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The best of winter and maple season await families heading north of Toronto

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Torn between two seasons? Perhaps the best part of March Break is not only can your family ski, snowboard or snowshoe, but you can do these activities in bright sunshine, intense blue skies and warmer temperatures. That’s right, the weather might be Spring-like, but you can head to areas like Collingwood, Southern Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Haliburton, Algonquin Highlands, Ottawa Valley and more and find the best of both seasons.

If this interests you, we recommend you hurry. There’s no denying that things are melting and spring is knocking on the door. Check for updated conditions before you trek outside.

March Break family getaways offer all types of neat and fun activities, indoor and out, with something for everyone. Ontario family resorts and accommodators offer some great March Break specials which include horseback riding, outdoor campfires, crafts, winter sports, dog sledding, maple syrup and sugar shacks, wildlife education and many more unique events.

March Break camp and events are perfect for day trips and offer many of the same activities.

Now for the weekend ahead:

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

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


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Horseshoe Open: This three-day event will feature some of North America’s best skiers, snowboarders and junior riders. There will also be DJs, concerts, demos and the coolest pro rider after parties of the year.

Burton Shred-A-Thon: The Chill Toronto Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, March 9, is your chance to connect with snowboarders and skiers who are riding for the Chill Foundation, a youth development program.

60th Anniversary Celebration: Come out and help celebrate 60 years of great family fun at the Snow Valley Resort. There’s a little something for everyone!

Hardwood Fatty Frost Cross: A new winter event where riders will see how many laps they can complete in two hours on a three-kilometre course.

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.

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

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Tundra Swan Migration: Throughout March, thousands of Tundra Swans return to the Old Thedford Bog just south of Grand Bend on Greenway Road. This area is the swans’ annual rest stop on their migration to Canada’s Arctic.


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March Break Ski Hill Fun: Bring your sun screen! Deck BBQ’s – Ice Cream Sale hosted by Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike ski patrol. 

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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: This program includes a one-hour live reptile show with an hour of interactive games and activities at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.

Birds of Prey Show: Experience for yourself, the power, beauty, and grace of the birds of prey at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.

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‘Tis the beginning of delicious Maple Season. Sap is running, trees are tapped and the weeks ahead promise tasty eats and carnival fun at Maple festivals happening in small town and citiies north of Toronto. 

Have a fun and safe March Break! 

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