There's No Place Like Ontario For March Break
New Ontario Government Promotes Family Fun
From one-day arts activities and science discoveries to outdoor recreation and overnight camping, Ontario's attractions and parks have everything families need for a fun and affordable March Break.
There are hundreds of drop-in activities for the whole family and children's camps taking place during the week:
- Explore your artistic side by painting, sculpting and drawing at the Art Gallery of Ontario or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
- Check out the Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park for wagon rides, pancakes, and maple syrup demonstrations.
- Get your Game On 2.0 at the Ontario Science Centre and explore The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! at Science North - only two of many new exhibits to discover.
- Rent a yurt or try the new Deluxe Tent at Pinery Provincial Park where there are 38 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, a toboggan hill and numerous walking trails.
- See the biggest beasts to ever walk the planet as dinosaurs take over the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Royal Ontario Museum. Remember to visit the reptiles at Niagara Parks.
- Visit an Ontario Park and hike, skate, ski or snowshoe. Arrowhead and MacGregor Point provincial parks have ice-skating trails that wind through the woods.
- Enjoy ice fishing at Laframboise Children's Perch Derby in Laird Township near Sault Ste. Marie where children 14 years and younger can participate in a catch-and-release derby.
- Learn about life in the old days at Fort William Historical Park, a living history attraction devoted to re-creating the days of the Canadian fur trade.
- With so much to do in Ontario during March Break, and year-round, the possibilities for family fun are endless.
- March Break runs from March 11-15, 2013.
- Tourism in Ontario generates over $23 billion in economic activity and supports over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs.
- Ontario has established 13 Regional Tourism Organizations to provide regionally based product development, planning and marketing.
- There are over 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 providing visitor facilities.
“Ontario Parks offers a number of unique outdoor activities for families, from winter camping to sampling maple syrup. I encourage families to enjoy some time outside in an Ontario provincial park this March Break.”
“There’s no place like Ontario any time of the year and March Break is a week-long opportunity for adventure. Whether families want to learn, stay active, be entertained or get back to nature, you are in the right place, right here at home for a fabulous made-in-Ontario experience.”