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March Break Canada 2014 (Spring Break Canada 2014)

When is March Break Canada 2014?


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March Break in Canada is a week off (in a few cases, two weeks off or a PD may be tacked on either end) for students grades JK through to 12 some time from the end of February to beginning of April.

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 2014, the dates are as follows:
  • British Columbia: Many places, including Victoria and Vancouver have a two week March Break, March 14 - 31, 2014. Others only have one week.
  • Alberta: Varies by region. Calgary, March 21 - April 6, 2014: Edmonton, March 29 - April 6, 2014
  • Manitoba: Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4, 2014 inclusive
  • Saskatchewan: April 19 - April 27, 2014
  • Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland / Labrador: March 8 - 16, 2014
  • PEI: March 15 - 23, 2014
  • Quebec and New Brunswick: March 1 - March 9, 2014
  • 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. Check specific locations or school websites if you need confirmation on the dates.

What Happens During March Break

Most 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

What Can Visitors Expect over March Break

Canada will not be markedly different for visitors other than hotels in major cities may be slightly busier and more expensive than usual, as will ski resorts.

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