March Break Fun In Ontario Parks
McGuinty Government Encourages Families To Enjoy Great Outdoors
Ontario is making it easy for families to enjoy the great outdoors this March Break.
Whether it's cross-country skiing for a day or camping for a week, Ontario's provincial parks are hosting enough fun family activities to keep you busy through the whole break.
Here is a sampling of some of the things you can do in Ontario Parks next week:
- Attend the Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park for wagon rides, hot pancakes, and maple syrup demonstrations.
- Participate in a Giant Digital Photography Workshop on winter photography at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on March 17. Pre-registration required.
- Experience the beauty of Quetico's winter wilderness with a friendly ski tour on March 17.
- Visit Presqu'ile Provincial Park and watch thousands of ducks, geese and swans flock to the park on their way north.
Reservations can be made online at OntarioParks.com/welcome or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK.
- March Break runs from March 12 to 18.
- There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with over 100 providing visitor facilities.
- Ontarians and tourists from around the world make nearly 10 million visits to Ontario's provincial parks each year.
- Over 330,000 people in Ontario are directly or indirectly employed by the tourism industry.
- In 2010, tourism generated over $22 billion for Ontario's economy — an increase of over 7 per cent over 2009.
“Whether you enjoy bird-watching or love cross-country skiing, Ontario's provincial parks provide so many ways to spend quality, family time this March Break.”
“Across the province, Ontario truly offers many exciting opportunities and unique outdoor adventures to explore. This March Break, I encourage families to stay and play in Ontario and learn why Ontario is a place to explore and experience.”