March Break Activities, Events & Day Camps

What to do with the kids this March Break? Where are 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.

 

 

Go north of Toronto for the best March break activities and events. From ski programs, day camps and sugar shack tours, we have your go to list of activities that will keep the family busy all week.  

March Break Ski & Snowboard Destinations

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

March Break Atttraction Destinations

Alliston & Orangeville | Algonquin Area | Barrie Area | Collingwood-Blue Mountain | Haliburton Area
Huntsville Area | Lakefield | Midland Area | Muskoka | North Bay Area | Orillia Area | Ottawa Valley | Lanark County 

Alliston & Orangeville

March Break Family Fun Pass
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
March 12- 20, 2016
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. March Break children’s programs will be available all week.
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March Break Ski Program | 5 Day Mini Pass | Family Fun Activities
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. Ski program for kids ages 7-12, March 14 – 17.  5 day ski pass for $85, for March 14 – 18.
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March Break Camp
Hockley Valley Ski Resort, Mono
March 14 – 17, 2016
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Traditional Pow Wow
Georgian College
March 12, 2016
Georgian College’s 11th Traditional Pow Wow – Moving Forward Together: Wiijigaabiwitaadidaa Niigaan Zhaaying.The Pow Wow is a time for people to participate, learn, celebrate and share culture and heritage through drumming, singing, dancing, feasting, sharing and laughter. There will be many talented dancers, drum groups and amazing craft vendors who will be selling their handcrafted wares.
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March Break Promo
Hardwood Ski and Bike, Barrie
March 12 – 20, 2016
50% off rentals (U19), $7 child, $15 student
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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.
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Cross Country Camp
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
March 14 -22
Camp includes Cross Country skiing, snowshoeing while enjoying outdoor games.  
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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.
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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
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Spring Fling
Ski Snow Valley, Barrie
March 19, 2016
We are wrapping up March Break with a  Spring Fling! Grab your speed suit for the radar speed trap, showcase you DIY skills & build a dummy for the Dummy Race. Hit the terrain park for the Slope Style Comp! Chill Shred Fest also descends the slopes on the 19th
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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.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
March 19-20, 2016
Hip! Hop! Hooray! Easter’s on its way, and we couldn’t be more egg-cited! The Easter Bunny has been busy working all winter to prepare for the Rounds Ranch annual Easter Egg Hunt.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie, ON  
Featured Accommodation in Barrie area:  Carriage Ridge Resort – Horseshoe Valley, Comfort Inn -Hart Drive, Horseshoe Resort

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.
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Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Collingwood
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.
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Night Cross-Country Skiing
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Collingwood
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.
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March Break Camp
Cranberry Golf Resort, Collingwood
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
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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 

Ottawa Valley

TBA

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. 
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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.
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Maple Fest
Haliburton Highlands Museum  
March 12 -20, 2016
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 115-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.
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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.
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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.
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Tourism Information by Destination:
Haliburton Highlands | Ontario’s Highlands

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton

Huntsville

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.
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Decades Show
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
TBA
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Huntsville.

Lakefield

Buckhorn MapleFest
Mclean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 25-27, 2016
Numerous maple syrup displays at the traditional sugarbush and throughout the community including, Maplefeast/dance, pancake breakfast, hay rides and music.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Buckhorn, ON.

Midland

Mini Pops
Midland Cultural Centre, Midland
March 18, 2016
The Breakout Tour promises to be a positive high-energy show full of HITS the whole family can enjoy. Anyone with a ticket will be encouraged to discover their inner pop star. It’s music for kids to sing along with, get up and dance to, and just have fun with their friends.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland.  Featured Accommodations:  Beachview Cottage (Tiny -Wahnekewening Beach)Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreTranquility On Georgian Bay Executive Cottage Rental(Tiny)

Tourism Information: Midland Tourism

Muskoka

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.
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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. 
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.

March Break Activities
Bayview Wildwood Resort
March 12-18, 2016
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Muskoka March Break Getaway
Deerhurst Resort
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.
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North Bay

North Bay Outdoor Show
TBA 
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in  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, 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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.  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.

Lost World Reptile Show
Knights Inn Lagoon Harbour Resort & Hotel, Brechin
March 17, 2016
It’s Local, Fun and Educational all in one. Watch the show, touch and hold the reptiles, and ask lots of questions! $5/person or $15 for family of 4. Includes snacks and drinks.
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More Children-Family Activities and Events

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