The March Break in Canada may also be referred to as Spring Break, Winter Break or Mid-Winter Break, but March Break is most common, with Spring Break more of an American term. Reading Week tends to be what universities and colleges call their winter holiday.
March Break dates differ across Canada. In 2013, the dates are as follows:
- British Columbia: March 15 - 25, 2013
- Alberta: March 22 - April 2, 2013
- Manitoba: March 22 - April 1, 2013
- Saskatchewan: March 28 - April 8, 2013
- Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland / Labrador: March 8 - 18, 2013
- PEI: March 15 - 25, 2013
- Quebec and New Brunswick: March 1 - March 11, 2013
- Northwest Territories, Yukon: Varies across the territory. Check Teacher Association Calendar for specific school dates.
- There is no March Break in Nunavut, but there is a professional improvement week in February.
These dates are for the most part, but some specific schools may differ, especially in the Northwest Territories. Check specific locations or school websites if you need confirmation on the dates.
What Happens During March BreakMost families with school age kids make special plans of some kind over the March Break. Many parents take time off work and head for sunnier climates during March Break. Others plan special getaways closer to home, such as ski resorts, or enroll kids in local camps and special programs, which are offered in abundance during this week.
March Break Getaway Ideas
- Kids Ski & Rent Free in Whistler
- Kids Ski Free at Big White
- March Break at Ontario Parks
- National Ballet in Toronto has family friendly programming.
- Maple Syrup Festivals
- 20 Spring Break Ideas for Families