There's No Place Like This For March Break
McGuinty Government Promotes Family Fun And Staycations In Ontario
From exciting one-day trips to week-long camps, Ontario has everything families need for a fun and affordable March Break.
There are hundreds of community activities taking place during the week. For example, families can:
- Participate in rockstar-themed activities at the Bata Shoe Museum or enjoy midway rides at the Rogers Centre in Toronto
- Try their hand at soapstone carving, wire sculpture or pillowcase sewing and design at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre
- Search for artefacts in an archaeology dig and whip up good times in the kitchen at Hamilton's Children Museum
- Attend March Break Madness and meet Michael Martchenko, illustrator of Robert Munch stories, at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg
- Listen to free music at the Blue Mountain Spring Rocks Concert Series in Collingwood
- Attend the Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park for wagon rides, hot pancakes, and maple syrup demonstrations.
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 14 to 18, 2011.
- Tourism is an important part of Ontario's economy, supporting 300,000 jobs. In 2008, tourism spending in Ontario reached $22 billion.
- There are 329 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 providing visitor facilities.
“I really enjoyed snowmobiling in Huntsville recently and discovering Nature Unleashed, the newest exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. I invite families to join me on adventures in our province for March Break. By participating in activities our province has to offer, residents and visitors are supporting local communities and our economy.”
“There are so many exciting activities taking place in Ontario Parks over March Break. Whether you enjoy bird-watching or have always wanted to see dog sledding, I encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy some time in an Ontario provincial park.”