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Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

March Break Events, Activities, Day Camps For Kids

March Break in Ontario offers a long weekend or week long getaway opportunity for kids and families and romantic couples. Learn with ski and snowboard camps, cultural events, a science museum visit, making art, or acting lessons. See how maple syrup is made! Many activities include parents and kids only activities. Pick March Break fun activities from featured members. 

Follow 400 north for March break activities and events  in various geographic areas.  Resort destinations include Maple Syrup festivals. The things to do below are for day trips and overnight visits.

Alliston & Orangeville, Algonquin Area, Barrie Area, Collingwood-Blue Mountain, Eastern Ontario, Haliburton Area, Gravenhurst Area, Midland Area, Muskoka,
North Bay Area, Ontario Parks, Orillia Area, Ottawa Area, Peterborough/Kawarthas, Sudbury Area

Featured March Break Ski & Snowboard Resorts & Attractions 2014

Blue Mountain Village-Events

Blue Mountain Resort
Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Hardwood Ski and Bike- March Break Madness
Horseshoe Resort-Events & Horseshoe Open Ski & Snowboard Festival

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Sir Sam's Ski and Bike-March Break Kids Ski Camps & March Break Fun

Ski Snow Valley,  March Break Camp

Wye Marsh

Alliston & Orangeville

  • Nottawasaga Inn Resort -Alliston
    March Break Fun Pass
    This March Break don't get stuck at home, treat the kids to our March Break Fun Pass! Your day pass of fun includes swimming, 100ft waterslide, 4 mini-golf passes and daily sports for only $49.95 +tax for up to 4.
    Don't miss out, availability is limited! Call 705-435-5501 today for all the details and to reserve your pass.
  • Alliston Earl Rowe Provincial Park-Winter hiking, skiing, walking trails
    In addition to Earl Rowe, there is the Borden Military Museum nearby. Alliston is central to many activities and events in Simcoe County. Consider a stay at a full service resort like Nottawasaga Resort.

Algonquin Area

  • Algonquin's Wolf Den Hostel, Cabins and Timber Frame Ski Lodge, Oxtongue Lake
    March Break Nature Retreat  Sunday March 9th – Wednesday March 12th.  Families are welcome to attend and learn new ways to connect in the outdoors as a family.  Activities may include: learning to felt, making pine needle baskets, tracking wolves and other creatures through the snow, winter games and fires, learning about what we call “coyote mentoring”, sharing great food and so much more.  A Children & Youth (6 – 12yrs) program will run simultaneously with the adult program.  Cost: $380 – Adult; $280 – Children (includes lodging and dinners from Sunday-Tuesday)
  • Frost Centre Skli & Snowshoe Trails - Algonquin Highlands
    20130 Hwy 35, 12km south of the Town of Dorset.
    Cross country Ski on 26km of groomed and trackset trails for the morning, take a break or eat lunch by the woodstove in the historic towermans cabin and then head out for an afternoon of snowshoeing on 11km of backcountry snowshoe trails overlooking beautiful St. Nora Lake. 
    ~ $30/person+tx includes skis, boots, poles, snowshoes and trail passes for the day (A $53 value!).  
    ~ Incredible restaurants and accommodations are available nearby.
  • The Friends of Algonquin Park bookstore will be open daily during March Break .. Stop by the Visitor Centre to check out this amazing deals and support education and interpretation in Algonquin.  As well during march break the ski trails and skating rinks are open for the family in Algonquin Park.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Algonquin area

Barrie Area:

  • Hardwood Ski and Bike 
    March Break Madness
    Come out to have some fun with us during the March Break. These 2-hour sessions will be full of fun, games, skiing and even some tobogganing. Sign your child up for one or more of these sessions. Please sign up early or it may be full! Must be 5-10 years. Choose from one of three sessions:  Tuesday March 11th 10am-12pmThursday March 13th 1pm-3pm,  Friday March 14th 10am-12pm
    Cost: $25 plus tax or $65 plus tax for all 3 * does not include trail pass.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON  Featured Accommodation in Barrie area:  Carriage Ridge Resort - Horseshoe Valley, Comfort Inn -Hart Drive, Horseshoe Resort

Collingwood-Blue Mountain

  • Blue Mountain Resort - March Break Stay & Ski
    March 9, 2014 - March 13, 2014

    March break is the time of year for family fun and Blue Mountain has the perfect getaway for on and off-hill adventure!  Celebrate Vintage Blue and receive a discounted March Break lift ticket and enjoy an entire week of FREE activities and events.
    Package Includes:
    ·  Nightly accommodation
    ·  One discounted day/night lift ticket per person, per night stayed
    ·  FREE family events and activities
    *some conditions apply.
  • March Break at Blue Mountain Village
    Blue Mountains
    March 8-16, 2014
    There’s never been a better time to love the slopes and love the Village than this March Break!
    A concert series with four performances capped off with Fefe Dobson on Friday, March 14th at 4pm with opening act by Eleven Past One. Family fun is endless including a Magic Show, Fireworks, Kids meal specials, Movies, Bird Shows, Interactive Drumming & more!
  • Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
    March Break 2014
    Experience a snowshoe trek across Ontario's longest suspension footbridge at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Enjoy groomed beginner and intermediate cross country ski and snowshoe trails winding through a 200 year old forest rich with wildlife. 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood-Blue Mountain Area. Featured Accommodation:  Blue Mountain LodgesCranberry Golf ResortPretty River ValleyTyrolean Village Resorts at Blue MountainThe Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain 

Eastern Area:  (Ottawa, Ottawa Valley, Land O' Lakes, Ontario's Highlands)

  • Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House  
    McDonald’s Corners, Lanark Highlands
    March Break Festival
    March Break Maple Festival March 8-16, 2014
    See how Maple Syrup is made at the sugar bush. Sleigh rides, taffy-on-snow and artisans in the Museum on weekends, tours, nature trails, heritage displays. 

More information on the Ontario's Highlands Destination

Haliburton Area:

  • Maple Fest!
    Haliburton Highlands Museum  

    March 11-16, 2014 

    Taste spring at the Haliburton Highlands Museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way using our own maple trees and our 110-year-old syrup kettle. Don’t forget to grab a sample! On Friday, join us for a very special children’s open stage, and on Saturday enjoy live music by talented local musicians! We’ll also have crafts and activities for kids, as well as fun and exciting contests.
    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden 
    More information on the 
    Haliburton Highlands Destination
  • Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
    March Break Program 
    March 10-14, 2014

    Parent & Tot (ages 3 & 4) 9:45 -10:45 am 11:00-12:00 am
    Sammy`s Kids (4-12)   9:45 -11:45 am 
    Bring your sun screen! Deck BBQ's Ice Cream Sale. Great Spring Skiing & Riding 
  • Yours Outdoors-Haliburton
    Ontario Maple Syrup "Toes" Spa Treatment & Maple Syrup Getaway Package
    March 14-16, 2014  
    This unique package will take visitors on snowshoes into the sugar bush. "The Art and Syrup of Maple". Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in traditional and modern day maple syrup operations, exploring a sugar bush on snowshoes, dining on maple cuisine, visiting Moon Shadow Estate Winery to taste their signature maple wine. Guests can indulge in a maple sugar spa foot treatment, and a glassblowing workshop to create a maple syrup pitcher. You will stay at the Inukshuk Manor B&B where your hosts, Brian and Dorothy Menton produce their own maple syrup. 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON.

Gravenhurst Area:

  • NEW March Break Maple Sugarbush Fun at Taboo Muskoka Winter Adventure Centre
    Join Resident Naturalist Robin Tapley and friends for the amazing history, folklore and evolving how-to behind discovering and making this clearly Canadian treat.
    March 7-15  daily between 1-3 pm,.  self-guided with expert interpreters
    $5 per person or $15 for family of up to 5
    bring your skates for our pond or borrow complimentary cross-country skis & snowshoes for our 8 kms of trails**  plates of pancakes with Muskoka maple syrup also available, naturally!
    *pricing exclusive of HST. **Mother Nature’s conditions permitting.

Midland Area:

  • Midland Cultural Centre
    On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
     we will be offering “ Family Fun Extravaganza " featuring Big & Small from Treehouse TV and their friends Markus, Douglas John and Oucho the Monkey” a co-presentation with MindsAlive. Door open at 10:00am and the show begins at 10:30am.Tickets are $10/each and children under one are free.
    Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Family Fun Extravaganza is full of sing along songs, silly gags and lots of fun and laughter all centred around the universal theme of friendship.

    Be sure to check out
     Downtown Midland  !
  • Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
    March Break Camp Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
    March 10-14, 2014
    Looking for something fun, active and local for your kids to do on March Break. The Wye Marsh keeps things natural, for kids ages 6-12; we provide activities such as Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, GPS navigation, bannock roasting, live animal demonstrations (birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians, trumpeter swans), feeding chickadees and crafts etc. For booking, costing and other information please call 705-526-7809 or email info@wyemarsh.com
  • Huronia Museum, Penetanguishene
    March Break Camp 
    March 10-14, 2014

    Campers will make crafts, play games and enjoy a fun day at Huronia Museum. We will go skating at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre each day. Children must provide their own equipment for this. We will also be sledding on Campbell’s Hill each day, if weather conditions permit

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON.  Featured Accommodations:  Beachview Cottage (Tiny -Wahnekewening Beach)Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference Centre, Little Lake Inn Bed & BreakfastTranquility On Georgian Bay Executive Cottage Rental(Tiny),

Muskoka Area:

Bracebridge, Ontario

Bracebridge Resource Management  Located on the east side of Highway #11, just north of #117 exit, there is 8 km of groomed cross country ski trails. See more information on trails in Bracebridge. Stay in Bracebridge area resorts, hotels, inns

Gravenhurst, Ontario

Come and see why Gravenhurst is the Gateway to Muskoka and spend a day on skiis, sled or snowshoes. Stay in Gravenhurst area resorts, hotels,inns

Huntsville Ontario

Arrowhead Provincial Park: In the heart of the Muskoka snow belt, Arrowhead offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, skating and winter hiking. See more information on Arrowhead, Stay in Huntsville area resorts, hotels, inns.

North Bay Area:

  • Canadian Ecology Centre
    March Break Camp.  March 10-14, 2014.  
    Ontario's Near North - Canadian Ecology Centre

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  North Bay Area. Featured Accommodation: Best Western North Bay Hotel and Conference CentreClarion Resort Pinewood Park

Ontario Parks

  • March Break at Provincial Parks
    Ontario Provincial Parks celebrate March break in several locations north of Toronto, Including Quetico Provincial Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, & Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Activities include migratory bird watching, waterfowl weekend, cross country skiing and maple syrup production See March Break at Ontario Parks.


  • Tap into Maple Route – Ontario’s Lake Country
    March 1 – May 31, 2014

    Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario's Lake Country has something for everyone.

Ottawa Area:

The following museums offer march break activities & camps for kids

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa

Peterborough/Kawarthas Area:

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Peterborough, ON,.  Featured Accommodations:  The Irwin InnMarrick's Landing CottagesPine Vista ResortThe Village Inn

Sudbury Area:

  • Science North & Dynamic Earth , Sudbury
    March Break Madness March 7-14, 2014 (2-5 day camps in English or French).

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Sudbury, ON.  Featured Accommodation: Moonlight Inn & Suites

Many individual Ontario resorts and hotels have arranged March Break Getaways for the family. Many destinations will feature events and festivals, Maple Syrup festivals and fun competitions. Watch for changing events and festivals listed for the March spring break period.

March Break-Spring Break will be taken by most school boards in Ontario from March 11-15 2013. March break history in Ontario goes back into the 1800's.

More Children-Family Activites and Events

See Additional Kids Activities and locations North of Toronto, Also check seasonal events for more family related activities and attractions.

Kids May Ski Free During March Break
Grade 4 and 5 students qualify for up to 3 free lift tickets and can ski or snowboard free
at participating ski areas during the March Spring Break period reports the Canadian Ski Council.

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