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Must-Do March Break Activities in Ontario

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Must-Do March Break Activities in Ontario

Create a Fun-Filled Break for the Whole Family March 11-19

Ontario is the place to be this March Break. Whether you want to go on an outdoor adventure at a provincial park or go back in time at one of Ontario's museums, there are plenty of things for families to do across the province next week:

  • Learn why all living things - including humans - are machines built to survive at the new Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre.
  • Visit the Northern Owls exhibit at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory for a special look into the secretive world of owls, featuring live outdoor bird displays and demonstrations.
  • Dive into Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story at the Royal Ontario Museum, with hands-on marine-themed activities and a massive 80-foot blue whale on display.
  • Explore special exhibitions at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, including an exhibition of abstract works by iconic Canadian painter Lawren Harris, storytelling circles, a drop-in art workshop and a special family performance.
  • Unravel the secrets of the snow maze at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, try out snow sculpting and learn winter survival skills.

March Break in Ontario is a perfect opportunity to learn something new, explore the outdoors, get in touch with your artistic side or try a new winter sport. 

Quick Facts

  • More than 450 kilometers of cross-country ski trails are offered this winter in 19 Ontario parks.
  • In 2016, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 10 million visits from people around the world and brought in over $88 million in revenue, which supports jobs and businesses across the province.
  • Ontario is recognizing the historical significance of 2017 with Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that will honour Ontario's past, showcase the present and inspire future generations.

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“Ontario’s provincial parks make it easy for families to experience our province’s beautiful outdoors and wildlife this March Break. Whether you want to cross-country ski, watch birds return for the spring or camp in a trail-side yurt, there are a number of free and affordable activities to keep kids engaged during the school holiday.”

Kathryn McGarry

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

“I encourage families to get out this March Break and explore Ontario by embarking on new adventures and rediscovering old favourites. Our province’s 150th anniversary is the perfect time to take advantage of the wide variety of activities – from snowshoeing to visiting a museum – offered in communities all across Ontario.”

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport

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