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Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

March Break Events, Activities, Day Camps For Kids

What to do with the kids this March Break? Where at family events for March Break? See our list of fun day trips or getaway suggestions for March Break below!

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.

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, Huntsville Area, Lakefield, Midland Area, Muskoka,Orillia Area, Ottawa Area, Sudbury Area

March Break Ski & Snowboard Resorts

Blue Mountain Village
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

    March Break Family Fun Pass
    Nottawasaga Inn Resort – Alliston
    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, 100 ft water slide, 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. March Break children’s programs will be available all week (March 12- 20, 2016)

    March Break Family Fun
    Hockley Valley Ski Resort – Mono
    March 11 – 20, 2016
    Just an hour north of GTA, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind. Ski and stay packages for two and for the family. Activities include snowshoeing, bonfire & s’mores, movie nights, arts & crafts, easter egg hunt and more.

    March Break Camp
    Hockley Valley Ski Resort – Mono
    March 14 – 17, 2016

Algonquin Area

    Ski & Snowshoe Trails
    Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails – 
    Algonquin Highlands
    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.

    Wildlife Workshops
    Algonquin Wildlife Research Station
     – Algonquin Park
    TBA 2016
    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

    March Break Camp
    Hardwood Ski and Bike – Barrie
    March 15, 17 & 18, 2016
    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!

    March Break Promo
    Hardwood Ski and Bike – Barrie
    March 12 – 20, 2016
    50% off rentals (U19), $7 child, $15 student

    Sending it for Sarah!
    Horseshoe Resort – Barrie
    March 18, 2016 
    Sending it for Sarah! is a celebration of Sarah Burke. It is a full action packed day filled with Girls only Party in the Park, followed by an afternoon jib session. The night kicks off with an unreal après party, movie screenings, patio party, silent action and a night time rail jam for both men and women. Proceeds raised will go to the Sarah Burke Foundation.

    Polar Rush
    Horseshoe Resort – Barrie
    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
    Horseshoe Resort – Barrie
    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
    Horseshoe Resort – Barrie
    March 14 -22
    Camp includes Cross Country skiing, snowshoeing while enjoying outdoor games.  

    Outdoor Adventure Park
    Horseshoe Adventure Park, – Barrie
    A variety of activities await you this Winter season at Horseshoe Resort’s Adventure Park. Tubing, Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, Skating and Yamaha Adventures.

    March Break Camp
    Ski Snow Valley
     – Barrie
    March 14 – 17, 2016
    Ages: 3 to 15 Years
    Lesson Times: Lessons from 9:30 to 2:30 pm
    Notes: Half Day Ski or Snowboard sessions. No Lesson on FridayLift & rental is valid on Friday

    Tropical Ski Day
    Ski Snow Valley – Barrie
    Tropical Ski Day has a little something for everyone and is a great way to cap off March Break! Start preparing your dummy now and get your skis waxed for the radar speedtrap!

    Art Camp
    MacLaren Art Centre
     – Barrie
    March 14 – 18, 2016
    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.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie

Collingwood - Blue Mountains

    March Break
    Blue Mountain Village
    March 12 – 20, 2016
    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 $39 for all elementary and high school students Monday-Friday during the break!**

    Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes
    Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
    March 12, 16 & 19, 2016
    Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older.

    Night Cross-Country Skiing
    Scenic Caves Nature Adventures 
    March 12, 16 & 19, 2016
    Introducing a thrilling new nocturnal winter adventure! Cross-country skiing at night by headlamp. For five nights in 2016, x-country ski until 8pm as dusk falls and transitions to sparkling starlight. This non-guided activity offers skate & classic trails to explore, with the reflection of glistening snow to light your path. Rental headlamps and equipment are available.

    March Break Camp
    Cranberry Golf Resort 
    March 14 -18, 2016
    Cranberry Resort March Break Camp offers children between the ages of 4-9 the opportunity to hone their sport and swimming skills, create amazing art projects and perform their very own original Camp Cranberry play! All of our campers will make new friends take on challenges together, making moments that matter for years to come. Full Week: $160 | Daily Rate: $35.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood - Blue Mountain Area

Eastern Area  (Ottawa Valley, Haliburton Highlands, Ontario's Highlands)

    Ottawa Valley


    More information on the Ottawa Valley

    Lanark County

    March Break Maple Festival
    Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House, Lanark County
    March 12 – 20, 2016
    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 Highlands

    Haliburton Area

    March Break Camp
    Abbey Gardens – Haliburton
    March 14 – 16, 2016
    Kids in the kitchen, Earthwalk and Where is everybody? Three fun-filled days that captivate and entertain your kids this march break.

    Maple Fest
    Haliburton Highlands Museum – Haliburton
    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 in Haliburton,  Minden 
    More information on the Haliburton Highlands Destination

    March Break Program 
    Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike – Haliburton
    March 12 – 20, 2016
    A great time to ski, snowboard or snowshoe. We’ll have plenty of great activities, both on-and-off the hill, for the whole family.

    Stray Cats
    Yours Outdoors
     – Haliburton
    March 17, 2016
    Explore the back roads of the Haliburton Highlands. This tour will take you through forests, farm and hamlet, and along the shores of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. You will discover the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands. Who knows where we will go and what we find and do? The possibilities are endless – waterfall, art studio, historic site, hiking trail, good food, taste of local wine or beer, gardens, sculptures, home or farm visit, local characters, warm hospitality, and more.

    Tourism Information by Destination:
    Haliburton Highlands
    Ontario’s Highlands

Tourism Information by Destination:

Haliburton Highlands
Ontario's Highlands

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton


    Deerhurst March Break
    Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville
    March 11 – 20, 2016
    Plan your March Break ‘staycation’, because Ontario’s favourite resort is packed with super cool to-dos this winter! From an 11,000 sq. ft. indoor Playzone for the kids to outdoor adventures, a relaxing day in the spa or our family-friendly live show, there is as much fun indoors as outdoors at Deerhurst Resort this March Break.

    Decades Show
    Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville
    Public Welcome 
    With a more current vibe, brilliant time-travelling medleys, and a new home in the elegant Waterhouse Show Room under the same roof as dining, lounges, accommodation and conference facilities, this year’s show is truly bigger and better than ever!

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Huntsville


    Annual Buckhorn MapleFest
    McLean Berry Farm 
    At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Buckhorn

Midland Area

    Live theatre and cultural events
    Midland Cultural Centre
     – Midland

    March Break Day Camp
    Wye Marsh – Midland
    March 14-18, 2016
    9am to 4pm, early and late care available
    Ages 6-12

    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 camp@wyemarsh.c​om

    Sweetwater Harvest Festival
    Wye Marsh – Midland
    March 19 – 20, 2016
    Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage.Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.  Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival.  There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

    March Break Camp
    Huronia Museum – Midland
    March 14-18, 2016
    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.

    Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland

Tourism Information: Midland Tourism

Muskoka Area

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.

Bracebridge, Ontario
Stay in resorts, hotels, inns in the Bracebridge area.

Come and see why Gravenhurst is the Gateway to Muskoka and spend a day on skiis, sled or snowshoes. 
Gravenhurst, Ontario

Stay in resorts, hotels, inns in the Gravenhurst area.

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 resorts, hotels, inns in Huntsville area

Tourism Information: Muskoka Tourism

Ontario's Lake Country

    Tap into Maple Route
    Ontario’s Lake Country 
    March 1 – May 31, 2016
    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, local accommodations 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 in Orillia, ON.  Featured Accommodations: 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 14-18 2016. 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 out seasonal events for more family related activities and attractions.

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 14-18 2016. March break history in Ontario goes back into the 1800's.

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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Ontario Winter Cross Country Skiing Getaways

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