March Break Activities, Events & Day Camps

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What to do with the kids this March Break (March 13-17, 2017)? Where are family events for March Break?

We are every parent’s best source for fun this March Break in Ontario.

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 | Snow Valley Resort | Wye Marsh

March Break Atttraction Destinations

Alliston & Orangeville | Algonquin Highlands | Barrie Area | Collingwood-Blue Mountain | Haliburton Highlands
Kawarthas | Midland Area | Muskoka | North Bay Area | Ontario’s Lake Country | Ottawa Valley

Alliston & Orangeville

March Break Family Fun Pass
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
March 11- 20, 2017
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, 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.

March Break Ski Program | Family Fun Activities
Hockley Valley Ski Resort, Mono
March 10-19, 2017
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 13 – 17, 2017

Algonquin Highlands

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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, 2017
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.

Barrie Area

Traditional Pow Wow
Georgian College, Barrie
March 11, 2017
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.

Moonlight Snowshoe
Snow Valley Resort, Barrie
March 12, 2017
Come and enjoy the serenity of a guided moonlit snowshoe tour. Your guide will point out some of the natural features and wildlife of the area. Then come together around a roaring campfire and enjoy a steaming bowl of homemade chili and hot chocolate. A true Canadian Experience.

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
Snow Valley Resort, Barrie
March 13 – 16, 2017
Great value programs over the winter holidays. Book two Holiday Programs and save 20% on the second program, book three Holiday Programs and save 30% on the third program — per participant. Ages: 3 to 12 Years.

End of Season $99 Pass
Snow Valley Resort, Barrie
Starts March 1, 2017
Don’t let the name fool you, ski & ride 7 days a week, Open to Close from March 1st until the end of the season. The month of March at Snow Valley means warmer weather, great ski, snowboard & tubing conditions and fantastic deals on all your favourite activities on the hill! March is fun on the slopes with all kinds of activities and events for the entire family.

ArtLAB
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
March 13-17, 2017
The MacLaren is offering ArtLAB, a full-day camp for ages 6 to 11 years old! Regional artist Christyn Grampola will engage campers in a variety of innovative techniques and materials exploring the creative possibilities where art and science meet. Campers will be fascinated by the surprising effects produced combining various traditional and non-traditional media on paper, fabrics, canvas and more. Join us for five days of art-making experimentation and fun—register today!

Collingwood – Blue Mountains

March Break
Blue Mountain Village
March 11-19, 2017
Family Channel presents March Break at Blue! Here are a few things you can look forward to on the slopes, in the Village and around the Resort: Family Channel celebrity signings and daily live shows with Mackenzie Small, Aviva and Josh Bogert, Family Channel Lip Sync Battles hosted by Deepa, Pizza and Plunge! Parties at Plunge! Aquatic Centre, Glow Groove Dancing, Family Channel Scavenger Hunts, MJ Byrne’s Horse & Wagon Rides, Fireworks and more! Take a break from school at Blue – you deserve it!

March Break Special
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Collingwood
March 13-17, 2017
$10 March Break Trail Pass Special (all ages) weekdays March 13-17, 2017. Take the whole family outdoors for memorable adventures: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, 420 ft. Suspension Bridge, night cross country skiing by headlamp, guided night snowshoe hikes (reservations required), Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Adventure Play Park, Warm-up cabin, roast s’mores at the fire pit and more.

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, Collingwood
March 11, 15 & 18, 2017
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 Nordic Centre, Collingwood
March 11, 15 & 18, 2017
Introducing a thrilling new winter adventure – Night cross-country skiing  by headlamp. The late closing time extends the Nordic ski day, and is ideal for visitors who come up in the afternoon. Either continue your day ski into the evening or just come out for a sparkling night ski.

March Break Camp
Cranberry Golf Resort, Collingwood
March 13-17, 2017
March Break is just around the corner and the Cranberry Golf Resort has everything you need to make it special! Our March Break Camp offers children between the ages of 5-12 (divided into two age groups of 5-8 and 9-12) the opportunity to hone their sport and swimming skills, create amazing art projects and showcase their art projects and create a science experiment to show their family and friends! 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

Haliburton Highlands

Find more events and things to do in Haliburton Highlands | Ontario’s Highlands

March Break at Abbey Gardens
Abbey Gardens, Haliburton
March 14 – 16, 2017
Have your children enjoy 3 days of children’s programs at Abbey Gardens! Each day will be different and will include a day of outdoor exploration and fun activities, Abbey Gardens’ style!  Participate in all three day programs offered or choose individual programs:  “Where the Wild Things Roam!”, “Kids in the Kitchen” and “Outdoor Kids”. These programs are suitable for ages 6-11 and all include physical activity, snack, craft and are led by experienced educators. Cost for program package of 3 is $60 or $25 per program.

Maple Fest
Haliburton Highlands Museum  
March 11-19, 2017
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.

Kawarthas

Buckhorn MapleFest
Mclean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26, 2017
Numerous maple syrup displays at the traditional sugarbush and throughout the community including, Maplefeast/dance, pancake breakfast, hay rides and music.

Midland

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Live Shows and Entertainment
Midland Cultural Centre, Midland
March, 2017

Wye Marsh March Break Day Camp
Wye Marsh, Midland
March 13-17, 2017
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. Ages 6-12

March Break Camp
Huronia Museum, Midland
March 13-17, 2017
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.

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.

Splash’N Boots
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
March 13, 2017
Public Welcome
Parents and kids will experience universal fun and just the right amount of ridiculousness when Splash’N Boots performs on the Deerhurst stage this March Break

Comedy Magic Show
Muskoka Discovery Centre
March 17, 2017
Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show is a non-stop laugh riot for the whole family. Magic, music and comedy are combined with interactive audience participation. It feels like a variety show for families.

Northern Ontario

TBA

Ontario’s Lake Country

Tap into Maple Route
Ontario’s Lake Country
March 1 – May 31, 2017
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.

March Break Madness
Hardwood Ski and Bike, Oro-medonte
March 14, 16 & 17, 2017
Bring the kids out for a 2-hour session of fun on skis. The kids will get to explore the trails with our trained instructors, have a cookie and hot chocolate snack, and enjoy some tobogganing.

Moonlight Snowshoe & Fondue
Hardwood Ski and Bike, Oro-medonte
March 11, 2017
The evening includes a 5KM guided hike, a bonfire, local apple cider, local cheese fondue, fresh baked bread, 4 sample tickets for Barnstormers Brewing Company (adults only), who will be on-site serving. This will be an evening to remember.

Ottawa Valley

TBA

More information on the Ottawa Valley


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 Activities and Events

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