer ©)

The Charlevoix region is one of Quebec’s most beautiful areas. A spa getaway for the weekend is an ideal choice to relax and reinvigorate yourself for the coming spring. You can’t go wrong with Le Germain. This Nordic spa has won several rewards and certifications of excellence. 

11. La Nuit Blanche in Montreal 

Watch a show during Nuit Blanche in Montreal in March
Nuit blanche à Montréal (Photo par / by : Frédérique Ménard-Aubin ©)

This one-of-a-kind experience happens only once a year in Montreal. The metro stays open all night, and the city offers exciting activities. It’s the last event of the Montreal en Lumieres Festival, and the entire city stays up all night to celebrate. Whether you’re only now hearing about it or you’re a veteran, you don’t want to miss La Nuit Blanche

Weather in Quebec City in March

Weather in Quebec in March is still chilly

Thankfully, March in Quebec City equals longer and warmer days. Some days, you'll be comfortable wearing a lighter jacket; on others (mainly due to the wind), you’ll have to wear your full winter regalia. I suggest keeping a close eye on the daily temperature.

If you visit Quebec City in March, you’re spoiled for choice regarding adventures! Enjoy the last of Quebec’s winter activities, celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, or gorge on maple syrup at a sugar shack. Which adventure will you choose?

Related: Looking for more adventure while visiting Quebec City in March? Check out our favourite Quebec City day trips.

Anne Rodrigue-Beaudoin Quebec Wonders

About the Author

Anne was born and raised in Quebec City. She is our resident expert for the city of Quebec and other popular regional destinations such as Charlevoix and Gaspésie. Having travelled to every corner of the province with her children, she is also our expert for family related topics on Quebec Wonders.

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