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Places to go north of Toronto during the last weekend of March Break

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Relax, take a break and have fun!

Get your kids active, body, mind and soul, this March Break.

Now is NOT the time to spring clean. Parents need to think back to their childhood and remember those carefree and fun March Breaks they had. The world won’t end if you take a day or two off from your responsibilities to relax and have fun. Winter and her fun sports continues in pretty much all of the ski areas for now, so embrace winter one last time and ski, snowboard and try out some snowshoes!

Refer to our Ski and Snowboard page for links to your favorite ski place’s current conditions, web cams, rates and ski school information. We recommend you always check conditions before you go this time of the year.

Maple festivals taking place this weekend. Celebrate all things maple! See our special maple blog, including a recipe for Maple Creme Caramel.

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Best thing you might taste – EVER

Kids and family events for the weekend ahead, by area:

All of Ontario

Tim Horton’s March Break Skate: The Tim Hortons March Break Free Skate is currently offered in the province of Ontario.

Tim Horton’s March Break Swim: The Tim Hortons March Break Free Swim is currently offered in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario.  


Family Art Workshop: (Sunday) A regional artist leads the whole family in creating hands-on collaborative art projects with a wide range of materials at the MacLaren Art Centre.

Pole Pedal and Pound: Hardwood has an event for everyone to cross country ski, snowshoe and mountain bike. There are lots of age categories and all this fun includes lunch.

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Blue Mountain | Collingwood

March Break at Blue: A great line up of free family activities will take place throughout the village during March Break. This includes a live concert featuring These Kids Wear Crowns at the Village Events Stage during the annual Keep Winter Cool Event on March 14 and the Snow Media Showcase on March 15-17!

Endless list of fun activities at Blue

Snow Media Showcase: The Snow Media Showcase at Blue Mountain is a collaboration of mixed media from everyone who’s inspired by the winter sports lifestyle.

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Haliburton | Haliburton Highlands

March Break Ski Fun: Bring your sun screen! Enjoy a Deck BBQ and Ice Cream Sale at Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike. Great spring skiing and riding.

Lake Trout Fishing Derby: The Derby is on Halls Lake and is hosted by Sandy Lane Resort.

Midland and area

Farmers’ Market: Midland’s Indoor Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is held every Saturday until March 30 at the North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre.

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Live Birds – Great Show!

Wet ‘N Scaly Show: This program includes a live, one-hour 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. The Birds of Prey show at the Wye Marsh provides a unique opportunity to observe these birds in close proximity and discover the unique personalities of the individuals.

Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy all you can eat organic pancakes and tour the syrup production for pulled taffy at the Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre. Cost is $9 per adult and $3 for kids 12 and under.

*Arrive on March 15 and spend two nights and three days enjoying the serenity of Sugar Ridge. Your deal includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday night, yoga class on Saturday morning and a maple syrup tour on Sunday at Pine House Farms. For more getaway info, visit the Sugar Ridge website.

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See cuties like me at Muskoka Wildlife Centre!

Severn Bridge

Kids Get In Free: Take a walk through the forest and explore the trails, which feature the largest collection of native wildlife in the province, at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre. Exhibits of live animals include moose, wolves, eagles, bears, beavers, lynx, owls, wolverines, falcons, various reptiles and amphibians and much more. Kids get in free, all week when accompanied an adult. This does not apply to groups.

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We are also working on our Easter Info – Events and Getaways in areas North of Toronto.

Have a fun and safe weekend and remainder of March Break!

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