When is March Break 2018 (and Where’s Cheapest to Travel)

By Andrew Wong,

Step 1: When is March Break in 2018?

With Easter falling so close to March Break in 2018, depending on your school district, you may be able to hack yourself into a longer mid-term vacation. We break down “when is March Break (or Spring Break) in 2018” province by province…

March Break 2018 in British Columbia

  • Richmond School District: Friday, March 16th to Monday, April 2nd
  • Vancouver School Board and Surrey Schools: Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 23rd
  • Central Okanagan School District, School District No. 43 Coquitlam, Burnaby Schools: Monday, March 19th to Monday, April 2nd
  • Abbotsford School District, Greater Victoria School District, Langley Schools: Monday, March 19th to Tuesday, April 3rd

March Break 2018 in Alberta

  • Calgary Board of Education: Friday, March 23rd to Monday, April 2nd
  • Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools: Monday, March 26th to Monday, April 2nd
  • Calgary Catholic School District: Friday, March 30th to Friday, April 6th

March Break 2018 in Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon Public Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Regina Public Schools and Regina Catholic Schools: Friday, March 30th to Friday, April 6th

March Break 2018 in Manitoba

  • Schools in Manitoba will have Monday, March 26th to Friday, March 30th off for March Break in 2018.

March Break 2018 in Ontario

  • The standard Ontario March Break for 2018 is scheduled for Monday, March 12th to Friday, March 16th. This includes the TDSB, TCDSB, Peel Schools, and York Region schools.

March Break 2018 in Quebec

  • School boards across Quebec go on their semaine de relâche (a.k.a March Break) from Monday, March 5th to Friday, March 9th in 2018.

March Break 2018 in New Brunswick

  • All New Brunswick schools will take their March Break in 2018 from Monday, March 5th to Friday, March 9th.

March Break 2018 in Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia schools will be closed from Monday, March 12th to Friday, March 16th for their March Break 2018.

March Break 2018 in Prince Edward Island

  • Students and staff at PEI schools will be out of class from Monday, March 26th to Tuesday, April 3rd for their 2018 March Break.

March Break 2018 in Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Schools across Newfoundland & Labrador will be on March Break from Friday, March 30th to Friday, April 6th in 2018.


The dates given above are for quick reference. Double-check with your local school district before booking in your March Break 2018 getaway.

Step 2: Book the March Break of your dreams

Shovel your winter worries aside and high tail it to the sun this March Break. Here we break down some of the cheapest destinations for March Break in 2018 with a hotel stay that is guaranteed to make you forget about the frost.

Punta Cana

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Beach lovers rejoice, it’s time for some Punta Cana this March Break! Whether you’re heading out as a group of friends, just the two of you or as a family, the palm-lined sandy stretches of Bávaro are ready to receive.


Cancun & Playa del Carmen

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No need to keep asking yourself, ‘When is March Break” when you have your dates for Cancun and Playa del Carmen set. So what’s it going to be, margaritas at your sexy adults-only all-inclusive or Shirley Temples with the kiddos at a family-friendly spot?


Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta hyatt Ziva infinity pool loungers beach

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Family fun this March Break finds its spot right on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Puerto Vallarta’s all inclusives are the easy choice for a spring vacation that combines kid activities, adult fun, and a buzzing city ready for a group exploration. A good infinity pool doesn’t hurt either.



Varadero Paradisus Princesa del Mar path to pool palm trees

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Will it be wandering the old barrios of Havana or toeing the sugar sand shores of the north coast? This unmatched Caribbean island enchants with its “time capsule” protected charms.



Florida Hotels Sanibel Island beach

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An East Coast winter classic, Florida is a top-of-mind March Break destination with good reason. Get a taste of an early-bird summer with a beachside escape for cheap cheap cheap.



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Some like it hot (and dry). Comfortable weather will be the basis of your Arizona escape this March (parting with the idea of July highs of 41°C). Stake out your spot at the resort pool or pile into the car and tour the Grand Canyon State.



Jamaica All Inclusive Resorts Montego Bay Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall beach

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With a globally-recognized easy-going vibe, we could all use a bit of Jamaica at this time of the year. From waterfall climbing to reggae jiving, get yourself to this tropical island this March Break.



Belize All Inclusive Chaa Creek infinity pool

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Can you spot Belize on the map? It’s about time Canadians familiarize themselves with this exquisite eco-tourism destination where one-of-a-kind rainforest resorts are keen to introduce guests to their nation’s natural treasures.

Are you ready for your March Break 2018? Tell us where you’ll be off to!

Deal prices were taken at the time of publishing from trivago.ca for hotels with a tRI rating of 7.5/10 or over.