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Celebrate March Break in Ontario

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Celebrate March Break in Ontario

Ontario Government Encourages Indoor And Outdoor Family Fun

Ontario offers many fun indoor and outdoor activities for families to enjoy this March break. There are hundreds of activities to suit every family's needs and budget.

From drop-in activities, to one-day trips, to week-long camps, Ontario's attractions and provincial parks have everything families need to enjoy throughout the week. Here are some of the fun activities happening across the province during the break:

  • Tap into fun at Bronte Creek for the Maple Syrup Festival open daily during March break
  • Stretch your wings and head to Rondeau to learn more about the park's feathered friends at Wings of Spring
  • Hike spectacular trails at The Pinery and join one of the daily exciting educational programs with park naturalists
  • Discover the wonders of science, explore nature and travel through space during March Break Madness at Science North
  • View sharks, barracudas, moray eels, moon jellies and stingrays (and touch some of them, too) at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Meet fascinating animals and reptiles, like anacondas and caymans, from the world's swamps and wetlands at the Swamp Creatures exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls
  • Take a trip around the world - see demonstrations of samurai skills, write your name in hieroglyphs or build a LEGO city inspired by the Forbidden City at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Spot waterfowl and raptors on more than eight kilometers of self-guided nature trails at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Explore the wonders of the universe from one of the largest telescopes in central Canada at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory in Thunder Bay.

Possibilities are endless for the whole family to have fun and stay active in Ontario during March break.

Quick Facts

  • Tourism in Ontario generates over $23 billion in economic activity and supports over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs.
  • There are over 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 providing visitor facilities.

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“Across the province and in my own community of Sault Ste. Marie, there are endless opportunities for families to explore stunning landscapes, enjoy special festivals and learn more about the natural world around them. I encourage families to get out and explore Ontario this March break.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Natural Resources

“We are fortunate that Ontario offers such a wide selection of activities to keep children entertained throughout March break. From exploring outer space to learning about exotic creatures, families can plan many fun and educational outings close to home.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Media Contacts

  • Andrew Donnachie

    Minister’s Office, Ministry of Natural Resources


  • Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch, Ministry of Natural Resources


  • Jasmine Gill

    Minister’s Office, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport


  • Christy Arnold

    Communications Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport




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