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5 ways to spend your March break 2019 in Ontario


Looking to get out of the house more this March Break? We’ve put together a list of fun activities available across Ontario to help you and your family make the most of every minute.
 
Enjoying Live Entertainment
There’s something so special about sharing a live entertainment experience with your loved ones, and there are plenty of different experiences to choose from. You could watch a local theatre performance, attend a professional sports game, catch a community concert, or even head to Toronto for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 10.
 
Most of these events will require you to purchase tickets in advance, so make sure you plan ahead of time.
 
Getting Outside
March Break is the perfect time to get some fresh air and take part in some of the many winter activities Canada has to offer. Whether you choose to go ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, outdoor skating, or just enjoying a crisp early-spring walk, the Canadian outdoors has something for everyone.
 
If you’re tired of the cold, check with your local arenas and community recreation centres for drop-in free skate and leisure swimming times.
 
Seeing Wildlife Up Close
Ontario is home to a number of zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and wildlife conservatories where you and your family can learn about different plants and animals, discuss ecosystems and habitats, and marvel at the beauty of nature. These venues make for both a fun day trip and a valuable learning experience at the same time. 
 
Attending a Maple Syrup Festival
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and love celebrating all things Canadian, then you definitely have to attend one of the great maple syrup festivals that take place around Ontario. You can learn all about how the delicious golden syrup is made, watch live demonstrations – and enjoy plenty of samples while you’re there!
 
Learning Something New
Just because school’s out for the week doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for learning. Why not visit a museum or art gallery? Ontario has an abundance of museums and art galleries to choose from – ranging from nationally-recognized institutions like the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, to specialized ones like the Bata Shoe Museum and the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, to local museums and galleries that house histories and artworks specific to your area.
 
Be sure to ask your local library about their March Break programs. Many Ontario libraries offer a variety of educational activities over the break for kids and families that are completely free of charge.
 
From all of us at OTIP, we wish you a fun and safe March Break.

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