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Spring Breaks-Canada & US

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Spring Breaks-Canada & US

Does anyone have any idea when the spring breaks are this year, Definetly do NOT wanto go at that time. Are the US and Canada on different weeks??

Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Spring Breaks-Canada & US

All schools have different spring breaks. Some are one week, some are two weeks. Some are the week before Easter, some the week after Easter. Some are in March, some in April. It varies from private school to private school, and the public system is different, too. Universities stagger their breaks, too.

A lot of this has to do with tourism, so that not everyone descends on Cabo or Palm Springs or ski resorts, at once.

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2. Re: Spring Breaks-Canada & US

The Spring Breaks aren't tied to a specific national holiday (like Thanksgiving). They are at the whim of the local Board of Education. For the year 2006, here are SOME of the "Spring Breaks" (by local city):

Orange -- April 3-9

San Diego: April 3-16

Long Beach -- 'year round' calendar curriculum: April 3-23

Los Angeles City, Garden Grove (home of Knotts Berry Farm), Beverly Hills, Glendale. and Newport Beach -- April 8-16

Anaheim (location of Disneyland), Long Beach ( traditional calendar curriculum), Burbank and Laguna Beach -- April 15-23

So, to be safe, I'd not vacation during the first 3 weeks of April.

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3. Re: Spring Breaks-Canada & US

You also have to consider that while California schools may have their breaks during different weeks in April, some of the school districts in surrounding states have their Spring Breaks in March.

We have always gone to DL (3 times) during our children's Spring Break in March. In the past, we have run into families from Nevada and Idaho that were on Spring Break at the same time as us. Alberta also seems to have their spring break at the same time as most of the BC schools as we often run into families from there.

We do find that it is key that California schools do not seem to have their Spring Break in March - that would make the big crowds. We find March quite manageable and would go again at that time in a hearbeat.