March Break 2019 | Your Ultimate Chaleur Region Guide

 Published Feb 27



Have you been searching for the complete list of everything happening in the Chaleur Region during the March Break?

Good news! You’ve found it!

To make sure you don’t miss anything during your (much-deserved) vacation, we’ve compiled for you the complete list of activities that you won’t want to miss during the 2019 March Break in the Chaleur Region.

In other words: it’s the perfect list for families looking for new adventures, hot chocolate enthusiasts or for lovers of good local beers: this is your ultimate vacation guide for March 2019!

Saturday, March 2nd:

Free coffee? How could we resist!

Your March break in the Chaleur Region starts on Saturday the 2nd, and the activity line-up is certainly full of great ideas.

Whether you kick off your day with a fresh cup at Kaffeine‘s Grand Opening, at the Studio 2 Downtown Market, or with a family breakfast at the Atlantic Host Hotel, you’ll have even more hot beverages and perhaps even a night out cheering your local hockey team to look forward to.

Here’s what Saturday has in store for you:

  • Studio 2’s Downtown Market, Bathurst — 9am to 1:00pm
  • Big Chill Duathlon , 750 Golf Street — 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Public Swimming, Bathurst Aquatic Centre — 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Ciné Biblio « Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers », Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — 1:30pm
  • Sliding and Hot Chocolate (Free), Beresford — 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Family Skating, KC Irving Centre — 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Acadie-Bathurst Titan VS Tigres de Victoriaville, KC Irving Centre — 7:00pm
  • Jeff Long LIVE, 13 Barrels Brewing — 8:00pm
  • Grumble Road Country, Lou’s Pub

Sunday, March 3rd:

A bit of red, white and…Anjou!

We understand that it might not be a week-long vacation for everybody, but if you at least have your Sunday wide open, then it’s time to try something new!

The perfect day for brunch at the amazing Auberge d’Anjou Cocooning Café, with some of the best coffee and breakfast in Petit-Rocher. On Sundays, they extend their breakfast menu until 2pm, so you can take your time and feast on their famous Assiette Gourmande or keep it light for your next adventure with a Bol Santé. Delicious!

Here’s what Sunday has in store for you:

  • Indoor Wall Climbing (Call ahead), CCNB Bathurst — 10:00am to 12:00am
  • Disco Skating (Free), Beresford — 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Public Swimming, Bathurst Aquatic Centre — 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Cribbage Tournament, Lou’s Pub, 1pm
  • Karaoke, Lou’s Pub, 5pm

Monday, March 4th:

Daly Point will be open all week for some winter fun!

For many families, Monday will be the first real “day off” of the March break, so why not make it a family day!

There’s no better way to get some quality time with the little ones than by grabbing your skates and hitting the rink. Both Bathurst and Beresford will be hosting family skating sessions – perfect to burn off some energy and best of all: easy on the wallet!

If the weather permits, Daly Point will be open (all week!) for some winter wonderland fun.

Here’s what Monday has in store for you:

  • (From March 4th to 8th) Camp du Congé de Mars | Mini Creations, 862 rue St-Pierre Beresford — 8am to 4pm
  • Family Skating, KC Irving Centre — 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Free Public Skating, Beresford — 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Tuesday, March 5th:

Get fat…for free!

The first (and only) Tuesday of your March break in the Chaleur Region will be anything but dull.

On the agenda? Family board games, craft stations, wall climbing and two tournaments to go get your cheer on.

It’s also when you’ll be able to rent Fatbikes…FOR FREE!*** That’s right. If you’ve been eyeing these awesome all-terrain bipedal wonders, this is your time to shine. Hit the trails and see why everybody has been raving them.

***Update: Due to the weather conditions, the free Fatbike rentals has been moved to Friday!

Here’s what Tuesday has in store for you:

  • Hockey Tournament “Contendo Northern Moose”, Beresford — 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • STIAM Technologies, Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — Open house
  • Board Games (For the Family), Beresford Public Library — 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Puzzles and Games, Bathurst Public Library — 2:30pm
  • Volleyball Tournament, Carrefour Étudiant School — 6:00pm
  • Indoor Wall Climbing (Call ahead), CCNB Bathurst — 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Winter Craft Station, Beresford Public Library — 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Bargain Night at the Apollo Cinema, Bathurst — ~6:30pm and ~9:00pm

Wednesday, March 6th:

Nothing quite like a good slice @ Pizza13!

“My March break is already half done. I need to break out of my shell. What should I do!?” You ask?

We have two words for you: Disco. Skating.

Lots of great family activities going on in Beresford for the entire family. If you’re looking for something slightly more “grown up”, may we suggest beer & pizza at Pizza 13 / Au Bootlegger? March is your last month to take in the deliciousness that is the “Grange” winter pizza. Sour cream, potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, parmesan and an egg on top.

Yes. An egg. Try it…and we’ll just say “you’re welcome” right now.

Here’s what Wednesday has in store for you:

  • Treasure Hunt, Beresford Public Library — 9:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • “Toonie” matinee movies, Apollo Cinemas Bathurst — ~10am
  • Snowshoe Hike (For the Family), Beresford (1079, Principale St.) — 10am
  • Family Skating, KC Irving Centre — 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Family board games, Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — Open house
  • Public Skating, Patinoire de Petit-Rocher, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Writing workshop for teens (ages 11-18), Bathurst Public Library — 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Disco Skating (Free), Beresford — 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Dodgeball Tournament, Carrefour Étudiant School — 5:30pm

Thursday, March 7th:

Cristian de la Luna will be LIVE on Thursday March 7th!

Where else but in our beautiful Chaleur region could you learn how to make a quinzee in the morning and catch a live show by the award-winning Cristian de la Luna (at the intimate Studio 65) in the evening.

Take an acrylic art class, join the swim squad and do some pyjama story time. Kick back and relax some more with popcorn and $2 matinee movies at the Apollo Cinemas, and Thursday also means Wings Night at many Bathurst restaurants so, if you’re not catching a live show, make sure to get your Wing’ on!

Here’s what Thursday has in store for you:

  • Acrylic Art Class, Bay Breeze Gallery Bathurst — 9:30am to 11:30am
  • “Toonie” matinee movies, Apollo Cinemas Bathurst — ~10am
  • Quinzee Building, Daly Point Nature Reserve — 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Board Games (For the family), Beresford — 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Free Public Skating, Beresford — 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Makerspace and Art Activities, Bathurst Public Library — 2:30pm
  • Public Skating, Patinoire de Petit-Rocher, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Family board games, Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — Open House
  • Indoor Wall Climbing (Call ahead), CCNB Bathurst — 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Bathurst Swim Squad (Beginners welcome), Bathurst Aquatic Centre — 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Pyjama Storytime “Camping Special”, Beresford Public Library — 6:30pm
  • Cristian de la Luna LIVE, Studio 65 chemin Madran Petit-Rocher Nord — 7:00pm

Friday, March 8th:

Edition lucky-number-13 of Studio 2’s Comedy Cabaret!

Be sure to book your babysitter ahead of time! Some great live performances going on, with Stéphane Leblanc over at the Bistro Coeur d’Artishow in Petit-Rocher, and a top-notch lineup of stand-up comedy at Studio 2 in Bathurst.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Friday without a good local brew. If you’re planning a get-together, fill up your growler at Four Rivers and 13 Barrels for some amazing local craft beers!

As for the kids, fear not! There are still plenty of family activities going on.

***Update: The free Fatbike rentals previously scheduled for March 5th are now on March 8th!

Here’s what Friday has in store for you:

  • Board Games (For the Family), Beresford Public Library — 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Free Fatbike Rentals, 750 Golf Street — 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Cinema at the Library “Happy Feet”, Beresford Public Library — 2:00pm
  • Lego !!, Bathurst Public Library — 2:30pm
  • Simple family crafts, Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — Open House
  • Free Public Skating, Beresford — 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Public Skating, Patinoire de Petit-Rocher, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Studio 2’s Comedy Cabaret 13th Edition, Bathurst — 8:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Stéphane Leblanc LIVE, Bistro Coeur d’Artishow Petit-Rocher — 9:00pm

Saturday, March 9th:

New Year’s Resolution is out; homemade sugar donuts are IN!

If you missed out on breakfast or brunch on the 2nd, today is your day!

On Saturday, it’s all about family time. Get your swimsuit on and forget about the snow at the Bathurst Aquatic Centre, and don’t forget to drop by the Studio 2’s Downtown Market! It’s where you’ll find many amazing artisan products, such as fresh local bread and pastries from R and J Boulangerie.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a memorable Saturday without a…snowblower race?! If you’re in the mood for some less-structured adventures, Daly’s Point will be open for some winter fun!

Here’s what Saturday has in store for you:

  • Arctic Char Ice Fishing (Unlimited Coffee and Hot Chocolate!), Parc Atlas — 8:00am to 4:00pm (Cancelled due to ice condition)
  • Studio 2’s Downtown Market, Bathurst — 9am to 1:00pm
  • Children Painting Activity, Beresford Public Library — 9:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Snowblower racing, Petit-Rocher Arena — 11am to 5pm
  • Quinzee Building, Daly Point Nature Reserve — 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Public Swimming, Bathurst Aquatic Centre — 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Ciné Biblio « Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers », Bibliothèque publique de Petit-Rocher — 1:30pm
  • Minecraft !!, Bathurst Public Library — 3:30pm
  • Family Skating, KC Irving Centre — 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Fat Bike Night Group Ride, 750 Golf St. — 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Rusty Rake LIVE, Sormany Ski-Doo Club — 9:00pm

Sunday, March 10th:

Trivia Night at Au Bootlegger: because nothing mixes better than drinking craft beer and remembering obscure facts!

A beautiful week of activities in the Chaleur Region might be coming to an end, however it doesn’t mean that it can’t be the start of a new adventure.

Get out of your comfort zone with an exhilarating session at Escape Mission Évasion located in Petit-Rocher Sud. They’ll even be open all of March break, so gather some friends and try to beat their standing records! Perhaps ice fishing at Parc Atlas is more up your alley?

After that, if your brain needs some extra teasing, end the evening with the best selection of NB beers around and an epic Trivia Night at Au Bootlegger.

Here’s what Sunday has in store for you:

  • Arctic Char Ice Fishing (Unlimited Coffee and Hot Chocolate!), Parc Atlas — 8:00am to 4:00pm(Cancelled due to ice condition)
  • Indoor Wall Climbing (Call ahead), CCNB Bathurst, 10:00am to 12:00am
  • Public Swimming, Bathurst Aquatic Centre, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Trivia Night, Au Bootlegger Bathurst, 6:30pm

In Conclusion:

Did someone say…SPA DAY?!

There are so many more amazing activities available during all of March Break.

For instance, Daly Point will be open all week to welcome families and nature lovers. Escape Mission Évasion will also be open to groups – just call for reservations! If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, no one said you couldn’t take a little spa retreat at Auberge de la Vallée!

If you haven’t had the chance to go on a sleigh ride yet (or if you just can’t get enough of them!), Sealy Sleigh Rides will be running all week. Hot chocolate, chicken bouillon and even snowmobile drives are available — $5 per child and $10 per adult — perfect for the whole family! Give them a call to book your spot.

Did we miss any fun activities that are already on your calendar? Feel free to send us some suggestions!

Whatever you do during your March break in the Chaleur region, be sure to enjoy everything we have to offer.

As always, don’t forget: Take your time. Fall in love.



     

Take your time. Fall in Love.


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