Family day trip and weekend getaway activities north of Toronto for the weekend of March 22-24

Happy first day of spring! According to the calendar at least. Looking out the window, clearly it is still winter for a little while longer. That's ok, no need to be grumpy, all we can do is try to enjoy it the best we can. Remind yourself that there will be days in August when you're complaining about the heat.

Good ski, snowboard and snowshoe times are still happening in areas north of Toronto. For most ski operators, night skiing has been shut down so they can keep the day conditions ideal. We remind you to check before you go as to the daily conditions.

Use our ski and snowboard page for direct links to your favorite ski operations website.

This weekend is a bit light as far as organized events go, but attractions and activities are still open for kids fun as everyone regroups after March Break and prepare for Easter - which is next weekend already!

On our website you will find ~

Easter events
Easter family getaways


See maple festivals taking place this weekend. Celebrate all things maple! 

Check out our special maple blog including a recipe for Maple Creme Caramel. 

Kids and family events for the weekend ahead by area:

These events are within one to three hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip.

All Ontario
Earth hour:
On Saturday at 8:30 p.m., switch off your lights for an hour.

Barrie

Family Art Workshop: (Sunday) Regional artist leads the whole family in creating hands-on collaborative art projects with a wide range of materials at the MacLaren Art Centre.
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. Hardwood Ski and Bike
Annual Bike Swap
:
Hardwood Ski and Bike - Buy or sell your a bike.

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Blue Mountain | Collingwood

Winter weekends: Make every weekend a long weekend at Blue Mountain Village! Starting Friday with the 10:30 a.m. Guided Columbia Snowshoe Tour and the fun runs through to Sunday evening with live music on every night of the week.

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Bracebridge

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show:
The Spring Members' Show displays the strength, vitality, creativity, and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts.

Midland

Farmers' Market: Midland's Indoor Farmers' & Artisans' Market is held every Saturday until March 30 at the North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre.
Wet 'N Scaly Show
:
Wye Marsh - This program includes a one-hour live reptile show in conjunction with an hour of interactive games and activities. Participants will meet and get to know some of the interesting reptilian characters who populate the display hall at the Wye Marsh.
Birds of Prey Show
:
The owls, hawks, and falcons that make up the birds of prey are rarely seen up close in nature so the Birds of Prey demonstration provides a unique opportunity to observe these birds in close proximity and discover the unique personalities of the individuals at the Wye Marsh.

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Have a fun and safe weekend! 

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