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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 highway 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, Lakefield, Midland Area, Muskoka,
North Bay Area,Orillia Area, Ottawa Area, Peterborough/Kawarthas, Sudbury Area

March Break Ski & Snowboard Resorts

Blue Mountain Village

Blue Mountain Resort
Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Hardwood Ski and Bike

Hockley Valley Resort
Horseshoe Resort

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Sir Sam's Ski and Bike

Ski Snow Valley

Wye Marsh

Alliston & Orangeville

  • Nottawasaga Inn Resort - Alliston
    March Break Family Fun Pass - This March Break don't get stuck at home, treat the kids to our March Break Fun Pass available from Friday March 13 to Sunday March 22! 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.

  • Hockley Valley Ski Resort - Mono
    Ski & Snowboard March Mini-Passes and Camps.

Algonquin Area

  • Frost Centre Ski & 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.  ~ Incredible restaurants and accommodations are available nearby.
  • Algonquin Wildlife Research Station - Algonquin Park
    The AWRS's Tim Winegard in partnership with renowned naturalist, expedition guide and photographer Robin Tapley and Jamie Giardini have developed new programs to highlight wildlife research in Algonquin Park. Programs will focus on developing an understanding of wildlife life-history strategies (biology, ecology, behaviour) and how this can benefit ones photographic, naturalist, or other outdoor pursuits.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Algonquin area

Barrie Area

  • Hardwood Ski and Bike 

    March Break Camp
    Come out and have some fun with Hardwood during March Break. These 2-hour sessions will be full of fun, games, skiing and even some tobogganing. Sign your child up for one, two or all three of these sessions. For children 5- 10 years of age. Please sign up early or it may be full! The price does not include a trail pass. $29 each class or $75 for all three!

    Spring Fling & Salomon Races
    This is a fun day of activities to wrap up the ski season. Skiers of all ages and abilities can participate. The morning consists of more serious events (only slightly serious), but the afternoon is dedicated to just having a good time. The Salomon mixed relay is 3 x 3km; the first leg of the relay is classic skiing, the second and third may be skate or classic. One team member must be female. Costume Content & Poker Ski in the afternoon!
  • Horseshoe Resort 

    Horseshoe Resort is just a short drive away so you won't have to hear "are we there yet?" from the back seat of the car. With 29 Alpine Runs, fully equipped Terrain Park, 5 Snow Tubing Chutes, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fat Biking, Ice Skating, and an endless list of other Winter activities, why would you want to be anywhere else? Check out amazing line up of Winter Events, Activities and Deals below!

    The Horseshoe Open March 14 - 15 & Elan Demos
    Join us March 13th to 15th for the 5th Annual Horseshoe Open, Ontario's largest ski & snowboard festival.  This March Break festival hosts some of North America's best Skiers, Snowboarders, JR Riders, DJ's, and the coolest Pro Rider after party of the year!  

    Polar Rush - March 21 - 22
    Polar Rush features 12+ obstacles, a bonfire after party and the ultimate kick-off to spring - paired with the already awesome amenities you know and love at Horseshoe Resort. The tail end of March break features plenty of snow yet warmer temperatures and a fun resort atmosphere. The wall climbing, crazy carpeting, tube running, snow crawling, snowball tossing fun of Polar Rush doesn't end after 5 km - stay for the after party, grab a maple taffy and a licensed drink. Complete your experience by unwinding in one of Horseshoe Resort's newly renovated guest rooms and stay for a weekend of fun! What could be more CANADIAN!!!

    Shred Cancer - March 18
    Join Horseshoe Resort for a great day of skiing or snowboarding and win some awesome prizes from RipCurl, LINE, Full Tilt, Oakley and many more! All levels welcome. 

    Cross Country Camp - March 14 -22
    Camp includes Cross Country skiing, snowshoeing while enjoying outdoor games.  

  • Horseshoe Adventure Park
    A variety of activities await you this Winter season at Horseshoe Resort's Adventure Park. Tubing, Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, Skating and Yamaha Adventures.
  • Ski Snow Valley
    March Break Camp
    Activities and Details TBA.

  • MacLaren Art Centre
    Join us for artist-led classes and camps at the MacLaren! Get inspired by the Gallery's collection and exhibitions and create art in a large, fully-equipped, sunlight-filled studio space on the Gallery's main floor. All classes are taught by professional practicing artists from the region, who are experienced teachers. Start thinking art and register today by following the links below, call (705) 721-9696 or visit us in person at 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie.
    Ages 3-5: Thunderbird Camp
    Ages 6-9 Zine Camp
    Ages 10-14 Book Art Camp

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 Mountains

  • Blue Mountain Resort
    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.
    Click here to visit Blue Mountain Ski & Snowboard information.
  • March Break at Blue Mountain Village
    Blue Mountains

    There’s never been a better time to love the slopes and love the Village than this March Break! A great line up of family activities will be taking place in the Village and on the mountain all week long. Weekday lift tickets will be $35 for all elementary and high school students Monday-Friday during the break!**
  • Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
    March Break 2015
    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. Get the whole family outdoors for fresh air and adventure during spring break. March 16-20, 2015 enjoy a “Buy One - Get One FREE” trail pass (based on highest price).

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 Valley, Haliburton Highlands, Ontario's Highlands)

  • Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House  
    McDonald’s Corners, Lanark Highlands
    March Break Festival
    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  

    2015 TBA

    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
  • Yours Outdoors
    Ontario Maple Syrup "Toes" Spa Treatment & Maple Syrup Getaway Package
    2015 TBA
    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. 

Tourism Information by Destination:

Haliburton Highlands
Ontario's Highlands

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON.


  • Annual Buckhorn MapleFest!
    McLean Berry Farm
    March 14-16, 21-22, 28-29

    At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Buckhorn, ON.

Midland Area

  • Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
    March Break Camp Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
    March 16-20, 2015
    We are looking forward to another fun and exciting March Break filled with endless opportunities to escape, explore, experience all that the Wye Marsh has to offer. Your child will have the opportunity to experience cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, see a working sugar shack, hand feed chickadees, see live reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey, plus much, much more! For booking, costing and other information please call 705-526-7809 or email info@wyemarsh.com
  • Huronia Museum
    March Break Camp 
    March 16-20

    Come join us at Huronia Museum for the March Break Day Camp, March 16-20.
    Each day will be filled with games, crafts and other exciting activities plus daily skating at the North Simcoe Rec. Centre and tobogganing on Campbell’s Hill.

    Camp runs Monday March 16 to Friday March 20 from 9 am to 4 pm each day at a cost of $22 per day. Registration for March Break Day Camp is limited so we recommend booking ahead. For more information or to make a booking please contact Huronia Museum at 526-2844, email us at education@huroniamuseum.com or visit our website www.huroniamuseum.com

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)

Tourism Information:

Midland Tourism

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

  • North Bay Outdoor Show * Featured *
    March 20-22, 2015.  

    Meet and greet Exhibitors from all over Northern Ontario. Hear the buzz and learn what is happening in your favourite outdoor activity. Hear about new trends, new tools and new toys! Taking place at Clarion Resort Pinewood Park.

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

Ontario's Lake Country

  • Tap into Maple Route - Ontario’s Lake Country
    March 1 - May 31, 2015

    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.

    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Orillia, ON.  Featured Accommodations:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Peterborough | Kawarthas

  • Maplefest - McLean Berry Farm
    March 14 - 15, 21 - 22, 28 - 19, 2015

    There is nothing quite as sweet as springtime and the McLean’s Maplefest proves this every year at their annual Maplefest! At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes.

    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Orillia, ON.  Featured Accommodations:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

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 16-20 2015. 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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